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1  Little Miss Molly's Outdoor Adventure in Needlework: Completed Projects by crafterdark on: May 08, 2017 08:53:28 AM
It appears Molly has had it up to there with the likes of her little bonnetted friend. I did too and stabbed this beauty out over a few days and get past the rage. Of course, I also like subverting hokey stuff that reminds me of those bygone, but more innocent days of childhood when we smoked in the girls' room, listened to Motley Crue, and teased our hair closer to heaven with toothbrushes and Aquanet.

**added a little X over the curse word if that's useful for the moderators!
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2  Big Assed Sampler Stitchalong in Needlework: Stitchalongs by crafterdark on: April 01, 2017 10:16:53 PM
Have created a new, epic, subversive sampler pattern for a stitch along.   
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 As I get started, I'll post a few pics here and there..super excited!
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3  Taco Bella in Needlework: Completed Projects by crafterdark on: March 27, 2017 12:28:02 PM
Welp I've abandoned one of my larger projects to start another  large project, but then got sidetracked with another little wee weekender I'm calling Taco Bella.  I made a pizza themed piece for my daughter at Christmas, I'll give this one to my son for his birthday while adding the pattern to my catalogue.

I'm enjoying playing with simple embroidery...a new skill I'd like to further cultivate and incorporate into my cross-stitching.  I'm also a fan of pretty much anything art nouveau inspired, so, like my pizza piece, I added my own little art nouveau spin on this.  Hope you like it!

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4  Re: Dark Knight Indeed in Needlework: Completed Projects by crafterdark on: March 19, 2017 03:05:12 PM
thanks!  here's a closer look at the shading Smiley
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5  Dark Knight Indeed in Needlework: Completed Projects by crafterdark on: March 19, 2017 11:43:00 AM
Last one for a bit...a few larger projects are now on my lap so they will take awhile.

This little weekender entitled 'Dark Knight Indeed' actually took me a little more time than anticipated...24 DMC floss colours were used to convey depth in this otherwise brooding silhouette.  Happy with the final product though!

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6  Re: Boozing Besties...fresh off my lap and ready for the iron! in Needlework: Completed Projects by crafterdark on: March 13, 2017 05:37:04 PM
and fixed....with grammar and syntax too!

So does this happen to other people?  stitching away with lettering and omitting whole words, forgetting a letter, repeating words or letters?  I apparently do this a lot!

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7  Boozing Besties...fresh off my lap and ready for the iron! in Needlework: Completed Projects by crafterdark on: March 13, 2017 10:57:46 AM
Finished this fun little weekender with a bit of wine over the weekend.  Made one for my BFF, but another friend also liked it for their friend...it's like a chain letter, ha ha! Grin

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8  Malcontentedly Stated-Firefly Inspired Stitchery in Needlework: Completed Projects by crafterdark on: March 09, 2017 06:46:40 PM
Designed and stitched this bad boy...it took about a week, including one long session with bum to sofa watching each episode of Firefly and Serenity on Netflix.  I think the hard part was figuring out how to make the small bonnets appear 'floral'...photo may not show it so well here, but I opted for tiny single strand yellow +'s over my triple strand x's (if that makes sense).  

working on a couple of more projects, will post soon.

Dinah J

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