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1  Re: Wedding bookmarks - felt - stitched in Weddings and Bridal Showers by Mrs.Kitty~ on: May 06, 2015 11:02:43 PM
I think it might be, it's in storage at the moment.  My Grandma had one like it too!  I found my copy at Powell's books in Portland.   Cheesy

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2  Wedding bookmarks - felt - stitched in Weddings and Bridal Showers by Mrs.Kitty~ on: May 06, 2015 08:07:16 PM
My friend was married almost 2 years ago, I took pictures of the project but life turned upside down and this is the first that I have sat down, logged into Craftster to share.  My friend Kristy asked me to make bookmarks for her wedding, I accepted and stitched and cut till my fingers wanted to fall off.  But the results were wonderful and I think it's a great idea to share.

The project was really very simple but the quantity that I made was labor intensive.

We chose lazy daisy and french knots with blanket stitch connecting the hearts and as edging.

I made around 130 of these bad boys.

I know she loved them and so did everyone that took one home.

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3  Re: Big Project Stitch A-long 2012 in Needlework: Stitchalongs by Mrs.Kitty~ on: May 05, 2012 09:14:08 PM
Well that's good, okay, so there is a whole story that goes along with this project/idea but basically my hubby is silly and likes to poke at me, figuratively and literally.  I've a whole plan for this project and only some of actually down on paper or in my blog (wink, wink).  But I can share some pics that I took today.  This is so far done on 22 count Aida fabric (teeny tiny), I'll be mounting it on a natural linen for the second border of silliness.

I'm feeling that I need to pull out the A and re-space it, it's just too large a project to leave it be.  As for the other words I'm going to live with stick and until being that close, it's just too much work to re-do. 

So here is the thing, I used #2 pencil to draft out my letters... what do you think, woolight and a soft toothbrush to remove any left over marks?  I'll have to figure it out if I want to pick out the A and re-stitch it in.
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4  A Painted gift in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by Mrs.Kitty~ on: May 03, 2012 07:39:49 PM
Painting is a medium that I've missed.  I had an opportunity to make something for a Friend and Co-worker's birthday and it wasn't long before this idea bloomed in my mind.  She Loves Micky and Minnie... I love to paint.  So here we go.

It is little, only 8 x 10 ish. Acrylic on canvas board and fun and fulfilling.  It was a quick project too, took just about 20 hours (over the weekend) and several movies later I decided it was done.

Now that I've found the paint box we will see what else comes out of this brain.
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5  Re: Big Project Stitch A-long 2012 in Needlework: Stitchalongs by Mrs.Kitty~ on: March 17, 2012 10:39:16 PM
I'm terrible at getting progress shots, but I must say that everyone's projects are looking fantastic!  I've finished my wizard and posted it here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=405756.0

He's magic you know.

And onto the next project!!!!  Cheesy
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6  It took magic to finish this one. in Needlework: Completed Projects by Mrs.Kitty~ on: March 17, 2012 10:32:37 PM
Hello crafty folks, been a long while but I've finished my big stitching project that I started ages ago.  Okay 2 years ago.  This was a kit that I picked up and have been working on it off and on over that time.  The last time I posted there was very little done and really it just looked like a big fuchsia blob.  Blob no more, I present my finished wizard... riding a... moon... wait how can even a wizard ride a moon in the vacuum of space?  With an owl no less?  Magic!  He must be in a magic bubble.... a huge magic bubble large enough to encircle himself, his strangely hedwiggish looking owl companion and his own sparkly self.  This guy must be gigantic to be cruising around on the moon... in space.  Anyhoo..

It was a pretty fun project, I got to use some new techniques that I'd not tried before, couching, making cord out of floss and making tassels.  Yup, the dude sports some nice tassels.  They are all the rage in the space fairing wizarding crowd you know.  The kit included blending filament and gold metallic floss.  So my man here is sparkly too.

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7  It's a blanket... a HUGE blanket it is! in Crochet: Completed Projects by Mrs.Kitty~ on: April 20, 2011 08:38:31 PM
When you go, go big!  That is generally my motto.  I decided that I needed to make a blanket, in fact the reason I chose to learn to crochet is to make one of those fabulous starghans.  Oh yes someday I will have my own.  Until then I hone my crochet skills.  I learned much making this, it's far from perfect it is wider at one end than the other but my husband, my son and my cat all find it irresistible.  I use single crochet for 11 rows, switched to double chain stitch for 3 (though I think in one spot I had 4 rows) then switched back to single crochet for the remainder of the skein of yarn.  Then I repeated my little pattern for 7 skeins. 

This thing is giant, we estimate (only due to the tape measure missing) it to be 8 feet long and about 5 feet wide.  Grin

Some close up's of the lovely colors

I have a few more pictures on my blog and quite a bit of rambling.   Wink
I love the thoughts and advice of people that are more experienced in the ways of crochet than I... this would be everyone.   Cheesy
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8  Re: Big Project stitch-along 2010 in Needlework: Stitchalongs by Mrs.Kitty~ on: October 24, 2010 07:32:51 PM
I have a wizard update, Been working on him a bit but now that I got a new job stitching is slowing down.  I have made progress though and thought it was about time for an update.  I'm sorry the picture is not better quality but it is what it is.  Smiley

I'll just keep on stitching, stitching, stitching, stitching.
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9  Flower DOW towels for my Mother in Needlework: Completed Projects by Mrs.Kitty~ on: September 19, 2010 08:52:01 AM
Hello one and all, been a bit again since I've logged on to post any new projects.  A while back I had stitched up some chickens for my neighbor and during that project my mom expressed (I should say hinted) at wanting some of her own towels made by me.  So I got to work on them after I dug out the patterns from the depths of my computer, I wish I could post the site that I pulled them from but it has been ages ago and I just can't remember where they came from now.
Well, let's get onto the stitching.

I used stem stitch for almost the entire batch, adding a few french knots where needed.  Needless to say she loved them.  I suppose I should have held onto them for a holiday or something like that but they weren't ready for her birthday so I suppose they would be a very late birthday gift.  Oh, one other thing....
I LOVE variegated floss!
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10  Re: Big Project stitch-along 2010 in Needlework: Stitchalongs by Mrs.Kitty~ on: September 18, 2010 10:17:47 PM
Better late than never, around 2 weeks ago I got started on this Cross stitch that I had been holding onto for a rainy day.  I finished a gift for my mother recently and decided it was time to bust this puppy out and get to work.  I'm making it for my son who will be turning 8.

progress shot 1

and my most recent pic from this last week

I've not done a cross stitch this large before, usually I stick to standard embroidery but I find something soothing in cross stitch.

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