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Title: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on August 17, 2009 10:06:00 AM
Post 'em when you got'em :)

This is my design for my tea towel -you may recognize her from many sources as she is based on some old flash I've seen in various places but most recently BrookeOwens did a couple of versions of her.  This is my take on it -the image I used was from about 2 years ago when someone posted her as a "thanks for the add" on a myspace account I had ;)  I searched for a source and she is a lot like a tattoo from a X-files episode but in the end I couldn't find the source and since I had seen it reused on so many things (shrinky dink necklaces, stationery) I decided it was fair game.

It took a lot to get her to embroiderable state and redraw a line drawing for this.  I wanted to make it my own and practice some stitches.  I had to get a bunch of pictures of girls looking over their shoulder because I keep thinking it looked like she had a broken neck and her eyes were crooked.  I even took a picture of myself to see if the pose was plausible and where the irises of the eyes should be...I love Hank Williams and so I thought this was very apron appropriate...I drew the banner myself and which leads me to mention that if you write text out in a drawing always leave lots of space between the letters because embroidery letters are always somehow puffier.

For the first time ever I documented my transfer process because when I work on something so small and detailed I can't use my transfer pen and have to use carbon paper.  The pictures are on my other camera though so that will have to wait.  Happy Monday!



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Lilyvanilli on August 17, 2009 10:29:16 AM
She's beautiful! I love her eyes and all the different shades in the banner.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on August 17, 2009 10:33:27 AM
Wow that really is stunning! Great job! She's flawless!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sarahj2001 on August 17, 2009 10:41:02 AM
Wow, it's beautiful... I'm insired now to get working on mine.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on August 17, 2009 10:45:40 AM
She is beautiful. I love her hair.  I would love to see your process on how you transfer such fine details.  I always smudge my carbon paper.  I believe it is user error on my part. 

I can not wait to see what everyone ends up doing.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on August 17, 2009 10:53:57 AM
thanks everyone I really love her...she's over on flickr now so you can see the details if you are interested.

carbon is annoying but I get so much finer lines from it that I can't find anything better - I do extenstively sketch over top of my carbon outline with my water erase and air erase pens though when I'm unhappy with a line - recently I realized that if I keep my designs in the 4 by 4 inch range I can do a lot more filling in and that has turned out to be really fun.  In the past I would have blown this up so I could be more free with the outline but this way it looks much more finished.  generally I like working with 3 or 4 strands but this mostly all 2 strand and no more than 3.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Tularosa on August 17, 2009 11:35:20 AM
Totally gorgeous! When I saw the picture at first I thought it was going to be a tribute to Vivian Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara.  :D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: SugarySweet on August 17, 2009 11:44:25 AM
She is gorgeous! I love her hair and bow. Her eyes look amazing.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on August 17, 2009 11:58:34 AM
Way to set the bar high rectangel!

I agree, the detail is marvelous and I'm blown away at how you managed to be so precise with the eyes.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ritapizza on August 17, 2009 12:06:35 PM
oh, rectangel, she's stunning! her eyes are absolutely gorgeous! you packed so much amazing detail here! I love her hair bow too! WOW! ok, now I'm redrafting what I'm stitching for my apron (yup, I'm going with an apron too!)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: cupcakeguru on August 17, 2009 12:20:25 PM
Really great - what a way to start!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on August 17, 2009 01:59:14 PM
I forgot how to add a photo... help.  ???


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on August 17, 2009 02:24:42 PM
Dayum, rectangel, she's GORGEOUS!!! I agree that you've set the bar high, and I, too, think she looks like Vivien Leigh as Scarlett -- the eyes are stunning.

Amy, I use Photobucket and copy the image URL they provide into my post here.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on August 17, 2009 02:35:09 PM
sew~amy how do you host your pictures?  I know you use flickr I use flickr and I just get the url from the more pictures function and paste it into the text of your post then highlight it click the insert image button.  Let us know if you need more help.

~Bee


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on August 17, 2009 02:40:32 PM
Stunning! I just love, love, love her eyes! :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on August 17, 2009 02:53:38 PM
I use the "my gallery" part of craftster.

Thanks again everyone -she has been my must stitch list for a long time now ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on August 17, 2009 05:12:14 PM
I up loaded the picture to photobucket, ( I couldn't figure out the flickr one).  Which code do I choose?   There are 4 choices. 


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on August 17, 2009 05:23:28 PM
it's the one that has img              /img
in square brackets.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: craftymama06 on August 17, 2009 05:52:43 PM
GORGEOUS,BEAUTIUL, STUNNING...You do AWESOME work...


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kneedeepnsurprise on August 17, 2009 06:09:12 PM
She is crazy great!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on August 17, 2009 06:53:44 PM
"As seen on TTTV" -- I just noticed that -- HILARIOUS!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on August 17, 2009 08:15:04 PM


here is my towel.  I can't wait to start.    It is the back of a VW bus,  but I think I'll just have my group stitch what ever comes to mind.  :o)   It will be more fun that way.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on August 17, 2009 08:47:08 PM
That is so cute!  I love that bus!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Lilyvanilli on August 17, 2009 10:41:57 PM
Amy - your bus is too cute! I love it!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: missjesswinkwink on August 18, 2009 05:30:37 AM
Too cuuuuute! I love her. Yet again, perfect stitching :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on August 18, 2009 09:16:32 AM
Amy your bus a great...your towel is all ready for it's road trip now ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on August 18, 2009 09:56:43 AM
Awwww a VW bus! My dream car! ;D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on August 18, 2009 11:03:15 AM
AH! Amy, I LOVE YOUR BUS! I've seen a side view VW Bus in Hoop Love I think, I'm pretty sure I have it, now I want to get it so I can stitch up a hippie mobile! Let me know if anyone needs it! (Is that ok- to share images?)

also- I have a question- ???
 I know there was a question on the questionare, about if you wanted extras, or minded anyone adding embellishments like rick-rack and things of that sort, but what about adding something to someone's stitching?  Like this bus, say I was in her group and I added a sign saying Texas ahead, or, added luggage to the top? What is the protocol about stuff like that? Not changing their work just adding yours to it?
Hopefully I'm not asking a stupid question here :P


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on August 18, 2009 11:13:22 AM
greenlightgo - If you wanted to add something to someone else's embroidery I would just ask them. 

There is not really a protocol about it.  I just think I would prefer someone to ask me before they embellished on my design

~Bee


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on August 18, 2009 11:42:28 AM
Ditto what Bee said :).

Amy, your bus is so cute! Your love of VWs + camping = so many possibilities for your towel!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Mamaphunk on August 18, 2009 12:08:15 PM
Oh WOW rectangle! Great job as always!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: I Sew Cute on August 18, 2009 12:44:52 PM
perfection!!!  ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sixblueirises on August 18, 2009 03:57:16 PM
Rectangel, that is beautiful. I love the texture in her hair!

I personally would probably think it is pretty neat if someone added to my design. I totally second the ask them, though, as I could see how others might not feel that way.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on August 18, 2009 06:00:26 PM

also- I have a question- ???
 I know there was a question on the questionare, about if you wanted extras, or minded anyone adding embellishments like rick-rack and things of that sort, but what about adding something to someone's stitching?  Like this bus, say I was in her group and I added a sign saying Texas ahead, or, added luggage to the top? What is the protocol about stuff like that? Not changing their work just adding yours to it?
Hopefully I'm not asking a stupid question here :P



I think it would be so cool for someone to add to my embroidery design.    


And thank you everyone for the great things you have said about my bus.   My best friend's husband drew it.  They own VW's too. :o)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on August 18, 2009 07:24:49 PM
Just a note on the whole theme thing...If you change your theme between now and the send outs please just send a note to your group and let them know then.

Otherwise if something changes on your questionaire between now and sign-ups closing I would prefer you resend your whole questionaire so I can delete the original and save space in my inbox.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: doo_leroux on August 18, 2009 07:44:00 PM
So you want me to resend my questionaire?


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on August 18, 2009 08:01:11 PM
if you have it that would be easier but I'm just trying to prevent anymore change of theme PMs between now and Sept 2 I already have had at least 3 different ones from various people.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: millik on August 18, 2009 08:34:26 PM
Two great pieces... we are off to a great start :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: craftydebs on August 19, 2009 07:22:25 AM
She is just beautiful!  Her eyes really draw me in, stunning!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on August 22, 2009 04:15:52 PM
I've finished my contribution to my tea towel, or piece of future pillow. It's cute, but I've never made anything just for me before. I have always given away my work. I've got so much time left before it has to be sent out, so I think I'm just going to embellish the heck out of it. Then I'll post a picture. I used this Lazy May pattern (http://www.lazymay.com/patterns/budgie.htm). I picked it up when it was being offered for free. I changed it a bit, and will change it more :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on August 22, 2009 11:08:49 PM
I stitched up my pillowcase today. Usually, I go without a theme but decided to try something different this time around.

My theme is my favorite song -- X's "Fourth of July. People in my group shouldn't panic though. I'll send around a copy of the lyrics and feel free to be literal with it or to go with something completely random that the song just makes you think of. One of the reasons I love it so much is that it's such a visual song. Every time I hear it I can imagine the weather, time of day, etc. But I digress ...

Here it is:



The specific lyrics here are: "On the stairs I smoke a/cigarette alone/Mexican kids are shootin'/fireworks below." I may need to redo the word "alone" since it looks a bit like "done."


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on August 23, 2009 01:22:10 AM
Love that metallic floss, GatsbyGirl -- your pic really captured the shimmeriness of it.

I actually did think it said "done", until I read what you posted below the pic. Could you get by with just restitching the first two letters??? I like the font of your words -- is that your handwriting?


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sixblueirises on August 23, 2009 02:37:14 AM

I actually did think it said "done", until I read what you posted below the pic. Could you get by with just restitching the first two letters??? I like the font of your words -- is that your handwriting?

Agreed. I also love how you did "fireworks" in the metallic floss.

Using a song for a theme is such a great idea!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Lilyvanilli on August 23, 2009 08:10:31 AM
I love it GatsbyGirl! My theme is similar, it's words - favorite lyrics, poems, quotes, what-have-you. :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on August 23, 2009 02:08:58 PM
Finally ironed my towel and got some decent pictures.  Here is my initial design:





I'm so glad I bound it ... I love the way it looks!

I am thinking of asking for an "underwater" theme.  Now I just have to exercise some restraint and not keep adding to it for the next week and a half!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on August 23, 2009 02:11:06 PM
Looks great! Put it in the envelope and seal it up so you won't do anything else until sendouts! :D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on August 23, 2009 04:17:24 PM
j.q. ~ I like it :). I'm envious of those of you who can bind the edges. Me + sewing machine = general frustration. I agree with AlwaysInspired, put it in an envelope and seal it!! (but be sure to baste or safety pin your name and address to it first)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on August 23, 2009 05:13:25 PM
Wow some really great designs so far!  I'm working away on mine!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on August 23, 2009 05:22:22 PM
John , I love it and I love your binding.   Makes me want to put a binding on mine before it leaves.   I usually put it on after it returns.   Your towel is looking like one of mine.  I started with an octopus on one of my towels too and had an ocean /sewing theme.    I love the ocean and the creatures in it.  Maybe I'll be in your group so I can stitch one up.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on August 24, 2009 09:11:36 AM
cool...I think this week will be gallery week ;)  that is a lovely color pallette you select jq and gatsby I am a big fan of basing things on lyrics so I'm sure it will come out smashing!

my work now blocks all images from photobucket so I will be using my craftster gallery and flickr more this tour.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on August 24, 2009 10:40:52 AM
GatsbyGirl - I like your theme so original.  I will be curious what people come up with.

j_q_adams - Your octopus is cute and I love the fabric for your binding. 

I can not wait to see what everyone ends up posting this week.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sarahj2001 on August 24, 2009 01:15:43 PM
Here's mine!  Keep in mind I'm very very new to embroidery so this is good for me :)  I also put on the pretty pink border.  I hope that doing butterfiles does not set my theme too much.  I kind of like the idea of just totally random designs.



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on August 24, 2009 01:25:21 PM
sarahj2001 - Your butterflies are just wonderful.  If you are new now I can not wait to see what you do at the end of this swap you will be a pro. 


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on August 24, 2009 01:36:12 PM
The butterflies are perfect! I love how nice of a frame they made!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: millik on August 24, 2009 01:51:49 PM
Everyone's stuff looks great! I'm envious of everyone's bindings. If they gave out a yearly award for Worst Sewer of Bias Binding, I would have a lot of trophies by now.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on August 24, 2009 02:00:54 PM
great initial design, sarahj!  i would never guess that you're a beginner.  glad i am not the only one!

if anyone in my group is sewing-averse and wants me to add a binding when your towel passes through my house, just let me know!    ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on August 24, 2009 02:11:37 PM
wow! it looks great :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on August 24, 2009 02:16:30 PM
I love the butterflies and the octopus. And, yes, it's a very good idea to go ahead and bundle up your towels for mailing, because the desire to keep adding to it can be too much to resist.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on August 24, 2009 06:42:06 PM
Those butterflies are great! Great colors. 


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Post by: cupcakeguru on August 26, 2009 09:07:11 AM
I love how the butterflies make a frame.  Great idea!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Lilyvanilli on August 26, 2009 10:01:09 AM
Beautiful butterflies! :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on August 26, 2009 10:47:56 AM
Oh, whoops, I forgot to give credit on my initial stitching.

The lyrics were typed up using the Angelina font from DaFont: http://www.dafont.com/search.php?psize=m&q=angelina

The fireworks were a Jenny Hart freebie: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jennyhart/3662480475/


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on August 26, 2009 01:23:28 PM
I haven't finishe my towel up yet, but I have to sit at the art gallery on Friday and plan on finishing it up then.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: IamSusie on August 27, 2009 06:17:41 AM
These towels are looking great!  The most I've done with my towel is dig it up out of my basement stash of Good Quality Blank Flour Sack Towels.  I stitch well under pressure, so this swap is always good for me!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Mamaphunk on August 27, 2009 09:42:54 AM
Another alternative to binding your towel is to back it with fabric! Here's a towel I did last year as an example:


All you do is wait until your towel is all stitched up and sew it to the backing (right sides facing each other, but leave a few inches open so you can turn it out!)

It's good if you're like me and want to get really OCD about showing the back side of your stitching.  ;D

When I get my towel back from this round, I'll probably add a backing and piping around the edges.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sarahj2001 on August 27, 2009 10:32:16 AM
I like the idea of putting a backing on the towel....good idea.  I might add that to mine when I get it back.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on August 27, 2009 12:10:14 PM
Oh, I love the idea of sewing on a backing! I've never done anything with my T4 towel and sewing on a backing would be perfect :).


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on August 27, 2009 04:36:45 PM
My towel is in the snail mail.  I will PMing the right people with CD#.   Yeah. 


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on August 27, 2009 04:41:01 PM
awesome you are the first :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on August 27, 2009 07:02:25 PM
Alright the first towel is on its way.  I am so excited.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on August 28, 2009 07:49:26 AM
mine is on its way, too.  let's get this party started!   ;D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on August 28, 2009 09:54:19 AM
I finally finished my towel! After two different attempts at the eyes- I finally got them the way I want them. So here is my Green Man- its an Urban Threads design. I got him while he was free for Earth Day.

 I'll be sending him out today in the mail!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on August 28, 2009 10:04:24 AM
Beautiful! I love the greenman image in all of it's forms. You captured it wonderfully!


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on August 28, 2009 11:23:05 AM
He's great greenlightgo. Although I'm suddenly craving a salad.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Lilyvanilli on August 28, 2009 12:15:12 PM
Cool Green Man! I love the different shades.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on August 28, 2009 12:15:39 PM
Amazing design!  I saw that on Urban Threads but thought it looked WAY complicated.  Yours came out great!  I especially like the eyes.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on August 28, 2009 12:46:45 PM
He's great greenlightgo. Although I'm suddenly craving a salad.

 :D If your salad looks up at you it is time to be afraid!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on August 28, 2009 12:55:04 PM
greenlightgo--Green man looks great!  Can't wait to get your towel!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on August 28, 2009 01:50:27 PM
Wow thanks everyone!

j_q_adams~Thank you! I know what you mean. It did look way complicated, BUT I was smitten with him, so I had to try it! It wasn't TOO hard.

GatsbyGirl- thank you! I had swiss chard last night! ;)

Lilyvanilli- thank you! I think that was the hard part- choosing all the shades, and balancing him out :P

AlwaysInspired~Thank you so much!
 Fiberartsy~ Thanks I'm off to the P.O right now!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sarahj2001 on August 28, 2009 02:14:40 PM
I love the Green Man!  I saved that pattern awhile ago to while it was free...I totally forgot about it till now though. 

I sent off my towel today!!  I'm very excited to get my first towel!  I'm going to start looking for a design tonight and get it all ready to go.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on August 28, 2009 03:08:59 PM
This isn't quiet done yet. I have to fill in the scrolls and finish the edges of the fabric, but I wanted to post this rather badly.



My theme is birds, and to start I stitched up my budgies. Aren't they cute?

I'm adding these pictures to answer some questions.


For the birds, I just used more than one color to work the back stitch. I didn't know how else to get the colors in there. After looking at my birds, I really couldn't think of a better way to get those colors in by just outlining. For the scrolls I whipped some pink around the purple to make it more interesting.



Yup, it's a mirror and shisha (I can't imagine budgies without mirrors). I wanted people to really know I don't mind extras on my towel, so I thought I would lead by example.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on August 28, 2009 03:16:55 PM
So cute! I can't wait to stitch a birdie or 2!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on August 28, 2009 04:16:32 PM
yeah! 2 new pics ;) great looking designs greenlight and paleangel!

is that a button in the center of the heart...I need to get closer to this photo ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: doo_leroux on August 28, 2009 04:26:12 PM
Great work greenlightgo! Love how you mixed the greens.

Love it PaleAngelLex. Looks like a little mirror with sheesha embroidery around it?


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on August 28, 2009 04:42:15 PM
Thanks guys~ wanted to verify that I've shipped~ sending DC# now! ;D

PaleAngel~Love the birds, and the way their colors change! Did you use variegated floss, or did use intertwine different colors of floss?


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on August 28, 2009 05:18:58 PM
I added some more pictures above to answer questions, also I forgot to tell greenlightgo that her green man is very awesome. I really love the eyes, and hope this swap builds my skills enough that I can make eyes that nice by the time I'm done.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: mafiosagrrl on August 28, 2009 06:11:13 PM
Cute!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on August 28, 2009 07:26:17 PM
Super cute birdies!!  I finished my design and will probably get it in the mail on Monday unless I can somehow magically make it to the PO tomorrow.  The design is my own.  I think it goes perfectly with my theme of no theme.  Sorry about the not so great pic.  I'm have to buy a new camera soon.  I can't wait to see what everyone stitches!



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on August 28, 2009 07:50:50 PM
Oh, fiberartsy, I'm so intrigued. I can't wait to see what that inspires your group to do.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on August 28, 2009 08:26:11 PM
Ok I am so sad I am not at home and my stupid phone will not let me see all the pictures.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on August 28, 2009 08:48:27 PM
Fiberartsy- you're blowing my mind- this is GREAT! So many paths you can go- my engines are turning that's for sure! I can't wait to see how this progresses! Great conversation piece! Oh the suspense is killing me....


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on August 28, 2009 09:21:17 PM
Thanks!  I'm quite intrigued also.  Eager to see where it goes too!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: millik on August 28, 2009 09:49:57 PM
fiberartsy, I absolutely love that piece! The egg head/chicken feet people are very cool... I wonder what that animal is saying at them...


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on August 29, 2009 07:45:51 AM
ok,  I am sort of scared now.  I get your towel next and I have no idea what to do.   think....think.....think....   I love your stitching by the way, it is awesome.  It will be hard to follow.   


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Lilyvanilli on August 29, 2009 08:35:39 AM
PaleAngelLex - your towel's looking good! I love all the different colors and I can't wait to stitch on your towel! I love stitching birds!

Fiberartsy - Ooh, quite intriguing! What kind of fill stitch did you use in the word bubble? It looks really cool. Great design! Great stitching!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on August 29, 2009 09:07:24 AM
greenlightgo - I love your green man.  He looks great.

PaleAngelLex  - your birds are lovely and I think the mirror is a nice touch.

Fiberartsy - I will be curious what your towels ends up like.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on August 29, 2009 10:51:22 AM
I can imagine him saying, "You guys wanna come out and play?"


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on August 29, 2009 01:17:27 PM


Fiberartsy - Ooh, quite intriguing! What kind of fill stitch did you use in the word bubble? It looks really cool. Great design! Great stitching!

Just plain 'ol backstitch!



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on August 29, 2009 07:45:37 PM
I like the silvery color and how it works to highlight on the cat's fur...I hope after everyone stitches on your towel you tell us the actual story of this design because my imagination at this point is running wild ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on August 29, 2009 08:31:29 PM
Holy moly!!!  :o .... so far all of the designs are spectacular!!! They're putting my plain ol' lettering to shame! I should be finished with my towel tomorrow sometime. I'm not sure I want to post a picture after the awesomeness I've seen so far lol


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on August 30, 2009 02:28:40 PM
GAH!!!! I totally screwed up my towel design. I started the day before yesterday. I drew up the design while I was half asleep and accidentally put "Tea Towel tour 4" The design is not coming off >_< I'm debating what to do... any suggestions? Should I just carry on? I don't have time to start another design. I could just send another blank towel. ::sigh::


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on August 30, 2009 02:44:02 PM
is it stitched or pencil or transfer pen??  pencil try eraser and dish soap, transfer pen try rubbing alcohol, stitched rip or applique would be my advice but mostly don't sweat it you can always fix it when it gets home ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on August 30, 2009 03:32:45 PM
I was thinking applique. Just put a cool patch over the 4!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on August 30, 2009 04:11:24 PM
I was thinking applique too.   Make a cool looking 5 and put it over the 4.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on August 30, 2009 04:29:57 PM
Thank you all for the suggestions ;D I'm going to try to get rid of the pencil first. If that doesn't work, I'll either leave it alone (to fix after the swap) or applique over it. I'll let you all know how it turns out :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on August 30, 2009 08:32:47 PM
I finished my towel up tonight while watching True Blood! I know the pic is sort of crappy because I had to take it in the house with terrible lighting, but I wanted to share before I sent it off. Just my name, nice and simple. So people will get inspired and stitch me something great. ;)



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on August 30, 2009 09:12:40 PM
I like the font you used.  (btw love True Blood)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on August 30, 2009 09:26:27 PM
The font was just one from my computer. (I'm on the last book and I love the series too  ;))


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on August 30, 2009 09:29:02 PM
I am on the 4th book.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on August 31, 2009 06:15:58 AM
I am on the 4th book.

I just finished the first one!  I guess they're pretty popular, huh?

Unfortunately I don't have HBO ... I'm trying to track down someone with the DVD's that I can borrow!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on August 31, 2009 09:08:47 AM
love your stitching. always inspired.     what is True Blood?


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on August 31, 2009 09:27:01 AM
Always inspired- your name is wonderful! Perfect!  I am wondering are the books anything like the show? I know that some of its different, but how does it compare, for those who are reading and watching it? I LOVE THIS SHOW! Seriously keeps me on the edge of my seat! I now want to read the books!
sew~amy, True Blood is a series of books written about vampires, and their "coming out of the coffin" meaning they let humans know what they are, and "True Blood" is a synthetic drink that resembles blood, and it gives them all they need in order to survive, without drinking human blood- but barely anyone drinks it- otherwise there wouldn't be this great story line! Now there is a show in HBO on Sunday nights @8 pm Its CRAZY!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on August 31, 2009 09:54:34 AM
My towel is on it's way to paleangellex! Woot! Can't wait to start seeing some stitching!

The series has followed the books up until the last few episodes. It is still fun to know what should be happening vs. what is happening. I enjoy both story lines a lot.

Now no more dang true blood talk or we'll get in trouble for being off topic!  :D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on August 31, 2009 10:30:35 AM
AlwaysInspired I was thinking the same thing. 


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on August 31, 2009 12:18:31 PM
alwaysinspired--your lettering is perfect!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on August 31, 2009 01:17:59 PM
Thanks ;)
I received Lilyvanilli's towel today and am starting to plan my design! ;D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on August 31, 2009 01:19:25 PM
That is the best part.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Lilyvanilli on August 31, 2009 02:27:03 PM
I love your lettering AlwaysInspired! Super excited to see what you add to mine! :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sixblueirises on August 31, 2009 04:05:50 PM
I've got GatsbyGirl's towel today and am working out my design. I'm so excited to get started!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on August 31, 2009 04:08:24 PM
Thanks ;)
I received Lilyvanilli's towel today and am starting to plan my design! ;D


the first towel has already been received??? !!!   I am so excited.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on August 31, 2009 06:15:32 PM
Thanks ;)
I received Lilyvanilli's towel today and am starting to plan my design! ;D


the first towel has already been received??? !!!   I am so excited.
Yep, and it is about to get it's design put on for stitching! ;D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 01, 2009 08:45:13 AM
I finished my design this morning. Thank you sooo much Rectangle for the tip on the rubbing alcohol. It worked splendidly. The "IV" is barely noticeable. I crayon tinted the bottom half of the letters (my first time). sorry for the cruddy pic quality. My camera died and I had to use my cell. The colors are much more vibrant in person. I used a bright green and rich purple. I free handed it based on Jenny Hart's tattoo alphabet.



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 01, 2009 08:59:37 AM
Great work! I love that font! I can't wait to stitch on your towel!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on September 01, 2009 09:26:07 AM
Great work on both lettering jobs - I love words writing them and reading them but I hate stitching lettering...I find it has no flow even when I use script.  

At work they think I'm the font police -I am all about style and the guys I work with are all about substance which I insist is in vain if no one can stand to read it ;)

oh and I think I learned the alcohol thing from beetastic ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 01, 2009 11:07:27 AM
Great work on both lettering jobs - I love words writing them and reading them but I hate stitching lettering...I find it has no flow even when I use script.  

At work they think I'm the font police -I am all about style and the guys I work with are all about substance which I insist is in vain if no one can stand to read it ;)

oh and I think I learned the alcohol thing from beetastic ;)

Thanks! :)
Oh and I'm sorry beetastic, I should have thanked you for the great tip on the rubbing alcohol. Worked great  ;D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: doo_leroux on September 01, 2009 12:19:36 PM
You can watch True Blood here for free.
http://www.tv-dome.net/category/true-blood/page/2/

I already have my design planned for I sew cute!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 01, 2009 05:36:07 PM
Great work! I love that font! I can't wait to stitch on your towel!

thanks :) You lettering is amazing!!! I can't wait for you to work on my towel  ;D
I stitch while watching True Blood quite frequently. I <3 the book series and the show ain't too bad either.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: cupcakeguru on September 02, 2009 06:33:44 AM
I am sending my towel out today.  I didn't have time to stitch the name of the swap - just the first design.  I picked a Halloween theme.  I want to stitch the swap name in some scary lettering underneath:



The design is from istockphoto.com


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on September 02, 2009 08:10:24 AM
Oh my goodness cupcakeguru,  this is the cutest thing.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: millik on September 02, 2009 08:11:28 AM
Wow, that's fantastic!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on September 02, 2009 08:51:49 AM
That pumpkin is really great!  I wish I could work on your Halloween towel ... that's a fun theme!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ritapizza on September 02, 2009 09:32:52 AM
cupcakeguru ~ your pumpkin totally rocks! That's the coolest pumpkin I've ever seen! I love all the different colored motifs around his spooky face!

Zombie_Queen ~ great lettering and great idea to crayon tint the bottom half!

AlwaysInspired ~ lovely and sweet and inspiring~

fiberartsy ~ wow! so artistic and inspiring! i love the texture and shading of the kitty cat's fur! this is really stunning! wonderful composition and storytelling!

PaleAngelLex ~ cute birds! and the shisha mirror is such a cool detail! I want to learn how to do it!

greenlightgo ~ woah! your green man is so awesome! I love all the different thread colors and he has so much character, I expect him to talk to me any second!

sarahj2001 ~ fabulous butterflies! so much detail and so much intricate stitching! love how the butterflies frame the words! such a great idea! your theme rocks!

j_q_adams ~ loooooove your octopus and the trail of sand by its tentacles! and your fabric binding is too cool!

GatsbyGirl ~ cool sparkly floss and wonderful idea to be inspired by your favorite song!

sew~amy ~ nice camper van! it's so you! perfect letters too!

rectangel ~ I must say again, your stitching is sublime!

my stitching is done and I'll post pics in a sec! everyone's stitching is so fabulous!! we're off to a fantastic jump start!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 02, 2009 09:39:23 AM
cupcakeguru, your pumpkin is fantastic! I love the calavera look to it. Amazing job!  The colors really pop.  ;D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on September 02, 2009 11:31:49 AM
cupcakeguru ~ Your pumpkin is great -- love all those colors!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ritapizza on September 02, 2009 11:33:35 AM
September snuck up on me and I got this done last night!
Stitched from my own design on white linen roughly the size and shape of a half circle apron.
If I ever get the perfect teacup, it would have shrooms and hearts on it and a bunny in it ^_^


off to the PO at lunchtime to send this baby off to Pearliepie!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on September 02, 2009 11:44:48 AM
rita, it's so cute!  i have to admit, i am new to the world of kawaii ... i've been googling stuff in anticipation of getting your apron after pearliepie.  after learning more, i am certainly not at a loss for ideas -- so much to choose from!  now i just have to narrow it down ... ... ...


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sarahj2001 on September 02, 2009 11:52:25 AM
I love the pumpkin....what a great theme!

I transfered my design on j_q_adams towel today!  I rented a movie for my night alone tonight so that will be perfect time to get some stitching in :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on September 02, 2009 12:05:35 PM
cupcakeguru - really think your pumpkin was a great choice because of how it opens up the color choices on what could have otherwise been a very orange black towel :)  awesome stitching as always!

rita! you draw the sweetest things :) lovely!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: cupcakeguru on September 02, 2009 12:08:01 PM
I love the kawaii bunny  :D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on September 02, 2009 12:39:07 PM
I transfered my design on j_q_adams towel today!  I rented a movie for my night alone tonight so that will be perfect time to get some stitching in :)

The suspense is killing me!  Can't wait to see it.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on September 02, 2009 01:51:56 PM
Zombie_Queen  - I really like the lettering.  You actually can thank my Mom for the tip. hehe.

cupcakeguru - Wow I really love your design.  It really makes me wish that I was stitching this time around so I could see it in person.

ritapizza  - that bunny is adorable. 


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 02, 2009 02:32:18 PM
Ritapizza, your design is adorable! What a great way to start.

I received ThirdMargaret's towel today. I have my idea for the design. I'm transferring it tonight and starting work on it tomorrow :)



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 02, 2009 03:09:38 PM
cupcakeguru- I love that pumpkin! It's such a great idea, I love the blending of culture.

ritapizza- That's the cutest thing EVER. I can't wait to see more.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 02, 2009 05:19:51 PM
The pumpkin is great! I love Halloween! I wish I could stitch on everyone's towel!
I really like the bunny too. So super cute!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: IamSusie on September 02, 2009 09:17:26 PM
These towels are looking great already and we've only just begun!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 03, 2009 08:34:52 PM
Ack!  I've managed to miss the gallery until tonight!  And wow!  So far it looks like this is one fabulous gallery!  I love everything I've seen so far!

I got soniabegonia's towel and will start stitchin' it up this weekend.  I may rent a couple of brat pack movies to get in the proper mood  (especially since I haven't seen them! ::))  I hope I don't totally twist it up...


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 04, 2009 07:30:38 AM
Make sure you watch Ferris Bueller and Sixteen Candles! My fave 2! I'm planning something for her towel already. ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 04, 2009 01:30:01 PM
I actually have seen FB!  Though I haven't seen it since we moved to Chicago...that would make it even more fun!

   :D   Bueller?  Bueller?   :D

  Definitely got to hit Blockbuster!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 06, 2009 09:39:31 AM
Everything is SOOO awesome! I am totally blown away.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sixblueirises on September 06, 2009 12:49:40 PM
Here is a picture of my embroidery on my towel. The image quality is kinda sorry, and the piece needed ironed when I took the picture. I am quite proud of how it turned out, though. (And the sheer amount of metallic floss I used.)





Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 06, 2009 03:39:20 PM
I just finished aada's towel. I started working on it last night. She wanted a nautical theme and I couldn't resist this little cutie.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 06, 2009 05:02:16 PM
Great mermaid, sixblueirises!  Is that crayon tinting?

Kittykill, love the sailor girl!  She's definitely got a little attitude!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: aada on September 06, 2009 07:50:14 PM
kittykill: FANTASTIC  ;D

*waits patiently for rectangel's towel*


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 06, 2009 08:05:19 PM
kittykill: FANTASTIC  ;D

*waits patiently for rectangel's towel*

Yeah! I'm glad you like it. I did a little stalking before choosing her-okay, that sounded totally creepy.  :D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: aada on September 06, 2009 09:33:12 PM
kittykill: i fully encourage stalking.  ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on September 06, 2009 10:06:45 PM
sixblueirises ~ Love your mermaid & seahorse -- the color tinting on the mermaid's tail is my favorite.

killykill ~ Great start to aada's towel!! I love what a sassy 'do your sailor girl has.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on September 07, 2009 07:26:06 AM
sixblueirises - Your mermaid is wonderful. I lover her hair and tail the best.

killykill - The sailor is adorable.  Wonderful job.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: IamSusie on September 07, 2009 10:44:22 AM
sixblueirises- I love your mermaid!  The shading is beautiful and you are a brave soul to do all that metallic stitching!

Kittykill- She's a lovely sailor girl!  Nautical themes are popular this round!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on September 07, 2009 11:34:11 AM
I love that sailor girl and the stitching on the mermaid looks very fine I think metallic really looks great with tinting!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on September 07, 2009 12:16:29 PM
Kittykill, I love your little sailor girl and I can't wait to see your mermaid in person sixblueirises.

I just finished mego's towel. Her theme is Forest/Nature, so I went with a folk art fox:



The pattern is a vintage quilt pattern I found on eBay. When I was post-stalking I read that mego isn't a big fan of how satin stitch looks, so I kept it to a minimum (only the tip of the nose and the eye).

She didn't get to take a picture of what she stitched before sending out, so here it is:



The first two designs are positioned at the opposite ends of the towel on the horizontal, so I folded up the extra white space in between to get a shot:




Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 07, 2009 12:27:00 PM
Aw, the little deer and bunny are so sweet!  And Gatsygirl, LOVE that fox!  Were there other animals on the pattern?


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on September 07, 2009 12:33:38 PM
Aw, the little deer and bunny are so sweet!  And Gatsygirl, LOVE that fox!  Were there other animals on the pattern?

Yup, in addition to the fox, there's a cat, horse, ostrich, elephant, donkey, kangaroo and pelican.

A thoroughly random menagerie.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sunspotted on September 07, 2009 01:04:16 PM
GatsbyGirl that fox is absolutely stunning.  I swear the T3 galleries are my favourite galleries in life.  Maybe someday I'll have the time (and the skills) to participate, but until then....

I must remember you stitcher types when the next IYP comes around.   ;D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 07, 2009 02:22:40 PM
I LOVE that fox! So cute!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 07, 2009 02:29:11 PM
I love the fox and of course KittyKill the sailor girl is perfect.

I finished Lilyvanilli's towel this weekend while camping.
Her theme is words/phrases. I chose something special. I drew the pin up and banner using sailor Jerry pics as references. The quote is "All hell's gone to hell." A wise, (but intoxicated) friend uttered this on one of our camping trips and it has stuck as everyone's favorite phrase to use when frustrated. I thought it was perfect to use on Lily's towel as she loves tattoo art. It is tinted with colored pencils as Lily said she won't be washing the towel so I don't have to worry about fading.



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: psyche on September 07, 2009 05:10:06 PM
I've been following your gallery but not commenting... now seems like the perfect time to start!

AI - very sexy devil girl, and I think that's a great saying. (LOL)

GatsbyGirl - your fox is fab. Love that vintage look.

kittykill - Delightful sailor girl. It reminds me of my Halloween costume a few years ago (well same haircut + sailor clothes, at least!)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 07, 2009 05:15:01 PM
AlwaysInspired-she is AWESOME! So hot!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 07, 2009 06:35:06 PM
She's hot, AlwaysInspired!  And terrific quote!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sarahj2001 on September 07, 2009 06:54:15 PM
I finished stitching my design on j_q_adams's towel.  I got this seahorse from some an online coloring book.  I really like seahorses and his theme is oceanic/underwater so I thought this was a good one for me.

Sorry for the rather bad picture...



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 07, 2009 06:57:21 PM
Wow! That's great! The stitching is so clean.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on September 07, 2009 08:03:27 PM
GatsbyGirl  - That fox is just lovely.

mego - your deer and bunny are so sweet looking.

AlwaysInspired - she looks great and I love that quote

sarahj2001 - I love seahorses you did a wonderful job.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on September 07, 2009 08:15:26 PM
sarahj ... that seahorse is gorgeous!!  thank you so much!

everyone's designs so far are amazing.  i am truly inspired by this group ... and so happy to be part of it!

i am about 50% done with pearliepie's first design ... excited to show it to you all soon.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: mego on September 07, 2009 09:20:30 PM
Oh wow Gatsbygirl -- LOVE IT!!!  I can't wait to see all the different critters that end up on it :D

Thanks for the sweet comments about my deer & bunny -- I didn't like the eyes on the original drawing, but then I ran out of time to come up with eyes I liked better, but I think those eyes are growing on me!

I can't wait until Mamaphunk's towel gets here!!  Hopefully tomorrow -- tracking said it got here on Thursday, but uh... it didn't.  From what I hear, when some mail men get lazy they leave packages in the truck -- so I hope that's the case.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 08, 2009 05:55:57 AM
The sea horse is great! Thanks all! The devil girl was fun to draw and even funner to stitch! I have a love for Sailor Jerry art work so it wasn't hard to find a reference picture.  :D I have a pic over on my flickr photostream of the man that said the quote holding the embroidery as well.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on September 08, 2009 07:38:54 AM
wow! it looks like a lot of you had stitchy long weekends ;)

everything looks great!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: I Sew Cute on September 08, 2009 08:08:13 AM
Due to internet issues I've been having...I have a lot to catch up on here~

Rectangel - your pinup is stunning...I really love her eyes and coy expression!

Sew~Amy - clever idea to do the VW Bus! It captures the whole theme of the Tour!

GatsbyGirl - love your use of sparkly floss...the fireworks really twinkle!

j.q.adams - sweet towel... love your color palette and the octopus. The binding is a fabulous touch... I hate to do binding myself...your binding offer is really generous!

sarahj2001 - I love the butterfly frame you made! Great work!

Mamaphunk - backing a towel is such a super idea~ I like how the threads on the back are protected...not being too worried about how they look...I'm more concerned about them getting pulled out.

greenlightgo - your green man is awesome! Great work on the eyes!

Paleangel - the parakeets are adorable...I love mirror images too! The color mixing you did is super! Looks spot on!

Fiberartsy – I can just imagine what your housecat is saying to those bird people! Very creative!

AlwaysInspired – love your name & what a great thing to put on your towel to inspire others! (wish I had HBO to see True Blood too…and hope to read the books this winter when I don’t have acres of lawn to mow…but I digress…)

ZombieQueen – your freehanding is great! I love that font!

Doo-leroux – thank you for adding the TB link!  ;)  I can’t wait to see what you’ve got planned for me!

Cupcakeguru - *gasp* LOVE your pumpkin!!!

Ritapizza – your teacup bunny is the sweetest thing! Kawaii cute!  :)

Sixblueirises – your mermaid is lovely! Wishing I could see more details of her scales & that metallic thread you used!

Kittykill – your sailor gal is fab! Ssssasssy!!! (stalking for tea towel purposes is encouraged in my book!)

GatsbyGirl – love your fox! The folk art flowers really work well!

Mego’s deer & bunny are darling!

AlwaysInspired – love it…fabulous quote! I’ll be using that one around the house since I keep swearing to a bare minimum since becoming a mom…besides, H_E_double hockey sticks doesn’t really count as swearing anymore does it? The devil gal rocks!

Sarahj2001 – lovely seahorse! It’s a really nice compliment to j.q.adams’ octopus!

I’m driving to the post office to pick up Glenda’s towel which had arrived over the long weekend today & I can’t wait to get stitching on it!

Here are some images of my towel which was sent out to doo_leroux:




It's good to have reliable internet service again!  ;)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 08, 2009 08:52:33 AM
I Sew Cute! Your towel is adorable! I just love that little girl with a sweet tooth!
Nice work!


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Post by: Beetastic on September 08, 2009 09:02:18 AM
I Sew Cute - that little girl is so cute.  I like how you did her hair.


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Post by: I Sew Cute on September 08, 2009 09:11:04 AM
I Sew Cute! Your towel is adorable! I just love that little girl with a sweet tooth!
Nice work!

Thank you!  :)

I Sew Cute - that little girl is so cute.  I like how you did her hair.

Thank you! Her hair was made by tacking several strands of floss in the middle of those strands to the edge of her head...then they were twisted & tacked down at intervals as I wanted the braids to stream out behind her.  ;)


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Post by: Mamaphunk on September 08, 2009 11:13:26 AM
I Sew Cute - Those braids are amazing!  ;D


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Post by: IamSusie on September 08, 2009 12:26:21 PM
SarahJ2001 asked for a totally random towel.  After stalking her a bit  8) I learned that she really really likes roller coasters, so I stitched up this coloring book image I found:


Whee!



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Post by: j_q_adams on September 08, 2009 12:30:55 PM
susie, that roller coaster design is just AWESOME!!  what a cool idea.  i love it!!  an amusement park themed towel would be a lot of fun.    ;D


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Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 08, 2009 12:39:31 PM
So, I just sent out ThirdMargaret's towel. She had no theme. But she likes all things Halloween, tattoos and she also mentioned that she's like each piece to be a piece of each stitcher. Soooooooooo.... I decided what could be better than a stitched rendition of one of my tattoos?! The tattoo design is based on the art of Eric Pigors. Hope you like it, ThirdMargaret :)



And here is my tattoo, so you guys have something to compare it to :)




Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 08, 2009 12:47:59 PM
sixblueirises- Your mermaid is wonderful! I <3 mermaids

Kittykill- The sailor girl is so cute. Great take on a nautical theme.

GatsbyGirl-I LOVE that fox.

AlwaysInspired- Super foxy devil girl! Can't wait for you to work on my towel  ;D

Sarah- Splendid little sear horse. I like the colors. I agree with Kittykill, the stitching is super clean.

I Sew Cute- You design is adorable. Those braids are awesome!

Susie- Love the roller coaster design. Super original and love the clean stitching :)


My, my, my.... everyone has done a spectacular job thus far!!  :D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on September 08, 2009 12:52:58 PM
I love how hopping the board is.

It's funny that last tour it seemed like everybody had a theme but me, so this time I went with a theme. Now, this time it seems like a lot of people are opting for random.

I'm so out of sync.


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 08, 2009 01:04:39 PM
Zombie Queen- That is so cool that you stitched your tattoo! I love it.

The roller coaster is great too. So random and fun.


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Post by: IamSusie on September 08, 2009 01:05:26 PM
Fun Halloween stitching, Zombie_Queen!


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 08, 2009 01:54:56 PM
I finished up my stitching over the weekend. I thought I did okay and didn't have any other plans for it, mostly because I can't draw faces. My mom kept asking me questions as her way of telling me she doesn't like it or thinks I should have done more *sigh* I can't magically draw faces because she doesn't like it, and it's a bit late to start over, so I'm sorry if it looks unfinished. I liked it...


The goal was to make it look like a sepia toned cameo. I added cherry blossoms, and I hope it's not too much pink. I kind of added them before I found out you don't like pink, AlwaysInspired.


My friend who cross stitches was very jealous of my french knots. I told her they are easy, and I'll show her how to do them when ever she wants.


I had a lot of fun with the hair. I tried to do them with fluid motions and not the stabby style I'm use to. If I'm going to get better, I might as well practice!

I'm also loving the roller coaster and Halloween tattoo. I can't wait to get going on those. The Sailor girl was very pretty, and the she devil and her quote are really making me think about what I'm going to put on that towel when I get it in a day or two.


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 08, 2009 02:05:26 PM
The cameo is great paleangel! I love it! No, that isn't too much pink at all. Such a wonderful start to my towel! Thanks!


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on September 08, 2009 02:12:58 PM
PaleAngelLex -- I LOVE your silhouette. Don't worry about not being able to draw faces. It's very striking having it blank. It adds to the mystery of "who's that girl?"

It reminds me of a Jane Austen novel.


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Post by: IamSusie on September 08, 2009 02:19:49 PM
PaleAngelLex - I'm with you.  Faces are very difficult!  Your silhouette looks lovely as it is! 


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Post by: psyche on September 08, 2009 03:36:17 PM
Pale Angel - I second the Jane Austen reference. Could be a cover :)

Zombie Queen - neat idea with putting your own tat on a Halloween lover's towel! Good work - and great tat too!


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Post by: kittykill on September 08, 2009 06:11:21 PM
That little girl is adorable! I love her braids and the little guy on the roller coaster-the stitching is AMAZING~ The silhouette is beautiful. I hope I didn't miss any-everything is so great~


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Post by: sarahj2001 on September 08, 2009 06:50:38 PM
Aww...I LOVE the roller coaster design!  That's soo me...good job stalking me :)  I was thinking about doing a roller coaster/amusement park theme but I thought that might be too limiting. 


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Post by: doo_leroux on September 08, 2009 08:29:44 PM
Love those braids I Sew Cute! Can't wait to get it!

Everyones work is so great!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 09, 2009 07:53:13 AM
Everything's looking great!  The the little gal with her braids is so cool and the rollercoaster...what a cool idea! 
PALex, I love your silhouette!  She's perfect!

Zombie_Queen, the tat is fabulous!!  Thanks for the comparison photo!


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Post by: cupcakeguru on September 09, 2009 09:35:21 AM
I was away for the long weekend, so I had to catch up.  I love seeing all the stitching and getting ideas along the way  :D

sixblueirises – I love that mermaid!

kittykill – that sailor girl is super cute

GatsbyGirl – Nice job on the folk art fox – I really like the colors

AlwaysInspired – Nice devil girl.  Halloween costume inspiration?

sarahj2001 – nice seahorse and stitching on the tail

I Sew Cute – I love that little girl.  Is it a rugrat?  The braids are awesome (and so is the flying candy)

IamSusie – that roller coaster kid cracks me up!

Zombie_Queen – cool embroidery and tattoo 

PaleAngelLex – I like that cameo.  I haven't seen anyone do anything like that before


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Post by: Beetastic on September 09, 2009 10:06:13 AM
IamSusie - Love the roller coaster idea.  She looks like she is having so much fun and I wish the fair was still here.

Zombie_Queen - that is really giving a piece of yourself what a great idea to do one of your tattoos.

PaleAngelLex - she is lovely.  I like her hair.  I third or fourth that is does kind of remind you of a Jane Austen Novel.


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 09, 2009 03:15:09 PM
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PaleAngelLex - she is lovely.  I like her hair.  I third or fourth that is does kind of remind you of a Jane Austen Novel.


I drew it up myself, so I still have the pattern, and now I'm thinking I need to do a Pride and Prejudice, and Zombies (http://www.amazon.com/Pride-Prejudice-Zombies-Classic-Ultraviolent/dp/1594743347) project.

I really can't wait to get the towel Zombie_Queen just finished. Depending on how it looks when it gets here, I might have to put my tattoo on it. It's not really Halloween though.


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Post by: greenlightgo on September 09, 2009 07:43:59 PM
WHOA!  Its been a week since I've had much time to get on the computer, plus, I haven't received any notification emails??? 8 PAGES! This is some amazing stuff guys~ Gatsbygirls fox- holy crap! LOVE IT! I saw cupcakegurus pumpkin on flickr, and DIED! Its amazing! and Zombie-Queens lettering is fantastic- I'm in awe of your free hand skillz! Oh, and You've TOTALLY inspired me to use one of my tattoos for fabricfriend's tea towel, which I got in the mail TODAY! I am SO STOKED! Its Day of the Dead themed, and its blank, so I get to start it out! AlawysInspired~ LOVELOVELOVE the pin up, you guys are ROCKIN these towels...being in the late group means we won't send out the first towels until Oct.6th. You guys will be on like your 3rd send out by then :'(
KittyKill- you are just great- everything you do is great, and I love every bit of it! She is beautiful!  I LOVED the roller coaster IAMSusie, SO CUTE~and ISEWCUTE- um those braids and that little girl, BLOW ME AWAY! I LOVE HER!
PaleAngelLex~ Your silhouette is gorgeous- how did you get those flowers to look like they are just laying ever so lightly on top of the fabric, like its kissing it, no needle marks whatsoever...brilliant. :)  sixblueirises- what a fantastic piece- your mermaid is outstanding, and the tinting and metallic floss were just the right touch- I'm in love!
The different shades in that seahorse made it just POP, and really stand out sarahj2001. The kawaii bunny in the tea cup- OMGOSH the cuteness!

I am so sorry to have missed the action! I had my brother in from Chicago for a week, and we've been out of town and going all over Texas, MAN its been busy, but fun! I'm glad to get back to business, and what a way to start than to get fabricfriends day of the dead towel going! I love it!
 I am in awe of the skillz you ladies(and j_q ;)) have. I am having so much fun- thank yoU!



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Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 09, 2009 07:49:28 PM
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PaleAngelLex - she is lovely.  I like her hair.  I third or fourth that is does kind of remind you of a Jane Austen Novel.


I drew it up myself, so I still have the pattern, and now I'm thinking I need to do a Pride and Prejudice, and Zombies (http://www.amazon.com/Pride-Prejudice-Zombies-Classic-Ultraviolent/dp/1594743347) project.

I really can't wait to get the towel Zombie_Queen just finished. Depending on how it looks when it gets here, I might have to put my tattoo on it. It's not really Halloween though.

You totally have to a Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies piece. That would be flippin' awesome!!! I'm drooling at the prospect. lol

What tattoo were you thinking of? Just out of curiosity...


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 09, 2009 08:46:42 PM


I drew it up myself, so I still have the pattern, and now I'm thinking I need to do a Pride and Prejudice, and Zombies (http://www.amazon.com/Pride-Prejudice-Zombies-Classic-Ultraviolent/dp/1594743347) project.

I really can't wait to get the towel Zombie_Queen just finished. Depending on how it looks when it gets here, I might have to put my tattoo on it. It's not really Halloween though.
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies would be a blast!  And by all means, please put your tattoo on my towel! ;) 


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fenifer on September 09, 2009 09:40:14 PM
oh my holycow!! everyones stuff looks AMAZING!!!
i just finished Sixblueirises towel. I know she said all things sea and whimsical, so i did a whimsical octopus!!


i thought it went well with the theme. hope you like sixblueirises!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 10, 2009 07:30:14 AM
I love the octo! It looks like it is just sort of laying on top of the towel! Nice shading effect!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 10, 2009 07:45:15 AM
The octopus looks so great with the mermaid. Awesome!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sixblueirises on September 10, 2009 07:48:46 AM
OOH, I do like it very much, fenifer! Excellent shading, and I love octopuses! I can't wait to see it in person!

This is such a talented bunch of stitchers. I am so impressed by everything in the gallery!

I finished GatsbyGirl's towel last night. I just need to take pictures and get it in the mail today.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 10, 2009 02:33:11 PM
The octopus is absolutely perfect with mermaid. ;D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 10, 2009 04:12:06 PM
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What tattoo were you thinking of? Just out of curiosity...


It's an Aztec symbol called a smoking mirror. I want do research down in Mexico. I really love the Pre-Columbian cultures down there. Of course, that's a picture from when it was still new. It's just white now.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: psyche on September 10, 2009 07:53:50 PM
Fenifer - I love that octo! It is kind of whimsical. :)

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PaleAngelLex - she is lovely.  I like her hair.  I third or fourth that is does kind of remind you of a Jane Austen Novel.
I drew it up myself, so I still have the pattern, and now I'm thinking I need to do a Pride and Prejudice, and Zombies (http://www.amazon.com/Pride-Prejudice-Zombies-Classic-Ultraviolent/dp/1594743347) project.

Ooh! What a fabulous idea. I think that would be a great framing piece!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on September 11, 2009 03:50:01 PM
Everything looks really really great ya'll!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on September 11, 2009 03:54:12 PM
Well I don’t know about all of you but I find the short weeks to be the busiest.  I have been stitching like a crazy person most nights this week trying to get doo_leroux’s towel done for today but I think it will have to go out Monday instead.

I Sew Cute – you stitch cute too ;) I can’t wait to see it in person!

Zombie_Queen – it definitely fits the theme just right ;)

PaleAngelLex – I like the stitch you used in the bangs and I think the flowers are for me what really gives it that cameo feel (I like the pink)

Susie – I always love how clean your stitching I love the expression on your rider’s face!

Fenifer the octopus fits just right and the wavy colors really perk it up!

In any case, I love seeing the gallery build and I will try to comment on each piece but mostly hang in there with me because I sometimes see things and don’t have time to write out what I want to say!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on September 11, 2009 04:08:17 PM
Here's what I stitched on kittykill's towel. It's an Urban Threads design. Kittykill had requested themes of women or great quotes (or something else, which I can't recall at the moment!) -- in doing a bit of stalkering, I saw that she likes cherry blossoms, so I opted to go for a beautiful woman surrounded by cherry blossoms .

Kittykill's going to frame each design to hang in her office, so I was happy to have an excuse to do some crayon-tinting. I think kittykill does such a beautiful job in her crayon-tinting that I felt the bar was set plenty high for me!! I crayon-tinted the kimono (but not the obi), the tree, the loose petals around her feet, and her hair, then left the whole flowers, obi, skin, and fan untinted (the fan is stitched with metallic floss).

Sadly, the pictures don't show off the crayon-tinting very well. I purposely did the tinting so it'd be faint, but still noticeable, but in the pictures it's just mostly not noticeable . I don't know if that's because it's rainy today and I couldn't get any decent light to take a picture, or if it's simply that I need to tinker around some more with getting better pictures -- my hubby, the photographer, is out of town today, so I don't have his brain to pick about that!

I really love this design and am super happy with how my crayon-tinting and embroidery turned out.







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Post by: j_q_adams on September 11, 2009 04:12:23 PM
wow, that is just beautiful, ~Glenda!

Fenifer, I already commented on your great octopus over in Flickr -- great job!

PaleAngelLex, your cameo design is really stunning.  Very inspired!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on September 11, 2009 05:12:21 PM
Glenda~That is just beautiful! The crayon tinting is so delicate, and goes great with the piece! I love this design!

Fenifer~ WOW! That octopus really pops out! Awesome!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 11, 2009 05:31:36 PM
Fenifer, I love the octopus. It's so cool. I really love the way that whole towel is going. Great addition!

Glenda, I've been wanting to stitch that one up for so long, and you did such a wonderful job.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on September 11, 2009 06:15:22 PM
~Glenda, that's gorgeous. I still haven't dipped my toes into the crayon tinting pool, but you've inspired me.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 11, 2009 07:03:29 PM
I love the geisha! I'm partial to anything Asain though. The crayon tinting works nice with the flow of the stitching.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sixblueirises on September 11, 2009 07:04:03 PM
Wow, ~Glenda, that is beautiful. Such great stitching!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 11, 2009 07:40:44 PM
EEEEPPPP! ~Glenda! That is SO beautiful! She will look so amazing in my office. Thank you SO much. I love her. You did a great job on the tinting. I am so excited!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on September 11, 2009 07:55:00 PM
Thanks, y'all :). Just envision the crayon-tinting on the kimono being a couple shades lighter than those of the turquoise and pink flosses on the kimono and that'll give you a more accurate idea of the crayon-tinting. The crayon-tinting on the tree is a tad darker than it appears in the pic, too. The hair is about right, tho ;).

For me, this was a really nice way to kick off the tea towel tour! I, too, have loved this design and wanted to stitch it for a while now, so it was fun to have an excuse to stitch it.


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 11, 2009 10:01:16 PM
Oh my.  It just gets better and better!  Fenifer, the octopus is (as my 15 yr old would say) Beast!  Well done!

~Glenda, your geisha is beautiful!  You did an exceptional job!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 11, 2009 10:06:20 PM
Here's my addition to sonjabegonia's towel.  She wanted things from John Hughes' movies and I have to admit that at first I was kinda stumped.  Then once I came up with one idea, others just started flying through my brain and I wish I could've stitched a few more! :D  I went with my first thought, though, so as a nod to "Sweet Sixteen", a quote from that movie.


Hope this is in line with what you wanted, Sonja!


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on September 11, 2009 10:19:16 PM
ThirdMargaret -- Oh, that's adorabable! What did you use for the fill in stitch on the cake

P.S. Sonjabegonia -- I LOVE your theme.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: psyche on September 11, 2009 10:52:34 PM
That cake cracked me up when I saw it. Pretty decorative stitching on there too!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on September 11, 2009 11:25:27 PM
LOVE the cake!!! And what a great theme . . . I can see how the ideas would start flying once your brain got on the right track.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 12, 2009 06:24:46 AM

OMG! That cake rocks the house. Awesome stuff!


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Post by: I Sew Cute on September 12, 2009 06:35:06 AM
 ...the cake is awesome & such a great quote...love the lettering.  :)

& great theme for a towel Sonjabegonia!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: I Sew Cute on September 12, 2009 06:48:44 AM
I missed a bunch...

Glenda ...love the art, crayon tinting & stitching...it's all good!

fenifer - OMG... how you did that shading really makes that octopus look like it's floating over the towel in the photo! That's wild!

IamSusie - I love your colorful rollercoaster! Your stitching is so neat & tidy too. I have troubles with stray threads sometimes...so I admire that quality in yours.

ZombieQueen - it's so personal of you to duplicate your tattoo in embroidery... it looks great!

PaleAngelLex - your cameo girl is so elegant... it doesn't feel unfinished without a face to me because when I look at it, it seems dreamlike & gives me a sense of serenity or calm. She's beautiful!  ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on September 12, 2009 07:41:57 AM
LOL,  OMG  love the cake!!! 


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 12, 2009 07:46:05 AM
I love the cake third! You did great! I can't wait to get to stitch on that towel. I already have an idea brewing and we own the movie I want to stitch something from so I can watch while I stitch!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on September 12, 2009 08:45:04 AM
fenifer - Your octopus looks like he is dancing.  I like the different colors on his tentacles.

~Glenda - your geisha is lovely.  The flowers are my favorite.

ThirdMargaret - that cake is wonderful I just want to cut a slice and eat it.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fenifer on September 12, 2009 09:01:17 AM
man, i really need to start checking this more than every night!
thanks for the comps on the octopus, i wanted to make sure it looked like it was floating in the ocean, just hanging out.

thirdmargaret- love the "beast" comment, my brother says that too!

everyone's stuff looks amazing!!! i love the geisha girl, and the whats happening hot stuff, and, i dont remember what all else i saw, i tried to write it all down so i can comment on it, but im at work, and i got too wrapped up... working.



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 12, 2009 09:02:43 AM
man, i really need to start checking this more than every night!
thanks for the comps on the octopus, i wanted to make sure it looked like it was floating in the ocean, just hanging out.

thirdmargaret- love the "beast" comment, my brother says that too!

everyone's stuff looks amazing!!! i love the geisha girl, and the whats happening hot stuff, and, i dont remember what all else i saw, i tried to write it all down so i can comment on it, but im at work, and i got too wrapped up... working.


For shame!  :D Working while and work and not cruising craftster! ;D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 12, 2009 11:53:20 AM
ThirdMargaret -- Oh, that's adorabable! What did you use for the fill in stitch on the cake

P.S. Sonjabegonia -- I LOVE your theme.

It's less-than-stellar long short stitch, which I really enjoy doing, but haven't quite mastered! :D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on September 12, 2009 05:40:33 PM
I finished up the first design on Pearliepie's towel and sent it off this morning.  Pearl asked for a "Wild West Saloon" theme ... hope this comes close enough!  Since the towel was blank and this was a pretty large design, I centered it on the towel.  I hope that's OK -- I know it's prime real estate!







The pattern is a free pattern from Andrea Zuill's Badbird blog (http://zuill.us/andreablog/category/embroidery/free-patterns/).


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Post by: kittykill on September 12, 2009 05:45:58 PM
WOW! That is amazing! I love it! Very cool.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on September 12, 2009 06:58:13 PM
j_q_adams the buffallo is great.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on September 12, 2009 07:02:20 PM
j_q- WOW! Your buffalo is amazing! Is "prime real estate" the middle of the towel? Funny :D I think the buffalo is perfect for the spot!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 12, 2009 07:23:03 PM
j_q, I love the buffalo!  He's magnificent and so are your French knots! :D

p.s.  are you any relation to THE j_q adams?


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 12, 2009 07:41:56 PM
I love the buffalo! I plan on doing that up for a friend for Christmas!


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 12, 2009 07:58:35 PM
I agree the buffalo is teh awesome.


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Post by: psyche on September 12, 2009 08:12:27 PM
Oh man, a buffalo (bison?). I love those guys, and think that would be AWESOME on a Wild West themed towel! In fact, it makes me want a Wild West themed towel too - great theme as well.


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Post by: ~Glenda on September 12, 2009 09:17:08 PM
It turned out great, j_q :). When Andrea Zuill posted that pattern on her blog, I couldn't think where I'd use it. But my hubby would love some wild-west themed stuff, so I'm logging that away in my brain for Christmas -- great theme idea!!


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Post by: rectangel on September 13, 2009 07:48:25 AM
Glenda!  I can’t wait to see your geisha she looks absolutely stunning!  I love the inline stitching on the cherry blossoms.

ThirdMargaret!  Your cake looks great – my short long stitch is often irregular but I kind of like it that way ;)

Jq – the buffalo looks great and ha! I hate stitching in the middle of the towel especially if it is a big towel because I feel all claustrophobic and smothered.

Here is my design of doo_leroux’s towel.  The request for this towel was fish.  This was the only fish I have ever thought about stitching so I had it ready and waiting when the towel arrived.  The design is something I reformatted in photoshop from the scanned transfer that Claudia Marchan posted in Hoop Love http://www.flickr.com/photos/claudiamarchan/3511050710/

I’m really pleased with my interpretation and the color; the back is not as clean as my usual style but I found the plants to be interpretive and when I’m not working from specific lines I tend to get kind of sketchy with my floss.  

For the scales I used a length of variegated orange (the stuff that doesn’t change fast) and purposely arranged the color change to get the light yellow/orange in the middle. When I don’t have the colors I want I always resort to variegated floss.  Incidentally the orange of the fish is floss from the Sublime bib kit (it is kind of odd (really twisty/corded) but once again it was the color I was after).

Oh and I also wanted to mention if you are looking for a design for this towel it is quite small so you might want to stay around the 5" by 5" range.

 




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Post by: fiberartsy on September 13, 2009 07:59:43 AM
The bison is great!  I just got back from Yellowstone and really want to stitch one after seeing so many.  Love the smiley fish too.  Great colors!


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Post by: kittykill on September 13, 2009 08:59:23 AM
That fish is way too adorable! I love the lips and the bubbles.


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 13, 2009 09:12:02 AM
Rectangle, you stuff is always so beautiful.


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Post by: mego on September 13, 2009 09:37:53 AM
j_q --  amazing bison!  I actually just saw that design yesterday and somehow I knew it would end up on someone's towel in TTT5!

rectangle -- I have to say, the my favorite part of the fish is her lips & eyes!!


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Post by: Pearliepie on September 13, 2009 09:40:40 AM
j_q_adams- I LOVE him! And it's totally cool that you used the middle of the towel. I spent three days looking at it floundering for an idea to start it off with and it was just to much pressure for me. I'm really glad you didn't have the same problem that I did!


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 13, 2009 10:36:45 AM
I've been gone on vacation and stitching madly ever since I got home so I just now got the opportunity to catch up on the gallery. Everyone's doing such great work! Here's all my comments:

AlwaysInspired and Zombie_Queen - your lettering looks great!

cupcakeguru - wow! I seriously love that pumpkin!

ritapizza - your little bunny in a cup is so cute!

sixblueirises - your mermaid is gorgeous! I love her tail and the tinting looks incredible!

kittykill - great sailor girl! I love her eyes.

GatsbyGirl and mego - that towel is shaping up to be pretty awesome. I love the theme and both of your pieces are lovely.

AlwaysInspired - Hahahaha!! I love it! Thanks!

sarahj2001 - cute seahorse!

I Sew Cute - beyond cute! I love her hair and your pictures are fabulous!

IamSusie - I love your rollercoaster piece! All the chain stitch looks great and it's fun to see an unconventional design.

Zombie_Queen - is that a boob I see?! Naughty!! Hahaha! I love the piece (and your tattoo)! I can't wait to get stitching on it!

PaleAngelLex - I think she's pretty and you should just ignore your mom! I like that you made it look sepia toned.

fenifer - great addition to the sea towel!

~Glenda - I love your Geisha! Beautiful colors!

ThirdMargaret - Awesome! I'm really excited to get that towel! Such a fun theme!

j_q_adams - Great buffalo! The whole piece is really nice.

rectangel - Cool fish! I love everything about this piece, it's beautiful!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 13, 2009 11:17:31 AM
I love the fish! So cute! The bubbles totally make it.


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Post by: ~Glenda on September 13, 2009 11:39:59 AM
rectangel ~ Your smiling fish is beautiful -- such vibrant colors. I especially love her eyes and lips. Thanks for the heads-up about design size. I can't wait to add to this towel :).


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Post by: Beetastic on September 13, 2009 01:05:13 PM
rectangel - she is beautiful. I like the way you moved it around it seems to flow better.  Her lips are the best.


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on September 13, 2009 02:40:05 PM
j_q_adams -- Your bison sets a nice tone for the rest of the towel. I agree that the french knot flowers in the different shades are really great.

rectangel -- The fish totally blows me away. Especially the colors you chose. I never would have thought the pastel bubbles would work but they are perfect.


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 13, 2009 05:11:05 PM
Here's my addition to Zombie_Queen's towel:



She didn't have a theme so I checked out her wists and saw some sugar skull/calavera/dia de los muertos stuff that I also have in my wists, so I went with that. I looked up calavera on wikipedia and found this image:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Posada3.Lagartijo.jpeg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Posada3.Lagartijo.jpeg)


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 13, 2009 05:52:54 PM
Lilyvanilli, your calavera is so cool!

rectangel, Love the fish!

Both of you do the loveliest stitching...can't wait to see it in person!


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Post by: IamSusie on September 13, 2009 06:03:02 PM
THat Calavera is terrific! 

j-q-adams- I love your bison stitching!  That pattern has tempted me in the past.  My dad has a collection of buffalo paraphernalia that grows larger all the time.  You did a great job!


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Post by: doo_leroux on September 13, 2009 06:09:08 PM
Love the fish rectangel! Your stitching is great as usual!


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 13, 2009 07:56:07 PM
Wow lily! I can't wait to get that towel later!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 14, 2009 05:59:32 AM
Lily the calvara is great! Now I have to come up with something for Zombie's towel!


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Post by: Beetastic on September 14, 2009 06:56:27 AM
Lilyvanilli - your calvara is great!


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Post by: kittykill on September 14, 2009 07:18:43 AM
That is so rad! I love it!


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Post by: sew~amy on September 14, 2009 08:52:59 AM
I love the calvara,  the colors are great.

I finished fiberartsy's towel.  She didn't have a theme.  So I looked in her 'wists' and saw a lot of skull/skeleton things.  I also saw that she has a cat,  so I figured she likes them too.  :)   I drew the picture up myself so it isn't great, but I had so much fun doing it.




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Post by: kittykill on September 14, 2009 08:54:39 AM
That is so gret! I love it


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 14, 2009 08:56:31 AM
That towel is so fabulously strange! I love how it is coming out!


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Post by: rectangel on September 14, 2009 09:11:38 AM
lily - I have never seen anything like it great work!

amy - yours totally made me laugh my favorite part is how you did the fish bowl and fish!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 14, 2009 09:14:44 AM
How cool and clever, Amy!  I love it!


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 14, 2009 09:32:01 AM
Amy - Hahahaha!! I love your skeleton kitty! The fish bowl and the fish definitely make it. Great job!

AlwaysInspired - Your calaveras wedding piece was the inspiration for the whole thing! We both had the image in our wists, so I ran with it. :)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 14, 2009 09:39:36 AM
Amy - Hahahaha!! I love your skeleton kitty! The fish bowl and the fish definitely make it. Great job!

AlwaysInspired - Your calaveras wedding piece was the inspiration for the whole thing! We both had the image in our wists, so I ran with it. :)

Hmmmm maybe I should do the woman????? ;)


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 14, 2009 09:57:28 AM
That would be pretty darn awesome.


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Post by: sonjabegonia on September 14, 2009 10:05:12 AM
ThirdMargaret -- LOVE the cake and quote . . . this is exactly what I was thinking about when I chose the John Hughes theme.  Thanks so much!!!


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Post by: fiberartsy on September 14, 2009 01:16:26 PM
sew~amy---WOW it looks great!!!!  I'm so excited about my towel already!!


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Post by: sixblueirises on September 14, 2009 01:29:50 PM
Here is my design from GatsbyGirl's towel. Her theme is based around lyrics from X's Fourth of July. I had never heard of the song or the band before, but I really like it. I went with the lyrics that stuck out to me the first time I read it.



In case you can't read it, the lyrics are "She gives me her cheek when I want her lips, but I don't have the strength to go."

When I first got the towel, I was at an absolute loss for what to do. Then I remembered my second grade class. For spelling practice, our teacher would have us write out our spelling words five times each, and I would write them in lines and make pictures out of them. The idea for this design kinda came out of that.

The words are backstitch, the hair is stem stitch, and I am rather proud of the lips, which are satin stitch.


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 14, 2009 01:38:39 PM
What a great way to present lyrics! I really like the creativeness!


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on September 14, 2009 01:45:10 PM
Eek! It's fabulous sixblueirises. I love that line too. One of the reasons I love that song is that it's so visual. I can completely picture the whole story in my mind.


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Post by: mego on September 14, 2009 02:06:49 PM
Oh my goodness sixblueirises!  I'm the last to receive that towel... and already the bar is set high!  Great job!!!

OK -- Here's mamaphunk's towel!



Here's a view of both her words & my addition.



Mamaphunk just redid her kitchen to look like it's from an anthropologie catalog with lots of bright colors... so that's the theme for this towel!

I was going to do a nice tulip design I found on Hoop Love, but it was a pain to transfer via the window method.  Luckily, I found this design by Andrea Zuill (might as well rename this tour for her with all of her designs appearing everythwere!)  I didn't do the whole piece, it extends another two/three inches to the top with more blossoms. 

I've written more on my blog about my experience so far in TTT5, I don't want to take up anymore space here in the gallery!
http://www.whatmegmakes.com/?p=816 (http://www.whatmegmakes.com/?p=816)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 14, 2009 02:15:37 PM
I love badbird's little creatures! Great work!


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Post by: j_q_adams on September 14, 2009 02:29:48 PM
(might as well rename this tour for her with all of her designs appearing everythwere!)

ha!  guilty as charged, i guess ... since my first two designs have both been hers.  but i've got plans for my next few towels, and i don't think any of them will be badbird designs.  so more variety from me, i promise!    ;D

ps. i love your little bird design.  and sixblueirises, your interpretation of gatsbygirl's theme is just awesome.  even though it would surely be a challenge, i kind of wish i was getting that towel, too.


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Post by: sixblueirises on September 14, 2009 02:43:30 PM
ps. i love your little bird design.  and sixblueirises, your interpretation of gatsbygirl's theme is just awesome.  even though it would surely be a challenge, i kind of wish i was getting that towel, too.

I was totally thrilled when I wound up in GatsbyGirl's group because I wanted to stitch on this towel. That still did not save me from the "eek, don't know what to stitch" moment!

Mego, I love that little birdie! He is so cute and fabulous! And mamaphunk, I love your lettering! Looks great. That is another towel from my group I can't wait to get. I've already had to do a trip to Anthropologie for "research" and really might have to do a few more before I feel qualified to stitch your towel. (As if I needed an excuse to wind up in Anthropologie...)


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on September 14, 2009 03:09:18 PM
Mego, thanks so much for posting a picture. I'd been investigating the theme but hadn't seen Mamaphunk or your design so had about five things going: "Well, if the first couple designs look like this ..." Now, I know exactly what I'm going to do.

And your bird is adorable.


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Post by: rectangel on September 14, 2009 03:12:38 PM
mego-I really like the colors you picked for this design and I love the circular word design mamaphunk did!

sixblueirises- wow! stitching words makes me tired so extra points for working them into a design ;) - I keep meaning to listen to the song so I can see where this towel will go.



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Post by: fenifer on September 14, 2009 05:00:44 PM
dang! i forgot to tell you guys that i got the octopus from urban threads. der!!
mego- that looks great! i actually have bird tattoo on my back! i love it!
im just in awe of everyones talents!!


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Post by: fabricfriend on September 14, 2009 05:19:44 PM
okay-so i am in the late group and i am ready to send my towel. i will email the next person to see if they are ready and mail it on if they are or keep it a while longer. pictures posted soon.


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Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 14, 2009 07:44:13 PM
Lily-  :o I LOVE the design, It's so incredibly perfect!!! <333333  ;D

Oh and ThirdMargaret, I received SonjaBegonia's towel and the cake looks amazing! It's look even better in person. Great job!

So far everyone is blowing me away! Great colors and wonderful patterns.


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 14, 2009 07:54:38 PM
ThirdMargaret -- LOVE the cake and quote . . . this is exactly what I was thinking about when I chose the John Hughes theme.  Thanks so much!!!

Whew! ::)  I'm relieved that you like.  It really is a great theme!


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Post by: I Sew Cute on September 14, 2009 09:12:47 PM
The gallery is just busting with goodness & I'd love to comment...but I can hardly keep my eyes open as it is & I wanted to drop in and say that I mailed Glenda's towel today! Her theme is horoscopes...so after sketching some ladies, fish, and crabs...I went with pisces.  ;) It was wicked fun & I hope you like it Glenda!








Perfect timing on the mail, because Kittykill's towel arrived this afternoon & my head is just spinning with ideas for it!  ;D
I'm in awe of Glenda's Geisha in person! It's one thing to see these on a computer screen...and then to see a design in real life! Wow!


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Post by: kittykill on September 15, 2009 06:51:08 AM
Oh my goodness! Everything is just amazing!


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Post by: j_q_adams on September 15, 2009 07:43:51 AM
THOSE FISH ROCK!!  Great interpretation of Pisces, I Sew Cute!


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 15, 2009 10:38:24 AM
Super cute, I Sew Cute! Love the colors, too!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 15, 2009 11:10:39 AM
I sew cute those Pisces are fantastic! I just love your drawings!


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Post by: ~Glenda on September 15, 2009 12:12:24 PM
I Sew Cute, I *love* the Pisces fish!!! I can't wait to show those to hubby (my Pisces) :).


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 15, 2009 01:35:29 PM
Six-Very awesome and creative. That's more face than I've dared to work

mego- Birdies=love!! So adorable.

I So Cute- I love your colors. Those eyes just look so perfect too.


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Post by: sixblueirises on September 15, 2009 02:44:53 PM
Those fish are seriously the most adorable things ever.


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Post by: Pearliepie on September 15, 2009 04:38:02 PM
Here's my addition to ritapizza's "kawaii/cute or vintage kitchen or anthropomorphic things" themed towel. I almost got all three into this image.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/copygirlx/3920676881/)
I picked the pattern from the needlecrafter site, and then styled her to look a little like my Grandma who recently passed. Her dress is made to look like one that Grandma made for me when I was in 3rd grade.


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 15, 2009 04:44:04 PM
I love the little girl! Her dress is adorable and I love that you can see the petticoat.


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Post by: rectangel on September 15, 2009 04:57:23 PM
ISC - the fish are very cute & the orange variegation is great!

Pearlie -perfect start for Rita it totally suits her and it is lovely with all the mix of stitches my favorite is the little crinoline detail ;)


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 15, 2009 06:05:24 PM
I finished Lily's towel today. I don't know how many of you will get this, I'm not sure I would and I watch Always Sunny in Philadelphia.



No, it's not a page out of a coloring book. It's Charlie's lyrics for "Night Man". If you're a fan of Always Sunny, then  you know what I'm talking about. If you don't watch, you may not want to google this.

Hope you like it Lily!


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Post by: kittykill on September 15, 2009 06:17:55 PM
Awesome and Awesome!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 15, 2009 06:48:18 PM
Pale, I don't watch Sunny, but my hubby does. I don't get the reference, but the stitching is still fun to look at. Nice work!


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on September 15, 2009 07:59:54 PM
PearliePie. She's great, as is your photography. So crisp. I love all the little french knot polka dots.

PaleAngelLex, I knew what that was IMMEDIATELY! I hope you don't mind, but one of my writers is friendly with the "It's Always Sunny" guys, so I sent a link to her to pass along to them if she gets a chance.


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 15, 2009 08:21:54 PM
Quote
PaleAngelLex, I knew what that was IMMEDIATELY! I hope you don't mind, but one of my writers is friendly with the "It's Always Sunny" guys, so I sent a link to her to pass along to them if she gets a chance.

OMG! I don't mind at all! I love that show.


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Post by: Pearliepie on September 15, 2009 08:48:01 PM
Thanks everyone! Stitching that dress was so fun.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fenifer on September 15, 2009 09:05:35 PM
ok!!
i finally went thru all the pics!
j_q_adams- LOVE the buffalos!
rectangel- the fish is so pretty, love the bubbles
lilyvanili- the sugar skull- i love the details of it!
sew~amy- you're keeping good with that theme, odd, but i love it!
pearliepie- lovely girl!
paleangellex- holy god! i knew exactly what that was. we just got season 4 today and were watching it right now!!
very awesome!

i have gatsbys girl pillow case last night, and ive been designing tonight and im gonna start it later this week!!!
ok- as charlie ( from sunny) says- “All right, later dudes. S you in your A’s, don’t wear a C, and J all over your B’s.” ;D


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Post by: Beetastic on September 15, 2009 11:40:06 PM
sew~amy - your cat is great.  The fish is my favorite part.  I am so curious how her towel will turn out.

sixblueirises - such a unique idea you did a great job.

mego -  I like the bright flowers.

I Sew Cute - those fish are so cute.

Pearliepie - I have always liked that pattern.  I love the way you did her dress.

Pearliepie - nice stitching sorry I do not watch that show.


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Post by: I Sew Cute on September 16, 2009 06:57:02 AM
Catching up on the gallery:

PaleAngelLex - ok..you make me want to google it!   ???
Googled: http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x25/RiserGlen/Nightman.jpg   :o
Great work!  ;)

Pearliepie - I love everything about your piece! She's retro-licious!  ;)

Glenda - Yay! So glad you like the fish! ...I'd like to credit sarahj2001 with the inspiration to do a 'mirror effect' with the fish... her butterflies were stuck in my head at the time I was drawing.  :)

Mego - excellent work...great choice of colors & you cropped the design nice to fit the space on the towel! I love birds!

Sixblueirises - cool lyric interpretation! Love how you put the words within the face area & cool swirl on the hair!

sew~amy - your design is so great...don't knock it!!! It's very cool & creative!  ;)

Lilyvanilli - awesome awesome... hot dog! ...so all around awesome!  ;D

Recangel - Your fish is so sexy! Love the eyes, the lips, and the bubbles are sweet!

j_q_adams - Fabulous buffalo/bison! I think centering it on the towel was the right thing to do! The flowers framing it makes it a real centerpiece! Thanks for sharing the pattern link!  ;)





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Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 16, 2009 08:07:41 AM
Okay, here goes, got some photos ready.

This is what I've crammed into a corner of IamSusie's towel:



They're flowers I drew, based on the Hungarian folk-art style. I've always loved how rich and slightly surreal they look. There's a bag amongst IamSusie's Craftster favourites that showed a lot of bright felt flowers, and they reminded me of this style. I wish I could have done more, but yeah... I feel like I'm working 3 full time jobs at the moment, so no time to add more flowers :(

More pics!


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Post by: millik on September 16, 2009 08:15:06 AM
Wow! I've just managed to catch up on the gallery and I must say we have quite a talented group :) Everyone's stuff is very cool... I can't wait to see that octopus up close and in person!

I'm going to try and catch up here in one post so bear with me. First, my towel went out to Mamaphunk with a tiny cross stitch on it... My theme was video games, so I stitched up some life points for the towel. 2.5 hearts out of 3, but I'm sure we can make it to the end of the level on that, as hopefully there aren't too many enemies.



Okay and now we have my addition to fenifer's towel. This will need some explaining... The towel started off blank, so I researched a little and found that we both like the band The Flaming Lips. During some shows, the band will hand out laser pointers, which the entire audience points directly at the lead singer. He then takes out a giant, round mirror and reflects all the lasers back into the club. This is an abstract representation of that. At first I wanted to do him rolling over the crowd in the giant hamster ball like he does, but I think this facet transferred a bit better to embroidery and is pretty much just as cool in person.



And here's a photo for scale--the fabric is kinda small. I made my design to fit a 4.5 inch square.



Annnnd... if you're curious to know what this phenomenon looks like in person, here is someone's photo on flickr (not mine): http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomerickson/3835743109/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomerickson/3835743109/)


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Post by: millik on September 16, 2009 08:17:49 AM
PS - Kitten Wrangler... you are also a satin stitch wrangler. That piece is superb.


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Post by: cupcakeguru on September 16, 2009 08:21:08 AM
Kitten Wrangler - that satin stitch must have taken forever.  nice work

millik  - I always love those life point hearts!


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Post by: fenifer on September 16, 2009 08:33:08 AM
first- kitten wrangler- that is so pretty! love it!

second- millik- i absolutely love the design!!! their shows are so great!! we just went to one last month, but we sat in the very back. you get such an enormous positive rush during the shows. especially up front. thanks so much!!
i love the theme of video games for yours. i like that you did the hearts. thats fantastic. i think i already know what i want to do with your towel. ;D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: mego on September 16, 2009 08:46:11 AM
Kitten Wrangler -- wow!!!  Awesome flowers!  I don't think I would have had the patience for all of that satin stitch! 

milik -- I love the hearts :D  So is your towel theme now officially videogames??  Or do you still want a little randomness?  Just making sure since I'm lying in wait to get my hands on your towel!

& I love your representation of those lasers!  I've never heard about them doing that, it looks awesome!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Mamaphunk on September 16, 2009 09:05:19 AM
Oh wow, everything looks so amazing! WOW!

Here is milik's towel, a video game theme!



(Sorry for the phone pic and the lack of ironing!)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on September 16, 2009 09:17:25 AM
Kitten Wrangler - I love those flowers and your stitching looks great!

millik - what a great idea. 

Mamaphunk - that is so cute.  It sounds like a fun towel to work on.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: IamSusie on September 16, 2009 09:36:40 AM
*eep!* I can't keep up with our gallery!

Pearlie Pie- Your image is super retro cute!  I love the french knots on her pretty dress!

PaleAngelLex-  I think I will google that.  Your image looks like a puzzle that must be solved.  Great job!

KttenWrangler-  Amazing! I absolutely love brightly colored flowers. Your satin stitching is perfect!  It even looks like you did some kind of pretty wrap stitch on that flower up on the left.  My stitching grandmother was Hungarian, and my parents visited there recently looking for signs of that side of our family background.  Thanks so much!

Milik-  lol.. 2.5 stars out of 3.  Hilarious! I love video games.. That was a cool idea to represent the laser pointer effect!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on September 16, 2009 10:11:18 AM
Lex-intriguing pictograph you have there reminds me of that old board game concentration...I’ve always wanted to embroider the cards from it

KW – gorgeous flowers I especially am captivated by the variation on the pink and blue one!

Millik – love the life points! And the seed stitching looks great as laser fragments

Mamaphunk – I love your umbrella man  8) but am relieved I can just watch that towel ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ritapizza on September 16, 2009 10:33:36 AM
Way too much awesomeness to catch up on! You're all fantastic! I really admire everyone's stitching!

Pearliepie, thank you so much for the adorable stitchin! I really love that you styled the pattern to look like your dear Grandma and the dress and apron is unbelievably cute! and the teacup is smiling too! your stitches are so gorgeous! thank you! I love it!

millik's video game themed towel is gonna be so awesome! Mamaphunk's Kirby is too cute!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Mamaphunk on September 16, 2009 10:40:28 AM
As a person who has only played one video game (World of Warcraft), I was a little intimidating by the theme BUT milik was quite smart and sent along some inspiration! Very helpful!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: millik on September 16, 2009 11:03:56 AM
Yay, Kirby! Nice job--I love his umbrella!

mego - a little randomness is fine if you truly can't get inspired by the video game theme. I know these towels take on a mind of their own as they travel about so I am not too picky. ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fenifer on September 16, 2009 11:17:28 AM
mamaphunk- i love the kirby!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 16, 2009 11:22:31 AM
The flowers are beautiful! I've always wanted to stitch something along those lines.
The laser affect looks really fun! I like how you took something and made it your own.
I love Kirby! That was one of my fave games growing up on my gameboy! I bought the 1 for DS as well!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: doo_leroux on September 16, 2009 02:14:44 PM
Here is I Sew Cute's towel. I hope she likes it!



The pattern is from Urban Threads.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 16, 2009 02:17:43 PM
Gosh, the fabulousity is showing up faster than I can keep track!  Everyone's designs are so creatively thought out!  Kirby's a hoot; I'll have to show him to my Wii generation along with the life hearts!  The laser trick picture is cool! (and I am old!)  And the flowers are beautiful...nice satin stitch!

HOpe I didn't forget anyone...I'll circle back!! ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 16, 2009 02:18:55 PM
Awww, Doo  You posted whilst I was typing, but I can't see the picture... :(


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on September 16, 2009 02:34:59 PM
AlwaysInspired - you make me feel old I grew up playing and Atari 2600

doo_leroux - she looks great.  I like your stitching on the words. 


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 16, 2009 02:52:21 PM
Awesome stuff! We rock!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 16, 2009 03:05:13 PM
*eep!* I can't keep up with our gallery!

Pearlie Pie- Your image is super retro cute!  I love the french knots on her pretty dress!

PaleAngelLex-  I think I will google that.  Your image looks like a puzzle that must be solved.  Great job!

KttenWrangler-  Amazing! I absolutely love brightly colored flowers. Your satin stitching is perfect!  It even looks like you did some kind of pretty wrap stitch on that flower up on the left.  My stitching grandmother was Hungarian, and my parents visited there recently looking for signs of that side of our family background.  Thanks so much!

Milik-  lol.. 2.5 stars out of 3.  Hilarious! I love video games.. That was a cool idea to represent the laser pointer effect!

Blinkblink. Huh. That was a lucky guess on my part then :)


The real stuff is a gazillion times better, by the way. I'll get there one day.

I love satin stitch - so quick to fill in large areas. And it feels nice to rub them between your fingers.... I guess that's why it's a 'satin' stitch.

The flower on the left is Ceylon stitch. It's not perfect (there's a glaring error which we are all going to pretend we don't see) but the effect is awesome - it looks like knitting.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: I Sew Cute on September 16, 2009 03:47:01 PM
Here is I Sew Cute's towel. I hope she likes it!

Like it???!!! I LOVE IT! You rock! Can I hit the this rocks button for it?
 :o


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on September 16, 2009 05:30:29 PM
Man you can't turn your back on this thread for second!  Everything is so great!  Love the Kirby and the pretty flowers and the librarian.  All great stuff!!!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 16, 2009 06:10:05 PM
PaleAngelLex - HAHAHA!!! Thank you so much, that's awesome! I love that show! ;D


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 16, 2009 07:16:14 PM
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PaleAngelLex - HAHAHA!!! Thank you so much, that's awesome! I love that show! Grin

You are very welcome.

Pearliepie- I love this so much. The skirt is just amazing. I just lost my grandma too. She's the whole reason I craft in the first place. You're work is a wonderful tribute to all our grandmas.

Kitten Wrangler- Amazing! I'm not a big fan of flowers on things, but I'd put those on anything I own. Great job!
millik- That's really a nifty trick to pull at a show. I don't know how I would have pulled it off, but you make it look really great. I love the hands sticking up too.

Mamaphunk- Kirby is very cute. I like your umbrella.

doo_leroux- That is one sexy librarian. I envy your ability to do faces and have them look so attractive.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fenifer on September 16, 2009 09:10:34 PM
dang!
doo_leroux- very awesome! love it!

i just finished gatsbygirl's pillow case.
her theme was about the X's 4th of July song, and this is what I imagined everytime I read the lyrics and listened to the song.


and here is the whole pillow case:


i just kept thinking of the stairs, and summertime sunsets, oh and that little piece sitting on the bottom step- thats an ashtray with a cigarette sitting in it... hope you like gatsbygirl!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: aada on September 16, 2009 09:31:52 PM
here's the addition i made to rectangel's towel! (before ironing, of course.  ;))








Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fenifer on September 16, 2009 09:35:11 PM
aada- that car is awesome!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 17, 2009 07:50:20 AM
Great stuff guys!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 17, 2009 07:51:35 AM
The stairs are wonderful! I love the sun. That car rocks too! Great work!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on September 17, 2009 09:41:11 AM
Doo_leroux – I can’t wait to see it person 

Gatsby now that I see your pillow I am reminded of your last pillow top ;) they will make a cool set!   

Fenifer- I love your sunrise/set on the stairs ;)

& aada! I love the car every pretty girl needs a fast car ;) did you draw it?


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ritapizza on September 17, 2009 09:53:24 AM
doo_leroux ~ love it! sewing IS sexy!
fenifer ~ pretty sun!
aada ~ awesome car with the cloud of smoke trailing behind!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ritapizza on September 17, 2009 10:13:59 AM
This is the first time I've stitched on a blank tea towel! Kitten Wrangler sent a beautifully hand-hemmed rectangle of linen and mentioned a variety of themes including "traditional Indonesian design" which immediately made me think of batik designs on hand dyed fabric. This design is loosely based off a batik fabric I saw at the fabric store. I heavily used running stitch for the fish details, taking advantage of the loose weave of the tea towel, and french knots all around the fish. Hope you like it!


(I asked my friend what does it look like and he said "pineapple fish" so I'm naming this my pineapple fish :))


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 17, 2009 10:18:59 AM
I love the pineapple fish! So creative and beautifully stitched.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on September 17, 2009 11:33:41 AM
rita I love your design!  I've never seen the running stitch used more effectively and practically given the loose weave...those french knots must have been tricky on there ;)

the hem looks like some version of hardanger work.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: mafiosagrrl on September 17, 2009 11:41:51 AM
love the colors of your pineapple fish  :D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: doo_leroux on September 17, 2009 11:52:10 AM
PaleAngelLex  - Oh Dear her face is so bad! I only think of rectangel's perfect faces! Beleive me I had to redo her eyes a few times...and I still don't like them.

Love the car, the sun and the fish! i love having so many ppl in this round as there's always something new in the gallery!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: aada on September 17, 2009 03:14:25 PM
rectangel: nope, didn't draw it. took a photo of a car and made it into a semi-decent outline! luckily it worked pretty well....except the tires.  ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 17, 2009 05:40:37 PM
ritapizza, that fish looks beautifully done. It's quite a common motif on the beach sarongs sold in the markets.

rectangel, the hem is a, errr... pin stitch done on pulled threads. I've got another piece of linen the same size, and when I've got nothing else to do (HA!) I want to play around with some pulled thread and cut thread work.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 17, 2009 07:48:28 PM
Sonjabegonia scurried to the PO with PaleAngelLex's towel and didn't get to post a pic.  As I have her beautiful stitching currently in my possession, here's her addition!  I love it!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 17, 2009 08:19:46 PM
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Sonjabegonia scurried to the PO with PaleAngelLex's towel and didn't get to post a pic.  As I have her beautiful stitching currently in my possession, here's her addition!  I love it!

I love it too!!! I'm so excited to see it. Thank you Sonja, it's really very pretty. I can't wait to see it in person.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fabricfriend on September 17, 2009 08:24:22 PM
beautiful!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on September 17, 2009 08:28:13 PM
fenifer - that towel is turning out to be so unique.  Great job.

ritapizza - love your fish.  It looks great!

ThirdMargaret - the swan is so sweet.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fabricfriend on September 17, 2009 08:36:35 PM
this is lovely.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on September 17, 2009 10:14:49 PM
Wow, there are some seriously fabulous designs and some seriously fabulous stitchin' going on this round!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on September 17, 2009 10:40:39 PM
WOW WOW WOW! Very Nice stuff here! I LOVE sew-amy's skeleton cat & fish bowl! Clever- and great add on to the piece!
 The video game hearts were quite clever also! The fish by rectangle-  amazing stuff! Those colors work great! And Lilyvanilly's calvera- OMGosh thats freaking fantastic! sixblueriseies- GREAT face quote! Perfect  stem stitching!  Mego- I LOVE THOSE BIRDS! I've been wanting to do those- in my HUGE to-do pile! I Sew Cute's Fish are SEW CUTE! Great work! Perliepie- your little girl is adorable! PaleAngellex, I can't decipher the code, but I don't watch too much TV, but the stiches are fantastic- PERFECT and its interesting, and I love that its a CODE! SO COOL! Kitten Wrangler- AMAZING flowers! I love your satin stitching! Mamaphunk- I LOVE KIRBY! Doo_leroux- The way you did the color change for the lettering is amazing, and I love this design! Fenifer- I LOVE THE STAIRS! Nice idea and theme! aada- the car is great, and I'm in love with your smoke coming out the back- great job! Ritapizza the pineapple fish ROCKS MY SOCKS OFF! SO beautiful! ThirdMargaret, the geese are very cute!  I can't wait to recieve my next towel, but I've only decided on the fabricfriends design yesterday, and I should bust it out over the weekend! I love it and can't wait to stitch it! Such beautiful stuff ladies, I'm so enjoying being a part of this co-op towel swap!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 18, 2009 07:13:21 AM
The swan is lovely! Great work!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 18, 2009 07:23:38 AM
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sarahj2001 on September 18, 2009 09:59:27 AM
Here's my addition to PearliePie's towel.  Her theme is Wild West Saloons so I did a cowgirl.  Remember I am very very new to embroidery so the face was super hard...  Note to self: never attempt a small face like that again :)



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: doo_leroux on September 18, 2009 10:49:53 AM
sarahj2001  - Oh never you mind I think you did a great job! As a tip, when you want to to details like a small face, you can use less floss instead of the full six strands. Like 1 or 2 but it doesn't really make it THAT much easier as I find it harder to work with less floss....but once you pick it up....the detail you can pull off is sweeeeeet!

Did you draw the design? Very nice!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 18, 2009 10:53:14 AM
The cowgirl is fantastic! Faces are always tough so don't sweat it you did great!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ritapizza on September 18, 2009 10:56:33 AM
your cowgirl looks awesome!! she's totally having fun on her horse! I agree with doo_leroux's tip of trying 1 or 2 strands for facial features for more detail


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 18, 2009 12:14:20 PM
I just finished my addition to Sonja's towel. She had a John Hughes theme. I must admit I was pretty stumped. But, hen my hubby reminded me that a lot of his movies took place in or reference the same fictional town in Illinois! In Weird Science there is a billboard that says "Shermer: One of America's Towns. Shermer is actually a representation of Hughes' hometown of Northbrook which used to called Shermerville and Hughes' actual high school was actually located on Shermer Rd. Thank you Wikipedia :) Hope you like it Sonja



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fenifer on September 18, 2009 12:31:29 PM
my!
first off-
ritapizza- love the pineapple fish!
sarahj2001- awesome cowgirl
zombie_queen- thats awesome you were able to pick out all that information with just one little word- shermer


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on September 18, 2009 12:33:15 PM
sonja - the swan is lovely

sarah- yee haw :)

ZQ-great idea to tie in to the theme ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: IamSusie on September 18, 2009 12:46:42 PM
*sigh* John Hughes movies are the films of my youth..   I have driven Shermer Road many times!

Seriously awesome stitching you guys!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on September 18, 2009 12:47:20 PM
Crap. I'm so far behind on the gallery. Between Emmys this Sunday and the start of the official Fall TV season next week I'm going bananas at work.

But I did want to stop in and tell Fenifer that i love her addition to my pillow case! I like how the sun setting behind the staircase also looks like it could be a fireworks explosion going off.

Everyone else is doing fabulous work as well. Will be better about coming in more regularly so I can keep up.

On tonight's agenda: Dye my hair and get cracking on Mamaphunk's towel. Believe it!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on September 18, 2009 12:49:29 PM
Here's my contribution to aada's apron. It's a free suncatcher design I found on a stained glass supplies website (which I didn't bookmark, but was many pages into the sites that popped up when I searched for sailboat images on google!). I color-tinted it a bit darker than I usually would, partly to keep in the "suncatcher" theme, and partly so when aada does need to wash the apron and the color fades (which it will with every wash), the color won't fade away quite so quickly.

As with the color-tinting I did on kittykill's towel, the color-tinting on this one is darker than it appears in the photos. (Again, another gray day out when I need to photo a T5 design :( .)



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on September 18, 2009 12:59:24 PM
sarahj2001 - your cowgirl looks great!  Have patience with the faces you will try again and it will be better the next time. I still have problems with the eyes they never turn out how I imagine them in my head.

Zombie_Queen  - that is such a neat idea.

~Glenda  - it so peacful looking makes me want to be in the water today especially since it is in the high 90's today.
 



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 18, 2009 01:20:11 PM
Zombie_Queen great addition to the John Hughs towel! I have my idea all ready for that one when it gets here!
The sailboat is great too! I love the color.

I received Zombie_Queens towel and after searching for a comparable DoTD woman I ended up using my old one from my wisted piece and remaking it to match Lilyvanilli's style man! I'll be transfering it soon!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on September 18, 2009 03:19:48 PM
Everything looks great.  I am loving that John Hughes towel!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: aada on September 18, 2009 04:05:10 PM
~Glenda: that's cute! :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on September 18, 2009 07:25:00 PM
glenda that's beautiful!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Pearliepie on September 18, 2009 09:55:30 PM
Wow! Everything is so beautifully done! I've been sneaking peeks at the gallery from work all week.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 19, 2009 06:42:57 AM
Looking so great, everybody!  I'm behind on commenting, but I'm impressed with everyone's work. 


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: cupcakeguru on September 19, 2009 10:18:46 AM
So much catching up to do!

Mamaphunk – I love your kirby.  I want a video game system but I will never leave the house again

doo_leroux – sexy garters on that knitter

fenifer – I like the multi colors in your sun

aada – nice wheels!

ritapizza – I like the running stitch.  I never thought of using that as an inside detail.  I usually just use it for a border around the whole towel.

Sonjabegonia – pretty swan.  I like the writing in the waves.

sarahj2001 – cute rodeo gal

Zombie_Queen -  way to make something out of that obscure reference

~Glenda – I love how that looks like stained glass


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 19, 2009 02:52:53 PM
I finished Rectangel's towel last night. She likes tattoo art and I stalked a little and found out that she loves this style off tattoo art. It just so happens that I had the pattern :D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on September 19, 2009 03:13:07 PM
Oh, kittykill! She's gorgeous.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on September 19, 2009 03:48:37 PM
Kittykill! She is awesome thank-you  8)  I can't wait to for all this crayon tinting to make it's way to my house! and yikes you are fast lady!

Glenda - the suncatcher design is very peaceful I am going to have to do some thinking for that one ;)

Raiders Rock!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 19, 2009 04:27:11 PM
Arrrrgggg KittyKill me thinks that be amazing! Now off to drink some rum!
(it is talk like a pirate day folks! ;D)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on September 19, 2009 05:33:09 PM
kittykill - she is very pretty.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on September 19, 2009 05:34:15 PM
Kittykill ~ She's gorgeous!! I find her eyes + lashes very striking. I can't wait to see that tinting in person!! Now I'm off to do some stalking and design-finding of my own for that towel :).


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fabricfriend on September 19, 2009 08:34:18 PM
beautiful. so is this tinting done with paint?colored pencil? it is really lovely.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 19, 2009 09:36:04 PM
beautiful. so is this tinting done with paint?colored pencil? it is really lovely.


Thanks! It's done with crayons. It's super easy to do.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on September 19, 2009 10:22:04 PM
OK, the photos aren't the best, but I was too excited to wait until morning when the light's better.

I've never taken the middle of a towel before. Talk about your added pressure, but I found the perfect thing for Mamaphunk's towel, so I couldn't resist.

Here theme is "Anthropologie" style. Plus, I saw that she's organizing the Matryoshka swap. Thus ...



The pattern came from a coloring book and I went a little crazy with the satin stitch. But I blame that on the Sublime Stitching towel. It makes satin stitch look really good.

And here's the whole towel so far.




Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on September 20, 2009 07:34:42 AM
GatsbyGirl - she is beautiful.  I love the flowers.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 20, 2009 09:04:44 AM
I love the Russian doll! Very nice color selections! It looks perfect in the center of the towel.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 20, 2009 09:06:05 AM
OOH! I love her. The colors are amazing. Her lips are so cute!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fenifer on September 20, 2009 09:38:01 AM
gatsbygirl- glad you like the sun and stairs!!
ps- love the russian doll piece!

love that sailboat and the girl and everything!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on September 20, 2009 09:47:27 AM
kittykill & GatsybyGirl -- BOTH amazing designs!! 

i am glad someone else did a center design ... now i am not the only one!  mamaphunk's towel is looking amazing so far.  i love the "anthropologie" theme!!

rectangel's towel is looking awesome, too.  i need to do some research on crayon tinting ... any good tutorials out there that y'all would recommend?

working on rita's apron right now ... excited about my design.  can't wait to finish it and share with you all.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on September 20, 2009 10:21:21 AM
Gatsby! it looks great - very cool fitting it into the middle like that ;)  The rosebud detail is just right too.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on September 20, 2009 12:43:29 PM
GatsbyGirl ~ That turned out so cute! I love all the seed stitching, and her face is adorable.

j_q ~ There is a good discussion about crayon-tinting here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=245721.0. It's really quite easy. The most challenging part for me has always been not being heavy-handed with the crayons :).


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Pearliepie on September 20, 2009 02:48:12 PM
Love the flowers on the Matryoshka!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 20, 2009 04:06:51 PM
Here's what Sonjabegonia stitched on AlwaysInspired's towel!  Isn't it lovely?!





Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 20, 2009 04:09:45 PM
Here's what I stitched on PaleAngelLex's towel.  I wish I had used more strands, but I was afraid the design would get too bunchy.  I was wrong. :-\  It is done is blue, purple, and a blue and purple varigated floss.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 20, 2009 04:36:57 PM
Wow! Both of those are beautiful.

Tinting is so easy but you do have to be careful-start off with soft light coloring and then if you want it darker, keep filling it in.


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 20, 2009 05:36:15 PM
kittykill & GatsybyGirl!  Love the designs! 

The matroyska fit perfectly!


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Post by: Beetastic on September 20, 2009 05:59:15 PM
Sonjabegonia- the butterfly is so pretty.  I like the colors you used.

ThirdMargaret - I like the color and I think you used the right amount of floss it makes it look very delicate.


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Post by: rectangel on September 20, 2009 09:27:40 PM
3rdMargaret-I think the amount of threads works more and you would have lost some of the sharper edges of the design

Sonja-the butterfly is lovely it has a really pop of the page feel to me ;)


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 21, 2009 04:01:46 AM
Kittykill- You're girl looks amazing. Her eyes are beautiful, and so is the rose in her hair.

GatsbyGirl- She is totally adorable, and the satin stitching is perfect. I love the seed stitch every where.

sarahj2001- Your face looks fine, and the horse looks great. I think everyone's harder on themselves when they are new. 

Zombie_Queen- That was a great idea for that towel. I still have no idea what I'm going to do. I'll have to see what's all there when the towel gets to me. Very nice stitching, and use of wikipedia.

~Glenda- I think you pulled off sun catcher really well. The tinting really takes it that extra step. Very beautiful stitches

Sonjabegonia- I wish you were sending to me every week and not the other way around. Your stuff always looks so neat and pretty, I wish I could see it up close.

ThirdMargaret- I love it. I think you went with the right about of strands as well. I can't wait to get it back to realy see the color in the work. And you even put sequins!


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Post by: millik on September 21, 2009 07:40:07 AM
GatsbyGirl - I love that matroyska! I think that is the last towel I'll be getting in the mail, so I'm excited to see it in person.

Third Margaret - I love the bird! It reminds me of a phoenix--just beautiful.

I love Sonjabegonia's butterfly, too. Everyone here always comes up with really creative ways to use different stitches!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 21, 2009 09:27:01 AM
The butterfly is gorgeous Sonjabegonia! Thanks!
I really like the bird! I had actually thought of using that same pattern! You did great.


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Post by: cupcakeguru on September 21, 2009 10:31:49 AM
Kittykill – I love that old time girl
GatsbyGirl – nice nesting doll – I used to love playing with them when I was a kid
Sonjabegonia – I like the colors in your butterfly
ThirdMargaret – nice with the sequins!


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 21, 2009 11:01:06 AM
Here's a picture of what I stitched on ThirdMargaret's towel - it's a flyer for a Haunted House:



I altered the image quite a bit as far as the lettering goes, but everything else is the same just simplified. Most is done in 2 strands, but the small details are done in 1, and the red letters and moon are done in 4. Most is back stitch with some seeding, chain stitch, and stem stitch.

Here's a pic of the whole towel:



Image source: www.bluebison.net/content/?p=88 (http://www.bluebison.net/content/?p=88)


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Post by: kittykill on September 21, 2009 11:06:18 AM
That rocks!


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Post by: I Sew Cute on September 21, 2009 11:13:47 AM
I haven't been feeling too well lately & wish I could comment on all the gorgeousness this far! I will come back & comment later though!

When I pick up my son from school today, I'll be mailing out Kittykill's towel. She mentioned she'd be using the embroidery works in this swap to frame as wall art & decorate her office...so I was drawn to embroidering something really personal that she wouldn't get tired of looking at & would always be in style. I knew it had to be  her doggers.

This is Kato & Lola...with the ball.
I just won't have time to add Jujube...another one of Kittykill's doggies into the design & make the deadline to mail out.
I totally fell in love with this photo on her flickr & didn't add it as a favorite until today in case she'd figure out what I was doing: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2469951116/in/set-72157605191073455/
(if you're ever up for a personal swap Kittykill...I'll be game to stitch up Juju)
This piece is in the Southeast corner of her towel & measures about 8" x 8". I didn't get too fancy with the stitching...just basic back stitch, running stitch, split stitch, & a couple of french knots.

Sadly Kato passed away earlier this year & I'd been thinking of doing a memorial piece...unbeknownst to Kittykill. It was on the 'list' of crafts to do, but alas too many crafts & not enough time & I'm just so pleased that I could do this much!

I hope you love it Kittykill!


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Post by: kittykill on September 21, 2009 11:30:23 AM
Oh my goodness! That just made me burst into tears (in a good way). Thank you SOOOOO much! I love it more than you will ever know. They are such little beast and what a great way to remember my little man.


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Post by: I Sew Cute on September 21, 2009 11:35:00 AM
OMG... I'm so glad you clarified that it was 'in a good way'...but wow! I'm so glad you like it... really like it!

 :)

(((hug)))


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Post by: ~Glenda on September 21, 2009 12:06:03 PM
Oh, wow, I Sew Cute, that's just fantastic!!! I keep scrolling back up to look at it :).

Lilyvanilli, the haunted house flyer design is cool -- great idea for a Halloween-themed towel!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 21, 2009 12:15:02 PM
The haunted house flier is fantastic! I'm scoping out ideas for that towel now!
I love the dogs! That is so perfect for Kittykill! What a great way to see a loved friend that is gone.

Here is my addition to Zombie_Queen's towel. She has my DotD stitchery on her wist and lilyvanilli did the dapper gentleman so I did the lady. I couldn't find a graphic for the woman similar to the man lilyvanilli used so I drew up my own so they would match. Also my first successful try at using metallic floss! I bought some thread heaven and it works fantastic! The metallic floss was used to seed stitch fill in the dress and satin stitched her shoes.

Here the lovely couple is together.


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Post by: rectangel on September 21, 2009 01:53:25 PM
lily - great work the stitching is so nice and sharp!

I Sew Cute - wow! that is amazing ;) great job!

Always - what a fantastic job you did!  the style of stitching really looks like the same person did this it would be great to see this one together!


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Post by: fabricfriend on September 21, 2009 02:16:34 PM
i love this!!


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Post by: sew~amy on September 21, 2009 02:18:02 PM
omg,  this gallery is awesome.  I love the haunted house and the 2 doggies rock!!!!    amy


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Post by: kittykill on September 21, 2009 02:20:48 PM
Love the DOTD lady! So amazing!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 21, 2009 02:29:35 PM
Thanks everyone. This time around I'm trying to do very custom patterns for each person. I already found inspiration for what I'm going to add to the Halloween towel!


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 21, 2009 03:42:27 PM
mego - your little bluebird is really cute. I love the colors.

Pearliepie - your housewife is lovely. Great french knots!

Kitten Wrangler - those flowers, and your stitching, are gorgeous!

millik - great interpretation of both themes!

mamaphunk - super cute! That towel's gonna be awesome.

doo_leroux - Beautiful! Your stitching is fantastic!

fenifer - great addition to such an interesting towel! I love it!

aada - nice car!

ritapizza - I love your batik fish! It's so pretty!

sonjabegonia - beautifully stitched! I love the colors and can't wait to see it in person!

sarahj2001 - nice cowgirl!

Zombie_Queen - awesome interpretation! I'm so excited to get that towel!

~Glenda - you did a great job making it look like a real suncatcher. I love it!

kittykill - such a pretty tattoo girl! I love the light tinting.

GatsbyGirl - your satin stitch really does look beautiful! I love the seed stitch, too.

sonjabegonia - pretty butterfly! I really like the lazy daisies!

ThirdMargaret - great choice of colors for your bird!

I Sew Cute - awww!! Kittykill's doggies look so cute and that's such a sweet thing to do for her!

AlwaysInspired - I love your calavera girl! They go perfectly together!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 21, 2009 06:01:37 PM
Wow!  I LOVE the haunated House flyer!  The dog portrait is wonderful...what  thoughtful idea!  And the DotD gal is Inspired!   :D


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Post by: IamSusie on September 21, 2009 06:48:26 PM
WOW!   :o  Amazing work since I last checked! 

Here is the ocean/aquatic embroidery I did for j_q_adams:



It's a little clownfish.  I used chain stitch with just 2 strands of floss.  I really dislike stitching up satin stitches, so I filled in with swirls and lines of chain stitching.  I am happy with the texture this adds. 



His towel is a nice ecru, so the color in the photo is true.   :)


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Post by: kittykill on September 21, 2009 07:04:34 PM
Awesome! That stitching is amazing!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 21, 2009 07:20:41 PM
I love the little clown fish! The texture is great.


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Post by: j_q_adams on September 21, 2009 08:07:54 PM
WOW -- that little fish is AWESOME!  Thanks so much, Susie!

Coming to this gallery is like Christmas morning every time ... especially when a design from your own towel pops up!!


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 21, 2009 10:08:02 PM
Awesome fish! I love the chain stitch!


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Post by: katara on September 21, 2009 10:50:09 PM
Wow guys! All the embroidered designs are fantastic! I definitely want to do this swap next time round!!
 ;D


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Post by: sew~amy on September 22, 2009 04:43:03 AM
I clown fish is amazing. I love your stitching!!! 


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Post by: Beetastic on September 22, 2009 08:23:51 AM
Lilyvanilli - I absolutly adore that haunted house.  Especially the part that it may be to scary for kids under 10.

I Sew Cute  - what a wonderful idea and so sweet.  You did a great job.

AlwaysInspired - they make a great couple. 

IamSusie - the clown fish is great.  I like the look of the swirly chain stitches.
 


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Post by: millik on September 22, 2009 08:53:49 AM
More great stuff! I second j_q's comment about this gallery being like Christmas. It pretty much makes my day every time I look at it.

So many beautiful and thoughtful stitchings. I <3 them all :)


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Post by: Mamaphunk on September 22, 2009 09:21:54 AM
Gatsbygirl, I literally just squealed with delight and my coworkers asked me what was wrong...

NOTHING!

I love it SO much!  ;D


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on September 22, 2009 12:28:40 PM
Sonjabegonia -- Great job on your swan and butterly. They both have such a nice vintage look/feel to them.

ThirdMargaret -- Varigated floss is so much fun to work with. I wish there were more options for colors and lengths of the shadings. And everything is better with sequins, beads and rhinestones.

Lilyvanilli -- The Haunted House flyer is an inspired idea. I think I just disovered why I've been hanging on to some old party flyers since college.

ISewCute -- OMG. That portrait is just so special. It completely blows me away.

AlwaysInspired -- I have a weakness for anything Day of the Dead. Your Catrina goes perfectly with her partner.

IamSusie -- That clown fish is fantastic. So simple yet gives off the impression of being intricate and complicated.


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 22, 2009 12:50:19 PM
IamSusie, I adore the clown fish!  You did a terrific job on him!


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Post by: ~Glenda on September 22, 2009 01:19:41 PM
I Am Susie ~ I remember when you used the chain stitch to fill in the S.S. poodle design -- it makes such a great fill stitch, provides great texture, and you make it work so well!! I love the clown fish.

Always Inspired ~ Your DotD lass is so cute!! What a great pair they make.


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Post by: sonjabegonia on September 22, 2009 03:41:19 PM
Zombie Queen - love the addition to my John Hughes towel! 

ThirdMargaret - thanks so much for posting pics of my swan and butterfly.  I still don't know what's wrong with my digital camera.  I now have 2 digital cameras and both have problems.  I'm starting to believe it's user error, not component error  :)



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Post by: j_q_adams on September 23, 2009 07:09:20 PM
I finished up ritapizza's apron last night, and here are some pictures:



I based it on some prints from one of my favorite Etsy shops, beethings (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5456672).  I wrote to the artist and she gave me permission to stitch her designs!



And here is Rita's apron so far:



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Post by: kittykill on September 23, 2009 07:11:21 PM
That is just way too adorable!


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Post by: I Sew Cute on September 23, 2009 07:34:39 PM
catching up on comments! Forgive me for my bursts in & out like this, but I've been having some health issues that make it uncomfortable for me to stay at the computer for long. Once the dang gall bladder is out...I will be good to go! Anyhow, I digress...

j_q_adams ... too cute for words! Did you show her the finished stitched pieces? If so...what did she say? I bet she loved them!

IamSusie - your 'Nemo-fish' is amazing! I really like how the stitching made that great texture!  ;) I may have to borrow that technique on a future piece!

AlwaysInspired - you made a perfect match to Lily's man! LoL! I love her!

Lilyvanilli - the haunted house flyer rocks! ...super addition to the Halloween theme!

ThirdMargaret - nice pattern!...did you design it? I love the addition of the sparklies!

Sonjabegonia - I love how you signed your pretty butterfly!

Gatsbygirl - A-MAY-ZING! ...and it's very well positioned on the towel!

Kittykill - Love everything about her... especially those lashes!

Glenda - your photo doesn't do your crayon tinting justice! I'm so happy to see your work in person like this!
(its even a bit christmaslike when you get another towel in the mail... I squeal as I open each package... "fun mail!!!" and my kids must think I'm silly!  ::)

ZombieQueen - clever work on Sonja's towel!

Sarahj2001 - Awesome horse... love the pose! ...just try less strands as some folks already suggested... on tight detail areas. We are probably all our own worst critics & I think your work is a-ok!

Sonjabegonia - ...the swan is so elegant... Love the word 'glide' in the water & how you signed your work! ...I always forget to do that!

Ritapizza - great work on the loose weave fabric! Was it difficult to stitch on?

Aada - Fab car!!! Any car with fins rocks!

Fenifer - I like your stitch variety...gives the line work so much visual interest!  ;)


Whew! That was a mouthfull! Hope I didn't leave anyone out! :-[


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Post by: fabricfriend on September 23, 2009 07:43:18 PM
birds and fruit!!! way cute.


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Post by: j_q_adams on September 23, 2009 07:56:53 PM
j_q_adams ... too cute for words! Did you show her the finished stitched pieces? If so...what did she say? I bet she loved them!

awww, thanks!  i actually wrote to the artist this evening, so i will keep y'all posted on her reaction.


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Post by: I Sew Cute on September 23, 2009 07:57:11 PM
Ok.. too excited to keep this quiet...now that I have photos to share with you all!
 
Here is the embroidery floss that I hand dyed the week before last... I can't stop smiling when I look at the heaping pile of colorful skeins!
The orange & yellow on the bottom was used in the Pisces embroidery I did on Glenda's towel.
(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=290730)


I used a tulip brand tie dye kit in bright rainbow colors...and just dabbed on the dye as the floss lay flat! When the floss was saturated enough I put it into individual baggies to let the color set...then rinsed, washed, washed again, and let dry in the sun!  ;)

I hope it's ok that I posted this here...as it was relevant to the swap kinda-sorta!  :-\


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Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 23, 2009 08:00:57 PM
Sorry I haven't commented in a while! I was blown away with amount of  splendor that befell my eyes!!! Everyone is doing spectacular!

I Sew Cute- Those skeins of floss are gorgeous! Love the array of colors <3


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Post by: greenlightgo on September 24, 2009 12:10:26 AM
Wow KittyKill- what a lucky lady! I love your pups, and I'd love to find a way to make stitching a malamute successful!  And your tattoo lady is gorgeous!

AlwaysInspired- I'm loving the match to Lilyvanilli's DOTD calavera dude. Very nice!
j_q- Love your cute little birds!
 Such cute stuff everyone!
 I've got one earring to go- yes ONE, and I can't wait to post pics of fabricfriend's towel! 


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Post by: Mamaphunk on September 24, 2009 06:14:11 AM
Good morning everyone!

Here is Fenifer's towel, I embroidered a kitschy purple & pink squirrel holding a "magical" nut, it glows in the dark!  ;D (I love using glow in the dark thread so, so much!)



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Post by: I Sew Cute on September 24, 2009 07:24:32 AM
Fab squirrel Mamaphunk!  ;)


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Post by: fenifer on September 24, 2009 07:39:24 AM
everyones stuff looks amazing! im waiting for mego's towel to get to me, and i think i already know what i want to do!!  :)

mamaphunk- i LOVE the squirrel w/ the magical nut!!! thanks so much!!


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Post by: rectangel on September 24, 2009 07:52:22 AM
Wow!

IamSusie the clown fish is great I love how the one filled in area goes round and round ;)

jq the orange and apple birds are sweet good job getting permission

mamaphunk I love your crazy squirrel and fenifer's striped towel!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 24, 2009 08:14:22 AM
I love the birds and fruit. So cute.
That squirell has been on my "stitching to do list" for ages. I love the glow in the dark nut! I have glow in the dark floss I've never used! Hmmmmmm I do have a Halloween themed towel I'm starting to stitch on!  ;)

I sew Cute! I want hand dyed floss! That is amazing! I love the colors you used and it looks so vibrant!


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Post by: Mamaphunk on September 24, 2009 09:10:47 AM
Quote
mamaphunk- i LOVE the squirrel w/ the magical nut!!! thanks so much!!

I'm glad you like it! I wanted to do something along the lines of your tattoos that you talked about in your profile.


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 24, 2009 09:16:38 AM
j_q_adams - I love the fruit and birds!! Such a cute design!

Mamaphunk - your squirrel is really cute! I love the colors!

I Sew Cute - wow!! That's pretty awesome!


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Post by: ritapizza on September 24, 2009 09:36:28 AM
j_q_adams ~ I love it! it's a beautiful design and you did a wonderful job stitching it! I love the colors and the whimsical nature of the birds and apples! your stitching is wonderful!! I love seeing my apron so far too!

IamSusie ~ beauuuutiful stitching of the clown fish! love love the chain stitch throughout!

I Sew Cute ~ aw, your dog stitching for kittykill is so sweet! and wow, that's some pretty dyed floss! how did you do it? about the loose weave, yeah, it's difficult to stitch on but I kept my stitches loose too and the running stitch works with the weave easily...

AlwaysInspired ~ you DotD lady is amazing! they totally match!

Lilyvanilli ~ cool haunted house! i wanna go to the party!

kittykill ~ gorgeous lady for rectangel's towel! love the tinting!

GatsbyGirl ~ loooove your matroyska! the bold satin stitching is so pretty!

Mamaphunk ~ cute squirrel!


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Post by: kittykill on September 24, 2009 11:03:14 AM
That squirrel is just too cute.


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 24, 2009 11:25:04 AM
Uhg! Here I sit at the art center, where I had planned on working on ThirdMargaret's towel, with no embroidery hoop!  :P I was called to come in earlier than I had planned because our AA had to leave and I rushed out of the door without my hoop! I'm just waiting for my hubby to get off work now so I can have him bring my hoop to me! :D


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Post by: doo_leroux on September 24, 2009 04:06:45 PM
Here's ~Glenda's towel. She has a a zodiac them for her family. I did her kid's sign cancer. Hope she likes it!



And here are the two designs so far.



:)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 24, 2009 04:08:34 PM
Awesome!


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Post by: ~Glenda on September 24, 2009 04:32:17 PM
doo_leroux ~ I *love* it!! Thank you :). I can't wait to show it to my kiddo -- he'll be tickled.


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Post by: doo_leroux on September 24, 2009 04:38:24 PM
Oh Good! The satin stitching took me FOREVA!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: I Sew Cute on September 24, 2009 05:01:06 PM
Oh Good! The satin stitching took me FOREVA!

I love the satin stitching on those crab legs! I just bet it took a really long time to do!


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Post by: fenifer on September 24, 2009 08:24:54 PM
that crab looks awesome! love the stitching details.


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 24, 2009 11:24:48 PM
Oooh!! That crab is fantastic! The satin stitching is beautiful.


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Post by: j_q_adams on September 25, 2009 05:29:17 AM
wow, that crab is awesome!  love the idea of a zodiac towel -- too cool!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 25, 2009 07:10:43 AM
Hey, Doo!  Who do you use for picture hosting?  I wanna get it so I can see, too! :)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 25, 2009 08:35:09 AM
I love the cancer sign! Dang, I should have thought of doing a zodiac symbol! I'm a gemini. Maybe my next towel.  :D


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Post by: aada on September 25, 2009 09:46:41 AM
Hey, Doo!  Who do you use for picture hosting?  I wanna get it so I can see, too! :)


her pic is on photobucket! http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w193/doo_leroux/pics012.jpg that's the link to the close up, i hope you can see it!


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Post by: greenlightgo on September 25, 2009 11:20:32 AM
OH I love the squirrel! My oh my does Glenda's zodiac towel look amazing! Love the crab! Great theme choice glenda! 

I'm finally finished with fabricfriend's towel. She gave a few choices of themes- day of the dead stuff/kitschy religious/vintage sewing. Since I collect day of the dead stuff, I wanted to go with that, and after a few questions to fabricfriend, I decided to go with a day of the dead frida head. I've purchased many items from a friend of mine out of texas, with day of the dead related stuff he sells. I took this design from a few items I have bought, a mug, mouse pad, and light switch plate cover. I wanted to tint it but I just loved it how it was, so I opted out of color tinting. I did use DMC Lighted Effects Gold metallic thread for the earing's I hope she loves it! ( I'm seeing some faint pencil markings I need to go erase!)


Ready for my next towel!


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Post by: kittykill on September 25, 2009 11:25:01 AM
Love this!


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Post by: rectangel on September 25, 2009 11:34:18 AM
doo_leroux - excellent work on the crab ;)

greenlight - your colors work great together!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 25, 2009 01:39:55 PM
Day of the Dead Frida is great! I love the earrings!


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Post by: Beetastic on September 25, 2009 02:02:49 PM
j_q_adams  - those birds are so cute. 

I Sew Cute  - your floss is simply beautiful. 

Mamaphunk - I love the idea of a glow in the dark nut so sweet.

doo_leroux - the crab is great.  It will be interesting to see how it turns out.

greenlightgo -she looks great!  I can not wait to see how the towel turns out now.


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Post by: doo_leroux on September 25, 2009 03:07:31 PM
ooo love the frida skulll!!!! Great pattern and stitching!


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Post by: IamSusie on September 25, 2009 03:29:48 PM
j_q_adams- I love your set of birds!  I bet the etsy shop seller liked the idea of having her work stitched up!

I Sew Cute-  Cool floss! I love stitching with variegated threads.

Mamaphunk- Squirrels *sigh* how I love them.  I like the colors you chose for yours!

Doo_leroux- Look at that satin stitching!  I am in awe!

greenlightgo-  Excellent job on the Dia de los Muertos design.  So cool!


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 25, 2009 04:30:36 PM
greenlightgo - Wow! I love that Dia de los Muertos design!! Wisting!


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Post by: millik on September 25, 2009 06:32:59 PM
I love that squirrel and his magic acorn! I seriously hate stitching with that glow in the dark thread, so mad props to you for pulling that off!

The crab is awesome and all the day of the dead stuff us amazing :)

I finished sixblueirises' towel and shipped today so I'll post some pics by tomorrow at the latest.


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Post by: sixblueirises on September 25, 2009 06:52:40 PM
Everything is looking incredible! I just adore looking at all the great stitching in this thread!

I received Mamaphunk's towel today. Wow, mego and GatsbyGirl's stitching looks even better in person than it does online. I am predicting that Mamaphunk will be thrilled with how it turns out. I think that so far the stitchers have captured the look of Anthropologie amazingly well.


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Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 26, 2009 11:43:18 AM
Greenlightgo- OMG! I love the Frida design! <333333


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Post by: fiberartsy on September 26, 2009 05:49:27 PM
Looks great greenlightgo!!!!!!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 26, 2009 08:17:47 PM
I added this to AlwaysInspired's tea towel!  Hope you like!  It was a fun image to stitch; I expect I'll do it again for an Irish friend.


The shamrock is a darker green, not black...I gotta learn to do some photo editing... ::)


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Post by: millik on September 26, 2009 11:23:07 PM
ThirdMargaret - The satin stitching on that looks great!

Here are a couple pics of the hermit crab I stitched on sixblueirises' underwater themed towel/apron. It's almost entirely backstitch w/2 strands, although I think I used three strands on his feelers and only one on some of the feathery looking bits.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/nerdbrigade/3958100300/)

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/nerdbrigade/3958104714/)

And here it is in relation to the other stitchings...



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Post by: sixblueirises on September 27, 2009 06:16:57 AM
millik- That looks awesome. I love the level of detail it has, and your backstitch looks great! My apron is going to be so cool!

ThirdMargaret- I love the shamrock design. Is the big shamrock satin stitch? It looks fabulous.


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Post by: kittykill on September 27, 2009 06:56:18 AM
Wow! That shamrock is amazing! I love the hermit crab!


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Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 27, 2009 08:28:29 AM
ThirdMargaret- That is such a wonderful design. The satin stitch looks fab. I'm horrible at satin stitch. I just can't seem to make it look good.

millik- Wow! That hermit crab is amazing!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 27, 2009 08:43:51 AM
ThirdMargaret- That is such a wonderful design. The satin stitch looks fab. I'm horrible at satin stitch. I just can't seem to make it look good.

HA!  I'm not so good at satin stitch myself, but I persist! :D  I swear there must be some secret that no one reveals!  C'mon, people!  Share the secret!  pleeease!

I do love that crab!  I did one for someone in the TTT4...I like yours much better!!


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Post by: sarahj2001 on September 27, 2009 09:45:40 AM
I just got home from my trip and wow all the beautiful designs!  That hermit crab is amazing!  Makes me want to go get another one....I've been wanting to get one for awhile now ...maybe today is the day.


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Post by: millik on September 27, 2009 10:06:14 AM
I do love that crab!  I did one for someone in the TTT4...I like yours much better!!

Oh, I just looked up your crab and he is so cute! Most of the ones I got when I was little had that kind of shell... We had one named Hermie who would wave to you. I love that you did all the detail on the little legs and his antennae (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263926.msg3051158;topicseen#msg3051158). I did not have the patience for that, I decided :P

I forgot to say that I got the image from this clipart website called Clipart ETC (http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/6900/6934/hermit-crab_6934.htm).


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 27, 2009 10:54:39 AM
I LOVE the shamrock! Thanks so much Meg!
That hermit crab rocks! I'm working on my backstitch, but I don't think it will ever be that even!


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Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 27, 2009 11:09:18 AM
Just finished PAL's towel, just need to iron it :)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 27, 2009 11:18:27 AM
Very cute owl! That is the badbird owl right? I just love the google eyes! Such a great add!


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Post by: Zombie_Queen on September 27, 2009 12:08:12 PM
Very cute owl! That is the badbird owl right? I just love the google eyes! Such a great add!

Yup, it is a badbird design. It turned out so cute, I'm sure to use it again. I've had those google eye buttons laying around forever. I was orginally going to use them to make something for my son. But, I love the effect of them on the owl. Thanks!

I suck at photo taking. This owl looks so much better in person.


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Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 27, 2009 01:04:06 PM
I'm still in two minds about this, but I'm running late, so no changing my mind now.



It's an amusement park here in Melbourne - Luna Park. Apparently it contains the world's oldest continually-running rollercoaster. I thought that might appeal to SarahJ. The stitching didn't take too long... but OH MY GOD! Transferring the design was a pain in the arse!! That's what delayed me - chalk didn't work, pinprick-tracing didn't work, it's been raining for days and days in Melbourne, so there was no sunlight available for me to do a tracing using my window as a light box. Eventually I forked out what felt like a small fortune for Clover brand carbon paper. Which works a treat, by the way.


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Post by: sew~amy on September 27, 2009 01:31:09 PM
the underwater towel is turning out fabulous.


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Post by: fabricfriend on September 27, 2009 05:25:25 PM
so here is the towel that i am sending on its' way!!!


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Post by: millik on September 27, 2009 05:59:55 PM
Love, love, love that amusement park homage! Amazingly ominous.

And that witch is so cute! Halloween is my favorite holiday by far. Did you draw the design yourself? I love the spider on her dress :)


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Post by: kittykill on September 27, 2009 06:54:13 PM
That is adorable!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 27, 2009 07:14:53 PM
The amusement park entrance is great! I love the face!
That little witch is adorable. I've seen that pattern on flickr.

I finished ThirdMargaret's towel tonight, but it is too dark for me to get a decent pic. I'll take a pic 1st thing in the morning to post.


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Post by: fabricfriend on September 27, 2009 08:49:19 PM
thanks-the witch is a free design off the net. i just saw my towel with the frida head-love it!!!


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Post by: greenlightgo on September 27, 2009 09:17:37 PM
YEA! I'm so glad you like the Day of the Dead Frida fabricfriend!  I love love love your witch. The design came from Amy at Quixotic Pixels( I think I spelled that right) on flickr. I stitched this up last year. I love her dracula too! SO CUTE! I can't wait to get it!  The hermit crab is FABULOUS! LOVE the redwork! The shamrock is beautiful, and the satin stitching is perfect! Oh how I try to do satin stitching, but its never perfect! I'm in love with the amusement park entrance~ Awesome Work! I smashed my first two fingers of my embroidery right hand in the garage panels Friday, its hard to feel anything but tingling now, but the first two days there were periodic sensations that of needles being stabbed into my cuticles, and alternating with feeling like they were burning :'(  I don't think they are broken just nerve damage


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Post by: rectangel on September 28, 2009 12:36:32 AM
3rdMargaret - I love the shamrock design!
as to satin stitch I suspect you know all there is to know - practice helps, less threads can help, brushing threads can help (untwining), sometimes if I'm going around something where directionality is important I give myself guidelines with and air erase pen

millik - eek! I'm scared and impressed ;)

ZQ-the owl is perfect as to the whole camera thing I will pass along these much reiterated tips just in case it helps
first the (flower) macro setting is helpful to get a good focus on close up, if it is dark out and you can't get enough light and you have high mpx camera turn off macro turn on the flash take the picture from farther away and crop it...it is really helpful to know how close you can get to an object before your camera won't focus (I have one that is 1/2" while another that is 1.5")

KW - cool roller coaster I looked up a photo in case anyone was curious http://jipaoverseas.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/mg_0335_p.jpg

FF-that witch is great I love the spider ;)

greenlightgo - ouch! that is rough I hurt my thumb on the last tour and it was brutal keep us posted and thanks for the quick info on the witch design it saved me finding it again :)


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Post by: I Sew Cute on September 28, 2009 05:39:12 AM
The Shamrock & hermit crab are so amazing! The underwater theme towel is coming along so beautifully! That satin stitching on the shamrock is just...wow!
 
Cute owl with the addition of googly eyes! I always want to add embellishments like that, but never feel mine look right.

That witch is a cutie!  ;)

The amusement park entrance is wild! All that detail....and how you ever managed to transfer it... thanks for sharing about the carbon paper!

Greenlightgo - hope your fingers are feeling better soon! Yikes!  :-\


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Post by: Kitten Wrangler on September 28, 2009 07:05:31 AM

The amusement park entrance is wild! All that detail....and how you ever managed to transfer it... thanks for sharing about the carbon paper!


The lack of a light box is my eternal bane when it comes to image transfers. I have an embroidery done recently where I couldn't work out ANY way to transfer the design, so I gave up and just used a printout of the image, then stitched through both paper and fabric. zNow I get to pick out all these fiddly bits of paper. No fun.

I used this Clover transfer paper: http://www.shiboridragon.com/Notions/Clover-Chacopaper-434.jpg Seriously good stuff.


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Post by: sarahj2001 on September 28, 2009 07:53:16 AM
Wow I love how my towel is turning into a roller coaster/amusement park theme!  I was thinking about asking for that as a theme but I thought it would have been to hard. 

I like the entrance you chose.  My husband and I had a huge discussion last night about that roller coaster and how they have that brake operator that rides with you.  He knew all about that park already...he's such a roller coaster freak! :) 


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 28, 2009 08:19:16 AM
I finished ThirdMargaret's towel last night and snapped my pic this morning. Her towel has turned into a Halloween theme. I found a vintage Halloween post card on flickr.http://www.flickr.com/photos/suzee_que/3923279159/
I used it to draw up my design. The owl's eyes and my tiny initials will glow in the dark!

I hope you like it Meg! :)


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 28, 2009 09:26:08 AM
Please forgive my lack of commenting. I've been loving everything I've been seeing. The stuff from my group is so amazing I can't wait to get it. The owl is adorable, and I love the eyes.

I have gotten ZQ's towel. Those calaveras are so beautiful up close. I'm working hard and I see that I will soon have another towel in my mail box. *panic*


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Post by: kittykill on September 28, 2009 10:33:18 AM
That is adorable!


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Post by: fenifer on September 28, 2009 12:23:00 PM
well, I cant believe how bad I'm doing about keeping up with all the posts!!
But everyones work looks AMAZING!!

I got mego's towel in a few days ago, and I am now posting a pic of what sixblueirises contributed!!





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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 28, 2009 02:31:03 PM
Another cute owl!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 28, 2009 07:47:22 PM
I LOVE my Pumpkin Girl!! :-*  She's so detailed!  :) I am so thrilled with my towel/pillow top!! ;D

Adorable owl!  Nice work!


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Post by: IamSusie on September 29, 2009 06:22:48 AM
I love the fun Halloween images!  Kitten Wrangler- it looks like you overcame whatever transfer issues you were having and made a great design!

I don't have a lightbox either and I found that those really thin Micron pigment pens by Sakura (http://www.sakuraofamerica.com/Pen-Archival) (Which I think would be available in Australia) are great.  The line is really thin and doesn't bleed.  I hold the image up to the window and trace. Or at night, I use the tv. 

Here is the embroidery I finished for PearliePie:



Hers is a wild west theme.  This is a charming children's book by Lois Lenski published in 1949.
Here is his coiled up rope:


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on September 29, 2009 06:36:09 AM
I LOVE that cowboy! So cute! That owl is adorable!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 29, 2009 07:50:23 AM
The cowboy is fantastic! That is going to be a great towel!


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Post by: Beetastic on September 29, 2009 09:39:34 AM
ThirdMargaret - I like that shamrock.

millik - awesome hermit crab

Zombie_Queen - those googley (sp?) eyes are the best.

Kitten Wrangler - that is an awesome design.

fabricfriend - that little witch is so cute.

AlwaysInspired - the vintage design is just great.  I am really loving all these halloween themes towels.

sixblueirises - your owl is cute.

IamSusie - I love your cowboy.  His rope looks great. 


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 29, 2009 09:52:19 AM
Susie, he is just the cutest thing!  You stitching is flawless!


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 29, 2009 10:42:40 AM
ThirdMargaret - I love your shamrock! That design is really pretty and your stitching looks great.

millik - your hermit crab is awesome!

Zombie_Queen - that owl is so cool! I love the colors and the google eyes are hilarious!

Kitten Wrangler - that's a pretty cool amusement park design. I love all the different colors in the hair.

fabricfriend - cute witch! That's such a great pattern.

AlwaysInspired - super cute addition to the Halloween towel! I love all the little details.

sixblueirises - your color-tinted owl is awesome!

IamSusie - that cowboy is so cute! His rope looks amazing, too!


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 29, 2009 12:42:24 PM
Here's my addition to sonjabegonia's John Hughes themed towel:



It's Emilio Estevez's letterman jacket patch from The Breakfast Club. Here's the image source: http://noozeez.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Emilio-Estevez-Breakfast-Club-196x300.jpg (http://noozeez.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Emilio-Estevez-Breakfast-Club-196x300.jpg) I used 3 strands for the whole thing and used chain stitch for the circles, long and short stitch for all the filling, back stitch for outlining, and seed stitch for the white around the wrestlers. 

Here's a picture of the whole towel (folded so I could get all the designs in):



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Post by: millik on September 29, 2009 01:09:00 PM
Oh my gosh... amazing job!  :o


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Post by: IamSusie on September 29, 2009 02:10:05 PM
The John Hughes towel is so fantastic, I think I might pass out.   :o


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 29, 2009 03:20:54 PM
That is fantastic Lily! No one has done a reference to the movie I want to use so I'm going to start working on my pattern tomorrow!  :D


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Post by: kittykill on September 29, 2009 04:48:25 PM
That rocks so hard!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 29, 2009 04:51:31 PM
Wow, Lily.  Just Wow.  Great design and as usual your stitching is perfection.  That is one coooool towel!  I'm excited to see what you add, AI!!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 29, 2009 05:12:07 PM
Here's what Sonjabegonia stitched on Lilyvanilli's word-themed towel!  What a great idea, Sonja!! :)



And here's a close-up for easier reading!


And yeah, I should've ironed it first.... :P


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Post by: kittykill on September 29, 2009 05:14:21 PM
That is AWESOME! Totally cracks me up!


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Post by: Pearliepie on September 29, 2009 06:14:04 PM
When I got Kitten Wrangler's towel I was so taken by the colors of the fish that I abandoned my previous ideas and just played around with the colors. Here's what I came up with.
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/copygirlx/3966999203/)

A close up of some of the new stitches I tried
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/copygirlx/3967775650/")

That's Pekinese (a lacing stitch) in a plain back stitch circle and then in a button hole circle.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/copygirlx/3967776070/)

And a variation of chain stitch that looks like, uh, a chain!
I had so much fun with this towel!


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on September 29, 2009 06:18:25 PM
Oh my word! I love this, and want to try these stitches. Very, very awesome.


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Post by: j_q_adams on September 29, 2009 06:31:20 PM
I'm really blown away.  Lily, that wrestling patch is freakin' amazing.  I couldn't believe it was stitched and not a printed piece.  Sonja's design totally cracked me up -- what a creative idea!  And Pearl's work on kitten wrangler's towel is just awesome.  I can't get over it.  Of course, I have to work on kitten wrangler's towel next, and now I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO!  I had something planned, but the towel has clearly gone in a totally different direction.  I guess that's part of the fun of this swap!


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Post by: j_q_adams on September 29, 2009 06:36:14 PM
PS. I forgot to mention how much I loved Susie's cowboy, and ff's witch, and ... well, and just about everything else in this swap!

j_q_adams ... too cute for words! Did you show her the finished stitched pieces? If so...what did she say? I bet she loved them!

awww, thanks!  i actually wrote to the artist this evening, so i will keep y'all posted on her reaction.

PPS. Here's the latest -- the artists loved the piece so much that they asked me to make a set for them in exchange for a few free prints from their shop!  YEAH!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 29, 2009 08:13:00 PM

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PPS. Here's the latest -- the artists loved the piece so much that they asked me to make a set for them in exchange for a few free prints from their shop!  YEAH!
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How cool!! 8)


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 29, 2009 08:15:16 PM
Pearliepie, your circles are crazy cool!  I may have to give them a try!


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 29, 2009 09:41:27 PM
OMG!!! Sonja! I love it! I suspected you'd do a tweet and I'm so glad you did. It's brilliant! Thank you SO much! ;D


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Post by: IamSusie on September 30, 2009 05:47:33 AM
Pearlipie- So cool!  Just last night I was looking at images of some of those kinds of stitches and thinking I should try them.  You used beautiful colors!

Sonjabegonia- Great job!  You deserve to do much less worrying and way more enjoying your talent!


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Post by: kittykill on September 30, 2009 06:57:38 AM
So pretty!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 30, 2009 07:33:22 AM
The tweet is fantastic!
I love the circles! Such a great way to practice stitches.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Pearliepie on September 30, 2009 09:17:09 AM
The circles were seriously so much fun to make- You should all try some! It's a really fun way to learn about colors and how they work with each other.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Lilyvanilli on September 30, 2009 09:49:36 AM
Pearliepie - I love your circles! The stitching is beautiful!


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Post by: aada on September 30, 2009 01:36:04 PM
doo_leroux's towel:







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Post by: IamSusie on September 30, 2009 02:09:59 PM
aada-  Cool!  Very floaty and ethereal!


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Post by: cupcakeguru on September 30, 2009 02:24:12 PM
I just logged on to 13 new pages!  It's moving so fast.  Everything is really great.  I especially like all of the Halloween stuff.

fabricfriend - I love the witch design you stitched on my towel  :)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on September 30, 2009 03:36:31 PM
Love the new fish!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on September 30, 2009 04:21:56 PM
Ooooooo, aada!  That's so pretty!  Did you draw it?


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: aada on September 30, 2009 04:48:34 PM
Ooooooo, aada!  That's so pretty!  Did you draw it?

sadly, no. ;) i got it from a clipart site...fotosearch is what the file is telling me!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on September 30, 2009 05:08:28 PM
Lilyvanilli - wow wonderful job on the patch.  It looks great!

Sonjabegonia- such a cute idea and so true.

Pearliepie - cute idea and a fun way to play with new stitches

j_q_adams - so neat the artist liked what you made.

aada - pretty fish. 


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sundayafternoonhousewife on September 30, 2009 09:08:15 PM
I may never catch up on all the posts, but I do love that goldfish! Wrapping up the towel I have this weekend while I am at my booth and will get everything out hopefully Monday.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fenifer on October 01, 2009 05:50:24 PM
yay! the tour is going awesomely!!
i just finished Mego's towel... critters, woods, and woodsy animals was the theme, so here ya go!


hope you like!!


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Post by: kittykill on October 01, 2009 05:50:48 PM
Adorable!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on October 01, 2009 06:23:11 PM
how cute!  He's yummy!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on October 01, 2009 06:25:44 PM
That bear is so cute. I like :)

I finished with Zombie Queen's and am almost done with Third Margaret's. What can I say, it was a long slow day at school. Don't worry Sonja, I won't be sending TM's until one week after I got it. I really want to put pictures up, but I don't have any yet.


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Post by: millik on October 01, 2009 06:31:46 PM
Oh, I love that honey bear! So cute!


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Post by: greenlightgo on October 01, 2009 09:09:06 PM
WOW! Those are some delicious stitches in those colorful circles, I have to try them sometime! That is DEFINATELY a chain stitch. I've seen some that say there was a chain stitch used, but it looked more like a split stitch, and now i know for SURE what a chain stitch is! I've been a little confused about that lately, so I'm SO glad you cleared it up!

I love the tweet also- very clever! So is the tweet!
The goldfish is super cute also- it looks like its already swimming in water!
and fenifer- your woodland critters are cute cute cute!
I received cupcakeguru's tea towel today! I'm having a hard time narrowing it down to just one design! But I think I've got a good idea of what I want to do now after looking at it for a few hours. Fabricfriend's witch is SO much cuter in person- her broom is AMAZING! There is some cool stitches in there I've never seen! Maybe I can get a close-up of it in daylight hours, its great!


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Post by: doo_leroux on October 01, 2009 09:18:45 PM
Here is kittykill's towel. Its for her workplace and I'm pretty sure she likes zombies.



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Post by: ~Glenda on October 01, 2009 10:35:25 PM
That's too cute!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: mego on October 01, 2009 11:48:53 PM
fenifer -- OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!  That's going to be VERY hard to top!  The irony almost made me pee my pants...
This afternoon my fiance and I had a conversation about tattoos we would potentially get, and this was the first time we actually came up with tattoos we'd follow through on getting.  I call him "Honey Bear" and he calls me "Cupcake."  Yeah, you pretty much nailed the tattoo for him!  I can't wait to show him in the morning :D


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Post by: Beetastic on October 02, 2009 07:05:11 AM
fenifer  - your bear is so adorable with that honey bucket.

doo_leroux - love the zombie!



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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 02, 2009 07:13:27 AM
The honey bear is great! I love his little face!
The zombie is hilarious! So perfect!


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Post by: kittykill on October 02, 2009 07:14:00 AM
That zombie is really funny!


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Post by: fenifer on October 02, 2009 09:51:21 AM
oh my goodness, that zombie worker is awesome!

mego- i think thats adorable!! honey bear and cupcake!! i shouldve put a cupcake on there real quick! im sending it out tonight!!


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Post by: fiberartsy on October 02, 2009 10:01:05 AM
Just wanted to say that ya'll are awesome stitchers!  Everything is so fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on October 02, 2009 10:37:31 AM
Love the honey bear and zombie!


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Post by: sonjabegonia on October 02, 2009 11:29:35 AM
Lilyvanilli - so glad you liked the tweet . . . and that you tweeted that quote in the first place!!  I love what you've done w/my John Hughes towel.

All of the towels are looking so great - this is definitely my favorite swap of the year  :)


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Post by: rectangel on October 02, 2009 02:04:34 PM
hmm...I've fallen behind  :o  you are all totally rocking these towels though :D


AlwaysI- the pumpkin design is fantastic with all the detail

6blue-nice work on the tinting ;)  I can never get over how popular owls are to stitch

Susie & Lily – you both are such stitching perfectionists it is the sharpness that always speaks to me when I see your work…oh and the white on white seed stitching and rope stitching is awesome!

Sonja- WOW stitching words is hard work! Great job ;)

Pearliepie – this is what it is all about!  You are too cool for school!

Aada- your fish looks very delicate :)

Fenifer! I love the bear he is sooo cute! Did you draw him?

Doo_leroux – I’m curious to see that zombie in person - great job with the colors as always!


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Post by: fenifer on October 02, 2009 02:46:11 PM
dangit! i again forgot to tell you where i got the bear from. its from urban threads.  :)


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on October 02, 2009 04:51:09 PM
I finally have some pictures of what I've been up to. I sent off Zombie Queen's towel, I'll get the DC number out after this post.

This is what i worked up for ZQ's towel.



I didn't get a really good picture of it on its own. I'm really thrilled with how this came out. The thorns are my fav. I've never pulled off satin stitch this nice. It was also the first time I played with seed stitch, but I really wanted to work it in, hoping that it would really tie it up nicely with the wonderful calaveras already on the towel.

Here's the towel so far.



Yesterday was a really long day at school, so I finished up Third Margaret's towel while I was hanging out with friends.



I had no idea what to do that would be Halloween, but a friend happened to be wearing an octopus necklace the other day. I suddenly knew I had to do a tentacle monster. The words glow in the dark. I also think this is the best work I have ever done. I'm totally in love with it and am going to work a larger one up for myself. This swap has been amazing, and I really feel like I've gotten worlds better than when i started this swap. Hope you guys like everything, and don't worry Sonja, I'm not sending TM's towel out until Tuesday (next chance I can get to the post office).


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Post by: ~Glenda on October 02, 2009 08:21:37 PM
The satin stitch on the thorns is fantastic! I like that design. Also, love the tentacle monster!


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Post by: fabricfriend on October 02, 2009 08:56:30 PM
love,love,love the heart. oh, did i say i LOVED the heart?


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Post by: I Sew Cute on October 03, 2009 07:43:43 AM
Hello All! I'm sending late, but not as late as I thought... will mail out this morning, as hubby is running a couple of errands for me.
 :)
This towel theme is nautical & I designed a ship in a bottle & a mermaid...but went with the mermaid, as Glenda already did a ship.
 
I love how she came out & doing the french knots for the sand was actually a ton of fun! I wish I could've added bubbles to the fish & signed it...but I'm wiped out.  :-[




It was again so cool to see kittykill's sailor girl & Glenda's crayon tinted boat in person!  ;)


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Post by: I Sew Cute on October 03, 2009 07:44:40 AM
So many lovlies have been posted since I've been offline... will come back & comment later when I have another burst of energy!
 ;)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 03, 2009 08:43:39 AM
The heart is a perfect addition to the calavera's towel Paleangellex! Your work is great! The tentacle monster is also fab! Such a great idea! I'd love to see a shot of that whole towel now!


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Post by: kittykill on October 03, 2009 08:47:55 AM
Awesome! Loving the new additions.


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on October 03, 2009 09:09:04 AM
Ha!  I love the tentacled trick-or-treater!  Thanks!  And PAL, the heart is fabulous!!  I really got do some reasearch to figure out what to add to that towel...

I Sew Cute, your mermaid is terrific...you did a great job!  I like her (and her fishy friend's) lips!  I'm having knee surgery next week...will have to remember to bring my stitching just in case!! ::)  Anyone else wanna jump on the tea towel surgery bandwagon?!


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Post by: aada on October 03, 2009 09:43:10 AM
i'll skip the surgery if y'all don't mind... ;)


lovely towels! this swap is just so many flavors of awesome!  ;D


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Post by: Zombie_Queen on October 03, 2009 09:45:49 AM
PAL- I LOVE the scared heart. That satin stitch is fantastic! My towel is looking so great. And I adore What you did on ThirdMargarets towel. So cool!!!

I Sew Cute- That mermaid is gorgeous!! Great job :)


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Post by: ~Glenda on October 03, 2009 04:03:24 PM
I Sew Cute ~ Love the mermaid with her treasure chest of goodies!


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Post by: ~Glenda on October 03, 2009 04:09:35 PM
Here's my addition to rectangle's apron. It's a design from a Leisure Arts embroidery booklet (Stitchin' Retro). I'm not an artist so I'm not sure the proper terminology for this type drawing, but the lines don't connect everywhere . . . it's more like a sketch, I suppose -- I had the hardest time NOT connecting the lines while I stitched ;).

One of the things in rectangel's profile is that she likes to travel. I had several 50's and diner ideas in mind, but when I saw her apron in person I didn't like how my ideas fit in with what was already on the apron, so I decided to go in a completely opposite direction. When I saw this design in the booklet, it said "Pick me, pick me!!" :). The postmarks on the suitcase represent the locations rectangel's towel will hit during TTT5, and I added her initials to the luggage tag :).



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Post by: Pearliepie on October 03, 2009 04:41:13 PM
Ooo- that is really pretty, Glenda!


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Post by: greenlightgo on October 03, 2009 07:03:28 PM
Wow that sacred heart is amazing. And the Trick or treat octopus is out of control awesome! I can't get a satin stitch to look like that to save my LIFE! Such great work PaleAngelLex.
I Sew Cute~ fabulous job per usual. Fantastic mermaid! Great detail!
~glenda your design is darling! I think its brilliant to include the states abbreviations on there from the groups locations! HOW COOL!

I've decided on a design for cupcakeguru's towel, and I have it on the towel now, just have to get it done! I'm super excited about it too! Oh, Yea, BTW- cupcakeguru, the sublime stitching tea towel you sent out to stitch on is AWESOME, I LOVE IT! I GOTTA get me some of them. It feels like the eco-tote did, only softer!
I'm sending out fabricfriend's teatowel to sundayafternoonhousewife Monday!


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Post by: ~Glenda on October 03, 2009 08:09:48 PM
Oh, Yea, BTW- cupcakeguru, the sublime stitching tea towel you sent out to stitch on is AWESOME, I LOVE IT!

If I recall correctly, rectangel's apron is also a Sublime Stitching tea towel and boy did I love the weave and sturdiness of it!!


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Post by: Beetastic on October 04, 2009 12:00:13 AM
PaleAngelLex - your heart is wonderful.  I love the tentacle monster!

I Sew Cute - your mermaid is adorable.

~Glenda - love the design.  Great idea to pit patches where the towel will be. 


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 04, 2009 08:41:36 AM
The travler is fantastic! I love the vintage feel of it.


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Post by: kittykill on October 04, 2009 08:51:22 AM
I love the flow of her skirt. So cute!


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Post by: fabricfriend on October 04, 2009 10:54:19 AM
i love the colors on this towel. very nice.


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on October 04, 2009 01:25:09 PM
Wow! Everyone is on fire in this swap. Too much goodness.

As soon as I saw millik's theme was video games I knew what I wanted to stitch. I was a little scared that I'd chosen something from a game she wasn't familiar with so she'd see if and go "What the hell is that?" but when I got her towel in the mail I saw she had doodled his head on the included note so I knew I was on the right track.

I give you in all his split stitch glory: the Katamari Prince:



It looks like mego didn't get a chance to post her contribution (forgive me if she did and I missed it), so here it is:



And here's the full towel so far:



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Post by: Pearliepie on October 04, 2009 02:33:15 PM
Ah! Ah! Ah! The Prince! He looks FAB!!!!!


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Post by: fiberartsy on October 04, 2009 02:35:43 PM
Here is my addition to sundayafternoonhousewife's towel.  She wanted us to do things that represented our states like flowers, birds etc.  So I did the outline of NC (in Carolina blue), a dogwood flower which is our state flower and the Hatteras lighthouse.  I'm sending it on it's way tomorrow!    I am loving everything that everyone has stitched so far.  Some real creativity!


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on October 04, 2009 04:23:59 PM
I sew cute- That is a very beautiful mermaid, and I'm glad to see you're home and doing well.

Glenda- The stickers on the bag is such a great idea. Your works is awesome.

Gatsby- Yay for the Prince! Looks wonderful, as always.

Mego- Very nice use of Pac Man. It's a great detail, and I love your ghost.

Fiberartsy- I've always been a fan of your work, and that flower is very lovely. Your outline on SC is very neat, I just did an outline of Wisconsin, and it's not as orderly as yours.


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Post by: sarahj2001 on October 04, 2009 08:53:56 PM
Here's my addition to ritapizza's apron.  Her theme is kawaii/cute or vintage kitchen or anthropomorphic things.  I found this vintage pattern on Hoop Love.  I thought it was cute.


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 05, 2009 05:48:27 AM
I love the prince! Pac man is super cool too! That towel is shaping up great!
The state is fantastic! What a neat idea for a towel.
Those little silverware are so cute! I've seen that pattern and thought of it many times.


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Post by: kittykill on October 05, 2009 07:44:52 AM
Everything is so awesome!


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Post by: millik on October 05, 2009 08:06:53 AM
Glenda - Love the suitcase! What an awesome idea to represent the tour like that. It rocks.

GatsbyGirl - That Katamari prince is fantastic!! That is definitely one of my favorite games of all time. I think it is destined to be a classic (along with things like Tetris & Mario). Your stitching is beautiful and I can't wait to see him in person.

mego - Woohoo! Ms. Pac-Man! That is one of my favorite Atari 2600 games... way better than regular Pac-Man.

Last night, I watched Wayne's World while I was working on GG's towel...

Wayne: I've always wanted to know what is the difference between Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man, really?
Noah: Well, she has a bow on her head.
Wayne: That's it?! Get right out of town!

:D

fiberartsy - Great detail on the state flower. My grandma was from NC and the dogwood was one of her favorite trees. It just blooms so beautifully :)

sarah - Love that fork, knife and spoon! I saw that when I was browsing through Hoop Love recently, too, and wondered what I could put it on. They're so funny! And mad props for working with the metallic floss on that one. That stuff makes me want to break things for serious. :P


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Post by: rectangel on October 05, 2009 08:31:46 AM
Hey I've been away for the weekend and you have all been busy...so I will pour over your designs after work today but before that I have to post the design I did up for I Sew Cute before I torture her any longer with waiting.



I was super excited to work on this design but it turned out to be really hard for me.  I love Jenny's designs but I'm really detail oriented and find some of the long stitches too long for me.  This is the very first time I've used beads though and I'm pretty pleased with how that worked out since the French Knots weren't punchy enough. 

ISC said she liked pin-up girls and we all know how crafty she is so I played off of doo_leroux's design of "Sewing is Sexy" with my own often heard when there is crafting going on "No Peeking"  I love the double meaning it adds with her peeking around the corner ;)

Now before I go I have to say GLENDA! it is gorgeous :) thanks so much for such a thoughtful design it is really pretty...I can't wait to peer at it some more later.


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 05, 2009 08:36:44 AM
She is beautiful rectangel! I love the shades of blue! Geat work!


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Post by: kittykill on October 05, 2009 08:38:08 AM
Love it! That pattern is so great.


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Post by: Mamaphunk on October 05, 2009 09:11:55 AM
I just packaged up sixblueiris' towel to be sent off and here's what I stitched:

(please excuse the iphone quality pic and my freaking work notes! Yes, I'm at my desk. LOL)



Every great mermaid has a treasure chest, yes?  ;D


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 05, 2009 09:18:37 AM
Great treasure chest! And yes, everygood mermaid should have plenty of treasure! ;D


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Post by: Beetastic on October 05, 2009 12:10:53 PM
GatsbyGirl - I love the prince.  You did an amazing job.  (I had made a felt ball with magnets that pick up little felt things for my hubby makes me want to make him a shirt now.)

mego - love the miss pacman.  I think this towel is going to be so fun.

fiberartsy - lovely design.  I like the dogwood flower.

sarahj2001 - cute silverware.  Love the metalic floss.

rectangel - she is lovely.  I like the colors on the fans.  That is from Jenny Hart's new book right?

Mamaphunk - cute treasure chest.


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on October 05, 2009 04:22:23 PM
For Lilyvanilli's word-themed towel I chose a quote from The Secret Life of Bees, a novel that we are both fond of.  August Boatwright is a main character.



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Post by: kittykill on October 05, 2009 05:24:45 PM
Love that! So pretty!


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on October 05, 2009 05:38:30 PM
ThirdMargaret -- That's exquisite! The stitching is so thin and precise.


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Post by: IamSusie on October 05, 2009 06:09:03 PM
SarahJ- You are a brave soul using that metallic thread!  Very cute silverware!

rectangel- Great job in that cute dancing girl! I love the two colors in her hair.

Mamaphunk- cool treasure chest!  I love how you showed the wood grain.

ThirdMargaret-  Beautiful lettering!  I need to try that, but I think I'd have to abandon my addiction to chain stitches.


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Post by: rectangel on October 05, 2009 06:25:13 PM
so sorry for this quick list but I must say some very cool work going on and I didn't want to miss anyone.

3rdMargaret-I love the font and the quote it looks lovely

mamaphunk-I like the lock on the little chest! and ha ha ;)

Sarah! The place setting is great I love their shoes

Fiberartsy-very pretty the blue looks delicate with the flower - I like the filled in edges of the flower too.

Gatsby WOW! Awesome filling in 8)

Mego-that so perfect in the corner!

Glenda of course see my comments from before and post that baby to flickr ;)

I Sew Cute- whoa! It looks like your mermaid has been caught!

PaleAngelLex –great job continuing a stitch style theme along with the tattoo/dotd theme and I love the pink and blue you used on your monster it is a great idea for a design


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Post by: I Sew Cute on October 05, 2009 07:28:02 PM
I'm grossly behind on comments...but have been stalking the gallery when I can!

AlwaysInspired - love your kistschy cute pumpkin gal with the crow!
SixBlueIrises - you're owl is cute! Did you draw it yourself? I wish I could see the detail of the stitches better on it!
IamSusie - Awesome cowboy! That will be such a cute towel when everyone is through with it!
lilyvanilli - your replica patch just stuns me... how on earth did you catch the detail to reproduce it? It's spot on!
Sonjabegonia - the twitter embroidery rocks! So original!
PearliePie - your circle designs remind me of that super fun toy "spirograph" ...anyone know what I'm talking about? ...I loved that as a kid & the patterns you could make with it!
aada - love the delicate fish you did... so pretty!
fenifer - love the honey-drunk bear! He's sweet!
doo-leroux - your zombie girl cracked me up! Is she going after money or a victim? Hehe!
PaleAngelLex - perfect addition to the others on zombiequeen's towel! ...and that tentacle monster is great!
Glenda - love how you thought to put the details in the luggage tags! She's so chic!
GatsbyGirl - amazing stitching on the katamari Prince!
Mego - Ms. Pac Man is classic! Great work!
Fiberartsy - nice representation of your state & flower! I totally got that it was a dogwood blossom! Dogwood blossoms smell amazing!
Sarahj2001 - love the kitschy cute utensils!
Rectangel - LOVE IT! Hehe! you really got inside my head with that...it's a fabulous pattern & she came out great! The eyes are wicked & love the added sparkle of the beads! Just awesome!
Mamaphunk - I like your treasure chest...great wood detaling...and every mermaid needs at least one!
ThridMargaret - the lettering is very striking! So classy!

I hope I didn't leave anyone out...but being 10 pages behind in comments...it is possible to have missed something. I love seeing everyones work! It's very inspiring to me to do even more stitching!  ;)


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Post by: millik on October 05, 2009 07:31:31 PM
I shipped GatsbyGirl's towel off today, so here a a couple of shots of her pillowcase before it went in the envelope this morning... I thought the band had a pretty sweet logo, so I worked up something using the Sublime Stitching guitar, a free tattoo font I found online, and the band's logo.

 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nerdbrigade/3985265903/)

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/nerdbrigade/3985264923/)


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Post by: kittykill on October 06, 2009 06:30:14 AM
That is so awesome!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 06, 2009 06:37:43 AM
The logo and guitar is fantastic! Nice addition to the towel.


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Post by: fiberartsy on October 06, 2009 06:41:07 AM
The guitar is great and I love the quote from Secret Life of Bees!  That was a great book.


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 06, 2009 06:42:05 AM
OH! I missed the bee! The font is fantastic! So delicate looking. The bee is super real looking too!


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Post by: millik on October 06, 2009 06:47:20 AM
I, too, love the bee! Really delicate stitches and the font is perfect.

Mamaphunk - That treasure chest is fantabulous! I love the look of all the gold dubloons.

rectangel - Love the burlesque girl! The colors are perfect and her hair looks great. I am astounded at how you make embroidered faces all look so unique.


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Post by: Beetastic on October 06, 2009 08:32:46 AM
ThirdMargaret - lovely script and love the bee.

millik - that looks great.


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Post by: ritapizza on October 06, 2009 12:30:18 PM
Too much awesomeness to catch up on!
sarahj2001 ~ I love the cute utensils you stitched on my apron! they're so happy and sparkly!
millik ~ cool logo! I love the X with the crown on top!
rectangel ~ beautiful no peeking girl! love the feather stitched fan and the beads too!
GatsbyGirl ~ loooove your katamari prince on millik's towel!! so so awesome!!
ThirdMargaret ~ you have such pretty stitchy handwriting!
Mamaphunk ~ great treasure chest of jewels!
fiberartsy ~ beautifully stitched dogwood flower!
~Glenda ~ lovely addition to rectangel's towel! love the girl's outfit and the travel theme!
I Sew Cute ~ cool mermaid and french knotted sand!


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Post by: ritapizza on October 06, 2009 12:34:25 PM
Here's my addition to IamSusie's towel~



This tree pattern is from Woolly Embroidery book (http://"http://www.chroniclebooks.com/index/main,book-info/store,books/products_id,7113/title,Kyuuto-Japanese-Crafts-Woolly-Embroidery/") but I used normal DMC floss, not wool floss cuz I don't have any! Crossed chain stitch is now my favorite stitch!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 06, 2009 12:45:18 PM
That tree is fantastic! I've been in such a fall mood lately. Perfect!


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Post by: cupcakeguru on October 06, 2009 01:59:35 PM
ritapizza - I love that tree.  I have seen the book on Amazon and wanted to get it just for that pattern!


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Post by: sonjabegonia on October 06, 2009 02:05:55 PM
Love the tree!  I have that book, but haven't stitched anything out of it yet . . . great inspiration!


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Post by: Beetastic on October 06, 2009 02:51:02 PM
ritapizza - love that tree.  All the fall colors I am in heaven.


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Post by: doo_leroux on October 06, 2009 04:21:47 PM
Great tree! Love the colours!


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Post by: rectangel on October 06, 2009 06:13:00 PM
millik - wow! that looks great :) good job putting it all together!

rita! - the tree is perfect for susie - I'm glad one leaf is still green ;)


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Post by: kittykill on October 06, 2009 06:20:27 PM
Here's a goldfish for Doo_Leroux


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Post by: Pearliepie on October 06, 2009 06:53:47 PM
kittykill, that goldfish is so perfectly my style- I really love it!
Love the tree too, rita! I'm glad I get to see it in person.


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Post by: IamSusie on October 06, 2009 08:29:19 PM
Fish are really IN for this swap! Nice job KittyKill

Ritapizza- I love what you did on my towel!  My grandma used to do crewel work, but I've never tried it.  I love the colors you chose too!  Thanks!


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on October 06, 2009 08:30:26 PM
What a sweet fish, kittykill!  There has been an abundance of fun aquatic creatures this go-round!

ritapizza, the tree is faabulous!  I need to take a look at that book.


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Post by: Beetastic on October 06, 2009 10:55:23 PM
I do agree fish are theme for this swap.  It looks great kittykil.


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 07, 2009 06:36:01 AM
The fish is fantastic KittyKill!
I FINALLY get to start on the John Hughs towel today! Been way too dang busy! I hope to have it done with 2 days of good stitching! ;)


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Post by: cupcakeguru on October 07, 2009 08:48:19 AM
Cute fish.

I am deciding what to stitch on the no theme towel that I currently have...


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Post by: rectangel on October 07, 2009 09:09:18 AM
the fish is super cute looks like he's getting ready to make a jump!

and I'm now on a tangent thinking about stitching one fish two fish red fish blue fish :)


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Post by: fenifer on October 07, 2009 09:09:30 AM
I really didnt expect to be this insane busy as I am when I signed up for this swap. But I totally forgot about spa week, and its been insane, its not even here yet!! Its next week. (I work @ a spa, booking appointments) I have been peeking in at moments when Im not booking appointments or doing payroll, or taxes, or anything else. I just feel like Im slacking in the being social on this thread part.

I just wanted to say everyones stuff is amazing!! One day when I free moments i will tell you exactly what I love from everyones work. But for right now Im just gonna say.... WOW! AWESOMENESS HAPPENS HERE!!!

 :)


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Post by: millik on October 07, 2009 12:12:41 PM
WOW! AWESOMENESS HAPPENS HERE!!!

Well, yeah. This is the cool kids club...what did you expect? ;)


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on October 07, 2009 03:59:47 PM
millik -- Your addition to my pillow rocks. Great job!

ritapizza -- Your tree is fantastic. Love the autumnal colors. I like how crewel patterns can be adapted to regular embroidery as well. I've done a couple crewel pillow kits from the '70s. They're kind of great. Since you're using yarn they work up really quick and have this nice hefty look and feel to them.

kittykill -- Adorable goldfish. It's funny, I don't really like fish in real life, but when it comes to embroidery their lines and colors are just a natural fit.


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Post by: mego on October 08, 2009 11:07:36 AM
Oh my goodness!!!! I'm loving everything that's getting churned out :D  I've been super busy this last month with school, but things are slowing down finally.  I can't wait to see the final photos of all the towels -- we're getting close!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 08, 2009 12:43:49 PM
I just finished up my contribution to Sonjabegonia's John Hugh's themed towel. I had to use something from my fave movie of all time, Ferris Bueller's Day Off! I chose the iconic pic of him and my fave quote. "Ferris Bueller, you're my hero."



I hope you like it Sonja! ;)


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Post by: millik on October 08, 2009 02:43:54 PM
Wow, that towel is rockin'! Great job on the hair especially :)


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Post by: ThirdMargaret on October 08, 2009 03:10:11 PM
AI, great job!  What a cool towel!  And I really like the font you used!


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Post by: Beetastic on October 08, 2009 04:39:31 PM
AlwaysInspired - great job.  I never actually seen that movie.  I really should sometime.


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Post by: fiberartsy on October 08, 2009 04:41:11 PM
I am so jealous of the John Hughes towel!  I want one!!


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Post by: I Sew Cute on October 08, 2009 05:14:11 PM
millik - love the guitar & banner & the logo is a great touch!
ritapizza - fabulous work on your tree! The pattern is so retro-modern & looks great in reg. floss too!
kittykill - cute fish!
AlwaysInspired - That just rocks my socks!  ;)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 08, 2009 06:42:23 PM
Thanks everyone! I was very nervous when I drew it out that it wasn't good enough. After some agonizing over the stupid lips I decided I was happy with it. I think it is a fitting tribute to a fantastic movie!


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Post by: ritapizza on October 09, 2009 09:27:15 AM
AlwaysInspired ~ he looks so awesome! portraits are so hard to stitch! great quote too!
kittykill - totally cute fish!


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Post by: sonjabegonia on October 09, 2009 01:24:53 PM
AlwaysInspired - LOVE IT!!! 

I can't wait for my John Hughes towel to come home.  I know it was a challenging theme and love the fact that my group fully embraced it :-)


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Post by: Kitten Wrangler on October 11, 2009 04:57:38 AM
Okay, here's what I added to jqadam's towel. He'd asked for ocean/nautical marine themes etc, and because I somehow don't think like other people, I went for.... coral.



It's not the prettiest thing, but all the French knots make it so much fun to touch. Textural embroidery is lots of fun - and feeling it kinda reminds me of the piece of coral I had for ages after I went to the Great Barrier Reef - it was all bumpy and scratchy to hold.


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Post by: Beetastic on October 11, 2009 08:46:20 AM
What a neat idea.  I bet it is fun to touch.


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Post by: mego on October 11, 2009 08:55:25 AM
Oh my goodness Kitten Wrangler... that looks incredibly time consuming!!  and AMAZING!


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Post by: Kitten Wrangler on October 11, 2009 09:52:22 AM
Oh my goodness Kitten Wrangler... that looks incredibly time consuming!!  and AMAZING!

You get really really quick at doing French knots after a bit. I ended up surprising myself by how many I could do in a lunchtime.


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Post by: ~Glenda on October 11, 2009 11:30:43 AM
I think the french knots are perfect for coral texture!! Very pretty, too.


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Post by: fiberartsy on October 11, 2009 12:05:09 PM
The coral looks great!  I envy your french knot ability!

Greenlightgo asked me to post what sundayafternoonhousewife added to her nature themed towel.  A pretty butterfly and flower.  Now I'm off to begin adding to it!



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Post by: j_q_adams on October 11, 2009 01:28:26 PM
that coral ROCKS!  thanks so much, kw!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 11, 2009 02:48:04 PM
The texture of the coral looks fantastic!
The butterfly and flower are very pretty too. I love the use of the varigated floss on the flower!


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Post by: sew~amy on October 11, 2009 03:19:34 PM
here is 'Sundayafternoonhousewife's' towel.  she wanted a 'state' theme.  exp: your state flower or bird.





I am in Virginia ,  and our bird is the cardinal.


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Post by: fiberartsy on October 11, 2009 04:39:59 PM
sew~amy that looks great! NC state bird is a cardinal too!  He's a cutie!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 12, 2009 11:17:12 AM
Wonderful cardinal!


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Post by: Beetastic on October 12, 2009 12:32:11 PM
sundayafternoonhousewife - your butterfly looks great.


sew~amy - your cardinal is wonderful.


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Post by: cupcakeguru on October 12, 2009 12:54:59 PM
So great on the coral.

SAH - I like the variegated flower

Nice cardinal sew~amy


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Post by: greenlightgo on October 12, 2009 03:15:39 PM
Love the Coral! The butterfly and flower are so pretty! And Amy- your bird is fantastic- I had to go look up what my state bird is!(Mockingbird) I've got to get my outline in order!


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Post by: fiberartsy on October 12, 2009 04:14:22 PM
I worked like a fiend on greenliightgo's towel.  I just couldn't stop stitching!  She has a nature theme for her towel so I chose this Aunt Martha's pattern of a persimmon tree branch with a couple persimmons on it.  It reminded me of the persimmon tree in my mom's yard growing up.  I used the linen thread which I love and I think worked really well with this pattern, soft, muted, natural colors.    (The only thing not linen is the black and the orange of the persimmons)  I'm really pleased with this design. 


Here's the towel so far.


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on October 12, 2009 07:37:36 PM
Fenifer's towel doesn't have a theme, but it looks like an animal one is developing.

My stalking unearthed that she has three chihuahuas, so I went with this:





Only one more to go!


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Post by: greenlightgo on October 12, 2009 08:19:33 PM
I love it Fiberartsy Thank you! I love that Chihuahua!


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Post by: j_q_adams on October 12, 2009 08:22:18 PM
Here's my addition to Kitten Wrangler's towel.  KW's interests were as varied as Soviet propaganda and Indonesian designs, among others.  I had already picked a pretty bad-a** Soviet design to stitch, but I knew I had to go in another direction once I saw what had already been added to the towel.



I'm not too sure that hummingbirds and lotus flowers even have anything to do with Indonesia, but I think the design and the colors flowed nicely with what was already there.

And here's the whole towel so far:



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Post by: fenifer on October 12, 2009 08:26:40 PM
i love the cardinal!

Gatsby!!! LOVE the chihuahua. It reminds me of a group I was a part of on myspace called "obey the chihuahua!" it fits perfectly in my house, as all my chihuahuas are the rulers of the place. thanks so much!!
Mego! I love the lion as well! so cute! I wanted to dress on of the pups up as a lion, then i thought about dressing them up as the 3 amigos. but i haven't had a chance to find tiny sombreros.


I finished Mamaphunks towel this evening! Hers is about anthropologie inspired. I found a drawing of Pennsylvania dutch artwork in a book that my grandmother gave me way back when. she got it when she was in her 40s-50s and she is 82 now! it doesn't have a cover on it, so I don't know too much about the book. but i thought it fit perfectly on this towel. I added a few pieces on it my self that i thought made it more anthropoligie-esque!!



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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 12, 2009 08:46:46 PM
Yay! Lots of new stitching! The persimmons are wonderful. Very nice choice of floss.
 The chihuahua is great! So creative.
I love the humming bird and flowers. The floss looks divine.
The dutch design is so fun! It goes perfect with that towel too!


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Post by: cupcakeguru on October 12, 2009 09:17:32 PM
Here is my addition to sew~amy's towel.  I didn't have my laptop for a while, so it took a little while to post.  It is a VW bus/camping theme:



Here is the next towel - fiberartsy's - it was the no theme theme, but already had 2 cats on it so I continued:



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Post by: kittykill on October 12, 2009 09:37:16 PM
Love all of it! We rock!


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Post by: Kitten Wrangler on October 12, 2009 09:48:44 PM
j_q_adams: Hummingbirds are an American bird, I believe, but the lotus is a common symbol through a lot of Asia - a lot of Hindu and Buddhist imagery use it. I've tried to do a brief search for some building columns I see a lot in Yogya - can't find a photo, but there's often a lotus capital on them.

The colours are lovely, and I'm loving how it's all looking so lovely together.


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Post by: mego on October 12, 2009 10:34:56 PM
Gatsby!!! LOVE the chihuahua. It reminds me of a group I was a part of on myspace called "obey the chihuahua!" it fits perfectly in my house, as all my chihuahuas are the rulers of the place. thanks so much!!
Mego! I love the lion as well! so cute! I wanted to dress on of the pups up as a lion, then i thought about dressing them up as the 3 amigos. but i haven't had a chance to find tiny sombreros.


You know I was totally going to do the sublime stitching chi, but I also had this lion that I couldn't resist!!  It reminded me of our chi who just passed away in July, he always had a lion's mane!

Love the chihuahua Bri!  It totally reminds me of the chihuahua attitude :D  Thanks for getting a photo of my lion :D


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Post by: sew~amy on October 13, 2009 04:53:02 AM
cupcakeguru,  I LOVE my bus!!!!!!!!!   thank you.


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Post by: fiberartsy on October 13, 2009 07:11:43 AM
cupcakeguru--that bus looks great and I love my kitty cowboy!  Super cute!


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Post by: rectangel on October 13, 2009 10:48:09 AM
Hey everyone – sorry I have been absent again this weekend.  It was Thanksgiving here and we had a family wedding to boot.  So here goes…

AlwaysInspired-WOW a portrait in less than a week!

KW-the coral is intriguing I like the pink and peach together and kudos on all those French knots!

Sunday-the butterfly and flower are lovely! I like the variegation too!

Sew~amy –the cardinal looks great…I like the reds you put together on it!

Fiberartsy –your design looks great it works really well with the other designs and that towel is coming along nicely!  I’ve never tried linen is there anything unique about working with it compared to cotton?

Gatsby- Whoa! That Chihuahua is wild!

Jq- your design fits in just perfectly with the fish in the water looking up at the bird in the sky…I am amazed how that towel is coming together!

Fenifer – your addition looks great I must confess that I have never been to Anthropology but I often wonder about it as people so often reference it – I’ve looked at there stuff online but going to a store is always so different ;)

Cupcakeguru!  Awesome bus the flowers totally make it! And the sorry for this…”Kitten Wrangler” is also awesome with all the sharp neat stitching!


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Post by: j_q_adams on October 13, 2009 11:34:08 AM
The colours are lovely, and I'm loving how it's all looking so lovely together.

I'm glad that you're so happy with it so far!  Can't wait to see what SarahJ adds next.


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Post by: ritapizza on October 13, 2009 11:44:58 AM
I stitched a pink scooter for SarahJ2001! I found out on her "100 things about me (http://sarahj2001.blogspot.com/2009/05/100-facts-about-me.html)" list that she has a cool pink Genuine Buddy 125 scooter that she loves so I wanted to stitch it for her! :)



pouring rain all day... hope i get to the post office in time later...


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 13, 2009 11:53:50 AM
The scooter is great!


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Post by: j_q_adams on October 13, 2009 01:44:09 PM
cool scooter, rita!

cupcakeguru, your vw bus is super cool, too.  and i love that cowboy kitty!


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Post by: sarahj2001 on October 13, 2009 01:53:31 PM
Oh Scooter!  I love it!  I was looking thru the "Recent with Pictures" and saw it there first and didn't read the words... I was just looking at the pictures and I thought it was great and then I come to this thread and see it's on my towel!!  :)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 13, 2009 03:09:58 PM
I love the VW! The colors are perfect! The kitty is pretty darn cute too.


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Post by: fiberartsy on October 13, 2009 03:30:03 PM
Rectangel--the only thing I noticed about working with the linen was that it frayed perhaps a bit more while using it.  I would suggest keeping the lengths you use on the smaller side to minimize that unless you like the effect or course.  But other than it was great to work with and the colors are nice.


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on October 13, 2009 03:54:40 PM
Ritapizza -- I LOVE that scooter. It's so adorable! I have a pink Genuine Buddy 125 too.


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Post by: doo_leroux on October 14, 2009 07:42:28 AM
Everything is looking GREAT so far! I'm going to start stitching aada's tonight. It shouldn't take me too long!


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on October 14, 2009 11:22:46 AM
Here's my addition to PaleAngelLex's bird towel:



And here's a pic of the whole thing:



I got the pattern from the Hoop Love pool on Flickr.


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on October 14, 2009 11:30:36 AM
Also, AlwaysInspired asked me to post pics of her towel. I don't have my good camera with me, so please excuse the crappy cell phone pics. Here's the whole towel:



And here's Zombie_Queen's addition:




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Post by: Lilyvanilli on October 14, 2009 12:02:45 PM
I got a little behind on my commenting and I didn't want to forget anyone so here's my list:

PaleAngelLex - Your sacred heart is awesome! Your satin stitching looks really good! Your tentacle design on ThirdMargaret's towel is perfect and hilarious! Great job!

I Sew Cute - your mermaid is fabulous! You are just too awesome.

~Glenda - I love your traveling lady. Her suitcase is fantastic.

GatsbyGirl -  I have no idea what your video game design is, but I love it! Your fill stitching looks great! I love that whole towel! The Pac-Man is fabulous!

fiberartsy - great addition! I love the flower and the personalization of your design.

sarahj2001 - way to work with the metallic floss! Your silverware is super cute!

rectangel - I love your addition to I Sew Cute's towel! Her fans are gorgeous and I love her hair!

Mamaphunk - awesome treasure chest! The detail on the wood is great!

ThirdMargaret - Thank you!! I love that quote and that book! It's beautiful, thank you!

millik - Great addition to GatsbyGirl's towel! I love the lettering.

ritapizza - Awesome!! I love all the different stitches and colors! Beautiful!

kittykill - I love your goldfish! Your stitching is lovely!

AlwaysInspired - Hahaha!! OMG, I love your Ferris Bueller! Such a perfect addition! I love that towel so much even though (and probably because) it caused me so much stress. ;)

Kitten Wrangler - Whoa. You're a crazy french knot machine! I would've gone crazy had I attempted that. Fantastic job!

fiberartsy - pretty! I love the color variation in the flower!

sew~amy - I love you cardinal! Your Virginia lettering is very neat and pretty.

fiberartsy - that persimmon design is beautiful! I love the colors and your stitching looks so nice! That whole towel is really lovely.

GatsbyGirl - Oh man, I love that chihuahua! It's so cool! Great colors, design, stitching, everything!

j_g_adams - Ooh! Pretty hummingbird and flowers! I love the colors you used for the bird.

fenifer - beautiful design and stitching!

cupcakeguru - awesome VW! The colors are great! Your cowboy kitty is beyond adorable! I love it!

ritapizza - great scooter! I love the pink!

Zombie_Queen - cute gnomes!


lilyvanilli - your replica patch just stuns me... how on earth did you catch the detail to reproduce it? It's spot on!

Thanks! I just printed the picture out as big as possible and traced around it. Then I just went in and cleaned up the lines. It was pretty challenging, but totally worth it.


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Post by: Mamaphunk on October 14, 2009 12:15:39 PM
This gallery is so inspiring, I'm blown away with everyone's work!


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Post by: doo_leroux on October 14, 2009 12:51:38 PM
That's a sweet bird towel!!


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Post by: Zombie_Queen on October 14, 2009 03:12:47 PM
It's been a while since I posted a comment (been super busy with finals and family). But, never fear, I have been lurking. This is one SWEET looking gallery!!! Awesome work!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 14, 2009 04:02:37 PM
Thanks for posting pics Lily!
I love your little bird. I'm so happy I get to fill up the last spot on Paleangellex's towel! I started on it this morning before work and I plan on working on it tonight while watching tv.
The gnomey is great Zombie_Queen! Thanks so much! I LOVE gnomes.  ;)


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Post by: greenlightgo on October 14, 2009 06:23:52 PM
This is my addition to cupcakeguru's halloween theme tea towel.
 I decided on two designs. The vampire is stitched in glow in the dark thread by DMC and is an Urban Threads design. The gravestone is a Sublime Stitching design, but I added another crack to it at the bottom, and added the flowers to the sides, and the 2009 TTTV under the RIP is also stitched with DMC glow in the dark thread.

The whole towel so far


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Post by: kittykill on October 14, 2009 06:27:09 PM
Super cute!


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on October 14, 2009 06:37:51 PM
Sorry I've been so quiet. I've missed posting on so many things. They have all been fantastic!
I'm loving my towel! I love the blue birds and can't wait to see what you come up with AlwaysInspired. That's one very awesome Halloween towel too. I've got a plan for the John Hughes towel. It's the last one, so sad :(


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on October 14, 2009 09:28:55 PM
greenlightgo - I love your addition to cupcakeguru's towel! The tombstone is awesome!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 15, 2009 06:59:46 AM
I love the new addition to the Halloween towel! That tombstone rocks! That is such a fun towel.


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Post by: Mamaphunk on October 15, 2009 09:32:36 AM
Here is my embroidery on Gatsby Girl's towel:



This is hard for me to send. Seriously. It's not enough.

I don't know. This was such a hard one for me, I had a crazy work week (80 hours. Jeez) and I read the song lyrics over and over.

I think my brain was fried.  ;D

As a former smoker, I know how fabulous it is to take a moment of solace and to be alone with your thoughts while smoking. I wanted to convey the feeling of alone.

I might be a person who likes color too much and can't handle 4 colors being on a towel. LOL. I made myself feel better by doing metallic french knots for the ashes and lit part of the cigarette.

And this now concludes Mamaphunk's weirdo therapy post in the middle of the tea towel gallery.  :P


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Post by: Beetastic on October 15, 2009 10:16:39 AM
I have gotten behind on commenting.  I have come and looked and then do not have time to comment. Everyting is looking great I can not believe how fast the towels are coming along.

fiberartsy - your persimmons look good.  Her towel is coming together nicely

GatsbyGirl - your chihuahua is great

j_q_adams -love the colors of your hummingbird

fenifer - lovely design

cupcakeguru - love the VW Bus, your kitty is cute too

ritapizza -that pink scooter is great.  My mom has a pink scooter too!

Lilyvanilli - those birds are so sweet

Zombie_Queen - cute gnome

greenlightgo - cute design.  I love the use of the glow in the dark thread.  I would love to see it in person.


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Post by: IamSusie on October 15, 2009 01:28:04 PM
This stitching is so inspiring!

Here's what I stitched up for Ritapizza.  I picked out the motif right away, but I didn't start stitching until yesterday...  :-[



It's flirty taco chips bathing in guacamole!  If Rita doesn't like guacamole, then it is spinach dip...
 
I found this pattern by Jacque Davis posted at the group Hoop Love on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacquedavis/3205080572/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacquedavis/3205080572/)


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Post by: ritapizza on October 15, 2009 02:04:12 PM
These chip guys are so cute! They're so flirty and delicious! I love guacamole! Thanks, Susie!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 15, 2009 02:46:30 PM
Mamaphunk- You did a great job! I would have seriously struggled using song lyrics too. A nice simple approach.

Those chips are adorable. I've thought about doing that design for ages!


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Post by: j_q_adams on October 15, 2009 08:06:52 PM
That chip design is HILARIOUS!  Seriously, I laughed out loud.  Great choice, Susie!


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Post by: Beetastic on October 16, 2009 08:57:09 AM
IamSusie - those chips are great.  Makes you feel bad eating them.


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Post by: kittykill on October 16, 2009 10:14:36 AM
Awesome stuff guys! Like I would expect anything else from you guys!


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Post by: ~Glenda on October 16, 2009 12:16:54 PM
Here's my addition to doo_leroux's fish-themed pillowtop.


And a picture of the whole pillowtop thus far.


The image I used is from here: http://www.gulf-shores-alabama-condo-rentals.com/free-kids-beach-coloring-pages.html. I eliminated the bee and flipped the design so it looks like my fella is making "yowza!!" eyes at rectangel's pretty gal ;).


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Post by: Beetastic on October 16, 2009 12:24:39 PM
That fish towel is looking great.  Love your addition ~Glenda.


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Post by: kittykill on October 16, 2009 12:51:42 PM
LOVE IT! So cute!


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Post by: Zombie_Queen on October 16, 2009 01:37:34 PM
That fish towel is looking awesome!  :o


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Post by: sonjabegonia on October 16, 2009 01:39:21 PM
I love the chips an guac . . . never seen that image before.  Since I could probably exist on a chips/guac diet, I'm going to need to stitch that one up for myself!

The fish towel is wonderful.  I really like the towels that are devoted to certain animals . . . like the bird towel, the fish towel, etc.



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Post by: Zombie_Queen on October 16, 2009 01:45:12 PM
Just finished up my and the last addition to Lily's towel. I was really pleased with how it came out until I took pictures. The piece looks better in person. :-\


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 16, 2009 01:56:30 PM
Fantastic logo Zombie_Queen! I need to get my butt to work on paleangellex's towel!


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Post by: doo_leroux on October 16, 2009 02:13:54 PM
Awesome FIshy Glenda!


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Post by: Beetastic on October 16, 2009 02:55:16 PM
It looks great Zombie_Queen.


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 16, 2009 03:43:08 PM
Some how I missed the fish!  He looks so cute. I love that he is making goo goo eyes at the other pretty fish! :D


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Post by: sarahj2001 on October 17, 2009 08:38:26 AM
Here's my addition to Kitten Wrangler's towel.  Her theme was Indonesian designs, which I had a hard time with.  Then I spotted this.  It was on a free Henna tattoo site.  I don't think Henna tattoos are exactally "Indonesian designs" but the flowers looked similar to some on some Indonesian fabric I found so I went with it :)





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Post by: Pearliepie on October 17, 2009 08:58:56 AM
Zombie_Queen, I like your band logo a lot. the little skull is cute.

~Glenda, what a charming fish! He's really putting the moves on Goldie there.

sarahj2001, I really like those henna flowers. I think they're a nice addition to the towel!

 


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 17, 2009 10:08:42 AM
The Henna flowers are fantastic! I love the colors and they fit so nice on the towel.


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on October 17, 2009 10:29:56 AM
Susie - I love your chips and dip! I've never seen the pattern before, it's too cute and your stitching is just gorgeous.

~Glenda - great fish! I love how you did the waves. I just woke up and my brain's not working properly - is it couching? It looks really cool.

Zombie_Queen - thank you!! I love that band!

sarahj2001 - great choice of design! I love all the bright colors!


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Post by: IamSusie on October 17, 2009 01:52:12 PM
Sarahj- Lovely work!  I'm getting that towel next and I have to admit to being a bit relieved the towel has leaned toward Asian style so I don't have to search for vintage Soviet imagery suitable for embroidery  ;)


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Post by: fiberartsy on October 17, 2009 05:16:20 PM
The henna pattern is really great!  The colors are great on that towel too!


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Post by: greenlightgo on October 18, 2009 01:55:08 PM
I too could live on Chips and Guac- so I would love to put scared faces on them and a hand coming for them! LOVE the design and execution!

~Glenda- I am so in love with the fact that your fish is putting the moves on rectangles fish- she is a hottie huh? LOVE IT~ everything about it!

Kitten Wrangler's towel is amazing. love the theme and all the designs- looks just beautiful!
 
Zombie Queen- that is so awesome!


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Post by: Beetastic on October 18, 2009 11:33:37 PM
sarahj2001 - a wonderful addition to the towel.  It is looking lovely.


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Post by: rectangel on October 19, 2009 10:05:09 AM
Hey Everybody,

Hope all is well!  Here’s my design for Glenda’s towel.  I love to work on medium weight tightly woven fabric so this napkin was a dream come true for me.  Glenda has a suggested theme of astrology but since there are only 3 in her family plus the canine member and we have 5 stitchers I  decided to “grab” the middle and create a design show it was her family’s signs.



I used old fashioned variegated floss on a lot of this but most especially the rose…I like the old stuff because you are guaranteed the shades all work together but you can control it to the point where you almost have 3 or 4 solids.

(https://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=297244)

Danielle and I Sew Cute both did a fabulous job and scaled their designs really nicely so they were the same size.  I centered mine and I think the last two will fit like a charm!  The design is a reworking from my Sailor Jerry tattoo stencil book.

Now for some catching up….

Rita – I love the scooter it has a real wind in the hair feeling about it

Lily- Your bird design looks great with the others good choice!

Zombie Queen – cute gnome his beard looks fuzzy! & a nice job on the logo

GreenLight- I love the purple I am glad that towel is turning out so colorful!

Mamaphunk- time sometimes catches up with us…it was interesting to hear such a honest take on smoking I have never smoked and it always seems strange to me that people can breathe in smoke

Susie -your chips cracked me up I love the colors you picked and all the little details that really make it a scene!

Glenda! –your fish totally cracked me up I love how you set the scene!

Sarah! – wow that was the perfect addition that towel looks great –your color scheme is fantastic!


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Post by: kittykill on October 19, 2009 10:06:35 AM
That is amazing!


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on October 19, 2009 10:19:11 AM
Wow, rectangel, that piece is gorgeous!


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Post by: ~Glenda on October 19, 2009 10:23:46 AM
Oh, wow, rectangel, that is FANTASTIC!!! The fill stitching is beautiful -- I can't wait to get my hands on it and see it up close. I especially love the variation in the rose.


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Post by: j_q_adams on October 19, 2009 10:52:20 AM
Amazing piece, rectangel!  

I just came across this thread ... have any of you tried this tip with the Glad Press 'N Seal?:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289963.0


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Post by: kittykill on October 19, 2009 10:58:07 AM
I think it works along the same lines as Sulky water soluble stabilizer. I've never used it before-I would be afraid of pulling my stitches.


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Post by: I Sew Cute on October 19, 2009 01:19:25 PM
First I must say it was hard to let this one go....  ;)

my addition to Rectangel's towel-to-be apron...a diner waitress...working with her pretty open theme & color palette:

the work in progress...I'm always curious to see other's WIP's...so thought I'd share:


the whole piece:


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Post by: I Sew Cute on October 19, 2009 01:20:56 PM
I apologize for posting & running... still not feeling well in a lot of ways & I'm very tired most of the time. I will comment on all the lovelies I've missed! You all are doing very inspiring work!

 :)


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Post by: kittykill on October 19, 2009 01:30:04 PM
I LOVE THAT! So cute!


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Post by: Beetastic on October 19, 2009 02:06:38 PM
rectangel- nice design.  I love the bold colors.

I Sew Cute  - cute diner girl.


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Post by: rectangel on October 19, 2009 02:43:58 PM
I love the diner girl she fits right in!  Great job I Sew Cute - you really need to make up some patterns ;)

Bee - I was trying to stay true to the more original flash colors in my design.  I found it really challenging to work in such primary palette on a white background.  I actually bought some of the colors specifically with this intent.  The only one I can see myself using on a regular basis though is the variegated red -I wish more of DMC's variations ran to black instead of white it was very handy.


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Post by: sonjabegonia on October 19, 2009 03:10:20 PM
Wow - another great set of additions over the weekend.

I really like the indonesian design towel and the waitress is awesome!


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on October 19, 2009 03:45:09 PM
Quote
I just came across this thread ... have any of you tried this tip with the Glad Press 'N Seal?

I use it for everything. You can end up pulling stitches if you aren't careful, but it's not that big of a problem for me. I only really use it for outlining a design. All fill work or detail should not be done through the plastic. You also have to be careful because the ink can run. I have found though, that if you trace over your pattern in pencil, heavily mind you, then put the press and seal over it, then put the press and seal onto a light color fabric, all you have is the pencil line. I've never used anything else because I've never had a transfer pencil. They sound like the best way to go, but press and seal has never let me down. Like I said, if it's something I made, and it's posted here on craftster, press and seal was involved.


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Post by: ~Glenda on October 19, 2009 04:00:31 PM
I Sew Cute, I love your diner gal!! Sorry you're not feeling 100% yet :(.


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Post by: Pearliepie on October 19, 2009 06:07:24 PM
rectangel, that is so beautiful!

I Sew Cute, I cannot tell you how much I love that diner girl! She really cheered me up after a bad day!



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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 19, 2009 08:40:23 PM
That tattoo art is amazing! Great work with the varigated floss!
That diner gal is very classy. I love the color choices too. (Feel better soon!)


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on October 19, 2009 09:45:49 PM
Yikes! I'm eight pages behind

Mamaphunk -- Don't think twice about not having done enough. I love the single cigarette with the smoke spelling out "Alone." Have to admit, I'm not a smoker myself and while I hate the reality of smoking -- disease, smell, cost, addiction -- I love the romance of smoking, if you know what I mean.

j_q_adams -- Your hummingbird and lotus flowers are so pretty. Have to admit though, I'm curious what you would have done if you'd gone the Soviet propaganda route.

fenifer -- I have a book of Pennsylvania Dutch embroidery patterns too. I haven't tackled any of them yet, but now I'm thinking I should move that up on my list. I really like the direction you went with the teardrop shapes.

cupcakeguru -- I'm pretty sure my Barbie had that bus! ;) Nice job. And cowboys and cats are two of my favorite things, so you can never go wrong mixing them together. Best of both worlds.

ritapizza -- I already said how much I love that scooter, but it must be repeated. My scooter dealer just had a baby girl. If you happened to keep a copy of your design and would be willing to share, I'd love to stitch up a onesie using it.

Lilyvanilli -- Those birds are two cute. It's amazing how many different looks you can get from something as simple as birds.

greenlightgo -- It might sound funny, but I'm really digging the grass around the tombstone, especially the two shades of green.

IamSusie -- Those chips seriously look good enough to eat. I don't think I would have looked at just the design for those and thought they could look that good stitched up. You picked the perfect colors, everything.

~Glenda -- Your fish looks like he came straight from an old Warner Bros. cartoon. Like he's going to break out into song at any minute!

sarahj2001 -- I don't know what I would have done with an Indonesian-themeed towel, but your group has really stepped it up. Your colors are great and the satin stitch on your flowers gives them neat spiky look.

rectangel -- Putting all of us to shame again, I see. :) Where does one come by "old-fashioned" variegated floss?

I Sew Cute -- That waitress is adorable. Where did the pattern come from. (Oh, and feel better.)

Whew! Sorry if I missed anyone. Needless to say, this swap is the best. We need to make sure it's not a year before we do it again.


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on October 19, 2009 09:51:19 PM
I Sew Cute - your waitress is super cute! That apron looks great!


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Post by: rectangel on October 20, 2009 10:00:24 AM
hey gatsby -the red is DMC 115.  When the new Color Variations came out my Michael's (which is always missing colors) stopped carrying the regular variegated colors.  The actual needlework store I go to not only still has the original variegated but they sell them for the same price as a regular skein...(albeit they charge more for the regular skeins).  Color variations on the other hand is about 2-3 times the price of regular floss.

I've worked a little bit with the Color Variations palette but I find it a little stressful as it changes really quickly and you have to kind of give up control over the color scheme.  As to putting you to shame I must say my group has a much better track record than me they are doing fantastic designs in a punctual manner.  Timing is important and it is almost always what I need to work on...I am like the people at the restaurant who always order more than they can eat ;)


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Post by: millik on October 20, 2009 12:15:15 PM
Here is my addition to mego's forest themed towel with a bit of a sad cautionary tale. The pattern is from the Hoop Love flickr pool. I used some vintage thread for her hat and dress without testing or washing it first. Then, the night before I was supposed to mail it out, I sprayed it with water to get rid of the blue pen and it bled out all around her.

I tried a bunch of different stain removers but nothing worked, and eventually I ended up painting on bleach with a paint brush. It stained some of the thread, and didn't even really get all of the pink out. From here on out, I will always test any red thread that I use first! I messaged mego already and we've talked about it, so I feel okay posting it here now...







And here is one of the less disastrous parts :P



Thanks, mego for being so very understanding!




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Post by: Beetastic on October 20, 2009 01:01:54 PM
rectangel - I can see how it would be hard to do such primary colors on white but I love it and you pulled it off.  I only have one varigarted floss that flows into black and I am not sure if it is DMC or not but it is red as well.  It was one I bought in a variety pack before I learned that some of those variety packs tend to have their colors bleed.  I learned my lesson and primarily buy DMC.

millik - your little red riding hood is very well done.  It can be frustrating when floss bleeds.  I have had that happen several times.  I have used the bleach pen which sound like you did basically the same thing.  It helps a little but it is never truly gone. 


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 20, 2009 01:34:00 PM
Little Red Riding Hood is great! Floss bleeding is a terrible thing, but I think she looks great. It probably isn't as noticeable to other people, but you know it is there so it irritates.


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Post by: sew~amy on October 20, 2009 02:00:18 PM
oh millik,  so sorry about the red.  But your little red riding hood looks so cute and the wolf.


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Post by: rectangel on October 20, 2009 02:45:20 PM
the design is perfect and well something about having red run a little is almost vintagey as red has always been a notoriously untrustworthy color...try your best to not think about it or tell yourself at least it didn't scorch which is another tragedy that has happenned to almost all of us.

mego if you wanted to get experimental I would suggest maybe you investigate crayon tinting so the background leans to a different hue than the outfit but otherwise I would just embrace it as being vintage.

...my other notes are that heat can set color bleeding so if you notice bleeding and plan to attempt removing the dye don't iron the fabric.


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Post by: millik on October 20, 2009 03:08:52 PM
Thanks for the nice words, and for the tips, ladies! One story I came up with was that I time traveled back to the 20s, stitched it there, and then on the return trip something in the time space continuum caused the fabric and thread to age prematurely. ;)

I think I am okay with it now, but you can imagine it was pretty horrible at the time. It's just that you spend anywhere from 8-12 hours on some of these things and plus it's on a huge piece of fabric with other people's work... if it was something for myself, I just would have gotten a new towel and started over.

I don't think I could ever work in textile restoration. Too stressful!


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Post by: kittykill on October 20, 2009 03:21:38 PM
I love the little red riding hood. She's cute!


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Post by: fiberartsy on October 20, 2009 05:12:53 PM
Yeah don't stress.  Little Red is too cute and your stitches looks great! 


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on October 20, 2009 09:22:07 PM
She really is adorable and your stitching is great!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 21, 2009 09:59:21 AM
I just finished up my last towel.  :'( It will be on it's way to Paleangellex this afternoon or in the morning. Her theme was birds so I chose this cute little vintage transfer from the hoop love pool over on flickr. I won't post a finished pic of her towel as I'll let her have the honors, but dang it is cute! ;)

I couldn't get a great pic because it is super dreary out here today. This is the best I could do.  ::) I used several colors of pink for the flowers, variegated floss for the nest and leaves, and two different yellows for the birds.


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Post by: j_q_adams on October 21, 2009 10:03:08 AM
What a sweet little bird's nest!  Great choice of design.  I haven't yet used anything from that Flickr group, but I probably will soon ....


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Post by: millik on October 21, 2009 10:48:23 AM
Those birds are adorable. I love the colors you used for their feathers :)


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Post by: Beetastic on October 21, 2009 10:56:04 AM
I have always liked that pattern.  Those birds are so sweet.


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Post by: IamSusie on October 21, 2009 11:03:41 AM
Bummer about Little Red's dress bleeding... I don't think it is noticeable.  She's super cute and I really like the way you did the fur on the wolf with 2 shades of brown.

I Sew Cute-  Adorable!  I love her variegated french knot polka dots!

Always Inspired-  Sweet pattern done up in a lovely palette. Pretty!


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on October 21, 2009 11:34:14 AM
Always Inspired- I love it! It's so cute, and I love the colors. I can't wait to see it!


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Post by: sew~amy on October 21, 2009 11:38:31 AM
ok, those birds are my fav so far.


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Post by: rectangel on October 21, 2009 11:50:38 AM
the soft colors are lovely :)


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Post by: kittykill on October 21, 2009 04:17:27 PM
so sweet!


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Post by: Pearliepie on October 21, 2009 06:28:57 PM
millik, I love the expression on Little Red's face.

Always Inspired, Eep! Those little birds are so cute! And I really like your color choice.


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Post by: Pearliepie on October 21, 2009 07:26:11 PM
Here's my addition to IamSusie's towel. There was no specified theme, but I really liked the flowers and tree that were already on it, so I wanted to do something similar. I found this (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mytransfers/3882391663/in/[email protected]) pattern in the Hoop Love Flickr pool, but it wasn't quite right.
So I played around with the elements of the design and came up with this:
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/copygirlx/4030198929/)

Here's a detail of the center stem
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/copygirlx/4030198615/)

The right flower with mountmellick stitch around the edge and button hole stitch on the next two stripes.
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/copygirlx/4030198357/)

And my favorite part- the center flower
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/copygirlx/4030197979/)

I am so in love with this design that I'm going to have to stitch another for myself!


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Post by: ~Glenda on October 21, 2009 08:32:14 PM
That's really cool, Pearliepie. The dark purple really caught my eye. Nice stitching!


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Post by: fenifer on October 21, 2009 09:09:28 PM
everything looks amazing! im so bummed it went by so fast.  :'(


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Post by: CaveWomanCrafts on October 21, 2009 10:35:01 PM
GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 22, 2009 04:52:01 AM
Those flowers are fantastic! The colors are just perfect. Great stitching!


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on October 22, 2009 06:04:53 AM
Wow, those flowers are so beautiful!


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Post by: Beetastic on October 22, 2009 08:13:12 AM
Pearliepie - what a wonderful pattern.  I love all the bold colors.


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Post by: kittykill on October 22, 2009 08:16:30 AM
Those flowers are so pretty!


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Post by: rectangel on October 22, 2009 09:37:13 AM
hmm something about it really says Susie about it I really love that dark purple with the red :)


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on October 22, 2009 10:48:46 AM
AlwaysInspired - your birds are lovely! Great colors and I love the way you did the flowers.

Pearliepie - such a beautiful design! I love the bold colors.


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Post by: Lilyvanilli on October 22, 2009 10:53:47 AM
Here's my last piece which is on AlwaysInspired's towel:



It's a mandala I bought from The Floss Box. You can find other patterns here: http://www.theflossbox.com/store/embroidery (http://www.theflossbox.com/store/embroidery)

I'll let AlwaysInspired post a pic of the finished towel. It's a pretty one! Also, I received my finished towel. Here's a pic:



I had to fold it a little because apparently I sent out the largest towel ever made, but you get the idea. Thanks so much Lizards! You guys rule!


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Post by: cupcakeguru on October 22, 2009 11:00:01 AM
greenlightgo - love the addition to my towel.  Can't believe you added two!!  Thanks for adding the title!

Iamsusie - I love those chips.  I will definitely have to make that :)

~Glenda - the fish is adoreable.  The whole towel is really great together

Zombie_Queen - cute skull

sarahj2001  - nice henna flowers - they look really good with the rest of the towel

rectangel - OMG!  awesome

I Sew Cute - really great work on the diner girl.  I love the eyes.

millik - I love the red riding hood.  

AlwaysInspired - cute birdies

Pearliepie - really nice stitching on the folk flowers

Lilyvanilli - I love the medallion.  Nice colors



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Post by: ~Glenda on October 22, 2009 11:28:25 AM
Love the purple and green, Lily.

Yay, finished towels!! I love how your towel turned out, Lily :).


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Post by: Pearliepie on October 22, 2009 12:37:16 PM
I really like that mandala Lilly! It's so soft looking.


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Post by: sew~amy on October 22, 2009 02:04:28 PM
I finished Greenlightgo's towel today. Her theme is nature.  I made it a "Fall" tree since I am in a Fall mood.



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Post by: Lilyvanilli on October 22, 2009 03:00:59 PM
That's so pretty, Amy! I love all the colors!


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Post by: fiberartsy on October 22, 2009 04:58:28 PM
Really great stitching.  sew`amy--great addition to the nature towel.  Lily--really pretty design and i love the colors!


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Post by: rectangel on October 22, 2009 05:32:03 PM
I went and checked it out on Flickr it looks lovely amy :)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 23, 2009 11:24:29 AM
Lily I love the mandala! My fave colors too!
Lily your finished towel is so great! So eclectic and fun.
The fall tree is wonderful! I love fall colors.


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Post by: ~Glenda on October 23, 2009 12:35:03 PM
Love the tree, sew~amy!! Perfect for fall :).


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Post by: GatsbyGirl on October 24, 2009 01:18:05 PM
Here it is. My last one.

Sixblueirises theme was mermaids and underwater-related items. I went with a slightly different take, but as soon as I saw it I had to do it:



It's Lori Lemaris, who was Superman's college girlfriend (and a mermaid). Her thought balloon says:

"GULP! As long as I didn't see Superman, I could pretend that I had forgotten him! Now I know I've been deceiving myself. Aquaman is wonderful ... but he's no Superman! Superman is the only man I can ever love!"

And, I have to say, once again my Bleach pen saved my bacon. I scorched the **** out of this when I transferred the pattern. Trying to get it out before I stitched would probably have made it worse so I just soldiered on, telling myself that if it didn't come out the the scorch marks made it look like an old comic book that had gotten discolored with age (even though my husband kindly said, "No, it really doesn't.").

But, lo and behold, the marks out completely. Thanks Clorox!

No picture of them all since I'm the last stop on its way home, but the full apron turned out fantastic. I hope she posts a picture when she gets it.


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 24, 2009 04:10:52 PM
The comic book piece is fantastic! So detailed and so much text. Nice work!
I got my towel back today! Sadly I've run out of day light and my lighty sucks. I'll snap a pic in the morning and post it. Thanks Lizards! ;)


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Post by: aada on October 24, 2009 06:15:01 PM
just finished I Sew Cute's towel and dropped it off for kittykill!






she's the sister of the infamous lipstick pinup! ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on October 24, 2009 06:38:11 PM
GatsbyGirl ~ That is SO cool!!! Hunh, I never would've thought about using a bleach pen for scorch marks. Storing that away for future reference.

aada ~ She's cute!! Love her red hair and green eyes. I'll be the last stitcher for that towel; can't wait to get it :).


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on October 24, 2009 06:46:25 PM
aada- I love it, it's so cute and sexy at the same time.

GG- It's so true, no one should ever love Aquaman, he sucks. You're work always blows me away.

(On a side note, I've been away and busy because I spilled soda all over my laptop. Fun times. I dropped some cash on a new one and wrote it off as an early birthday gift. Everyone's work has been amazing, sorry I haven't  been keeping up)


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Post by: kittykill on October 24, 2009 08:21:48 PM
Both are so awesome! Love it!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 25, 2009 10:25:15 AM
The little red head is super cute! Uhg! No pic of my finished towel yet as it is dreary as all get out here today and I refuse to take a crumby picture of such awesome work! ;)


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on October 25, 2009 12:45:22 PM
I'm finally getting my s*** together. I have picture of Sonja's towel. I know you've been having some issues with your camera Sonja, so I took a picture of your whole towel. If you'd like me to post it, let me know, but I won't until you ask.



I saw no one had done anything from Pretty in Pink, so I thought I would. I really wanted to do Andie's dress on a dress model, but I couldn't find a great picture, and I kinda suck at drawing. That being said, I found a really great quote to work with.



A small detail. I managed to work some craft elements into the towel, since there was crafting in the movie after all. I had a lot more fun with this towel than I thought I did. Hope you like it Sonja!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 25, 2009 02:17:01 PM
A great addition to a fun towel! I can't wait to see the whole thing!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on October 25, 2009 02:23:28 PM
PAL- Love the addition to Sonja's towel. Great quote :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: I Sew Cute on October 26, 2009 07:09:19 AM
Aada!!!! I LOVE it!!! She's so retro-cute! And red haired!!! Ah, sweeeeet!

I really need to catch up on comments here...so many ab-fab things have been stitched lately!

 :)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 26, 2009 08:23:41 AM
Here is my finished towel. Still not the best picture, but I just couldn't wait any longer!
The left corner is by ThirdMargaret, Sonjabegonia,PaleAngelLex, Me, Zombie_Queen, and the center is from Lilivanilli. Thanks so much everyone! I love my towel!  ;D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on October 26, 2009 09:45:27 AM
So…here is my design for Kittykill’s towel this design was originally sketched by my sister.  She drew it for me based on last round theme of vintage travel long before the talk of a movie etc.  I have wanted to stitch it ever since but have never found the time and it is lucky I decided to make it for Kittykill because if I was making it for myself I would have given up on it after I took the lips out 3 times and the eyes out 2 twice and even ended up reworking the nose once.

The airplane was drawn by me based on the plane Amelia Earhart flew and I have added my initials to the wing as a signature for me and my sister who grew up with the same initials.  I have not done justice to the pretty girl my sister drew here but I do think she has her own charm and will be a fitting picture at Kittykill’s work.




The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.  -Amelia Earhart



Everything is looking good here in the gallery I will try and take some time tonight to get caught up on comments ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on October 26, 2009 09:49:16 AM
I love her! Thank you so much! It makes it so special to me and the work that I do.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on October 26, 2009 12:10:01 PM
Rectangle, are you kidding me? SHE IS nothing less than spectacular! and so are YOU! GASP!

Lilyvanilli- LOVE your center piece for AlwaysInspired, such great work!

Sew-amy- THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'm so in love with fall too right now- and I adore your tree!

Gatsbygirl- simply DIVINE- I love your work

aada your little pinup is adorable!


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Post by: Beetastic on October 26, 2009 01:05:49 PM
Lilyvanilli - what a lovely pattern.  I really like the look of mandalas but I tend to get bored the third or fourth time I do the same pattern repeat.  I have only done a few of them.  Yours is still lovely.

sew~amy - pretty tree reminds me of all of the leaves that are falling down in my front yard. It reminds me in a good way not oh I have to go rake them now. :)

GatsbyGirl - great idea so original!  bleach pens are the best invention ever. 

aada - she is cute

PaleAngelLex - good quote love all the pink.

AlwaysInspired - your towel turned out great!

rectangel - she is gorgeous I like all the little details.  I still keep asking when is your sister going to come out with her own line of embroidery patterns.  I would be the first to buy from her.


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Post by: aada on October 26, 2009 01:24:41 PM
Aada!!!! I LOVE it!!! She's so retro-cute! And red haired!!! Ah, sweeeeet!
when i showed my friend, she laughed at the fact that she was a redhead. i have a slight obsession with gingers. ;) yay for hair dye!



rectangel: that is gorgeous! i love it so much! (and this just made me more excited for the movie that's coming out! :D)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fabricfriend on October 26, 2009 05:53:23 PM
i love the amelia. can't wait to see the movie.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on October 26, 2009 06:24:46 PM
Here's what I've added to fabricfriend's towel.  She said she liked Day of the Dead and kitschy religious as themes. I went with the classic bleeding heart.  I totally love it and hope fabricfriend does too! 

The towel so far.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fenifer on October 26, 2009 07:09:09 PM
 :'( last towel!
i just finished milliks towel!
i decided to do a tetris block...

and since im horrible at satin stitch- i decided to use the ole crayon deal ive seen so much of this round
hope you like!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on October 26, 2009 07:18:46 PM
That's a great heart!  l love your thorns! They are really nifty, I'm going to have to try doing them like that some time.

Also, you can never go wrong with Tetris. Good work!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fabricfriend on October 26, 2009 08:21:42 PM
i just saw the addition to my towel. oh my gosh! it is wonderful-i love it. there's some serious stitching going on in this group.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on October 27, 2009 04:47:04 AM
love fabricfriend's towel.  I think I get that one next.   Have no clue what I am going to stitch yet.  I better get to searching.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on October 27, 2009 05:45:26 AM
i just saw the addition to my towel. oh my gosh! it is wonderful-i love it. there's some serious stitching going on in this group.
I'm so glad you like it!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on October 27, 2009 06:44:56 AM
Here. Now that I've uncovered my card reader from the mess of work heaped on my desk, I'll post photos of the last two embroideries.

First up: Pearlipie's Western towel. This was harder than I thought it would be, because I don't have much experience with Country/Cowboy/Western type stuff. But I found this colouring page online, and thought I'd stitch it up.



And then, Ritapizza's towel

This image I found on someone's craft blog. Name escapes me at the moment, but it's written by a Portuguese speaker.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on October 27, 2009 08:54:33 AM
fiberartsy - great job on the bleeding heart.  I will be curious to see how it turns out.

fenifer - I love tetris!  Was it as addicting stitching it as it playing?

Kitten Wrangler - cute patterns.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 27, 2009 09:27:14 AM
The heart is great. I love the rays coming from behind.
Tetris is a great addition to the video game towel. Such a creative way to show it.
The cowboy boot is fun! I love using coloring pages for patterns.
That little teapot is a hoot! His legs just kill me.  :D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fenifer on October 27, 2009 09:27:45 AM
beetastic- it was kinda addicting, i wanted to do more.



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on October 27, 2009 10:46:30 AM
beetastic- it was kinda addicting, i wanted to do more.

hehe that is great!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: I Sew Cute on October 27, 2009 12:33:48 PM
Jumping in quick to post a photo...then dashing off to the post office now to mail it out. I'm sorry I'm a day late doo_leroux! (keeping fingers crossed the cuteness makes up for it!)


the entire towel for scale & position...


I will be back to comment on everyone's designs... if my kiddos cooperate!
 ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on October 27, 2009 01:55:20 PM
Gatsby -your comic girl is awesome 8) Did you trace it out from a comic strip?

Aada! Your little pin-up she is totally cute!

PaleAngelLex-fun choice I’m glad someone got Pretty in Pink on there ;)

Fibreartsy- I love the rays in the background…turquoise is always a great choice! and that towel is definitely going to be cool.

Fenifer – I love the tetris and the crayon tinting definitely has been popular this time around.  Cool choice 8)

Kitten Wrangler – great job with your latest stitchings…perhaps you can find a link for us to the blog with the little tea pot guy. 

ISC- the fish is perfect that towel now has quite the aquarium going on!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on October 27, 2009 02:11:13 PM
I Sew Cute - your fish is adorable. 


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 27, 2009 03:23:30 PM
More adorable fish! I'm just a sucker for fish lips! :D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on October 27, 2009 05:56:58 PM
Man, that was an epic journey to find this link again.

http://misakomimoko.blogspot.com/2009/05/patron-bordado-n1-doli-kettle.html

And ooops. Spanish, not Portuguese.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on October 28, 2009 08:15:56 AM
Thanks for the link.  Her blog is cute.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: IamSusie on October 28, 2009 09:47:13 AM
I love our gallery so much!

Always Inspired-  Your towel is beautiful!

Rectangel- Amazing job on Amelia Earhart!  I love the stitching detail on her jacket and the shading on the underside of the plane.

Fiberartsy- So cool! I love the shades of color you used.

Fenifer-  Tetris rocks!  Great idea for a motif.

Kitten Wrangler- I almost also did a boot for that towel. I love yours!  Supercute teapot!  You used an cool stitch on those legs.

I sew Cute-  What a happy fish!  The eyes and mouth are flirty and cute. That towel looks great! 


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on October 28, 2009 03:17:50 PM
Took pictures of my finished towel. Thought I would share everyone's wonderful work.



Thanks you Lizards!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: IamSusie on October 28, 2009 03:53:00 PM
Its beautiful!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on October 28, 2009 03:53:54 PM
Wow! Such awesome stitching. Love the heart! Love the finished towel! The fish is way too cute! Love it all!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on October 28, 2009 04:35:39 PM
your towel turned out wonderful.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on October 28, 2009 05:16:38 PM
sew~amy -- I love your tree. It's been so long long since I've seen a real tree turn colors that it almost seems like something that happens in fairy tales.

aada -- Those pin-ups are still among my favorite patterns ever. It's important to stay in shape so it's good to see that you can "bicyle" and still look glamorous.

PaleAngelLex -- Great quote. Annie Potts' character is my favorite part of "Pretty in Pink."

rectangel -- LOVE Amelia. So original. I live in North Hollywood, where she was from. There's a statue of her in front of my library.

fiberarsty -- Great bleeding heart. Can so easily look like a turnip. Yours doesn't at all. ;)

fenifer -- Tetris pieces are PERFECT for crayon tinting. Ah, I wasted at least a semester of college playing that game.

Kitten Wrangler -- For someone unfamiliar with cowboy/cowgirl/Western you wouldn't know it. That cowboy boot is a great addition and I adore the teapot man. Am going to print him out as soon as finish posting this.

ISewCute -- Great fish. I think I already said, this, but that towel looks so much like an aquarium. Fabulous

AlwaysInspired and PaleAngelLex -- Thanks for posting your finished towels. I always love seeing the finished masterpieces once they get back home safely.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 28, 2009 06:24:34 PM
I just love the bird towel! I was so excited to be the last to stitch on it! ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on October 28, 2009 07:20:45 PM
PAL- the towel turned out great!!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on October 28, 2009 07:58:42 PM
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I just love the bird towel! I was so excited to be the last to stitch on it! Wink

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PAL- the towel turned out great!!!

I'm really happy with it!! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but thanks for giving me a great piece of art.


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Post by: Zombie_Queen on October 28, 2009 08:29:02 PM
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I'm really happy with it!! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but thanks for giving me a great piece of art.

Perhaps a wall hanging or pillow top? All that awesome stitchery needs to be shown off ;D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on October 28, 2009 09:28:54 PM
Your towel turned out beautiful.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on October 29, 2009 05:06:28 AM


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PAL- the towel turned out great!!!

I'm really happy with it!! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it, but thanks for giving me a great piece of art.
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I hang mine on my sewing room wall so I can stare at them. ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on October 29, 2009 11:09:49 AM
I love your finished towel, PAL!  It's so great to see the finished pieces.  I can't believe this swap is nearing its end already.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Pearliepie on October 29, 2009 01:23:46 PM
Ahh- I've been having so much fun (TWO snow days in a row!) that I forgot to post my latest- an ice cream man for SarahJ's towel.
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/copygirlx/4055864497/)
I got the image from an old Teach Yourself French coloring book I found in a used book store a few years ago.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/copygirlx/4056605840/)
I wish I had used more filling stitches.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/copygirlx/4055864307/)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 29, 2009 01:34:18 PM
The ice cream man is adorable! Great work! I love his moustache. :D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on October 29, 2009 02:08:20 PM
I adore the ice cream man. Hmmm ... ice cream. Maybe I'll wander over to the cafeteria now and get some soft serve for an afternoon treat.

I'm so suggestible.



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: millik on October 29, 2009 02:32:36 PM
Love the ice cream man! I think he is fantastic as-is -- no additional fill-in stitches needed. The red and white thread combo for the umbrella is fantastic.

I am really behind on this thread, so I will try and catch up this weekend. I finished my last towel and sent it back, so I also owe some pictures.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on October 29, 2009 03:31:46 PM
Love the ice cream man!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sarahj2001 on October 29, 2009 04:53:11 PM
Yeah...ice cream man.  I always want to run outside when I hear the ice cream man but by the time I grab money he's ususally already past my street....I swear he speeds past our house!  I only caught him one time!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fabricfriend on October 29, 2009 08:33:51 PM
what a great ice-cream guy! love the colors and the stitching is fab.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on October 29, 2009 09:56:00 PM
Everyone's towels are looking amazing! I can't believe you guys are done! We still have a few rounds to go, so its not officially over yet! I'm showing what I've done to Sew!Amy's towel. Her theme was VW Buses or camping, and I found this coloring page of the bus from the movie Cars that I wanted to do. It has glow in the dark thread for the headlights, license plate, and the yin-yang symbol's white dot

And the whole towel


PearliePie- SO JEALOUS OF YOUR SNOW DAYS! ;D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on October 30, 2009 04:44:35 AM
oh my goodness, oh my goodness.  I am loving my towel.  Thank you so much.   


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 30, 2009 05:34:33 AM
Oh! That cars VW is fantastic! The colors are great and that is my fave character from that movie since it was voiced by the great George Carlin!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on October 30, 2009 05:44:39 AM
Ahh!!  I love that Cars VW!  That towel is looking great!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: cupcakeguru on October 30, 2009 09:11:25 AM
sew~amy – love the fall tree.  I just received that towel and it looks great in person
GatsbyGirl – really great work on the comic page
aada – love the cute pinup
PaleAngelLex – nice addition with the pretty in pink quote
AlwaysInspired – that finished towel looks great.  Everything really works together
rectangel – your people stitching always amazes me – awesome!
fiberartsy – nice sacred heart.  I always wanted to do a towel based on that
fenifer – good work on the tetris blocks.  I like the crayon tinting
Kitten Wrangler – I love both of your additions.  The teapot cracks me up.
I Sew Cute  - that fish is adorable.  So cartoony.
PaleAngelLex – your finished towel looks great too.  I really want to add a border to mine now…
Pearliepie – that ice cream man is too cool – really awesome work.  I heart the moustache
greenlightgo  -that VW bus is great.  I love the droopy eyes.  Works perfectly!



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: doo_leroux on October 30, 2009 02:24:27 PM
Sorry I've been MIA...the past couple weeks have been CRRRRRRRRRAZY!!!!!!!! Love all the stitching! My towel is lookin good! Looks like there's a nice sport for me to add a fishy too! No worries I sew cute! I was late a few days with aada's towel (which I FEEL AWFUL ABOUT!!!!). I forgot it at a relative's that lives really far away!
:( I just realized today I haven't even posted the pic. Its SUCH a bad photo. My cam is no good.



Here's the towel so far. I don't know how the apron will be made...so I don't know if there will be any room for rectangel to stitch? I'm sure she'll come up with something great though! She always does!



I'm working on rectangels right now...Its lookin pretty nice so far I must say!



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: aada on October 30, 2009 04:11:29 PM
http://www.themikkelsens.net/sarah/journal/2008/02/simple-tea-towel-apron.html this is the cute tutorial i am going to use to make the apron! ;)

there should be plenty of room for any stitching! the towel was monstrous to begin with.





i love the designs everyone has been putting up! the VW theme is adorable!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on October 31, 2009 08:05:26 AM
I love the anchor! That is one of my fave pieces of tattoo art.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on October 31, 2009 04:19:22 PM
Great anchor! Here's my contribution to I Sew Cute's towel.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on October 31, 2009 05:21:24 PM
Kittykill -- She's delightful! And the different colored flower petals are exquisite.

My pillowcase has made it safely back home. Here it is, now residing on the chaise in the dining/reading room:



Thanks to my group for rising to the challenge of picking designs around a song. You all did a great job.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on October 31, 2009 05:49:01 PM
greenlightgo - Great van! I think he was my fav character from that movie. The whole towel looks awesome so far.

doo_leroux -That anchor rocks my socks off. You picked a great motif and stitched it beautifully.

kittykill - You're work is always awesome. I really like her hair. Did you draw that yourself, or is it a pattern?

GatsbyGirl- I like you're new pillow! It looks great.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on November 01, 2009 06:52:56 AM
Great work KittyKill. The flowers are beautiful! If I remember right that is a Sublime stitching pattern.

Great finished pillowcase, Gatsby! I like how each stitched thing really works together.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on November 01, 2009 08:02:36 AM
Yep, it's a free Sublime Stitching pattern.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fabricfriend on November 01, 2009 10:29:25 AM
i love the vw bus addition. glow in the dark thread-great idea.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: IamSusie on November 02, 2009 09:20:17 AM
Here is my embroidery for Kitten Wrangler.  She said she likes traditional Indonesian design, so in my research, I found that over there they do a lot of batik.  There is a motif I found again and again which is intersecting circles called "Kawung".  This is my interpretation:



The circles are a little bit wonky because the linen slips around.  Of course in batik, the images also are imperfect so I'm being authentic  ;)



Several other stitchers used variegated thread and I thought it was lovely so I did too.

Here is the finished towel (actually, I think it is a napkin).  It looks beautiful in person!



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on November 02, 2009 10:22:24 AM
Iamsusie that pattern is fantastic! Your use of variegated thread is fantastic! That whole towel looks wonderful!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on November 02, 2009 10:25:01 AM
Pearliepie- your ice cream man looks great – don’t think it needs more filling and I really like the crispness of it.

Greenlightgo-it looks like you’ve got the VW spirit down to a tee!

Doo_leroux- your anchor fits in nicely I’m hoping that towel shows up today my fingers are getting itchy ;)

Kittykill- you are the fastest needle in the West ;)  I love your SS girl with the pretty multicolored flowers!

Susie! That design fits in so nicely and is very cool!  It immediately reminded me of the wedding ring pattern for quilting!  That towel is just amazing looking great job to everyone in your group :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on November 02, 2009 11:32:49 AM
Susie, I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE that design on KW's towel (napkin?)!  It's beautiful, and your use of variegated thread is just perfect.  I love seeing the finished towel!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Kitten Wrangler on November 02, 2009 12:01:21 PM
kawung is a winner!:D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: cupcakeguru on November 02, 2009 12:51:06 PM
doo_leroux - love the anchor.  I've stitched that one up before too.
kittykill - what a sweet girl
GatsbyGirl - nice pillow - so personalized!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Pearliepie on November 02, 2009 07:40:11 PM
Oh my word! Everything is so great! I love looking at this thread.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on November 03, 2009 06:33:11 AM
Beautiful!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on November 03, 2009 12:02:00 PM
j_q_adams -- Your hummingbird and lotus flowers are so pretty. Have to admit though, I'm curious what you would have done if you'd gone the Soviet propaganda route.

GatsbyGirl ... sorry it's taken me a while to respond!  I was finally able to upload this pic.  Here's what I was planning on stitching onto KW's towel, IF it went that route!



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: GatsbyGirl on November 03, 2009 12:34:53 PM
That's an AWESOME image. It would have been a COMPLETELY different towel though.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on November 03, 2009 05:53:05 PM
I recently sent off IamSusie's towel ... I wan't planning on stitching this image, but once I saw the towel in person I felt it was a great fit.



And yes, it is another Andrea Zuill pattern!  What can I say? -- I love her stuff!

Here's a picture of Susie's entire towel so far:



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: IamSusie on November 03, 2009 10:21:11 PM
I love it j_q_a!  I was thinking about pairs of birds as a theme, so you read my mind!  Gosh variegated floss is pretty.  I need a lot more of that stuff in my stash.

You found a great Soviet image!  A whole Soviet cold war towel would have really been something new for our swap.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on November 04, 2009 06:32:07 AM
The birdies are a perfect fit on that towel! Great work!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on November 04, 2009 07:30:49 AM
It looks great!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Lilyvanilli on November 04, 2009 03:31:22 PM
rectangel - your Amelia is just perfect. I'm completely blown away.

fiberartsy - I love your sacred heart! The colors are great and I'm a huge sucker for seed stitch.

fenifer - Tetris! Yes! I love it!

Kitten Wrangler - great patterns! I love the red stitching on the boot and the teapot guy is awesome!

I Sew Cute - your fish is too cute! Love the lips!

Pearliepie - I love your ice cream man! Such a great mustache!

greenlightgo - awesome VW! That towel is so cool!

doo_leroux - great tattoo flash!

kittykill - your girl is so pretty! I LOVE those flowers!

GatsbyGirl - I love your pillow! Your theme was one of my favorites!

IamSusie - that is so beautiful!! All the colors! Eek! The whole towel is amazing!

j_q_adams - such sweet birdies! That towel's looking great, too!


Lilyvanilli - what a lovely pattern.  I really like the look of mandalas but I tend to get bored the third or fourth time I do the same pattern repeat.  I have only done a few of them.  Yours is still lovely.

Thank you! I love mandalas and had aways wanted to stitch one. I love the result (although I didn't have enough time to do all the satin stitch I wanted to do so had to settle for seeding), but it was fairly tedious to stitch the same thing over and over again.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Lilyvanilli on November 04, 2009 03:34:20 PM
Oh, and I forgot to add that The Lizards are done! ;D All towels are back home and I just gotta say, you guys are awesome, and I'm so glad I got to swap with all of you!  :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on November 04, 2009 08:34:48 PM
So, here is my finished towel. I am soooo excited about it!! It turned out beautifully. Thank all you Lizards for doing a rockin' job! <3  I apologize for the less than stellar pictures. I suck at capturing the color and detail in things  :-\


Finished towel



These were the last two additions. I'm not sure which piece Sonja or ThirdMargaret did.

I'm also not sure what I'm going to do with the towel. Suggestions?


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on November 05, 2009 06:13:00 AM
wow! that towel has some fancy stitching ;)  I love that pink rose -that is a great shade of pink!

and that bouquet is huge!  great job on both counts :)

jq-your birdies are a great addition to Susie's towel :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on November 05, 2009 06:38:03 AM
Fantastic finished towel Zombie_Queen! I think I'd put a backing on it and display it! ;)


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Post by: Beetastic on November 05, 2009 08:58:42 AM
Here is my attempt to get caught up.  I have fallen behind and there is so much wonderful stitching to see.

Pearliepie - That ice cream man is great.  My favorite part is is moustache.  I also like the red and white together for the umbrella.

greenlightgo  -that bus is great.  If I ever to to have one I plan on painting it all kinds of colors and when I go places have paint so people I meet can sign theirs names or paint something on it.

doo_leroux - that anchor looks great.

kittykill - that girl is so sweet looking  I like the two colors to the flowers.

GatsbyGirl - your pillow looks great.

j_q_adams  - those birds are sweet and fit in with the towel well.

Zombie_Queen - your towel looks great.
IamSusie - amazing.  I really like the design and your use of the varigated floss.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sonjabegonia on November 05, 2009 10:49:34 AM
hey zombie queen - i did the bouquet of flowers for your towel . . . a variation of a pattern that was used on another towel this round, I believe 


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Zombie_Queen on November 05, 2009 11:55:23 AM
hey zombie queen - i did the bouquet of flowers for your towel . . . a variation of a pattern that was used on another towel this round, I believe 

Oh, ok. I thought it looked familiar :) You did an amazing job.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Lilyvanilli on November 05, 2009 08:19:40 PM
Your towel looks great!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fabricfriend on November 05, 2009 08:21:34 PM
what l lovely towel. i agree, i would display it so everyone could enjoy it.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlphaBrett on November 06, 2009 04:26:07 AM
It's stitched so thin and perfectly, it's awesome!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: doo_leroux on November 06, 2009 02:57:14 PM
Here's rectangels towel! She has a great 50's theme going on so I thought this would be suitable! The one side is kinda wonky and it looks better in person. Had a great time everyone!



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on November 06, 2009 02:59:24 PM
thanks d- I can't wait to see it in person :) or at least on my computer at home I only get photobucket thumbnails at work :D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Pearliepie on November 06, 2009 06:02:26 PM
Ooh- The finished towels are so cool. I'm super excited to get mine back!


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Post by: IamSusie on November 08, 2009 06:35:33 AM
Love that juke box!  Fun!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fabricfriend on November 08, 2009 07:17:46 AM
your juke box looks amazing.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fenifer on November 08, 2009 11:22:27 AM
I got my towel back the other day, and just now getting a picture up. It looks so wonderful!

thanks so much for everyones stitches! i hope you all like what i stitched for everyone as well!

everything looks amazing in this swap, so lucky to be stitchin with such talented stitchers!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: aada on November 08, 2009 02:06:46 PM
finished and delivered ~Glenda's towel today. I am not overly happy with my design, because I couldn't get the glow-in-the-dark thread to cooperate. But I *am* glad that it still looks like it belongs with the towel, even if it doesn't glow!  ;)



the constellations for the astrological signs of ~Glenda's family!


the towel, waiting for kittykill's contribution! (though i think we limited her options a bit! ;))


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on November 08, 2009 05:28:58 PM
Love it, aada!!! Thank you muchly :).


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Post by: millik on November 08, 2009 07:53:30 PM
That zodiac towel is really cool. I have a zodiac embroidery pattern book from the 70s but have never really had the occasion to use it. That towel makes me think about maybe breaking it out for a project.

Here is what I stitched on Mamaphunk's towel--my last one for this tour.



It was from another 70s pattern book that I got at a sale. I saw some pics of her kitchen redesign and took color inspiration from that. This is the first time I ever filled anything in with stem stitch (the thicker green leaves) and I really liked the results.

I took a couple of pics of my finished towel back at home but I think I will have to iron it and try again because they didn't quite come out as I'd hoped :P



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on November 09, 2009 04:47:02 AM
for fabricfriend's towel.   The pattern came from 'Urban Threads'.



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: millik on November 09, 2009 06:43:07 AM
Oh wow, that's great!

I just recently started checking out Urban Threads for patterns. Since they're an offshoot of a machine embroidery company, sometimes their hand embroidery versions don't look quite as nice. I like these guys, though. The face on the one in the middle is hilarious and the crumpled parchment banner looks pretty cool.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on November 09, 2009 07:44:21 AM
Uhg! I'm behind!
The Jukebox is fantastic! I love the colors.
The constellations are such a great way to tie in that theme!
Fantastic finished towel! Such fun stitching.
The flowers are so pretty. Those 70's patterns are great for flowers.
The skelly's are fantastic! I've never seen that pattern from UrbanThreads. Off to check it out.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fabricfriend on November 09, 2009 09:28:43 AM
love the squirrel
constellations are cool
day of the dead band -love it

i am in awe of everyones talent. the bar keeps going up and up...


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on November 09, 2009 02:49:30 PM
I'm still working away on my design 8)

The constellations are a nice idea and  I quite like the colors on the DotD design :)  Those classic flowers are just perfect!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on November 10, 2009 09:57:59 AM
Wow guys- I'm sad that its going to be over soon, but us in the late group are still going strong!
Sew~Amy- LOVE LOVE LOVE the DOTD band- love the design, and your stitching and the colors! SO GREAT!

Beetastic- I know what you mean, I think a VW van needs to be painted by everyone, its such an iconic symbol of love for the people, and I'm ALL for that! I want one too- but for now we can all live vicariously through sew~amy- she's got them all stashed at her place :D  LOL

JQADAMS- LOVE your badbird birds, you have such a great aesthetic for choosing your designs, I've really enjoyed everything you've done in this tour! Plus, your stitching is DIVINE!

I sure can't wait to see others finished towels, I'm n love with everyone's so far, and think everyone did such a fantastic job- I've learned so much during this tour, I can't begin to thank everyone of you guys- so I'll do a big group virtual hug and say Gracias Mi Amigas~ mucho amore- not sure of the spelling of all that , but you can feel the love anyway right?
XOXO


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on November 10, 2009 10:21:14 AM
JQADAMS- LOVE your badbird birds, you have such a great aesthetic for choosing your designs, I've really enjoyed everything you've done in this tour! Plus, your stitching is DIVINE!

Awwww, thanks so much, greenlightgo!  That was such a nice thing to say.  This is my first embroidery swap, so that's really great to hear.

I just finished my final piece for the tour, and it's for SarahJ2001.  Her towel doesn't have theme, but she did refer to her "100 things" post in which she referenced that her dream car is a green Jeep (and that she has one!)  So I thought she might like a green Jeep commemorated on her towel:



I have a picture of Sarah's full towel, but I believe the etiquette is to not show it until she receives it ... ??  So I'll refrain.

SO sad that the tour is over for me, but I had a blast!  I'll keep watching the gallery until the final design is posted!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sarahj2001 on November 10, 2009 10:32:48 AM
Oh wow I love the Jeep.  My towel is so great...all my favorite things on it!  I can't wait to get it back :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on November 10, 2009 12:50:02 PM
It's on its way!  I sent it Priority Mail this morning.  I will PM both you and Susie with the DC# as soon as I get it out of my car.

SO glad you like the Jeep design, Sarah!  I had a couple of different ideas, so I'm relieved that this one worked for you.  I had sketched out more detail in the scenery (mountains in the back, rocks and a creek in the foreground) ... but I ran out of time.   :(


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on November 10, 2009 12:57:47 PM
I just finished mego's towel. Her theme is Forest/Nature, so I went with a folk art fox:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x64/labrill/ttt5_fox.jpg

The pattern is a vintage quilt pattern I found on eBay.

GatsbyGirl, I've been admiring this fox design since the start of the swap and I've been searching online for the patterns, but to no avail.  Any tips on what to search for, or where to look?  Any chance the ebay seller you got it from might have any more?


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on November 10, 2009 01:06:20 PM
Loving the Jeep, jukebox, birds--------everything!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on November 10, 2009 01:58:14 PM
The jeep is fantastic! I just love seeing the gallery even though I'm done touring!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on November 10, 2009 02:05:31 PM
doo_leroux - great job on your satin stitching.

fenifer - your towel looks great I bet you just love it.

aada - what a neat idea.

millik - the flowers are quite lovely.  I do like the leaves.

sew~amy - fun I think I can just hear the music.  I do wonder how they have the breath to play since they are skeletons.

j_q_adams - I like the jeep. 


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sarahj2001 on November 10, 2009 08:14:55 PM
I finished my design on IamSusie's towel. I got it off of HoopLove. 



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on November 10, 2009 10:27:41 PM
You are so welcome JQadams- Thanks for all the inspiring work!

I FINALLY finished Fiberartsy's tea towel. I had a little issue with finding the right thing to stitch- At first I picked out a large drooling crazy dog design which is a original of my brothers, because of all the crazy cats and  fish and bird action, but my husband told me that I shouldn't be the crazy lady who stuck the rabid dog on her towel, so  had to start all over- thank goodness I have washable transfer paper, and my design lines came right out, with little effort! SO, I searched, and thought, and finally came up with two designs ( I'm not sure why I like to do two- I guess it tells a story?) SO~ The buffed up fish is an original design from one of the sets of tattoo flash my brother Ronnie has drawn up(who also happens to be the guest artist for Nov on Urban Threads!) , and the boxing kitty is from Hoop Love on flickr, and since fiberartsy's theme was no theme, and it ended up with a lot of cats and a fish and some birds, I thought that the cats won, but not with out a fight! LOL  I hope she likes it!



and the whole towel


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on November 11, 2009 06:40:10 AM
awesome designs, sarahj and greenlightgo!  i love the story behind the brawling fish & kitty.  i'd like to see that fight go down.   :D


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: millik on November 11, 2009 06:59:08 AM
sarahj - Those flowers look great!

greenlightgo - I absolutely love the cat vs fish design. Really original and cool.

Quote
I shouldn't be the crazy lady who stuck the rabid dog on her towel...

Heh.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on November 11, 2009 07:10:31 AM
I love the boxing fishy!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on November 11, 2009 07:21:01 AM
I've been catching up on everyone's towels. AWESOME!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on November 11, 2009 09:52:00 AM
Jq – the jeep looks great! 

Sarah! I love the hollyhocks :)

Greenlightgo -I really like the fish and kitty combo  I definitely feel that this fish has a good chance ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ritapizza on November 11, 2009 09:53:26 AM
Finished and sent John's towel! Something's wrong with my camera so the picture is really awful :(
I stitched a mermaid for John's sea themed towel so that she can swim among the sealife and coral :D

Working on Pearliepie's towel next! My last towel!
So much awesome stitching in this gallery! So happy to see finished towels!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on November 11, 2009 10:00:05 AM
I love her Rita!  She's all wistful and pretty.  You always manage to get an amazing amount of expression out your stitches :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on November 11, 2009 11:32:08 AM
greenlightgo I love the boxing kitty!!!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on November 11, 2009 12:02:48 PM
Here's my design for I Sew Cute's towel. It's a coloring book page I found here: http://free.coloring-fun.com/coloring-pages/i/ice-cream-coloring-page-18.pdf. I'm the last stitcher, so the towel will head home in tomorrow's mail :).

I crayon-tinted the hair, eyes, ice cream, and purse. I had started stitching the eyes but that looked all wrong, so I picked out the stitches and did crayon-tinting instead, which I think worked tons better. The embellishments on the hat and purse are some a friend sent me, and I loved having a way to incorporate them into this. The lotus flower stitch on the tank top is from Jenny Hart's new book -- I know you're supposed to make the flower itself out of lazy daisy stitches, but that wouldn't have worked on the flowers "under" the purse strap, so I just did them as backstitch. I loved stitching this gal!!







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Post by: IamSusie on November 11, 2009 01:26:34 PM
j_q_adams-  What an awesome image for SarahJ!  I love the paddles and the canoe on top of the car. 

sarahj2001-  Beautiful!  I love those flowers! *sigh* I used to have beautiful hollyhocks at my old house in Michigan, but they just won't take here where I live now..

 greenlightgo-  Your two images are fun! I love the way the kitty and the fish are ready to rumble.

ritapizza-  Sweet mermaid!  I'm excited to see that whole sea-themed towel!

~Glenda-  Beautiful details on that sweet girl!  I particularly like the sprinkles on the ice cream.. My kids won't have a cone any other way!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on November 11, 2009 01:44:38 PM
Fantastic holly hocks! I have some white ones in my yard.
The kitty and fish are hilarious! Great addition to that towel.
That mermaid is fantastic! I love her hair.
Such a cute girl and her ice cream. I love how you did the eyes!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on November 11, 2009 03:59:58 PM
I particularly like the sprinkles on the ice cream

Susie, those were supposed to be little dots, like strawberry ice cream, and you can see on the bottom left of the ice cream they started off small . . . but then my seed stitches got longer and longer, so now they are sprinkles ;). When kiddo looked at it and said "yum, sprinkles!", I figured they had officially become sprinkles!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fabricfriend on November 11, 2009 05:33:23 PM
love the boxing kitty! the strawberry ice cream cone is great.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on November 11, 2009 08:13:24 PM
rita, i absolutely love my mermaid!  thanks so much!!

~glenda, great job on the ice cream girl, too!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on November 11, 2009 09:25:54 PM
Wow! Glenda you totally rocked your last design ice cream girl looks awesome :)

Here is my last design for aada…I think this is how it will sit on her apron…


The shark is a sailor jerry design and I love it sharks are awesome and no nautical towel should be without one ;)  I used the satin stitch to give it some contouring and the new variation floss in ivory for the teeth you can't really see the variation but I think it makes the teeth more real.


I added a compass rose of my own design with a SS tattoo “A” for you know who…I think it came out awesome and it allowed me to use my newest weapon the trellis stitch ;)



Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: aada on November 11, 2009 10:12:19 PM
now i am excited.  :D

i love the designs everyone has come up with for this tour! they're all so amazingly beautiful. i enjoyed this swap.


i am starting on *my* last towel now! (though i think i might add to my apron when i get it back. haven't decided yet!)

i am sad to see this end, but i am hoping the next one rolls around at a time where i can join!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sew~amy on November 12, 2009 04:56:51 AM
you know I am shark crazy.  He is wonderful and the compass.  Great stitching.  Your work always amazes me.


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Post by: IamSusie on November 12, 2009 06:57:45 AM
So cool rectangel! Trellis stitch is so cool.  I love how you did the twisted rope too!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on November 12, 2009 08:54:46 AM
sarahj2001 - the hollyhocks look great.

sarahj2001 - love the story behind the boxing kitty and fish.  Although a rabid dog would have been funny with all those cats.

ritapizza - your mermaid is very pretty she just seems to be floating by that pretty fish below.

~Glenda  - what a sweet looking girl.  I like the flower on her hat.

rectangel - What I love about your designs is all the little details.  You even added the pink on the gills that is great and I agree with IamSusie I like the twisted rope.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on November 12, 2009 09:44:45 AM
thanks ladies ;) 

Susie -the "rope" is a 2 strand chain stitch that I wrapped with another 2 strands...I've employed this technique before and try to cross from the bottom of one chain link to the top on the opposite side   --it depends on making your chain stitching very even so it would be perfect for you ;)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on November 12, 2009 10:33:48 AM
rectangel, LOVE the shark!! He looks fierce without being scary (tho he'd be plenty scary to encounter in the water, I'm sure ;) ). Nice touch adding the pink "inside" the gills. The compass is way cool - I'm glad you included the detail shot -- the twisting and the trellis stitch are great touches. I can't wait to see how the apron looks when aada's sewn it up.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: greenlightgo on November 13, 2009 02:06:58 PM
Wow- glenda- I'm in LOVE with your sweet little girl! AWESOME work!

Rectangle, as always, I'm never disappointed- you rock my socks with the shark and that compass

I got my last towel in the mail yesterday- it surprises me that even though we were the late start group, we are still finishing up right behind the others. Its been great, thanks all

(bee- thanks for backing up my dog theory- I knew it would fit in, I should have gone with my first instinct, but I still love what I did)!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: sarahj2001 on November 13, 2009 02:47:52 PM
I got my towel back yesterday!  I love it so much!  It's soo me..everything on it really suits my personality.



I think I may hang it up or actually use it as a towel in the kitchen...I'm not sure yet..  It's a lot bigger than I remember it being :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on November 13, 2009 03:59:00 PM
 8) thanks for the overview shot your group did a great job orienting the designs toward the center!  :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: j_q_adams on November 13, 2009 07:53:48 PM
Looks great, Sarah!  (Of course, I already knew that since I was the last one to see it!   ;))  I'm glad I was able to make a contribution to your beautiful towel ... and even happier that you love it so much.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: I Sew Cute on November 13, 2009 08:26:18 PM
I'm so behind on comments it's embarassing...but had to jump in & say how much I love Glenda's work with the pretty ice cream girl is on my towel! I love the crayon tinting & especially the added charms! Thank you so much Glenda!!!
 :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: IamSusie on November 14, 2009 07:23:11 PM
My finished towel arrived today! It is so beautiful!  What a talented group!  :-*  It's dark here now, so I'll be sure to post photos of it soon.



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Post by: Kitten Wrangler on November 14, 2009 09:06:00 PM
My towel arrived on Friday as well - only just had a chance to get to Craftster to announce so. My proper camera is once again buried somewhere, so please excuse this photobooth shot:



I love how there's very little white space on the towel!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on November 14, 2009 10:05:15 PM
I finished ~Glenda's towel. It's a Virgo.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fiberartsy on November 15, 2009 06:36:13 AM
I'm loving seeing everyone's finished towels.  Kittykill the Virgo design is beautiful!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: IamSusie on November 15, 2009 08:39:13 AM
Kittykill- I did that Virgo last round! She's lovely!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: ~Glenda on November 15, 2009 12:27:55 PM
sarahj & IAmSusie ~ Your completed towels turned out great!!

kittykill ~ LOVE the Virgo. I was so hoping you'd stitch her!! That design has been on my favorites list ever since Susie stitched it last TTT :). I can't wait to get my towel back!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on November 15, 2009 04:00:28 PM
Great finished towels!
The virgo is fantastic!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: aada on November 15, 2009 06:06:27 PM
my last towel is complete! here's what i did on kittykill's towel!





Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: fabricfriend on November 15, 2009 08:34:37 PM
everyone's towels look so great! the fish and the virgo wonderful.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: PaleAngelLex on November 16, 2009 05:55:28 AM
I love the Virgo towel, and the Indonesian towel turned out so wonderfully.

I love locks and keys, great job aada!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on November 16, 2009 06:02:52 AM
The lock and key is fantastic! I think I've seen that on hoop love.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on November 16, 2009 07:07:50 AM
Cool-It looks great! Thanks! I got my towel back. I'll post pictures tonight.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: rectangel on November 16, 2009 08:29:55 AM
kittykill – Virgo looks beautiful!  I can’t wait to see the whole towel  :)

aada -the lock and key are cool…did you draw it up yourself?  I really like the green vine work with the gold  :)


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: IamSusie on November 16, 2009 09:14:01 AM
My towel came home to me this weekend!



Isn't it beautiful?  I love it!  There is even a little spot for me to add a nice floral motif of my own.  Thanks so much, Kitten Wrangler, ritapizza, Pearliepie, j_q_adams, and sarahj2001!
 :-* :-*


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: AlwaysInspired on November 16, 2009 09:28:49 AM
Great finished towel! So colorful!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: playswithneedles on November 16, 2009 09:47:57 AM
I love your towel, IamSusie! I've been stalking your gallery for quite awhile. I would really like to sign up for the next tour!!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: Beetastic on November 16, 2009 10:26:29 AM
sarahj2001 - your towel looks so fun! 

Kitten Wrangler - your towel is beautiful.  I like all the bold colors.

kittykill - the Virgo is very pretty.  I have this pattern and I am a Virgo I should stitch something up with it for myself.

aada - nice lock and key

IamSusie - your finished towel looks great!  I can not wait to see what you stitch on it yourself.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: aada on November 16, 2009 10:51:00 AM
edit: the pattern was indeed from hoop love! :)


ah well. i was excited about that pattern because i wanted to use couching for the first time...  ::) sometimes it's very very obvious how little embroidery i do. i need to incorporate it into more crafts!

everyone's towels and designs have been so lovely. i am sad for the end of this swap, but i am excited to see the completed towels everyone has!


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: kittykill on November 16, 2009 10:59:14 AM
I think it's great! It's perfect for me.


Title: Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV
Post by: maria farrusca on November 16, 2009 11:03:25 AM
I loved the pillow. Colorful and fun, just as I like! Congratulations!


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Post by: fiberartsy on November 17, 2009 03:34:30 PM
I've finished stitching on cupcakeguru's Halloween towel.  I used this pattern of a Trick-or Treater out of a huge iron-on transfer book I found at a flea market last year.  I just added the words on the bag. 

Here's the towel so far with only one more person to stitch on it.


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Post by: rectangel on November 17, 2009 04:20:23 PM
that is a fantastic addition :)

the colors really tie in with the whole towel!


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Post by: ritapizza on November 17, 2009 04:29:16 PM
Here's a cute, shy cowgirl kitty for Pearlipie! She loves cats and I thought she might like a kitty on her wild west themed towel! Her towel is so awesome! I can't wait for you to see it all!



Pattern found here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2535197634/in/photostream/).


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on November 17, 2009 06:19:44 PM
Rita- That's the cutest kitten I've seen in a very long time. I can't wait to see the whole thing.

Fiberartsy- Great trick-or-treater. I had such a hard time with the halloween towel I did, but both that one, and the one you worked on came out great


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Post by: fiberartsy on November 17, 2009 07:41:47 PM
Eeeeeek!!  I'm in love with that cowgirl kitty!!!


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Post by: j_q_adams on November 18, 2009 06:45:09 AM
I love that monster, FiberArtsy!  I want a Halloween towel now, too!

Rita, your kitten is perfect.  I love her little demure pose.  I also cannot wait to see Pearliepie's entire towel.


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Post by: Beetastic on November 18, 2009 02:20:30 PM
fiberartsy - that image made me giggle.  I love it and think her towel is looking good.

ritapizza - cute kitty.  I really like her skirt.


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Post by: I Sew Cute on November 18, 2009 02:58:51 PM
My towel has made it's way home!!! Am photographing it now! I'm so in love with all the work you guys did on it!

 ;)


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Post by: Pearliepie on November 18, 2009 03:45:43 PM
Eep! That kitten is SO CUTE!

And your monster has been making me smile all day, FiberArtsy.


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Post by: kittykill on November 18, 2009 06:54:35 PM
Love it all! I've been so swamped that I haven't had a chance to take a picture of my completed towel. I will try to do it tomorrow.


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Post by: IamSusie on November 19, 2009 08:33:14 AM
I love the crazy frog and the sweet cowgirl kitty! 


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on November 19, 2009 09:31:55 AM
The Halloween towel is fantastic. And another super cute kitty!


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Post by: fabricfriend on November 20, 2009 06:37:13 PM
i love seeing every ones work. the halloween towel is looking great.


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Post by: cupcakeguru on November 23, 2009 11:17:51 AM
fiberartsy - I love the monster you stitched on my towel.  His eyes look like he's had a sugar overload!


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Post by: sew~amy on November 23, 2009 01:52:07 PM
I can't wait to stitch on the Halloween towel.


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Post by: fiberartsy on November 23, 2009 03:14:33 PM
fiberartsy - I love the monster you stitched on my towel.  His eyes look like he's had a sugar overload!

I'm so glad you like it!  It was fun to stitch!


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Post by: greenlightgo on November 24, 2009 06:50:31 AM
AWWW Fiberartsy- LOVE LOVE LOVE your little monster! He's adorable! and also reminds me of my little monster even when he has no sugar! LOL
I got my towel back yesterday, and I'll be sure to post pics later on today! Thanks Lazy Daisies for doing a wonderful job on my tea towel, I had fun stitching on everyone's towels!


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Post by: ~Glenda on November 24, 2009 11:36:39 AM
Here's my completed towel, and then, just for grins, a picture of my towel from this round and my towel from the last round :). I want to back both or figure out how to put a trim around the edges, and then hang them in our kitchen when we finish reno'ing it (we're doing the work ourselves so it happens in spurts!). Thanks to my group-mates for a fabulous towel -- my guys love it too!!





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Post by: IamSusie on November 24, 2009 11:59:51 AM
Your towels are beautiful!


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Post by: greenlightgo on November 24, 2009 12:29:19 PM
OK, so I think I'm the first of the late start group to get their towel back- and here it is!

Thanks to all the Lazy Daisies for doing a wonderful job on my tea towel. I love it!


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Post by: Beetastic on November 24, 2009 12:32:27 PM
~Glenda - your towel looks great!

greenlightgo - yes you are the first of our group to get your towel back.  I think it turned out great!


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Post by: fiberartsy on November 24, 2009 02:34:33 PM
greenlightgo you towel looks great! 


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Post by: sew~amy on November 24, 2009 04:57:17 PM
I love your towel greenlightgo.   


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Post by: kittykill on November 24, 2009 05:44:25 PM
I have to take a picture of my completed towel. Things have been uber crazy. I will do it tomorrow for sure!


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Post by: I Sew Cute on November 24, 2009 06:39:51 PM
things have been crazy here too... and I haven't had a chance to upload the photo... will do soon ...promise!


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Post by: ~Glenda on November 24, 2009 10:04:57 PM
greenlightgo, I love your towel!!! The mantis reminds me of the movie Kung Fu Panda (which is a good thing, because I love that movie :)).


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Post by: Pearliepie on November 25, 2009 10:28:32 AM
I have also received my towel and need to take pictures! It's awesome and I love it so much!


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Post by: ritapizza on November 25, 2009 11:30:03 AM
I got my apron back today and I looooooooooooooooove it!! Thanks so much to everyone in my Sassy Swaggering Stitchers group! IamSusie, Kitten Wrangler, pearliepie, j_q_adams, and sarahj2001!!!

Here's the whole apron:


Here's another shot where I folded it to see the everyone's stitching closer together:


pearliepie's teacup girl!

j_q_adams's cute birds and fruit!

sarahj2001's utensil friends!

IamSusie's Flirty chips and guac!

Kitten Wrangler's kawaii teapot!

my bunny cup!

Thank you sooooo much everyone! You guys are all so amazing! It was wonderful stitching with you this tour!
I can't wait to turn this into an apron! Maybe I'll wear it at Bazaar Bizarre next month when I meet Jenny Hart! ;)


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Post by: fiberartsy on November 25, 2009 04:22:19 PM
ritapizza your towel is lovely!  I've finished my stitching for sew~amy's towel.  She had the VW/Camping theme.  I went with a classic Beetle.  I'm the last to stitch on it so I'll let her show you the finished towel!! 


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Post by: rectangel on November 27, 2009 12:45:27 PM
WOW!  So many gorgeous towels! 

fiberartsy your classic beetle is great addition :)


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Post by: kittykill on November 27, 2009 06:22:54 PM
Finally able to take a picture of my towel. Sorry it's not a better picture. My towel is so big. Thank everyone so much! I can't wait to frame all the pictures.



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Post by: Pearliepie on November 30, 2009 08:29:02 PM
Eeep! I forgot to post my latest pictures!

Here's my last design of the swap, a sea plant/coral thing for j_q_adams
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/copygirlx/4144050462/)
It was meant to add to the "coral reef" but I don't think it looks like coral at all!
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/copygirlx/4143291557/)





And! My finished towel!
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/copygirlx/4144051356/)

I want to add something too, because I chose to send mine out blank, but I still can't decide. It's so balanced and nice looking!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on November 30, 2009 09:29:24 PM
The coral is fantastic! I think it does look like coral.
I love the finished wild west towel! Such a unique theme and so well executed.


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Post by: sew~amy on December 01, 2009 04:56:49 AM
Cupcakeguru's towel is finished.  I sent it back to her yesterday.  Here is what I stitched.....she has a Halloween theme.

Sorry for the yellow picture.  The towel is white.   I had to take the picture in doors, it's been raining here for a month now.


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Post by: PaleAngelLex on December 01, 2009 05:58:40 AM
I'd say it looks like corals, but if not then it totally looks like some other sea animal. Maybe a crinoid of some kind. Very cool.

That's one beautiful wild west towel. I don't know if I could add to it either. It's just so nicely balanced.

That witch is fantastic. I love the outline of the moon. I can never get my circles right.


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Post by: IamSusie on December 01, 2009 06:36:23 AM
Pearliepie- Your blue sea plant looks cool!  I like the chunky stitching you did on the larger circles>

On your own towel, if you really want to stitch on it, you can do a border design. Or trim off the edge and add a binding.   ;)

Fun witch, sew~amy!  Ditto on the circles.  Mine usually come out just a teensey bit wonky. Yours looks great!


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Post by: fabricfriend on December 01, 2009 07:48:18 AM
good morning,
i received my towel back and i LOVE it!! i have been out of commission for a about a week with the swine flu and hope to get pictures posted soon. thanks to everyone who added their work to my day of the dead themed towel. it is great.



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Post by: sew~amy on December 02, 2009 06:29:51 PM
I got my towel back today.  I LOVE IT.  Thank you to everyone in my group.  It's just wonderful.  I am going to add one more thing to it , then I'll take a picture of it and post it.         You guys are so awesome.


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Post by: Pearliepie on December 02, 2009 08:13:24 PM
On your own towel, if you really want to stitch on it, you can do a border design. Or trim off the edge and add a binding.
Ooh, I really like both of these ideas!


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Post by: j_q_adams on December 03, 2009 11:01:58 AM
I got my completed towel back, too!  No pics yet, but I hope to post them soon.  Thanks so much to Susie and my fellow Sassy Stitchers!


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Post by: sew~amy on December 04, 2009 05:37:46 PM
Here is my sweet towel that made it back to me.  I just love it.



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Post by: Pearliepie on December 04, 2009 06:54:56 PM
Ah! I totally love it, sew~amy. It looks great.


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Post by: j_q_adams on December 04, 2009 07:24:03 PM
I got my completed towel back!  Here it is in all its glory:



And here's a rundown of everyone's stitching.  First up, my initial design:



Here's an adorable Nemo fish from IamSusie:



ritapizza stitched a beautiful mermaid:



This coral made entirely of french knots by Kitten Wrangler feels amazing!:



Another awesome sea plant courtesy of PearliePie:



And SarahJ2001's contribution is this cool seahorse:



Thanks to all of the Sassy Stitchers for making my first tour so enjoyable!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on December 05, 2009 03:11:08 PM
I love the VW/Camping towel! So cute!
The under the sea towel is fantastic! I just love the way the stitching goes with the binding.


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Post by: LoveRhymesWithFuckYou on December 05, 2009 10:43:53 PM
love that pinup girl :) *whistle*


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Post by: fabricfriend on December 06, 2009 09:24:27 AM
all  the towels look great. here are the pic's of my day of the dead towel and i really love it!! this has been a wonderful swap and i have enjoyed looking at everyone's work.


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on December 06, 2009 04:31:15 PM
Fantastic finished towel!


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Post by: fiberartsy on December 06, 2009 06:05:52 PM
fabricfriend it looks great!!


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Post by: greenlightgo on December 08, 2009 09:11:42 AM
Goodness everyone! I just love all the work that has been done by you guys! Sew-amy, you're towel is one of my fav's, and so is fabricfriends- wonderful work!   JQ- your badbird buffalo is got to be one of my favorite pieces EVER!


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Post by: Beetastic on December 08, 2009 02:02:53 PM
It has been awhile since I have commented.  The gallery is so beautiful.

ritapizza  - your apron is so cute.

fiberartsy - the beetle is great.  It will finish off the towel completely.

kittykill - your towel turned out great!

Pearliepie - your coral looks good I like that color blue; your finished towel turned out wonderful.

sew~amy - like that witch pattern; man your towel turned out wonderful.  Good thing I was not stitching this round I might have said it got lost in the mail and stolen it. hehe.

j_q_adams  - you have a very nice looking towel the Clown Fish and the coral are my favorite parts.

fabricfriend - everyone did a good job on your towel. 

Our group is almost done.  Only 2 left and they are being sent.
 




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Post by: j_q_adams on December 09, 2009 01:21:11 PM
JQ- your badbird buffalo is got to be one of my favorite pieces EVER!

Thanks so much, GLG!  It was a fun piece to make.


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Post by: I Sew Cute on December 11, 2009 06:38:02 PM
Here is my completed towel! Finally got photos downloaded!



I love how girly & colorful it came out! You all rock & have really inspired me to do more embroidery! Thank you!
 ;)


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on December 11, 2009 07:13:41 PM
I Sew Cute your towel came out adorable!


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Post by: sew~amy on December 12, 2009 09:50:19 AM
your towel is adorable.  what was your theme?


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Post by: fiberartsy on December 13, 2009 08:15:17 AM
Here's my finished towel!  My "no theme" turned into a cat theme which I totally love.  Thanks Lazy Daisies!! 



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Post by: fabricfriend on December 13, 2009 08:37:41 AM
i sew cute-love your towel. the work is beautiful and what a fun theme.
fiberartsy-love the cats!


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Post by: Pearliepie on December 13, 2009 10:48:43 AM
Loving the finished towels!


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Post by: Beetastic on December 13, 2009 11:41:23 PM
The lazy daisies are winding down the last towel just needs to be delivered.  They were the best bunch of gals you could ask for.  I did not participate this round because I was going to be busy but I was a group leader.  My group all decided to send a towel around for me without my knowledge.  I just got it a few days ago but had to share since it is part of the tour now.



Greenlightgo's embroidery
 

Sew~amy's embroidery


I do not know who actually did these.







Thanks again lazy Daisies!!


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Post by: AlwaysInspired on December 14, 2009 08:50:42 AM
Awwww that bee towel is adorable!


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Post by: IamSusie on December 14, 2009 10:58:27 AM
Beetastic- How lovely they sent a towel around for you!  What sweet stitching and a lovely surprise!


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Post by: rectangel on December 14, 2009 11:54:50 AM
Lazy Daisies!  That is just the sweetest and what an amazing surprise :)  You are all sweet honey bees!


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Post by: j_q_adams on December 14, 2009 12:04:33 PM
What a great surprise!!  And SUCH a great towel.  That was such a nice gesture, guys -- this is why crafty swaps can't be beat!  Such thoughtfulness and generosity all around -- warms my heart this holiday season!


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Post by: greenlightgo on December 14, 2009 01:13:37 PM
AWW- BEE, I love the way your towel turned out! TOO CUTE! I'm so happy you like it, and I had the best time with this tea towel tour! I've been dying to see the way your towel turned out. The lazy Daisies did such a great job on it. I wish I could participate in the next tour, but I've got a huge move coming soon, so I've got way to much to do. I'll be back for more soon though! Keep the goodness rolling! Thanks all for such a great tour, I had a great time!


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Post by: fiberartsy on December 14, 2009 05:19:38 PM
I'm glad you like it beetastic! 

p.s.--the bee with the honey pots is from me!


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Post by: ~Glenda on December 17, 2009 08:03:46 PM
I so enjoy seeing all the finished towels!!

Bee, very sweet of your group to make a towel for you :).


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Post by: fabricfriend on December 17, 2009 09:01:17 PM
glad you like the towel-i did the honey on the table


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Post by: I Sew Cute on December 19, 2009 02:37:14 AM
Someone had asked what my theme was...and I guess it just ended up being 'girls'...and I love it!!!

The bee towel rocks! Beetastic, your group was so awesome to have surprised you like that! It makes me love craftster even more!

 ;)


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Post by: kittykill on January 12, 2010 10:17:46 AM
Yahoo for being one of the best swaps of 2009! Rock on with our bad selves!


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Post by: Beetastic on January 12, 2010 10:22:04 AM
We all are pretty awesome! ;)


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Post by: sweets4ever on January 13, 2010 12:48:53 PM
Congrats, all!  This is a Craftster Best of 2009 swap!

Craftster Best of 2009 Winner


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Post by: rectangel on January 13, 2010 04:24:47 PM
Everyone in this swap is awesome!  8)

edit: great minds think alike bee ;)


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Post by: j_q_adams on January 13, 2010 07:50:38 PM
WoW -- congrats on the award, all!  That's so cool!


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Post by: IamSusie on January 14, 2010 05:37:09 AM
What fun to get a Best of Craftster Award for a second year in a row!  Great job, everyone!


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Post by: Retro_Rose on January 14, 2010 10:38:24 PM
Wow, I just spied on everything you guys did here.

I have to say, I've personally never been into embroidery. But after viewing the gallery here and all the hard work, detail, beauty, creativity.... I'm totally blown away!

You have all opened my eyes to the delicate beauty in hand embroidery. I think I'm going to have to try this art out, because I'm so inspired by everything that you've done!! Hopefully I can get skilled enough to try this swap. You guys seemed to have had a great time, and everyone put in top quality efforts on your projects. Bravo, and great job!