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« on: December 15, 2007 09:08:32 PM »

i have extreme ADD when it comes to projects- i'll have four hundred bazillion UFOs of knitting laying around at one time.
this tiny piece took me forever- actually, i'm sure if i sat down and stayed focused, it would have took me a weekend or two, but no- it's more like four or five keys a day every couple of weeks if i felt like it or knew where it was hiding.  Grin . overall, it took me and my lethally short attention span a good three months to complete- a sign i should use bigger count adia fabric. lol

i made it for a friend who's been having a rough time lately- i decided to sit down and gather up all my attention and finish it so it'd be done in time for her moving into her new house.
she's a pianist, and loves it, so i'll use the unavoidable cheesy remark all pianist use for mushy labors of love. "you hold the keys to my heart!"

oh yeah, i totally see big cheesy smile in my near future  Cheesy
action shot!

on a pile of origami roses!(didn't set it up for the photo and take a million shots, i swear! -shifty eyes-)

and on my carpet! (if you look very closely, you can see the horribly botched one stitch high lettering that made up as stitching and i hope no one else can read- it says "KATRINA XOXO", a lucky eleven space fit, though i'm starting to think i should have put a different four letter word/symbol now, whoops. if you can't make it out, the orchid colored floss doesn't show up like it does in person. all i can see are the warm violet ones)

tell me what you think- i hope to make my next project a little less tedious, this almost made me go NUTS!
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007 10:20:56 PM »

That's adorable! I have a friend who plays piano who would love a bracelet like that. What did you do to the edges to keep them from fraying?

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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2007 05:27:28 AM »

i hemmed the edges behind the work before starting, and kinda stitched over the edges a bit while doing some of the keys. i'm probably going to put another piece of fabric over the back of the piece to make it more comfortable to wear
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2007 09:06:48 PM »

That is the cutest thing ever. Especially because of the vivid colours.

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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007 10:39:43 AM »

Great job. I love the colors.

« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007 01:17:09 PM »

Hooray for finishing a project! It's clear that this was very time intensive. u rock!

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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007 04:51:23 PM »

cute idea I like the color combos too. very cool.

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