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Topic: Lame Sampler-style bookmark...Have to start SOMEwhere...  (Read 1356 times)
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« on: December 27, 2007 09:32:34 PM »

I am almost embarrassed to post these, after looking at the far more creative and bad-ass creations in the Needlepoint board. I do it only because it took me a long time to finish them (I get distracted easily with crafting...I always have something like 6 projects going at a time...). As a disclaimer, I will say that I do NOT usually do needlepoint - my passions are more in the making clothes/ knitting areas - but I wanted to make my friend a ridiculously feminine article since we are both pretty manly. Smiley

I took elements from several different needlepoint patterns I have, but the majority came from a book on samplers. I do not have the patience for a traditional sampler, so I came up with the idea to do a bookmark.

I did make up the pattern for the letter, by printing the enlarged initial of my friend in a font I liked in MS Word, cutting it out and using it as a guideline.

They're hard to see, but at the corners of the bookmark, beyond the stitched border, are whitework symbols representing love, friendship, fortune and health - all the things I wished for my friend as I sewed her super-femme bookmark.

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007 09:51:33 PM »

 It has a warm feel to it, and it is feminine. I love it.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2007 03:50:54 AM »

Looks great, and had a lot of heart behind it. And you're right, you do have to start somewhere. This is a good place to begin. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2007 09:14:18 AM »

You did a great job. It's very sweet.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2007 08:51:13 AM »

Thats pretty cool!! Dont say its lame... Wink
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2008 09:15:17 AM »

Don't be embarrassed! This is a great place to start and believe me, starting somewhere is better than never doing it at all. I think it's lovely. You doing this shows you have even more patience than I do. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2008 09:35:31 AM »

Very pretty.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2008 02:57:42 PM »

This is not lame at all, it's really pretty and I think it's a perfect first project.
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2008 05:30:49 PM »

First of all - totally not lame.  They are sweet and delicate and you did a great job!  I am new to cross-stitch and embroidery and I totally know those weren't easy to do.  Be proud!  (sorry so many totally's.. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2008 12:36:22 AM »

I am "totally" digging all the encouragement. Wink

Thanks! It IS harder than it looks, something I tell my non-crafting/ non-sewing/non-knitting friends all the time! lol
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