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LoriLou
« on: August 13, 2012 06:16:18 AM »

Hi guys!  My name is Lori, and I have just gotten back into needlepoint/embroidery/cross stitch this year.  My mother taught me when I was VERY small, and I am rediscovering my passion for the craft.  I stopped doing this craft because for a while the only patterns and projects I could find were bunnies, baby afghans, or teddy bear picnics.  That just is NOT my style.  

Here is my latest sort of big WIP.  It's from Phil Davison's Twisted Stitches.  I started it a few months ago, but the black and grey was starting to mess with me.  Now I'm back to it.  All the black is done, and I'm filling in all the grey scale details.  

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012 12:26:13 AM »

Hi Lori!
Love your revolver piece as your avatar, and your WIP looks killer too! 

Have you seen the Big Project Stitch A Long thread?  It's really helpful for larger projects like that- especially when you get a little demotivated.  Smiley 

I love the different options available to stitch now.   I'm not into the baby patterns and what not either.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012 04:52:02 AM »

Thanks Listessa!  The revolver was my first experience with designing my own pattern.  There are some little things I would change, but it was definitely a great learning experience.  I'll go check out the Stitch A Long thread.  I've got some progress to show.   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012 07:53:00 PM »

Very cool!  Out of curiosity, which pattern making softwear did you use?  Or was that an extremely epic graph paper design? 
It's inspiring, as I'd love to do up a 1911 or Desert Eagle (for me) or AR-15 (for the boyfriend).
 
I've tinkered with a couple of programs and made some little things.  Plus I have a few patterns that need stitching.   Yours is really awesome.

Smiley  I'll have to make some progress on my big one tonight.  I went fishing, then had to clean up for a couple of nights after getting back so I haven't stitched a thing in over a week!
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012 10:04:03 AM »

I used KG-Chart for the revolver.  I found a pretty good sketch of the revolver I wanted to do.  Then I imported it into the program.  I definitely had to make some adjustments to what it does automatically, but so far it works great. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2012 05:33:18 AM »

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! I have that book too and I'm dying to stitch something up. I can't wait to see the piece finished.
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012 05:31:45 PM »

Thanks Kitty!  I definitely recommend stitching one of the Day of the Dead skulls from that book.  They are so fun to do because of all the colors in there.  I finished this one not too long ago.  It went so much quicker than I thought.

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2012 05:48:42 AM »

I LOVE that one so much! Just beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2012 08:58:06 PM »

Oooo Loving the skull!  Now I need to find a copy of that book, it sounds like it has a ton of great patterns.

I've had pretty good luck on KG Chart too.  I have liked the interface in as far as I have worked with it.  Smiley  I love getting opinions on different programs too. 
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