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1  Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV in The Swap Gallery 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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2  Re: Tea Towel Tour Gallery - As seen on TTTV in The Swap Gallery 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.)

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3  Re: Embroidery Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sixblueirises on: April 06, 2009 06:46:34 PM
Awww... justaddcats, I'm blushing! Thank you so much!

And here is my addition to the gallery. Justaddcats sent me a fabulous swap package herself!

Here is all the loot:

The large embroidered picture is based on the work of Disney artist Mary Blair, who basically designed it's a small world, among other things. I wasn't able to get the details well, since I had to take the picture after dark. I'll see if I can get a better one soon. Lets just say that the stitch choices are amazing and her embroidery is great!

She started out with an idea to make an embroidered clock like the one in my wists, but just could not cut the hole required to make it. We agreed she would send it unfinished with the kit to complete it. I'm currently trying to decide whether I have the nerve to cut a hole in such a beautiful piece!

She also made me a (urgently needed) needlebook and thimble set! I love the birds and flowers on them! I also love the seed beads ornamenting the ends of the yarn. Really, the small details in this swap package are amazing!   

Thank you so much, justaddcats! I love it all!
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4  Re: 2009 Fat Quarter Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sixblueirises on: February 22, 2009 05:22:35 PM
I have received from both paintindiva and DeannaLynn06. I apologize for the delay in getting pictures up, but there has been much digital camera drama in our household this weekend. I finally borrowed my mil's camera.

From DeannaLynn06:

I especially love the blue swirly fabric!

From paintindiva:

And yes, some of those fabrics are waaay larger than fq, in case you wondered. I love all the spotty fabrics!

Thanks so much, ladies. I really loved your fabric choices, and hope you enjoy mine just as much! Mine should be in the mail hopefully tomorrow!     
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5  Re: Alice in Craftster-Land - SEND DATE: 1/7 in The Swap Gallery by sixblueirises on: January 17, 2009 06:07:37 PM
So I received an amazing package from GrannysAnnie on Thursday, but unfortunately this is the first chance I had to post them! Sorry for the delay, Annie!

My first item is a beautiful crocheted teacup. You can't really tell it from the picture, but it is three dimensional. If it was waterproof I could actually use it for tea!

The colors in this photo aren't coming out quite right on this computer. It's a cheshire cat inspired scarf that goes almost perfectly with my pink jacket.

Drink me earrings!

I definitely have a need for more storage containers in my life, so this has just become my new jewelry box. 

I think this item is my favorite. The shape isn't captured very well in this photo, but it looks just perfect!

And a set of Alice magnets that are going up on my fridge as soon as I drag myself off Craftster.  Cheesy

Thank you so much, GrannysAnnie. I love my goodies! You have been  an awesome swap partner. And thanks to you, dragonmama, for organizing such  a great swap.
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6  Re: Make me a Reusable Shopping bag swap ! Signups full *CLOSED!* in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by sixblueirises on: November 04, 2008 08:02:54 PM
Here's your teaser, I'm Sew Silly!

Enjoy guessing!
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7  Re: Make Me A Reusable Shopping Bag Swap Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by sixblueirises on: October 27, 2008 03:55:34 PM
As promised, here are pictures of my lovely bags from I'm Sew Silly. I actually managed to get some use from the smaller one this afternoon. Appropriately enough, it was used to buy crafting stuff from Joanne's.  Cheesy

So here they are, modeled by my lovely park bench!


They are both definitely well made and really cute! I love the choices of fabric and embellishment, especially on the turquoise printed bag. I'm not sure how well I captured it in these photos, but the drawstring on the pink and brown one is even embellished with rick rack! How cute!

Oh, and both the bags have key fobs, since I am forever losing my keys to the bottom of bags!

I'm Sew Silly, thank you so much! I love these bags. I also tend to take terrible photos, so if you have any that show off your creations better than these do, feel free to post them!
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8  Waterlilies and Flamingos tea towels (with backs and pic insanity!) in Needlework: Completed Projects by sixblueirises on: October 05, 2008 08:28:17 AM
I made these towels for 85%confusion in the Tea Towel swap. I'm actually quite proud of how they came out. (After I got over a debilitating case of swap anxiety, that is!)

Anyways, here they are.

And I always like seeing other people's backs. Plus I really am proud of these.

Thanks for looking!
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9  Re: Set of Tea Towels Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by sixblueirises on: October 02, 2008 04:37:46 PM
As I mentioned before, I received my package from 85%confusion today. I'm pretty crummy with photos, so if you would like to post better ones I certainly won't be offended. I must search the embroidery boards sometime and figure out how everyone gets such nice shots of stitch detailing.

Anyways, here goes!

All her tea towels are this really neat kind of towel that is smooth on the side the  stitches are on and more of a terry on the other side. I think I need to hunt down her supplier.  Grin

The stitches are just gorgeous (so tiny!) and her stitch choice is great. Her snail towel uses a bunch, especially- stem stitch, french knots, couching, fly stitch, lazy daisies, and split stitch were the ones I identified in a quick glance. Even the back looks lovely.

I just tried the soap out, and it's pretty wonderful, too. I think I'll have to try soap making for myself!

Thanks again, 85%confusion!
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10  Re: Disney Rd. 8 GALLERY (send-outs Sept. 1st) in The Swap Gallery by sixblueirises on: September 12, 2008 06:17:07 AM
She had co-workers trying tosteal him from her, but he's mine! ALL MINE!  MWAHAHAHA!  Grin

Really, I should have totally brought you to work with me. You could have helped fight them off.  Grin

Okay, and here are my belated pictures. (Note to self: if you keep waiting for decent natural lighting, you will probably wait forever. Especially since thunderstorms always seem to hit when you are leaving work.)

So here is a group shot:

The scarf (totally my favorite thing on my wists)

The Wall-E needlebook (I totally needed a needlebook. My hubby's feet thank you.)

The Adventureland shadowboxes:

And the totally amazing painted Alice box! Complete with the caterpillar, characters from the Tulgey woods and my favorite nonsense poem!

If my hubby weren't already married to me, he might totally marry me just for a partial ownership in that box!  Grin

Thank you so much, FicklePegasus! Your swap package is amazing and I am one super lucky girl!
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