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1  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Gift for Grandma? on: October 09, 2006 08:56:49 PM
So... I'm working out what to do for everyone for christmas, and I would like to do some embroidery for my Grandma. She simply adores my work - mainly because she used to do it (and was AMAZING), but her arthritis prevents her from doing so anymore. It makes her so happy to see her craft go on with me.

Anyways, I need a few ideas. I want to do a religous theme (she's my grandma, and a very christian one at that.) Maybe with a cross and some flowers... I also want to find a good bible quote, you know, something that nice to show how much I have appreciated how much she has done for me over the years.

Any ideas?
2  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Score! on: October 07, 2006 07:50:32 PM
Today was city-wide garage sale day!
(It's a bi-annual event where half the folks in town hold garage sales, and the other half go to them)

I totally scored. I got a big popcorn tin full of muslin for 50 cents. It's in all sorts of shapes and sizes... I can't wait to dig in...

(Those folded pieces are about 36'x46'. Not bad.)
3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Good dorm machine? on: September 13, 2006 01:54:04 PM
I live in the dorms, and am in desperate need of a sewing machine.
I don't need anything really fancy - really just enough to make some pillows or possibly a small handbag out of some of my cross-sitch and embroidery. (I'm finding the handstiching on this increasingly more tedious.). I have been looking at the "mini sewing machines", but I'm really getting mixed reveiws on them. However, all the "bad" reveiws apear to come from really experienced people looking to get **way** more out of it than what I have planned.

I obivously need something pretty small, I live (with roommate) in an 11x13' room.

Any suggestions?
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Dragon / Sea Monster Cross Stich Pillow on: June 26, 2006 12:57:08 PM
Haha! It's finnally done!  Grin
I'm really proud of this one... it actually turned out to be something! It isn't a very big pillow, but it's a neat little decoration.

(You can't see it very well, but there are little red beeds in the middle of each of the x-lookin' things on the borders)

The back is some embossed felt I found... Thought it fit perfectly. Smiley The dragon is mostly based off this pattern, but it's not exact. http://crochet.about.com/library/bldragon5.htm
(it's a filet crochet chart, but the filet was annoying me, so I did this instead)
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / First Ever! on: May 01, 2006 02:26:15 PM
Heheh! My boyfriend got me an embroidery kit for my birthday, because it's always been something I've wanted to try. So, today I set down my hook (I normally crochet) and gave it a whirl. Smiley

Ok, so it's not the prettiest ever, but I love it! I do believe I'm hooked on this.
I can't wait to do some more. Wink
6  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Little Fit-To-Be-Tied. on: May 01, 2006 02:18:19 PM
You know, in 8-9 years of crochet, I've never actually finished anything. Tongue

So, here it is, my *finished* Fit-to-be-tied - in minature.
(It's about 7 inches wide and 4 tall)

My favorite part is the star ribbon... found at WalMart, no less. Smiley

I did it in some little-tiny red yarn I had from forever ago... I lost the label, so all I can tell you is that it's cotton. Tongue
I used an 'e' hook, and for the eyelet row, I used double instead of half-double, so I could use a bigger ribbon.

It works great for keeping all those loose hooks together. Smiley
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