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« on: December 31, 2009 07:21:12 AM »

I finished this piece while in the Big Project Stitchalong http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=285603.0

Time Taken: 8 months
Number of Colors: 17
Final Size: 262 x 207 squares
I was motivated to finish this when the new Star Trek Movie came out, so it understandably took me longer than I thought it would.
I'm going to sew it into a pillow, which will be posted on deviantart  ( http://coincollect408.deviantart.com )
For those of you who don't know, this is Spock and Kirk from the Original Series of Star Trek Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009 07:33:41 AM »

When I was growing up, my mom had nearly every episode of the original series on VHS, so I understandably have a soft spot for things Trek-related.  I love this.  The image you used, the pose, is a great piece to begin with, but then the fact that you stitched it, and in B&W no less.  Perfect.

Now move on to something with color and give yourself a well-deserved break!  LOL!  

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009 07:43:08 AM »

holy CRAP!   Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

This utterly rocks, I hope your eyes/hands/patience all survived!
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009 07:45:41 AM »

i thought this was a drawing! fantastic!

im not sure about making a cushion from it though...i'd be paranoid that someone would SIT on it, let alone spill anything....

i'd frame this and hang it.

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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009 09:56:52 AM »

 Shocked Did you not go blind???

That is amazing - I second the framing!
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2009 10:05:48 AM »

This is amazing! I would lose my mind! lol
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2009 10:23:22 AM »

Holy crap that's awesome!
Very nice work!
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2009 03:02:03 PM »

Wow. That is amazing. I too say frame this piece of art!
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2009 03:18:28 PM »

This is insanely cool and I totally hit *this rocks*
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2009 03:19:47 PM »

Oh wow that is stunning, 8 months work? i went almost blind making my last one that was 2-3 months.
That is amazing Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2009 08:19:10 PM »

This is amazing!
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« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2009 10:15:32 PM »

This is the coolest needlework ever! This came to me through the GeekCrafts.com RSS, and it finally inspired me to join Craftster instead of, um, just lurking here whenever GeekCrafts leads me here. I haven't cross stitched in years, but if those charting programs can do this kind of detail now, there's the motivation to try it again. Thanks so much!
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« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2010 04:13:48 AM »

That came out SO well!  Whew!  What a huge amount of work, and I love the way it came out.  I'm sending a link to my guy's brother who is a big Star Trek fan!
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« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2010 05:41:17 PM »

This is amazing. I love this photo so much and you have more than done it justice.
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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2010 08:35:19 PM »

that is amazing!!! You have incredible patience!
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2010 01:01:08 AM »

WOW! I am in awe of your skill, and squeeled in Star Trek geek-love. Where did you get the amazing pattern?
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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2010 07:53:20 AM »

I am totally blown away by this. It is amazing!
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2010 03:31:53 PM »

You are incredible! And I also think you should frame it, it would look great on the wall!!
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2010 11:11:00 AM »

Wow that is one incredible piece of work.
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2010 02:23:10 PM »

I have two teenagers that would absolutely love your work! I Third the hanging though, make or purchase a modern yet Treky style frame (thinking a mat silver) with a black matting.
As a kid being the only daughter with 3 brothers I think I have watched every Star Trek show-how could I not like your cross stitch art?

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ps, you should have put a tribble in Kirks arms! lol
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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2010 10:46:25 AM »

That's amazing!!  Shocked
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« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2010 02:05:02 PM »

This is the kind of crafting my hubby would encourage me to do! I'm so impressed you finished such a time consuming project!

Very cool!  Wink
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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2010 03:25:08 PM »

Was the original pattern something you purchased or ...how did you get the image on the fabric to use as your pattern? 
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« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2010 09:03:03 AM »

Crazy! I love it, I love the picture.
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« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2010 06:22:30 PM »

Amazing!!! I actually thought it was Tom Paris from Star Trek: Voyager, from the small pic in the home page. Turns out, I came close enough! got the star trek but not exact one! jah!  Great job!!!
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« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2010 05:16:55 PM »

This is really impressive. Spock makes me smile. Smiley

I wish I had the patience to finish something like this!
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« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2010 07:27:30 PM »

I absolutely LOVE Spock and Star Trek! It would be so great if I could find the pattern somewhere! Pleeeeeeeese share your secret!!! Huggles and kissies?  Kiss
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« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2010 01:54:12 PM »

i love this!
fantastic work!

i wish i had enough patience to pull something like this off.
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« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2010 08:14:50 AM »

WOW! I am in awe of your skill, and squeeled in Star Trek geek-love. Where did you get the amazing pattern?
I actually bought a program called Stitch 2008, which converts pictures into counted cross stitch patterns. Its a little pricey but I'm quite content with the outcome Smiley

I have two teenagers that would absolutely love your work! I Third the hanging though, make or purchase a modern yet Treky style frame (thinking a mat silver) with a black matting.
As a kid being the only daughter with 3 brothers I think I have watched every Star Trek show-how could I not like your cross stitch art?

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ps, you should have put a tribble in Kirks arms! lol
Ohh! I want to learn to crochet JUST so I can make a tribble some day Smiley
And I totally know the feeling, when I was little my father sat me down and had me watch Twilight Zone, Star Trek and Star Wars Smiley


Was the original pattern something you purchased or ...how did you get the image on the fabric to use as your pattern? 

I used a program named stitch 2008 to convert the picture to a counted cross stitch, which doesn't have the image printed on the fabric Smiley I could never get the printed cross stitches right Undecided

I absolutely LOVE Spock and Star Trek! It would be so great if I could find the pattern somewhere! Pleeeeeeeese share your secret!!! Huggles and kissies?  Kiss

If you really want the pattern, you first have to download a trial version of Stitch 2008, and then I can email you my pattern and you can open it in your trial and print it. You just can't change anything about the pattern itself.

If you don't want to go through the trouble, a very kind person on DeviantArt made Star Trek TOS patterns here : http://black-lupin.deviantart.com/art/Star-Trek-TOS-Cross-Stitch-134307978

Thank you everyone for the kind comments Smiley I ended up making it into a pillow (although the silver and black frame would have been nifty) and it can be found here : http://coincollect408.deviantart.com/art/Star-Trek-Pillow-149628265

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