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« Reply #1830 on: March 03, 2012 12:41:25 PM »

Anyone know what the challenges for March are?

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« Reply #1831 on: March 03, 2012 02:40:26 PM »

The challenges haven't been posted yet.
« Reply #1832 on: March 03, 2012 07:06:25 PM »

ChrisSews: Cute cat! I also agree, I COMPLETELY feel you should add Charcuterie on your list. I am super impressed/jealous that you have been teaching yourself techniques Smiley I pinned the book you used! My OH and I have to do everything from scratch because of my allergies and we love Charcuterie so I would love to add it to my to do list as well!
If you like Charcuterie or just making food from scratch you should check out this book (I bought the Kindle version and it works well in that format).  There are lots of recipes and all the ones we've tried have turned out really well.  But even better is that the author takes the time to explain why things need to be done a certain way and ways you can safely modify the recipes.  Tells you things like for certain sausages there needs to be an X meat/ X fat/ X salt ratio and if you follow that you can play around with different types of meat and spices.  Or why cures need a certain % salt or sugar.  Things like that. 

ChrisSews I love, love the cat. Very retro looking. Are you saying the embroidery is machine done? Cool looking.

Yep the embroidery is done by machine...just a regular sewing machine though not an embroidery machine.  Basically you use the free motion setting and 'paint' with the thread.  I started by printing the design onto one of those printable cotton fabrics.  I then filled in the trees using a modified zig-zag stitch, outlined the mountains and clouds with different colors of thread using just a straight stitch, and used a machine 'knot' stitch for the raindrops. I've seen some amazing thread 'paintings' done using these techniques and wanted to try it out.   

Ooh I forgot about the WA embroidery - Love it! I'm originally from Seattle and I miss it a lot. Though I think there should be some mountains on the west side of the state  Wink I miss mountains!

So maybe I missed a few mountains...it's just a representation.  Or maybe you just can't see the mountains through all the rain! Wink  My husband told me i I should have put sagebrush and grass on the eastern side not pine trees.  I told him pine trees are easier to make and I'm sure there are at least a few pines everywhere in the state. Grin   

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« Reply #1833 on: March 03, 2012 07:26:28 PM »

ChrisSews: I think the sagebrush & grass would be between the pine trees & mountains. I live in Eastern WA and I'm surrounded by Pines. But I loved your embroidery Smiley And Wow! that you could do that on a normal sewing machine. I tried doing free motion sewing on my machine a couple days ago but I could'nt get it to work.


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« Reply #1834 on: March 04, 2012 06:12:05 AM »

Everyone's been so busy!  And producing such amazing stuff!   Shocked

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« Reply #1835 on: March 04, 2012 09:56:14 AM »

I finally finished my Teesha Moore Harry Potter bag for my SIL!  YAY YAY!  For a while there I thought I would never get it finished!


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« Reply #1836 on: March 04, 2012 10:27:00 AM »

Jilly - I love your HP bag! Each patch is so special and individual from each other!  Cheesy

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« Reply #1837 on: March 04, 2012 12:55:28 PM »

Here are my finished socks. I have a bag full of leftover bits of fingering weight yarn and none of them is enough for a whole project. So I made these first with some fair isle color work.

I really like them but I wanted to make a second pair that are both stretchier and taller to keep me warm. So I made these. They're just striped - no stranding or anything like that.


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« Reply #1838 on: March 04, 2012 01:10:01 PM »

LOVE those socks, you are so talented Cinnamon Teal!

Great job on the bag, jillybeans!  Did she receive it yet?  I bet she'll flip!

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« Reply #1839 on: March 04, 2012 01:13:47 PM »

cinnamon teal I LOVE your socks <3

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