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miss sarah jane
« on: May 24, 2008 12:55:05 AM »

I've been lurking for quite a while, gaining inspiration (read: being terrified by everyone's skills) and putting off posting any of my meager efforts.  But the time has come.  So here we go, another "first teatowel" post.  I've actually had my stitch-it-kit for over a year, and also bought Sublime Stitching, but with planning a wedding and growing a baby and planning an interstate move, my head's kind of been elsewhere.  So it's taken a mighty long time to get this done.  Anyway, here goes:  (fingers crossed I get this photo posting thing right....)

OK, first up, this is the whole teatowel (folded over in the middle so the empty space wasn't showing:

Here are the three fruits, Strawberry, Pineapple and Cherry.  I'm not so fond of the pineapple, I think I have a bit of practice to do on my satin stitch:

And then the tea party - Two coffee cups and a coffee pot.  I experimented with different amounts of thread, and am happiest with the split stitch detail in the middle of the coffee pot, rather than the cups.  This was done with two threads rather than 3 on the others (makes more sense to be an even number really):

Phew!  There we go.  I'd love to hear any comments anyone might have; as I said, this is my first project so any (constructive) criticism is welcome and appreciated.  Thank you!!

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2008 01:05:24 AM »

are you crazy??? these are so great!!! I love the fruit so much and your stitches are insane!! WONDERFUL job!!! especially for your first time... I think your stitches are far better then mine!!!




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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2008 06:11:17 AM »

You have absolutely no reason to be intimidated by the skills of others. Those stitches are beautiful.

And that's about as good as I can get my satin stitch, too. (That stich is EVIL!) I totally sympathize with you there.

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2008 06:29:43 AM »

 Grin  Thanks for the comments guys!  It's nice to have some feedback.  My husband just looks at them and says "oh, that's nice..."   Roll Eyes

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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2008 06:48:34 AM »

i have also been practicing my embroidery on a cherry apron I purchased from Target. To me your stitching looks divine! THe split stitch always looks nicer to me, and your pinapple top is amazing! Great work! Grin

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2008 08:33:36 AM »

i agree with everyone, your stitches are absolutely amazing & perfectly neat! keep up the awesome work!
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2008 09:08:37 AM »

Gorgeous stitching! My Stitch-it-Kit teatowel was my "learn the stitches" project too and every time I look at it it makes me happy. I, too, prefer using fewer threads. Your satin stitch looks fantastic, by the way  Cheesy.

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2008 10:18:02 AM »

This is fierce !!!  Wink Cheesy

Yes you did a great job with your stitching and the selecting of patterns !
Very nice !  Nobody could tell that this is your first project.
So go on and stitch on !!!

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2008 01:20:54 PM »

amazing stitching!

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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2008 07:19:57 PM »

Awesome work! You did such a great job!

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