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« on: September 11, 2005 09:55:48 AM »

Hi, I just started making the samisen playing geisha from http://www.dafont.com/en/font.php?file=geisha and was wondering if anyone wants to join me by making anything Geisha and/or Japanese themed. I'm on a big traditional Japan kick cause I just finished reading Memoirs of a Geisha.  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2005 09:29:02 PM »

Will you be doing these in black and white, or adding color?  Oh, and what sort of stitches?

I'd love to join in on this one, but I have to finish a major cross-stitch project for a friend's wedding first.  I'll check back on this thread when I'm done though! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2005 06:07:24 AM »

I'm doing it in colors, mainly jewel tones. So far I've finished the leaves and most of the clouds on her kimono. It's pretty much any stitch. . .  I just sorta need someone pushing me along to finish, because it's making me go blind (This is only my 5th project, and the most detailed one yet) Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2005 07:28:52 PM »

Hehe. First of all, that is very very pretty. Second, that book rocked! There's a movie coming out, i'm excited because i don't think you canr eally mess this book up. YEY! Third, I'd love to do this. I ahve an oriental type of dress I've been sititng on for a while ahve having people pushing me to do it would probably help me. I'm in!
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2007 05:01:16 PM »

ooo! i love geisha/japanese/oriental themed stuff... unfortunately i don't have any patterns right now... i saw a book of cross stitch patterns that i'd really love to make and now...i'm trying to convince DH it would be the perfect b-day present...=D
I've already done a samurai/geisha pair and i love them...
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007 10:59:42 PM »

Wow!   I know this has been up for a long time, but when I am done with this:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=105361.0 I hope to post it here!   Warning: this may take a while...   Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2008 06:44:44 AM »

Wow these look great. I started a Japanese Maiden a little over a year ago but stopped cross stitching when it got closer to my wedding since I had to work on wedding stuff. Then I lost it in the move and I finally found it again (yay!) I can't wait to start stitching again. This is the one that I'm doing http://www.abullrun.com/abu1066.html . It's the Japanese Maiden. I will post pictures for you to see how far along I've come with it. Hopefully I will pick it up again soon and finally finish it.
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2008 03:45:35 PM »

I'm working on Jewels of the Orient right now...I'd like to join in if this is still going on.

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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2008 10:53:13 PM »

These are all beautiful patterns, but so big and time consuming! I need a little quick one to fit in inbetween other things! Any ideas?
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2008 05:54:49 AM »

I'm also working on a Geisha right now.  Right now I'm working on http://www.cross-stitch-centre.co.uk/acatalog/petites.html It's Geisha Beauty, the one at the top.  I'm working on the orange in the umbrella, but I've take n a small break because it's all starting to look the same.  I'll post the final result when I finish, say around the next millenium.
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2008 01:18:36 PM »

Wow, I really should finish making this at some point. It's been over two years and it's still in my In Progress drawer. . .
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2008 05:07:24 PM »

Oh my goodness Rollerderbyqueen-I am working on the same pattern Smiley  I will post here when I'm done with mine as well Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2009 11:59:41 PM »

YAY Geisha needlework! Some of the patterns you guys are using are gorgeous Cheesy I saw this thread last week and decided I oughtta do some cool embroidery for myself now that giftmas is over (and my birthday is coming, I deserve a present!).

I'm making a triptych of 3 geisha's from dafont's "geisha" font (letters k, g and e): the woman bathing beneath hibiscus flowers, the woman w/ a fan surrounded by maple leaves, and the woman sitting under pine trees at a wooden bus shelter (HAHA that's what it looks like to me, anyways Tongue). I've already started on the bathing woman Cheesy

I think I will hang it in the bathroom.
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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2009 06:12:33 AM »

Wow, I posted that in February??? I finally finished her (letter K), though she's not yet framed and won't be for a while longer. I'll post a pic as soon as I iron her Cheesy

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Here she is!



I signed her "A-na/Wood/Rat," which is my name in Japanese syllabic and the year I was born (wood-rat was 1984).
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