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1  Re: Embroidery Hoopla Rnd 6 Gallery!! (Send 9/12/11) in The Swap Gallery by peihan17 on: September 28, 2011 06:14:06 PM
Hahaha this is an awesome gallery!  I haven't had time to make a compiled hoopla wall for this round yet, but hopefully work will give me a break and I can do it then Smiley

Anyway, on to my hoops!  This is the one I sent to sinellia- she said on her pinterest that she'd love an embroidered version of the Birth of Venus by Botticelli, but that would be awfully hard.  So I thought really hard and came up with the idea of doing an iron-on transfer, and then embroidering parts of that.  I've never done anything like that before, but I think it came out pretty well Smiley  I only stitched some of it, and even then, I sent kinda late  Undecided

Whole hoop:

Closeup of flowers:

My favorite part- closeup of the lady who is holding a blanket(?) to cover Venus' shameless nudity  Cheesy

And this is the hoop that sinellia sent me:

I love all the colors and how all the critters look so happy and cozy!  It's even more perfect, since I just got back from a trip to the aquarium last week- so adorable  Grin  Thank you sinellia!
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2  Re: Yarn Storage? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by peihan17 on: September 06, 2011 10:44:55 AM
I use plastic drawers like this:

They sell them for fairly cheap at places like Target, Walmart, Container Store.  Similar idea to plastic tubs, but I like them better because I can sort my yarn, instead of having a big tub to dig through.  I also use them to store finished things, so my cat doesn't get to them Smiley

thatcoolkidmitch, be happy that you only found your yarn scattered!  Mine would tangle it, tear it up, and then eat my yarn if he had the chance  Tongue
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3  Re: Ten Stitch Blanket Crochet Pattern? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by peihan17 on: August 28, 2011 08:55:16 AM
Pretty!  I've never seen that exact pattern in crochet, but I have made this afghan before, which could be similar if you used a color changing yarn instead of multiple colors: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60641.html?noImages=&r=1

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4  Re: HELP! What is this yarn? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by peihan17 on: July 12, 2011 11:19:32 AM
Looks like what some places call chenille yarn, like this:

That one happens to be Lion Brand's Thick and Quick Chenille Yarn, but there are a bunch of companies that make similar things.  It's really thick and soft Smiley  I think it's acrylic yarn.

Hope that helps!
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5  Re: Embroidery Hoopla Rnd 5 - Color Spectrum Gallery!! (Send 6/6/11) in The Swap Gallery by peihan17 on: June 20, 2011 11:28:40 AM
I am loving these hoops!  I've been updating our hoopla wall as the gallery expands, and it's great to look at each hoop one by one Smiley  Here's what we've got so far:

I'll upload a hi-res version at the end (or sooner, if anyone wants).  Let me know if you can't find your hoop- it's possible I missed some!

ETA The hoops are roughly sorted by (thread) color, in diagonals.  Black/white/red at top left corner, purple in the bottom right corner.
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6  Re: Embroidery Hoopla Rnd 5 - Color Spectrum Gallery!! (Send 6/6/11) in The Swap Gallery by peihan17 on: June 10, 2011 10:19:48 AM
Okay, so here's our hoopla wall so far Smiley  Someone last time suggested old lady wallpaper as the background, as if they were all hanging in someone's house, so here it is!  I tried to pick something fairly dark and neutral, since most of the hoops are on light colored fabric.

They're roughly grouped in rainbow-order, but it seems like we have tons of blue and green hoops, with only a few of the other colors, but I'll rearrange as we go!

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7  Re: Embroidery Hoopla Rnd 5 - Color Spectrum Gallery!! (Send 6/6/11) in The Swap Gallery by peihan17 on: June 05, 2011 12:38:06 PM
DaisyTattoo and I received each other's hoops on the same day and we both made tree hoops for each other Smiley  It's an amazing hoop- her lines are so clean and the stitches are perfect (please disregard the distracting monkey fabric background):

I love the different shades of green, like the sun is shining down on it Smiley  And I really like celtic-style patterns, even though I didn't tell DaisyTattoo that!  Thank you so much- it's made my hoopla wall even more awesome!  Speaking of which, here's my wall so far (it's actually two facing walls but still):

And thank you guys for all the compliments on the white tree  Kiss  There's actually 5 shades of various whites and really light pink, blue and beige in there:

I really liked how it came out and it was hard to let it go Wink  Oh and the background fabric has a white on white leaf pattern too, which is what inspired me!
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8  Re: Embroidery Hoopla R4, Diptych Round - Gallery (SendOut 3/21/11) in The Swap Gallery by peihan17 on: April 02, 2011 07:17:01 PM
I received from Megzy818 a few days ago, but only just managed to take pictures since it's been raining all week.  They're amazing and are filled with so many careful stitches.  See...

Big hoop:

Little hoop:

Both hoops are enormous and I love the colors.  They're perfect- thank you so much, Meaghan!  Kiss  Kiss  Kiss
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9  Re: First big cross stitch project done! in Needlework: Completed Projects by peihan17 on: February 17, 2011 11:06:24 AM
Wow, you guys are awesome Cheesy  Gonna give me a big head with all your super nice comments- thanks everyone!   Kiss 

And I'm pretty sure that the pattern was from a closeup from a real painting, but I haven't figured out where yet.  It took a long time, but the nice thing is that you can put it down any time and come back to it, and it doesn't take up much space Smiley

Samantha_McKay, you should give cross stitch a try!  It's really easy, but you can do lots of neat stuff with it.  And there are tons of free patterns online Smiley  It's addicting- I've already got my next project started  Grin

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10  First big cross stitch project done! in Needlework: Completed Projects by peihan17 on: February 14, 2011 06:44:14 AM
I haven't cross stitched in at least 15 years, but I saw this pattern on etsy and had to try it Smiley  Started it August 2010, worked on it pretty much nonstop except for a month or so to make holiday gifts.  Here is the pretty lady, finally!  (The edges are really even, it looks wobbly because the fabric wasn't flat in the pic  Roll Eyes)

It's on 14ct white aida, 126x166 stitches, 39 colors.

And some closeups (click to see full-size images):

Of course, I've already started my next project, bigger and twice as many colors!  Cheesy  Thanks for looking Smiley

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