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Topic: Embroidery Hoopla R4 - Diptych Round!! (SU CLOSED, SO 3/21/11)  (Read 106567 times)
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« Reply #670 on: February 25, 2011 11:35:42 AM »

i am headed to the post office tonight!
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« Reply #671 on: February 25, 2011 11:44:42 AM »

i am headed to the post office tonight!

I am so excited! This is the first time I've ever done a swap where my partner finished before me!
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« Reply #672 on: February 25, 2011 11:59:39 AM »

Headed to the post office!! Oh my!!

I'm catching up on the thread -
OGD, I used the 3m strips for my wall as well! Worked great!

I love blending filament!  I used it on the "drink me" bottle for Fiorinda in round 3 to add some wicked sparkle to the red drink.

I also haven't had a ton of issues with metallic thread, but I generally just use it in little touches...

On the hoop front, I'm still in the idea stage...I have one which I think will be cute (but not cutesy stargardener!) but I'm missing the wow factor I had hoped for.  So, still pondering....
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« Reply #673 on: February 25, 2011 01:20:57 PM »

i ordered the embroidery stitch bible from amazon - thought it would be interesting to see what "serious" embroiderers are up to.... i think i just had a heart attack just looking thru the table of contents!

http://www.amazon.com/Embroidery-Stitch-Bible-Betty-Barnden/dp/0873495101/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1298667631&sr=1-1
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« Reply #674 on: February 25, 2011 02:13:13 PM »

made a good start today, the fabric Im working on is a nightmare to stitch on but it should look pretty awesome when finished.

Im kinda feeling like the idea I have gone with is a little random, I hope my partner likes random  Cheesy
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« Reply #675 on: February 25, 2011 02:59:01 PM »

I consulted the boyfriend today as to which hoop size would work best and we both agreed, I think I'm slowly but surely turning him towards being crafty Tongue
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« Reply #676 on: February 25, 2011 04:06:27 PM »

Im concerned, my partner hasnt been online since the 13th.
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« Reply #677 on: February 25, 2011 04:17:27 PM »

I consulted the boyfriend today as to which hoop size would work best and we both agreed, I think I'm slowly but surely turning him towards being crafty Tongue

ha! mine took me to joann's the other day, i was picking out floss at one end of the aisle, and he said "i'll go pick out the hoops!" i (mentally) went "eee." and didn't want to say, "no, i'll do it." and hurt his feelings. a few minutes later, he walks back over with exactly what i was wanting. i was so proud of him. it was some crafty e.s.p.
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« Reply #678 on: February 25, 2011 05:00:39 PM »

I stopped by Michael's today to find hoops and they didn't have ANY that I wanted.  All the wooden ones were either the 2 inch size or the 18 inches ones, and the rest were plastic and like bright pink and green which would not work Sad  I will have to keep looking. I have like 6 Michaels around plus JoAnn's but I think the others have about the same selection.  I'm annoyed.
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« Reply #679 on: February 25, 2011 06:54:25 PM »

@Edie, I had the same problem!  I went to three different stores (Michael's, Joann's, and a local embroidery store) and eventually found hoops at my local 5&10.  Try the least expected.

Question time: So for those of you who are doing connected hoops are you planning on connecting them before you finish the backs or after?  I was going to do it before (actually in the middle of it) when my mom said: "NOOOOO!  If you continue on while you're doing the backs everything will be flopping around." Ugh, she's so right.  But I'm worried if I do it later my stitches will come out wonky because I'll be worried about not hitting my back fabric.  Any suggestions?
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