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« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2010 08:03:16 AM »

Woah!  Good job!  He looks amazing!

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I've always wondered what disease cured ham had.

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« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2010 07:18:21 AM »

My next huge project
Just have to wait until I get my supplies in the mail

140 x 180 stitches
either 14 or 22 count
Aida -White
only 26 colours this time!!!
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« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2010 10:48:34 PM »

anyxannie: wow! that queen cross stitch is huuuuge! thats gonna be so awesome!

HistoricalNeedle: you finished it!! it looks so good! i like the looks of your next project too! keep us posted on it!

update on steve:


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« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2010 01:30:29 AM »

Your steve is so insanely detailed Smiley How many stitches is the full thing?

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« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2010 12:48:18 PM »

Well the new project is lots easier then the previous one!! I made changes in the Aida -- cream instead and I finally got my floss too!! 
I printed off the pattern in 16 pages because I wanted to be able to see the symbols without any problems this time!! It slowed me down I think the last time.

I have finished one page now-- so 15 more to go!!
I really like the reds in it!! Smiley

tamakins37 -- how much longer do you think it will take you now???

« Reply #45 on: March 08, 2010 06:00:11 PM »

when he's done he'll be 48,006 stitches! i'm pretty close to finishing him, but then i'll have to do the background, that wont be too hard though 'cause it'll just be one color. i hope to finish him soon, but it totally depends on how many hours i'm scheduled at work XP

for reference, this the the original picture of him i made the pattern from:


You know the black bits in bananas, are they tarantulas' eggs?
« Reply #46 on: March 09, 2010 10:02:25 AM »

I am definitely looking forward to your finished Steve! It looks so good already!

Finally got access to the camera, so here's an update. Still going pretty slowly, 'cause there's so much to do lately, but I'm getting there. I finally feel like it looks birdlike! xD

And an idea of how much I have left:

« Reply #47 on: March 09, 2010 01:30:36 PM »

Looking good!! It will be done in no time!!!!

« Reply #48 on: March 10, 2010 04:35:24 PM »

Well just completed another one of my pages today. Smiley
Sorry for the darker photo -- camera hates the night photos!!

Edit-- here is another Update now!!

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« Reply #49 on: March 16, 2010 07:27:10 AM »

Technically, I started this huge project in 2009, but I will only be able to finish it this year. Hopefully... I decided to embroider a table cloth for my mum for Christmas. I fell in love with a pattern from a German/Dutch magazine. It took me ages to find a decent cloth, and even now I'm embroidering on a colour that is slightly off from the needed fabric. The threads were no problem, but the gold and silver threads were damn expensive for a poor student like me.
Anyway... I have a very blurry pic from the magazine, because I wasn't able to scan it. I was afraid mum would find out.

I soon found out, once I got started, that the cloth was huuuuuge. And it turned out to be nearly impossible to work with my one embroidery hoop. Man, I hurt my back big time from bending over the work.

This was the chart I worked with. Copied it four times, for every quarter. Bit tricky, now that I have finally finished one quarter. The back isn't showable, I must admit...

This was one of the last pictures I made before Christmas. I gave mum the cloth already, promising I would finish it, begging dad to go digging in the attic for his tapestry window. You must know, my grandmother had a craft supply store for years. My grandfather loved to do tapestry, and he made several chairs. He had a huge window for it, and even taught his sons. My dad had that window, stored somewhere, with a work of his own still attached to it. I was able to find it, and dad allowed me to use it. A bit emotional, to be honest...

So, here it is, in all its glory. With my little visitor, and one of the cats :p. I will make a more close-up picture as soon as a I can, because I have now started the second quarter! Not yet including the hearts of the flowers. I dread working with those special threads...

Wish me luck, I need it!

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