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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE! on: August 11, 2007 01:40:09 AM
I had my worst ever craft injury yesterday.

I had been sewing on the floor (carpet) and thought I had gotten everything away, and fixed to vacuum my flat. Bare-footed, as usual in the summer.
Suddenly it felt as if my foot had been ripped open! I found half a needle (Size 10 embroidery needle)  on the floor, and suspected the other half (almost 1 inch) to be in my foot. Three hours later, the doctor found it lodged deep within my foot. He was a little shocked because he initially didnt think there was anything  Cheesy
He told me to spend the rest of the day with the foot elevated, laying down. No problem  Grin (THere is quite a big hole in my foot, almost an inch and quite deep, tsk tsk)

2  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 6/24/07 - We hit 100,000 members! on: June 25, 2007 06:42:52 AM
And on my birthday, even!!  Grin

3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: I made my boy a Loch Ness Monster! on: June 05, 2007 12:06:12 PM
Friggin' cute!

Do you have a pattern or a rough draft?

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Blue Sky Alpacas Pleated Skirt - In Turquoise! on: May 23, 2007 12:26:23 PM
That is pretty! But does it instruct you to knit the stitches twisted, or do you just like the fabric it creates?

Lovely :-)

5  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: 2 color log cabin on: May 20, 2007 01:19:31 PM
Here is a very fine example of log cain in two tones / two values. (My mother and aunt made it for my grandparents 50'th wedding day, and it represents the sun, soil, water, grass etc.)

6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Vintage - updated quilt: Good combination? on: May 16, 2007 02:23:02 AM
Update: There is a picture of the finished top (yay!)
at my blog: Keepknitting.blogspot.com

I chose to add another fabric in the middle as a sash, and made corners in the same fabric. I *might* have gotten away with making corners in the original fabric, but I was afraid to try  Grin The fabric would not have been my first choice, but I own very little fabric and had the choice between white linen or letting my mother choose something  Cheesy So, pink polkadots. The top balances nicely between vintage and modern now.

7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: the forgotten quilt (in progress) on: May 13, 2007 05:27:16 AM
Aw! That is so wonderfull!

I have just finished a quilt top (My first adult one) with fabrics and pieced blocks I was gifted with - it had laid around since the quilter died in 1989.

Good luck with your avesome quilt.

8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Vintage - updated quilt: Good combination? on: May 10, 2007 12:26:17 PM
I doubt that I will be able to find a foot of the fabric, since the original quilter died in 1989 and the fabric might be much older.

Would you have a narrow piece of fabric (sashing?) at top and bottom, or a wide one? It would make sense to have a wide, especially because of the harmony of the design (Width - Height). I also briefly considered to just bind it in the red fabric, but then again, I dont have enough if I want to do a "good" binding because the wide stripes are too narrow to cut into two.

What about putting a different fabric in the middle of the quilt? Would that look ok, because then I could have a red border all the way around?

Uhmp, it is difficult trying to get by with what you have...
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: blue jean rag quilt on: May 10, 2007 11:13:11 AM
That looks simply awesome! I have wanted to make a jeans beadspread for the longest time, using only the upper fronts (with the zipper), but have not been able to collect enough jeans - I might have to make one or two of your cool rag quilts.. great  Grin

10  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Is this going to be ridiculously difficult? on: May 10, 2007 11:04:02 AM
I do not think it will be all that difficult. I can see where you are worrying about the large squares, but I think it is called "strip piecing".

You sew a large, striped rectangle, cut four triangles and sew them together. Does that make sense? I may not yet post pictures, but otherwise I would make a quick paint drawing for you. I think it would be quite easy if you did it that way - draw a template that will make it possible for you to piece the pieces together without having to make corner seams or so, and then go crazy with your colours.

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