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« Reply #100 on: May 25, 2009 09:07:04 PM »

Lol, nice project. I can't ever seem to find the xmas stitching projects 'til it's too late to really get them done by xmas. Course... that could be 'cause I have project ADD.

Gotta buy them right after Christmas on clearance, and have all year to get them done! Or at least that's what I assume...I've never done a holiday-themed pattern.

« Reply #101 on: May 29, 2009 11:03:29 AM »

I am so glad you are doing that stocking, littlebiskit! It's going to be really cute.
I thought I would share my next big project. Some years ago I made a picture of roses on black aida for my daughter. I used a Marc Saastad pattern (from The Silver Lining) which called for 12 reds and 7 greens. It was challenging, but not beyond me. At that time I also looked through his other designs and fell in love with Lavendar Lilacs: http://www.goestores.com/catalog.aspx?storename=thesilverlining2&DeptID=209025&ItemID=9307881&detail=1
A couple of years ago I decided to buy the pattern, but since I was working on my Christmas picture then, I didn't even look at the pattern.
So I decided to do it next and opened up the envelope and nearly passed out. The pattern is ten pages long! It calls for 28 different purples, so many that you have to use both DMC and Anchor colors! And it's supposed to be done on 25 or 28 count Lugana...over one thread!
But I love this picture, so I jumped in, and here is my progress after about 7 hours work. It's only about one-and-a-half inches by one inch.

I'm doing it on 25 count Blush Lugana, since I thought the tinge of pink would set off the lilacs.
And I am so glad that some years ago I got enough Joann's gift cards for Christmas to be able to get myself an 18 watt Ott light with magnifier!
« Reply #102 on: May 29, 2009 12:11:17 PM »

Oh my! 25 count would make my eyes bleed! The one I'm working on is 18 and I can't but work on it for a couple hours before I have to put it down for fear of my eyeballs falling out of my head, lol. And that's with my glasses! It's going to be beautiful though, the pattern doesn't look like xstitch, the colors are so well blended.

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« Reply #103 on: May 29, 2009 01:01:09 PM »

LOL, I'm going to assume that's the pattern you'll be working on when we do our cross-stitch day.  (Are you jealous, all?  panul and I are setting aside a whole day to cross-stitch together.  We should all be so lucky, LOL)  I'm excited to see it in person!  

Unfortunately I've only gotten about a square inch of my Christmas cross-stitch done because I've been working on getting ready for my daughter's 2nd birthday get-together, which is tomorrow.  But after that, back to crafting!  

(Though I'm baking rainbow cupcakes literally as I type this.  So I guess that's crafting after a fashion, right?)
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« Reply #104 on: May 29, 2009 01:21:39 PM »

Aww, happy b'day to the little one! And I am jealous, I wish I had someone to xstitch with! :p

« Reply #105 on: May 31, 2009 02:03:00 AM »

Hi everyone !

I wished I had a more completed picture to post... but it's taking longer to stitch than I thought (and I said this was going to be s very, very long project !!).

My project is the following: I want to stitch an alphabet for a baby. That means 25 letters (2 letters together) in 15x15 cm squares. I design each square as I go along; I'd like to use a different stitching technique for each square. I used an old linen I took at my grand-mother's: it's in perfect condition, and very soft (yes, I'm also broke).

I started with the "S" letter. I'm French, so S is for Savon (soap). I used scraps of bath towels I had left from another project, and used a personnal version of the applique technique to stitch them in a bubble-like form. It's taken forever... now, I'm almost finished, and started stitching some more bubbles in cordonnet technique.

Well, here's the result. Please, tell me what you think, because I've worked so much on this, I can only see the work, and not the aesthetic value of it.
« Reply #106 on: May 31, 2009 02:04:00 AM »

Oh, I can't post an image until I have ten posts... sorry ! I won't go spamming a post to get to the magic number, so I'll have to wait to have your opinions.
« Reply #107 on: May 31, 2009 06:22:34 PM »

Oh, I can't post an image until I have ten posts... sorry ! I won't go spamming a post to get to the magic number, so I'll have to wait to have your opinions.

Loora, I had the same problem.  However, if you sign up for a free account on Flickr or any other picture hosting site you can post your pic there and just put up a link to it.  I am excited to see what you are working on, it sounds amazing.  Smiley
« Reply #108 on: June 01, 2009 12:21:26 AM »

Thank you SpunkyMunky, but I just reach my quota ! So much great project to comment on here !!

Here'the picture I took:

I want to put it in a child's room, so the color are light and slightly faded. I also want the embroidery to be fun to touch, with a lot of textures. This is going to be a huuuuuuge project... this letter is not finished yet, I have three more bubbles to to, fortunately, I won't be filling them with bath towel. The small yellow bubble with a blue contour is not finished either.
« Reply #109 on: June 03, 2009 03:03:38 PM »

Loora that looks great!  I really like the texture.  I can't wait to see another letter and what you do with it. 
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