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« Reply #770 on: October 22, 2008 03:13:18 PM »

Nannetta!!  That is such a great idea for a kid friendly monster!!  She will love it!!  I can't believe her apron is on it's way home!  Thanks so much you guys! 
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« Reply #771 on: October 22, 2008 07:34:47 PM »

I have comments for many, but right now I've gotta know...

Nannetta!  Where did you find that image?!  My son is named Griffin (it was my mother's maiden name) and I'd love to stitch one on something(s) for him!  It's gorgeous!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #772 on: October 22, 2008 09:55:22 PM »

UGH! I am so so so in love with Sewphies towel!!

I also have a Tea towel crush on timpani~Jaxs towel as well!

Also Melyssa_marie- you did such a great job!! you desirve a reward for stitching with metallic!
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« Reply #773 on: October 23, 2008 02:30:53 AM »

here is what I stitched on 1boy1girl1kitty2 towel. She stitched "friendship" as her design... As i was looking through flickr I kept on stopping on these little guys.... how ironic is a friendship between a cat and fish... I think its so cute!! for some reason every time I iron my work it makes the stitches crooked... I am so MAD! i made extra sure to make the bowl as perfect as possible! maybe Ill take a look at it before I send it tomorrow.

here is the whole towel


sorry for the horrible photos I was in a hurry!
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« Reply #774 on: October 23, 2008 05:55:05 AM »

That cat and goldfish design is completely adorable!!  What a cute idea for a friendship theme!   Smiley
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« Reply #775 on: October 23, 2008 07:03:19 AM »

Brook - I love the cat and goldfish - it's such a cute design, and it fits that colorful towel perfectly!

Nannetta - your griffin is so adorable! What an awesome idea!

timpani - Your sun is so bright and cheerful - well done!
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« Reply #776 on: October 23, 2008 09:33:49 AM »

Great work going on here Wink

As to things changing when you iron them one recommendation I have to offer is iron from the back with steam and then touch up from the front if necessary.

Sometimes it's the fault of the fabric - loose weave and lighter fabrics don't always take well to taut stitching.  This means in order to get them to lay nicely you have to not pull your stitches super tight.  To accomplish this I try to keep the fabric looser on the hoop but in all honesty I find it really hard to get the tension right on these types of fabrics so I try to avoid them.
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« Reply #777 on: October 23, 2008 12:03:22 PM »

BrookOwens, the design is adorable and your stitching looks great!! ~ another towel that's really shaping up beautifully!

ThirdMargaret, i googled this sketch and added color and cupcake-ness.  Cheesy

~ after making sure it's safe to post a pic of the apron altogether without ruining the surprise for Sewsew's little girl, here it goes:

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« Reply #778 on: October 23, 2008 04:10:00 PM »

My towel is home.... and it is gorgeous.   I keep looking at it in Awww.  I want to thank EVERYONE  who stitched on my towel.  You all just did the most wonderful job.  Thank you , thank you.   

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« Reply #779 on: October 23, 2008 04:19:10 PM »

I love that towel!!   This is the best part of the tea towel tour!  I love seeing all of the finished products! Cheesy
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