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« on: June 02, 2011 06:07:38 PM »

I've always been a cross-stitch girl. I love having nothing to think about but x's.

I've been participating in the various rounds of the Hoopla swap and this round I was struck with the desire to do embroidery. (I must have been crazy...or caffeine-deprived)



Pattern from Urban Threads (every time they had a sale I'd grab a pattern or two just for artistic inspiration, now I'm glad I did)

It's certainly not as refined as I'd like. But it's my first embroidery hoop and I feel like I've opened a new door of crafting.  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011 02:32:51 AM »

Oh I love it!! Such a cool pattern Smiley  You did a lovely job!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011 08:10:01 AM »

Thanks y'all!

Cross stitch and back stitch are both really simple stitches. Back stitch has a lot of variants (from what I've read, haven't tried more than the basic) but the main thing is to work from right to left.

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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2011 12:34:42 PM »

A very nice job and I salute your wandering into embroidery!

I was unfamiliar with this pattern so when I saw your pic all I wanted to do was turn it into a cross stitch pattern since I may never venture from my little x's!
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011 08:27:29 AM »

That looks great and not a super easy project for a first time foray into embroidery!
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2011 06:56:20 AM »

Great job on your first embroidery-keep it up! I really like the colors you chose.
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