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« on: March 02, 2008 05:01:52 PM »

I can't believe I'm posting on the needlework forum!  I've been wanting to take up embroidery again for years and finally started a few projects last autumn.  This is my first completed project since I did some kits in grade school many many years ago.  It's an initial "C" on two mismatched napkins for part of a swap package I sent off last week.  The outline and fine lines are backstitch; it's filled in with long and short stitch.

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Back:

I'm kind of proud about how tidy the back is, actually.  I went old-school and didn't use any knots, which helped a lot.

The mismatched pair:

I'm not nearly so enamored of the purple one.  It's nice enough from the front, but the back is not at all tidy.  I sewed a circular patch of the same fabric over the back to hide it.  Interestingly, it's the second one I did.

Any helpful tips n tricks or constructive criticism are welcomed!

Thanks for lookin!
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2008 05:06:14 PM »

it's beautiful! you did a great work!
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2008 05:16:18 PM »

It's a very attractive "C"!
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2008 05:20:46 PM »

That is an outstandingly lovely monogram! My work is never that neat - gotta stop tying knots, I guess.
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2008 07:18:54 PM »

 Wink Wow - I thought it was a stamp at first! Great job - very even stitches!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2008 07:24:31 PM »

Thanks all y'all!  I hope that I can learn to be as neat and tidy on something I keep for myself.
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2008 08:09:39 PM »

You did a wonderful job. 
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2008 11:37:13 AM »

wow! Very pretty
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2008 02:09:04 PM »

That is an outstandingly lovely monogram! My work is never that neat - gotta stop tying knots, I guess.

I agree with you 100%. I need to stop too. This looks superb. I can't believe it is your first.
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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2008 06:39:02 PM »

Simple? I say impeccable, as usual.
Well done.
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