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« Reply #410 on: September 19, 2008 07:50:45 PM »

Thanks y'all!  I just love looking at everyone's work.  The pumpkin/vine is awesome and I lovelovelove what's going on with Ursula's towel (but secretly glad I'm not in that group cuz I'd be intimidated at the thought of working on it!)  I love seeing how everyone's towels are developing just as much as I love seeing what's going on with my towel, and adding my bits to everyone else's.

On the topic of my transfer mishap, I was very nervous about the alcohol or bleach pen option because either accidentally getting on the existing embroidery and messing it up, and also fearful that it would leave a "bleached spot" that was whiter than the rest on the fabric.  For those who have tried these techniques, is that a problem?

For the record, my fallback option was to do a LOT of fill-in stitching on the sun face and probably running late, so I'm really glad that didnt happen.

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« Reply #411 on: September 19, 2008 08:02:35 PM »

timpani~jax: Your blackwork design is striking. Its giving me the itch to try blackwork (or redwork). The design works quite well with IAmSusies. GatsbyGirl, it makes me think Tudor too.

katchoo1: That sun is gorgeous. Im so glad the near-disaster was able to be worked thru! Im looking forward to working on that pillowtop.

sundayafternoonhousewife: Nice pumpkin really makes me anxious for fall weather!

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« Reply #412 on: September 19, 2008 08:38:54 PM »

katchoo1 -- I've had no problems with the bleach pen. It hasn't discolored any fabric I've worked on (which has only been white). I've gotten it on embroidery floss as well and it comes through the wash like a champ. Not a bit of fading or discoloration.

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« Reply #413 on: September 20, 2008 06:38:29 AM »

katchoo1 - I have never had any problem with the bleach pen whitening to much.  Like gatsbygirl said I have gotten it on embroidery floss without any fading as well.  I also have never had any problems with the alcohol either.

« Reply #414 on: September 20, 2008 12:49:05 PM »

Here are some pictures of what I added to AmyRacinRose's pillow front. She has a vintage Christmas theme going so I used the holiday cuties pattern from work basket. I hope she likes it! I used backstitch, chain stitch, and french knots.

« Reply #415 on: September 20, 2008 01:40:01 PM »

I am loving the Christmas towel  ,,  how cute.

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« Reply #416 on: September 21, 2008 04:17:18 AM »

Okay... I need to try to catch up !

rectangel, love the kids jumping rope... awww so cute, specially the little girl !

GatsbyG., how beautiful the wings of your fairy !

antarctic., your girl is gorgeous !

sewphie, how cute that baby deer... love her(his) eyes !

Brook., your cowgirl is beautiful !

Nannetta, very nice nautical girl, love the blues !

Sewsew., how nice that moon with the swirls !

ritapizza, that big guy(mammoth) is great, very nice !

ThirdMargaret, what a nice car, great addition to Beetastic dinner theme !

Iamsusie, awww how cute the pegasus dreaming of cupcakes ! love the colors !

Glenda, the banana bowl is too cute !

Lylyvanilli, those birdies are too cute ! I hope dh will join me in my needlework adventures  Wink.

sonja., the chickens are great , very nice addition !

sewamy, love that mixer and the cherries... MmMm, some cherry coffee cake :-) !

timpani., what an awesome black work ! You did great !

katchoo, look at  Mr. Sun., love the satin stitches !

sundayafternoon., nice pumpkin vine ... do I smell pie ?!!!   

randy, how cute the kiddos playing out in the snow ! looking forward to that this winter !

I hope I didn't overlooked any towel ... ufff... catching up left me without breath and hungry !
Will be posting mine tomorrow after I send it away !

Great Job Girls !!!

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« Reply #417 on: September 21, 2008 06:50:50 AM »

Oh those christmas kids are so cute!  That towel really has me wishing christmas was here! Cheesy

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« Reply #418 on: September 21, 2008 02:20:32 PM »

sew~amy's theme is birds/sewing. I cheated a little. These chickadees are beading rather than sewing, but I think it still fits in with the intended spirit:

The birds came from a 1974 booklet of childrens animal "motifs." I improvised the rest.

I was going to add a supervising owl since I have plenty of time, but decided that I should show a little restraint.  Grin

Oh, and I'll add to the chorus that sew~amy's towel is dream to embroider on. It makes all of your stitches look so smooth and professional.
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« Reply #419 on: September 21, 2008 02:33:27 PM »

I love those beads with the birds. Beautiful work!!! Even though I'm not in this swap, I've been enjoying it alot!
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