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1  30 Rock Jack Donaghy Quotation in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: February 14, 2013 05:48:44 PM
I had a small portion of waste fabric from my latest work, so I showed my ambition and made a bookmark with it.  I'm running out of books to put all my bookmarks in, by the way.

On 14 count oatmeal aida with 3 colors: DMC 498, 798, and 996.  The big word is with 2 strands, the backstitching is a single strand.  I put my signature on the back.

I use 2 pieces of fabric and stitch them together with the border, thereby making a pocket within the bookmark.  I like using a sturdy wooden insert, like a tongue depresser, to seal up in the bookmark, which allows a reader to rest the bookmark under his or her thumb across the center of a book and keep the book open while he or she reads.  I was all out of wood, so I just put a bit of card stock in there (also the remnants of another craft, R-E-C-Y-C-L-E) to stiffen it up.

Any advice on hiding where I ended off on the back?  It always looks a little messy and I find it difficult to hide it on the inside.

Aww, nuts, I just realized I forgot to date it.
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2  Wifi QR Code SSID/WPA2 Sampler in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: January 20, 2013 09:12:08 AM
If you don't understand the title, it just means that I stitched a scannable QR code for both Android and iPhone onto a sampler displaying the name of a friend's wifi network and encryption password.

On 14 count oatmeal colored aida with 6 colors: DMC 310, 815, 931, 987, 435, 728.

I think this is the third one of these I've finished.
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3  Another WEP Key Sampler in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: August 09, 2012 05:40:05 PM
Just wrapped up this sampler today, been working on it for about a week.  It's one strand of DMC floss on 14 count oatmeal colored aida.  Motifs borrowed from some antique sampler patterns.  It shows myself and my roommate with the name I coined for our apartment (also the name of our wireless internet SSID).  Our tiny dog is pictured next to the house.

The poem and the signature line are typical in antique samplers.  Usually the signature line would say something like "Abigail Goodwife her work aged 9" so I find it the acme of hilarity for it to say "HIS work aged 31."
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4  Abbey Road Pillow in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: January 24, 2012 08:17:55 PM
Enough with lyrics on pillows, how about album covers?

I pixelated Abbey Road and the Beatles' logo and came up with this.

It's blue because I have a ton of DMC 996.  On 14 count cream colored aida, stuffed with polyfill and backed with a fat quarter of black and blue fabric.

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5  In time for Valentine's Day! NSFW language! in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: January 02, 2012 10:36:08 PM
I found a pattern for some cutesy-wootsey bees and the whole "bee mine" Valentine's Day crap came to me.  But it needed a little edge.  I think I'll make a similar pattern into a button.  This here is destined to be a bookmark, but it's not quite finished.  Now I just have to decide on the lucky girl who will receive this gift.

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6  More lyrics in a pillow! in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: January 02, 2012 10:32:13 PM
I used dark gray and garnet floss to put the lyrics of Belleruche's "Northern Girls" into a pillow.  The song is sort of about heartbreak, so I used the garnet color to put a broken heart on it.  It's one strand on salt colored aida, stuffed with polyfill and backed with some red paisley fabric.

The toughest part is getting the lyrics to line up in PC Stitch.  It takes a lot of trial and error.

The garnet heart doesn't show up very well...if I did it again, I'd use a lighter gray and a brighter red.
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7  Re: Why not Zoidberg? (Now with pattern!) in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: November 15, 2011 08:46:41 PM
As requested, here's a jpg of the pattern, with two versions of font!

Floss colors are black, white, 349 and 157; you might want to play around with the blue.  I was originally going to go with 3810 (turquoise), but didn't have it.  I think it could be a little darker.

If the picture's not big enough, I also put it on imgur to show r/craftit. i.imgur.com/ZToMj.jpg
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8  Why not Zoidberg? (Now with pattern!) in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: November 14, 2011 07:06:45 PM
Here's a pillow I whipped up while being ill yesterday.  Worked from about 11 am until 10 pm, then finished it as a pillow today.  It's with two strands on 14 count light blue aida.  Three colors: white, cornflower blue, and (of course) coral.

I signed and dated it, but it's close to the edge so it's not visible in any of the pictures I took.  Oh well.

Worked the pattern out from a Minecraft image macro.  Yeah.

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9  A Trio of Astounding Pillows in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: September 29, 2011 08:53:38 PM
I made these pillows as house warming presents for a couple of friends who just moved in together.

"R" for "Rachel."

"S" for "Shawna."

Just took a few backstitched borders and put them together with a nice little art deco monogram.  Used various shades of one color, which I think worked out well.

Finally, one of the girls inspired this other pillow.

Along with this video [NSFW-ish] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt5ghXdq6Z0

It started as a regular ol' courtship silhouette, but I added the words and colored it.  All black just looked bad.

All pillows are on 14 count aida, stuffed with a few handfuls of poly-fill, and backed with a bit of fabric from fat quarters.
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10  Put A Bird On It! in Needlework: Completed Projects by OmegaChicken on: September 02, 2011 09:08:35 PM
I saw this video:


and just HAD to put a bird on something.  So I put one on a showcase huck towel that I had lying around.

Got the pattern from a book of old Dutch sampler designs, the letters are just your typical traditional sampler alphabet, and I put that little border line on it to finish it up.

I also saw a pixelated moai head like on Easter Island, so I put those on a towel with a gradient of blue threads.

They're wrinkly in these photos, but pretty cool?
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