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« on: January 01, 2008 11:12:48 AM »

I needed a portable craft to take to my in-laws' house (6 hours on a plane + nothing to do = angry carolyn) and decided on cross-stitching. 

I didn't want to do the puppies and hearts that were on the patterns at the store, so I bought plain 18-count Aida fabric and a split-rail scroll frame. 

The design was easy to choose -- it's our last name in ASCII binary code.   Grin  My husband is a software engineer and I'm an engineering project manager, so it's safe to say we're both pretty nerdy.  I haven't yet decided whether to hang the finished product here at home or bring it to work for "street-cred" points with the engineers I work with.  Wink





It's about 5" x 7" and has almost 7000 stitches total.  Fun to do, but now I'm looking forward to adding color to my next project.   Grin Wink
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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2008 11:23:08 AM »

Very cool idea!

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2008 11:28:35 AM »

I have seen so many binary crafts on craftster lately...seems we're all just a bunch of nerds! Cheesy  You need a terrific job; it's nerdy yet pretty!
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2008 11:33:37 AM »




aww that's awesome.
i was wondering though how to "translate" into binary?
because my love is super-nerd and i would love to give him a gift that says something all lovey dovey in binary.
any help?  Smiley



oh wow, wait...you stitched the white background too?! that's craaaaaaaaazy!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2008 11:54:34 AM »

i was wondering though how to "translate" into binary?
because my love is super-nerd and i would love to give him a gift that says something all lovey dovey in binary.
any help?  Smiley

There are translators on the web - do a search for binary ascii conversion and you should find one or two.  (try a couple to make sure you didn't pick some yahoo's site who thinks it is funny to translate wrong)
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2008 12:02:10 PM »

i was wondering though how to "translate" into binary?
because my love is super-nerd and i would love to give him a gift that says something all lovey dovey in binary.
any help?  Smiley

Here's a translation of alphabet characters into ASCII binary.

The only gotcha that you want to consider is that every letter is 8 characters in ASCII binary -- you'll be stitching a loooooong time if you want to do an actual message.  Wink 
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2008 01:00:01 PM »



mm, so true...
thank you though!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2008 02:16:54 PM »

You rock. No, really. This is just too cool!

I haven't yet decided whether to hang the finished product here at home or bring it to work for "street-cred" points with the engineers I work with.  Wink

What, is there even a doubt? Make two, of course! Wink

It's about 5" x 7" and has almost 7000 stitches total.  Fun to do, but now I'm looking forward to adding color to my next project.   Grin Wink

There you go, one in color, one in B&W. Which will be for work?

Oooooh, you could get black canvas and neon green or amber thread and do that! Ha, my last name is only three letters - I totally need to make something like this! But definitely get black canvas, so you don't have to stitch all the black. 7,000 stitches? Yeesh!! Yes, good time filler for your trip, but my neck would be looking for a new head and body if I subjected it to that!

At first I saw this as a cover for what I thought was a little box, to use to carry your craft stuff in. Perhaps you can make another to use that way - you know, for the next trip to the in-laws' house. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2008 03:46:07 PM »

The nerdiness of this blows my mind. You rule!
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2008 05:21:06 PM »

Awesome!  This totally rocks!

Nerd stitchers unite  Grin
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