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Topic: COFFEE! (I finally learned satin stitch!)  (Read 13714 times)
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« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2009 06:02:49 AM »

*this rocks* Great job on the satin stitch and I loved the solution for the flesh tone, it looks great!
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« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2009 06:37:20 AM »

That is great! Love how it turned out- and love the saying.  Reminds me that I want to learn needlework stitchin'. 
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« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2009 07:02:13 AM »

That more than rocks, it's fantastic! Love it.
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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2009 08:51:25 AM »

this looks awesome!! Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2009 09:40:24 AM »

I wish I could finally learn satin stitch! Mine still always looks all wonky. This is gorgeous, though! Great job! And the color variegation is beautiful!

Thanks for inspiring me to try again. Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2009 10:17:12 AM »

Thanks everyone for your kind comments Smiley
Learning satin stitch was exciting for me.  I have had issues with spatial learning my whole life (apparently common with my MBI personality type).  Figuring out different embroidery stitches can be a challenge because I cannot visualize how it should go.  Illustrations that say "up at 1, down at 2, up at 3, etc" are SO helpful, but dont always do the trick.  I NEED to know how the BACK looks. I cant mentally picture how the thread travels sometimes.
It sounds silly, I know, but Jenny Hart's simple phrase in Embroidered Effects "the back will look like the front" made it "click" for me.
So I may never be able to solve a rubiks cube, but dammit I can now do some proper fill stitching!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2009 12:08:03 PM »

Beautiful work, I am in awe of your skills, and I love the sentiment (although I think this would deem just about everything I do to be useless  Cheesy)
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« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2009 04:34:24 PM »

awesome job. I envy!
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« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2009 07:42:41 PM »

You did an amazing job!! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!!
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« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2009 06:38:15 AM »

So fun! Especially love her green necklace.
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