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Topic: CLOSED: Winter Nerd Battles --December 5, 2013 - February 28, 2014  (Read 36611 times)
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« Reply #200 on: January 14, 2014 10:03:53 AM »

vincentvanbuck - Your hoop looks great, especially as your first embroidery project using those new techniques!  When I've done satin stitch I've used the same technique as you, though I did cringe about "wasting" that floss.  For the first way I learned you had to chain stitch the outline of your pattern and fill it in with random stitches for "padding," and then satin stitch over that...perhaps that's the proper way, but I did not have the patience for that, then or now!  Cheesy

BriannaB03 - Useful bag!  I really need one of those for my car.  Love that it's reversible, and super cute button!

amymarie78 - What sweet little slippers!  They will make a great addition to your line up of items!

And CONGRATS to gozer and Smeddley for their featured projects!!!

Yay!  Congratulations!
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« Reply #201 on: January 14, 2014 01:28:28 PM »

 Ah! Thanks LovelyMiss. I got featured AND we are having taco's for dinner tonight. The day can't get any better!  Grin
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« Reply #202 on: January 14, 2014 04:55:01 PM »

Ah! Thanks LovelyMiss. I got featured AND we are having taco's for dinner tonight. The day can't get any better!  Grin

Oh. My. Goodness.... I had a taco salad for dinner!  Cheesy  What a coincidence!  Cheesy
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« Reply #203 on: January 14, 2014 06:27:39 PM »

Hahahaha! Awesomeness! Taco's are the best celebration food. I was going to work on a project for the games but a food coma hit me. Tomorrow is the day.
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« Reply #204 on: January 15, 2014 09:19:39 AM »

Battle/Challenge:  January Battle Royale
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Project Name: Just for the Halibut
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Brief Description: I scrapped this layout today of the massive Halibut we caught this summer in Alaska... biggest fish from the sea I've ever caught!
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« Reply #205 on: January 15, 2014 09:23:42 AM »

Giant fish scare the crap out of me.  One of my lifelong recurring nightmares involves various bodies of water with huge fish in them....   Shocked
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« Reply #206 on: January 15, 2014 09:25:27 AM »

Research Project Name: A Sunflower in Gormenghast
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Brief Description: Embroidery of Fuchsia and the sunflower that plays a small but pivotal role in the book Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake.   I was particularly interested in trying different textural and shading techniques using multiple fabric layers and stumpwork with turkey stitch.

...she had found among the wild grass and the nettles near the moat, a tall, heavy-necked sunflower with an enormous Ethiopian eye of seeds and petals as big as her hand and as yellow as even she could wish for.  But its long, rough neck had been broken and its head hung in a deadweight of fire among the tares.  She had feverishly bitten through those fibres that she could not tear apart where the neck was fractured and had run all the way with her wounded treasure through the castle and up the flights of stairs and into her room, and then up again, around and around as she climbed the spiral staircase, and had found the dark-blue glass vase and filled it with water and then, quite exhausted, had lowered the dry, hairy neck into the depths of the vase and, sitting upon the couch, had stared at it and said to herself aloud:
Sunflower whos broken, I found you, so drink some water up and then you wont die - not so quickly anyway.  If you do, Ill bury you.  Pentecost will give me a spade.  If you dont die, you can stay.  Im going now, she had finished by saying and had gone to her room below, and had found her nurse, but had made no mention of her sunflower.

Besides giving credit to Peakes descriptions and illustrations of his character Fuchsia, I need to mention the beautiful portrait photo Feel by Marta Syrko, which gave me Fuchsias pose and expression:  http://martasyrko.deviantart.com/art/feel-367596700


12x 16 inches, mounted on a canvas frame.

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« Reply #207 on: January 15, 2014 09:46:19 AM »

Holy Toledo, Ludi! That's embroidered?!
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« Reply #208 on: January 15, 2014 10:23:14 AM »

It's embroidery and applique.  Smiley

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« Reply #209 on: January 15, 2014 12:04:03 PM »

ASTONISHING, LUDI!  Though I'm not surprised by its epic details and technique.  Cheesy  So beautiful!  Congratulations on finishing such a massive project!

Holy Halibut, that is a huge fish, amymarie78! 
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