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Old February 16th 12, 11:50 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
NDJoan[_3_]
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Default A Finish and a start and an ARRRGHHHH!

The finish:
On Feb. 4 I finally, Finally, *FINALLY* have finished stitching the
infamous Nativity set!!!! (Well, with one caveat: there are supposed
to be tassels on the camels' bridles but I won't make those until
after I have the interfacing on, since it would be quite difficult to
iron the camels with those attached.) I have washed and ironed the
pieces and they're now waiting for the iron-on interfacing and sewing
together, stuffing, etc.

The start:
Next I was going to work on Florentine dreams ( http://www.nordicneedle.com/prod/1038D.html
), which I got from DSIL for Christmas but found that the canvas I had
was a bit short. I will deal with that later.

So, instead of FD, I dug out a pattern and supplies I bought at NN a
year or so ago. http://cindyvalentine.com/box_inserts/mysweetheart.htm
I finished all the kloster blocks, narrow border, the tulips (which a
coworker in the SCA told me are really Nordic ships) and the satin-
stitched hearts. I started on the Smyrna stitches inside the hearts
and got around 2 sides.

Got to the 3rd side and realized I had stitched 3 of the 4 sides of
hearts one thread in too far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The ARGH:
I pulled out the Smyrna stitches and I'm currently in the process of
removing the hearts when it dawns on me: I HAD the Smyrna stitches in
the correct spot and wouldn't have had to remove those!!!!

AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!

Joan
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Old February 17th 12, 12:50 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Ellice K.
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On 2/16/12 5:50 PM, in article
, "NDJoan"
wrote:

The finish:
On Feb. 4 I finally, Finally, *FINALLY* have finished stitching the
infamous Nativity set!!!! (Well, with one caveat: there are supposed
to be tassels on the camels' bridles but I won't make those until
after I have the interfacing on, since it would be quite difficult to
iron the camels with those attached.) I have washed and ironed the
pieces and they're now waiting for the iron-on interfacing and sewing
together, stuffing, etc.

Congrats! No doubt you'll be so thrilled to have them finish finished -
don't stop now....

The start:
Next I was going to work on Florentine dreams (
http://www.nordicneedle.com/prod/1038D.html
), which I got from DSIL for Christmas but found that the canvas I had
was a bit short. I will deal with that later.


Send me a note directly - how big a piece do you need - I just found the 10
yd 18 ct white from my last wholesale order some years back. Besides the
garden package for Cheryl, there is the horsey package for you - so at this
point, since I'm so abysmally late getting it out, I can easily throw you in
a piece of canvas.

So, instead of FD, I dug out a pattern and supplies I bought at NN a
year or so ago. http://cindyvalentine.com/box_inserts/mysweetheart.htm
I finished all the kloster blocks, narrow border, the tulips (which a
coworker in the SCA told me are really Nordic ships) and the satin-
stitched hearts. I started on the Smyrna stitches inside the hearts
and got around 2 sides.

Got to the 3rd side and realized I had stitched 3 of the 4 sides of
hearts one thread in too far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The ARGH:
I pulled out the Smyrna stitches and I'm currently in the process of
removing the hearts when it dawns on me: I HAD the Smyrna stitches in
the correct spot and wouldn't have had to remove those!!!!

AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!

Joan


Ahhhh, poor you. Reminiscent of the time I redid the blackwork section on a
Betsy Stiner sampler - 3 times. The first time I could see that I was off 1
thread from the band above. Pulled it all out - about 3" section. Of
course DH told me it would drive me crazy, so I had to do that, and then he
asked if I was sure my 4sided stitch band 2 up was correct cause some of the
horizantals looks not quite horizontal (they blocked out perfectly). Then I
did it again, and about 2/3 thru thought, oh no, I'm still off. Another
rip. Then, for the 3rd time, as I get about 1/3 thru and thinking it's
still wrong, I take a better look and realize that I'd been correct all
along - just the band above was 1 thread wider than the others, due to the
stitch in it, and I just couldn't tell that with the faint lines on the
graph, and being an idiot, besides.

Well, have fun doing it again - y'know that practice makes perfect thing.

Ellice

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Old February 17th 12, 04:13 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
NDJoan[_3_]
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On Feb 16, 5:50*pm, "Ellice K." wrote:

Congrats! *No doubt you'll be so thrilled to have them finish finished -
don't stop now....


Oh, I won't!!! I *will* get them done in time for the county fair in
July!!!!!!!!

... but found that the canvas I had was a bit short. *I will deal with that later.

Send me a note directly - how big a piece do you need -


Thanks, but it's not necessary. It's only short 2" and in talking to
Arliss (former ng member in Bismarck, with whom I split the canvas)
she gave me the great idea to just sew a heavy fabric on the edges, so
I will do that.


Then, for the 3rd time, as I get about 1/3 thru and thinking it's
still wrong, I take a better look and realize that I'd been correct all
along


You definitely know my pain! lol I got it all pulled out last night
and started restitching. Got a half row done and started counting
threads again. This time I was one thread too far to the right.
sigh.

Joan
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Old February 17th 12, 04:54 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Ellice K.
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Default A Finish and a start and an ARRRGHHHH!

On 2/17/12 10:13 AM, in article
, "NDJoan"
wrote:

On Feb 16, 5:50*pm, "Ellice K." wrote:

Congrats! *No doubt you'll be so thrilled to have them finish finished -
don't stop now....


Oh, I won't!!! I *will* get them done in time for the county fair in
July!!!!!!!!

Good for you - will wait for the pix. As I am incredibly guilty with a
small pile of finished pieces waiting to be "finished" . It must be my
short and constantly switching about attention span. For anything except
books...

... but found that the canvas I had was a bit short. *I will deal with that
later.

Send me a note directly - how big a piece do you need -


Thanks, but it's not necessary. It's only short 2" and in talking to
Arliss (former ng member in Bismarck, with whom I split the canvas)
she gave me the great idea to just sew a heavy fabric on the edges, so
I will do that.

Good idea. I was concerned that you were short in the design area. I was
at 2 local LNS yesterday, picking up threads for a class I'm teaching at
guild next month. And of course the author of the design, who is quite
talented chose 2 of the threads that are only available at the shop furthest
away, so I swapped the 2 overdyes for other brands. The LNS owner at stop 1
told me that a lot of people were already in kitting it up. Then as I was
paying - she just said "I know you don't need any canvas - don't you have a
ton? Plus - didn't you get some colored stuff from me?" Answer -yup. So,
glad you've got a solution, but really - for supplies I'm generally reliable
;^)


Then, for the 3rd time, as I get about 1/3 thru and thinking it's
still wrong, I take a better look and realize that I'd been correct all
along


You definitely know my pain! lol I got it all pulled out last night
and started restitching. Got a half row done and started counting
threads again. This time I was one thread too far to the right.
sigh.

Joan


Exactly know this feeling. DH still teases me about this, as it's one of
the framed pieces that is now sitting about waiting for a location.

Ellice

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Old February 24th 12, 06:12 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Liz from Humbug
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Default A Finish and a start and an ARRRGHHHH!

On Feb 16, 2:50*pm, NDJoan wrote:
The finish:
On Feb. 4 I finally, Finally, *FINALLY* have finished stitching the
infamous Nativity set!!!! *(Well, with one caveat: *there are supposed
to be tassels on the camels' bridles but I won't make those until
after I have the interfacing on, since it would be quite difficult to
iron the camels with those attached.) *I have washed and ironed the
pieces and they're now waiting for the iron-on interfacing and sewing
together, stuffing, etc.

The start:
Next I was going to work on Florentine dreams (http://www.nordicneedle.com/prod/1038D.html
), which I got from DSIL for Christmas but found that the canvas I had
was a bit short. *I will deal with that later.

So, instead of FD, I dug out a pattern and supplies I bought at NN a
year or so ago. *http://cindyvalentine.com/box_inserts/mysweetheart.htm
I finished all the kloster blocks, narrow border, the tulips (which a
coworker in the SCA told me are really Nordic ships) and the satin-
stitched hearts. *I started on the Smyrna stitches inside the hearts
and got around 2 sides.

Got to the 3rd side and realized I had stitched 3 of the 4 sides of
hearts one thread in too far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The ARGH:
I pulled out the Smyrna stitches and I'm currently in the process of
removing the hearts when it dawns on me: *I HAD the Smyrna stitches in
the correct spot and wouldn't have had to remove those!!!!

AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!

Joan


Been there, done that, Joan!! :-))))

P.S. I think I found a free chart on the internet for a flourishy
type alphabet that will work with the picture of the horse's ears.
Now all I have to do is to actually chart the horse's ears using the
photos people have sent me. All that and the stitching too before
June!!!!! :-))

Liz from Humbug
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Old February 24th 12, 06:26 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
NDJoan[_3_]
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Default A Finish and a start and an ARRRGHHHH!

On Feb 23, 11:12*pm, Liz from Humbug wrote:

P.S. *I think I found a free chart on the internet for a flourishy
type alphabet that will work with the picture of the horse's ears.
Now all I have to do is to actually chart the horse's ears using the
photos people have sent me. *All that and the stitching too before
June!!!!! :-))


Progress, progress!

Joan
 




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