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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Bookmark Swap - Round 4 Gallery on: March 03, 2011 03:53:26 AM

My beautiful new bookmark, made by Kaeleira!  So sweet - and dragony!!  It shall protect many books.  =)

2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Perhaps this'll remind me.... on: February 04, 2011 03:40:57 PM
Wow!  This is nifty - I like the quote, and the edging fabric is cool.  I need one of these...
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: embroideries from under the sea (and over too) on: February 01, 2011 07:49:28 PM
I just finished reading 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - these are great squid/octopi/tentacle-monsters!
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Map of Canada on: February 01, 2011 07:46:42 PM
That is beautiful!  Also, some of your weather has escaped.  It has is running amok down south.  Please repair your fences, and we will be happy to return it!   Wink
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Armistice Day Poppies on: February 01, 2011 07:42:52 PM
Thanks, all!  And graced, good for you!  And hopefully your son!  I think this will wind up as seasonal decoration - it is a touch depressing for year-round use.  Also I have a rather small home, and too much needlework quickly becomes... too much.  It's going to have to go on rotation.
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Armistice Day Poppies on: January 30, 2011 07:26:20 PM
This project was a long time in the works!  I picked the kit up on clearance, only to discover that someone had stolen the pattern and half the thread out of it.  I tried to re-create the pattern based on the photo, but wasn't happy with the coloring - I suspect there's some shading in the flowers that didn't come through.  At one point I tried contacting the company about the pattern, but they weren't any help.  Several years passed...

When I finally started it last July, I decided to stitch part of a Wilfred Owen poem in the center, instead of the original alphabet.  And then I got side-tracked working on gift-projects and life in general, and just got it finished.

I couldn't decide what to do with it, so for the time being it's in an IKEA frame.
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: It Came From The Deep ... I Mean, The Hoop!! (Tentacle Stumpwork Embroidery) on: January 17, 2011 07:40:15 PM
I just finished reading 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.  Nightmare time!

(It really is incredible. =)
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Yesha, the incredible embroidered cat! on: January 01, 2011 02:23:13 PM
Beautiful!  The stitching of her tabby coat is amazing.
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Nothing is impossible... on: January 01, 2011 09:49:37 AM
A quick project for a coworker.  She was assigned to help our office move ten years of accumulated paper, equipment, and personalities... and remained in good humor and possibly sane through the entire experience.

I've started slacking off on charting my projects.  For this one, I drew all the lettering in the right positions, but charted the tent-top somewhere else entirely, with two or three variants on the flags (none of which I used).  And I picked out the colors in advance, but not where to use them.  It still turned out pretty well!
10  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Space Invaders Cross Stitch on: January 01, 2011 09:12:48 AM
That's excellent!  I like the different hoops too.
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