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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Thread count & floss strands on: January 31, 2014 07:53:59 PM
Hi all! It's been awhile since I've been active but I'm working on getting reacquainted with my needles and floss!

I've mostly done small cross-stitches, like the Jim Shore Santa series and Lizzie Kate patterns (all gifts for my mother-in-law!) but I'm feeling the urge to try something bigger!

I'm currently working on "Stars and Stripes Forever" by Primrose Needleworks (http://primroseneedleworks.com/?p=713).  I'm using Jobelan 28 ct fabric and Gentle Art thread, stitching with two stands over two stitches as recommended.  It's coming out a little... patchy? thin?

ETA: http://i59.tinypic.com/xq96as.jpg

It's a little more noticeable in person.  I'm just wondering if I'm doing something to cause it?  I'm stitching a little more slowly, which seems to allow the threads to line up a bit better and sit nicely but some of the stitches, especially the first pass, just seem so thin. Am I too paranoid about?

Any input is appreciated!! This is going to be a gift for my husband so I want it to look great!
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Bacon is dandy. (shamefully abundant photos) on: April 16, 2010 10:38:05 AM
This is probably one of the greatest things I've seen on craftster. All the details you put in --- the bacon letters, the hair, the collar and cuffs --- make it incredibly special.  Very awesome!!
3  Florida / Florida: Central / Re: I am moving to Orlando on: March 16, 2010 01:53:52 PM
Has anybody put a group together yet? Huh

(I saw the knitting ones but, well, let's just say my knitting is strictly limited to scarves. Very basic, very simple scarves. Cheesy )
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: ENORMOUS DOLL HEADS that you can WEAR! With fluttery eyelids!! Cool! on: March 16, 2010 11:02:26 AM
When I first saw the title of the post, I was like, "What??" But seeing them in action, they are AMAZING. I have to admire all the time and effort you and your boyfriend put into this; it definitely paid off!!
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: framing your embroidery in a hoop - tutorial on: March 16, 2010 10:57:06 AM
This is great! I will definitely be doing this with gifted projects!!
6  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Favourite Sites to Browse & Purchase Cross Stitch Patterns? on: March 16, 2010 10:50:16 AM
One of my all-time favorites! http://www.123stitch.com/
7  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Hurry up Spring! on: March 16, 2010 10:42:02 AM
I can't even begin to tell you how much I adore this!! The detail is incredible.
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: Wedding Bath Bombs! on: March 10, 2010 10:41:24 AM
Those sound like they're going to be wonderful!!
9  NEEDLEWORK / Sublime Stitching Embroidery / Re: Peacock on: March 10, 2010 10:31:55 AM
That is too adorable! I love the idea of dressing up plain old clothing. I may have to go through my closet once I get better at embroidery!
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Steampunk meets Alice in Wonderland for under $500 on: March 01, 2010 11:56:37 AM
I recently finished my living room makeover and spent less than $500 for the whole thing. When I say whole thing, I mean furniture, paint (for walls and floor), accessories, art, etc. Literally every single thing done in the room. It's a bit steampunk since we wanted the decor to not clash with the old house and a bit Alice in Wonderland since I heart Alice in Wonderland. I still have a couple things to do (like find a white rabbit and finish painting the wall with the clock), but it's pretty much done and is now my favorite room in the house.




Before shot (A photo from the listing)


I did a really super long post with the cost break down of everything and it came to $471 total for the room. You can read that cost break down  here

This is something I've been thinking of, brought to life and a million times better! Right now, my husband and I are renting our third bedroom out to my BFF but, when she moves out, it's going to become my little room and I've been dying to do a funky / steampunky Wonderland room, very similar to this!! And great job on the budget... that gives me hope!
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