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« on: September 01, 2009 05:00:16 PM »

Yay, first post here!

I'm a cross stitcher from back in the day - started when I was kid. Always loved sewing stuff - my whole family is crafty. My grandmother crochets, my mother quilts, and I stitch things. All fiber arts, lol. Knowing a Blackheart increases your chances of getting a crafted gift by 135%.

Anywho, this is the first project I worked on where I modified the design, and where I worked from a pattern that wasn't from a kit.

Its on 14ct aida, with some meh (not dmc or anchor) thread I picked up ages ago. It took about a month of intermittent stitching (I was in school, so I didn't have much time to work on it), but it was a fun project.

The logos were all designed by me. I kind of eyeballed them, and it was the first time I did anything like that.

It was finished by my mother and I using some quilting techniques - we tried to iron it onto the finishing felt they use for stiffening, but the aida wouldn't stick - so we sewed it together with the felt and a backing cloth, all inside out, and then flipped it. We left room at the top of the fabric to fold it over a tube which has a ribbon through it to hang it up.

I got the pattern from Gnat Kip on LJ, (http://gnatkip.livejournal.com/29500.html)  after I saw a finished sampler by Sailor Coruscant (http://www.sailorcoruscant.com/weblog/2009/04/except-little-fish.html) on the Craft magazine blog.



There are more close up detailed photos on my blog (http://blog.wendyblackheart.com/?p=32), but be warned, they're ginormous when you get to the full sized pictures. I'm using my parents computer and they have shitty photo editing stuff. Bleh.

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009 05:26:57 PM »

Welcome!

Great project with so many firsts! 
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009 05:29:33 PM »

This is amazing. Very cute and very good work. I love band samplers.
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009 07:59:07 PM »

That's hilarious...I love it Smiley

Great job on the stitching too.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009 08:36:42 PM »

Awesome idea, great stitch!
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009 10:22:23 PM »

I love that idea!  Especially the little Firefox logo, LOL. 
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009 11:34:27 PM »

I love it!

I think sampler pieces are awesome and this one is so cute and funny!
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009 07:42:48 AM »

That is AWESOME! I love it!
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009 11:13:58 AM »

Now that's a sampler after my own black heart! Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2009 04:18:52 AM »

This is one of the most awesome samplers I have ever seen Grin
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