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« on: May 19, 2011 12:52:49 PM »

This is my second attempt at cross stitch. The first cross stitch I did was of Eeyore and it was not a very good likeness of him, but I enjoyed making him. I picked up a cross stitch magazine and found this pattern. It seemed simple enough and it didn't take me long to finish it. I'm really pleased with it. I only messed up a few times and only 1 of those times I wasn't able to go back in and fix it because it was too late when I noticed it...and I didn't want to mess with that since I have no idea what I'm doing yet. Smiley



Some of the stitches aren't very tidy but I figure I'll get better with some practice.
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011 12:59:15 PM »

This is super cute! You did a great job!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011 01:13:18 PM »

I think you did a wonderful job. Your stitches look nice and even to me, and they appear to be crossed in the same direction. It took me forever to realize that my projects weren't as neat because the Xs were supposed to be crossed in the same direction.

When I mess up in an inconvenient time, I use a seam ripper to cut each X that needs to be replaced.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011 01:49:29 PM »

Thanks to both of you!

Ooohh a seam ripper! I'll have to get one of those! That would definitely make it easier on me to fix those stitches. I actually started this 3 different times. The first time I used 2 threads but thought it was too plain. So then I thought to double it to 4 threads and it was too much. 3 threads was just right. So each time I restarted this, I pulled out all the threads...pain in the butt!
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011 02:55:34 PM »

It took me forever to realize that my projects weren't as neat because the Xs were supposed to be crossed in the same direction.

Me too.

Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011 03:10:53 PM »

Your project is very cute. It would look perfect in a little girl's room. It reminds me that I need to get back into needlework.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2011 10:05:15 AM »

It's super cute! I love the colors.
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2011 10:39:13 AM »

Aww cute.  I love the colours Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2011 11:18:56 PM »

Really pretty, lovely colours as well. Not easy to follow a pattern, especially not when you're new, but in the end you will be able to take on any challenge.
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