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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2008 09:26:09 PM »

I can't see the individual stitches, but it looks like you did a pretty good job. I love the idea of adding a question mark at the end for balance. Welcome to the club.

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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2008 04:39:39 AM »

omg i love it!  I so have this wee tiny frame I could do one up and put it on my desk at work!  or give it to my boss ... ha!
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2008 08:10:07 AM »

I think it looks great! Really good work for your first time.
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2008 08:20:34 AM »

Well done! And the mess up is hardly noticeable at all....

One thing I might mention, and maybe cross stitching has come up with a better way to prevent unraveling while you're working on your project, but you might want to edge your fabric with a serger binding stitch, or I used to use masking tape all the way around my piece of fabric.

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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2008 01:25:45 AM »

Thank you all for the good words and encouragement  Grin  I just completed my second project which I will be posting as soon as I can take pictures of it, and I feel very good about this next one.  To me it looks almost perfect, and I am very happy with it. 

Adding an extra character to center it, why did I not think of this ? Huh See, that's why I come to craftster every day, because you are all geniuses!  I couldn't decide how to do a question mark at the end so I just did two more exclamation points, and it looks so much better!  I will post an updated pic when I get home later. 


One thing I might mention, and maybe cross stitching has come up with a better way to prevent unraveling while you're working on your project, but you might want to edge your fabric with a serger binding stitch, or I used to use masking tape all the way around my piece of fabric.



I am so glad you posted this, because I was ending up with little bits of the frayed edges all over me at work!  They are all in the crevices of my desk now and all over the carpet, and my chair, and and and.. You get the point.  I will definitely tape the edges next time!

Quote from: sactownsue link=topic=277200.msg3137187#msg3137187
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Good idea, but how do folks usually do this?  I think I've seen people stitch their initials at the bottom, but is that ok if you're giving it as a gift or something?  I don't want to distract from the work itself.  Or is there a way to somehow mark the back so that it won't show through on the front?  Or maybe just mark the back of the frame?  Hmmm. 
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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2008 09:37:40 AM »

I have this book:
http://jeanettecrews.com/detail.cfm?ID=743
I bought it at Michaels but it is a popular book so you can find it easily. If you look at the very top of the sampler you will see some block style letters in black with one strand of floss two squares tall. That is my usual preference. I think a lot of where and how is personal preference. I prefer to not detract from the work. You could also glue a piece with a blurb on it. In this case the story in the original post would be fun.
After my parents died recently, I reacquired a picture I had done for my mom. My memory of when the work was done was quite different from the date on the picture. I tend to forget to sign but really glad I did.
On the edges I usually zigzag with a sewing machine or or you can hand sew an overcast stitch as well.
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« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2008 09:47:20 PM »

Ok guys I think I fixed it!  I added two more exclamation points at the end to even it out and I like it much much better now.  I am not going to worry that the border is a little screwy or that it's still a tad uneven because it's just going to be hung in my craft room Smiley

Here she is:

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