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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2009 07:49:23 AM »

I do have an advantage there, I speak reasonable Chinese. It sure helps!

I have also asked some friends to send me their pics, so we should have a nice little collection for you!
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« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2009 08:08:08 AM »

Are you kidding me-that is some AMAZING stitching and just absolutely beautiful.


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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2009 09:10:23 AM »

I think it's lovely, and I wouldn't worry about having followed a kit. You still put your time and talent and soul into it, and (since the pattern was wrong) a little of your design expertise.
The colors are luscious and I love the intricacy of the patterns.

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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2009 03:32:18 AM »

beautiful cross stitch, very lovely.
I am going back to china next year to teach for another year.

These textiles are beautiful! Schnerby, i would love to see your examples as well if you do start up a flickr collection!

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« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2009 07:32:59 AM »

WOW!  Is that dazzling or what?  Kit or not, I would never have attempted something that intricate!

You did a phenomenal job.  Keep stitching!

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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2009 08:56:46 AM »

Wow, I am breathless!
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2009 11:23:38 PM »

Love this! What detail, don't your fingers hurt after so long of stitching?  Shocked
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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2009 03:35:36 PM »

Wow! this is absolutely gorgeous! beautiful work.

« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2010 01:32:22 AM »

This was my first cross stitch project in many, many, many years ... I bought this cross stitch kits at a craft fair last year and plonked it away for a rainy day.  The rainy day came upon me one evening when I'd finished a knitting project but couldn't decide what to knit next.

I don't know how long it took me ... maybe 3 weeks (just working in the evenings).  I was kindof concerned about making something from a kit, because it felt a little un-creative somehow.  But I'm really very happy with the result:

(It really is rectangular, the photo is taken from a bad angle)

The kit came from Traveller's Tales:  http://www.travellers-tales.com/ - it's called the "Mien trouser panel".  I had a couple of disappointments - the chart was wrong in a few places, and some of it was printed so lightly that I had to go over with a pen and mark in the stitches by looking at a photo of the finished project.

I was also very disappointed that the needle which came with the kit broke when I was only about halfway done!  I've broken many sewing machine needles before, but never any kind of hand-sewing needle.  So I finished it with a not-quite-appropriate (too sharp, too long, and too hard to thread) needle that I had on hand.  I feel like doing more embroidery now so I guess I should shop for some good quality embroidery needles.

Wow, it is so beautiful!!emmm, just like the Tibet' clother cross stitch pattern design. Grin
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