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« on: August 06, 2008 08:39:53 PM »

I finally just went for it & tried embroidery (was always intimidated b/c it looks so intricate...which it is)
Went on a family vaca with the in-laws, so I brought along my old sketchbook, floss, needles, a hoop & fabric....
Only downside of my try was that I forgot to bring my "cheatsheet" of stitches - had to go by memory...so most of the stitches are made up.
not pretty...but fun! can't wait to break out more old sketches & chug forward...WITH my cheatsheet this time Grin
the first one...
and the one where I tried different excuses for stitches ...
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008 08:43:38 PM »

Yeah! They are good. I like all the different stitches on the second one.

« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008 08:52:24 PM »

Absolutely love the second one... lovely lines and fabulous stitching!  Great job... don't be intimidated by one of the easiest and least expensive hobbies out there!  Keep on stitchin'!  =)

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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008 08:54:08 PM »

I love the second one, especially!

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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2008 09:49:21 AM »

I like the 2nd one too, and I'm glad that you were super creative and made up your own stitches as you went along despite not having your cheat sheet.  I hope to see more of your projects posted down the road.

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008 10:27:34 AM »

Ditto on the accolades for the second piece.  Embroidery is so much fun, and it really is easy and cheap.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2008 08:11:33 AM »

I love all the experimental stitches!!  Pretty colors too.

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