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Posted 09 June 2009 - 07:59 PM
not that i really deserve it, I havn't had my stuff out for over a month now. but today is tuesday, might go bath and bed kids and do some while watching all saints.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 09:52 PM
Ditto to the long time no stitch. We've been a bit harroed here at the moment: hoping to get some done towards the end of June....
Posted 15 June 2009 - 10:23 AM
Just saw this forum for stitching. Trying to get back into it i want to start a birth one for my baby but need one that can be for a boy or a girl as we won't be finding out what our little one is. We want it to be a suprise. Have to find a stiching shop in melbourne city or frankston area. Maybe i will go to lincraft and have a look there.
I have only done little cross stitch so far like xmas decorations to go on the tree.
what is everyone working on do you do large ones or small ones?
Posted 15 June 2009 - 12:26 PM
I looked online and found out where tapastry craft is. I use to go to the one in york street in sydney before i moved to melbourne 4 years ago. so im off there in my lunch hr. I am so excited already. lol. I will also go to lincraft which is either in the same building or next door.
I went and had a look at the last thread. wow you all do amazing cross stitch.
I have so many unframed and UFO's. I seem to so all the crosses then not the back stitch. maybe i should go through my stuff and get it out havent done any but start a tiny purple iris that is nearly finished no back stitch and has its own round frame since i moved from sydney
only 1/2 hr to go to lunch time.
Posted 17 June 2009 - 12:18 PM
I did post a while back in this thread, but then everything kinda fell off the rails again when I fell pregnant with number 2 (due in 4 weeks) and was sick, in and out of hospital with dehydration.
When I have felt well enough I have been working on a 50cm X 60cm Beatrix Potter Alphabet cross stitch (for my son I did a Winnie the Pooh Alphabet of the same size).
It won't be finished in time, but should definately be done by christmas.
Will post pictures of my stuff soon.
Posted 21 June 2009 - 10:46 PM
Wow I have picked up a needle and thread for the first time in ages. I have been doing other craft. It is so so nice to pick it up again. I couldn't find my waste canvas last weekend so went to spotlight where I couldn't get it so they sold me one that is solible. Has any one used it before? I did end up finding my waste canvas and can't wait to go back to it. I can't see the solible one on the towel I am stitching. It's like using gelatine to stitch with. I was hoping to find some tips on it. I wont use it again and don't recommend it. Spotlight told me one lady loves the stuff as she was getting it from America.
I don't think I will be putting my stitching down again in a hurry I have brought the 2 older girls teacher presents for christmas. They are all getting the same pattern as I picked them up for $5 a kit so thought that would be ok.
The last time I posted in here was I think thread 4.
Posted 05 July 2009 - 04:29 PM
It has been a while since anyone posted so I thought I should wake people up.
I have made progress on the banksias,
and bought the next to do which is a set of tractors for my sister, yes you read right, tractors
DS has then ordered that I do a spitfire which I have also ordered,.
Edited by JRA, 08 August 2009 - 02:51 PM.
Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:50 PM
Almost finished my x-stich and should be done this week. Will get a pic up of it soon... now to start my next one
Posted 13 July 2009 - 08:56 PM
I have finished the banksias, will take a photo and upload possibly tomorrow night as I am working this week, and DH has taken over the computer with the photos.
Well done nassie_gal, it is a good feeling getting one finished isn't it.
Posted 14 July 2009 - 10:16 PM
Finally completed it.. just a few bits and pieces to fix.
Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:02 AM
wow that is fantastic. great work. how are you going to frame it?
i so have to get onto my cross stitch only done little ones till now but have a medium one i bought that says baby is sleeping and you make it into a pillow and hang it on the door nob
Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:52 AM
Wow nassie_gal1978 that looks fantastic!!! Is that for you or for a gift for somone??? What are you doing next???
JRA you will have to show us the completed banksia's.
I am still doing my DH's birhtday present. Think I should get it done in time, oh well even if it's not framed at least if the stitching is all done we can get it framed afterwards. Will try to get a picture of it in the next few weeks, just need to do it when DH isn't around. It's not actually that complicated, only has 6 colours in it, just finding the time is my biggest hurdle.
Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:44 AM
JRA your banksias look beautiful! The tractors look very cute.
Nassiegal, I love the old truck. I want to do something just like that (I love old trucks).
do you do large ones or small ones?I do both, the minis are cute and so quick to finish, and I get such a sense of acheivement out of doing the big designs.
1girl1boy It must be hard to keep it from your DH, my cross stitches get plopped on the couch when I am not doing it, it would be a hassel to pick it all up and find a good hiding spot for it!
I am working on a witch at the moment, and it is definately the hardest project so far. It has 80 or so colours in it and it is just the back of a witch holding her broom. So far I have done most of her hat and her hair. When I have finished her, I have two more sitting in a drawer ready to get started.
Posted 15 July 2009 - 11:17 PM
well, i have completed 1 of the xmas stockings, now onto the 2nd.
my mum found a cool holder at the local 2nd hand place and it makes if so much quicker!
JRA i love the flowers, i am looking at doing a whole range of australian native flowers and animals when i have finished my xmas stuff.
how do we put pics up in here, would love to show you all my stocking.
best be off to bed!
Posted 17 July 2009 - 03:59 PM
Well, the completed banksias.
(click to see larger)
The truck looks great Nassiegal.
Iluvroses, the witch looks like hard work.
Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:21 PM
JRA wow that is fantastic. So neat and tidy. Puts mine to shame.
How are you able to make someone click on the pic to make it bigger?
Here is my next project.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:48 PM
How are you able to make someone click on the pic to make it bigger?
In photobucket, if you click on share above your photo, then the tabstrip labelled "get link code". Under IMG for bulletin boards & forums there is clickable thumbnail. Copy and paste the code for that.
I have started on my tractors after doing a simple lighthouse to fill in time until I got the threads. I have already finished one tractor, should make headway on the 2nd tonight. It is a lot easier than I expected.
Looking at the chart for the spitfire which is after the tractors ... mmm ... may take a LONG time.
Posted 23 July 2009 - 09:00 AM
Posted 23 July 2009 - 08:06 PM
Hi I'm new here - loved looking at everyone's cross stitch. Since having DS I haven't don't much (still haven't even finished his birth cross stitch which I started on maternity leave - and he turns 2 in a few months!!).
Anyway was wondering when you all do a cross stitch do you use a frame or anything to hold the fabric. Or if you have any general tips to avoid fabric stretching when doing a cross stitch.
Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:01 PM
I tend to use a frame/hoop.
A question to others, have you used the cross stitch designer software. Someone gave me the DMC cross stitch designer years ago, and I am now giving it a go. It takes a scan photo and turns it into a cross stitch pattern
Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:59 AM
Haven't had much chance to do any stitching over the past few weeks as work has just been crazy. It also hasn't helped that DH has been on holidays so can't do much of his as he is always home, really not sure if I will get it fnished in time. Oh well have decided as long as I get the stitching done then the framing can wait till after his birthday.
ames_78 depends on the size of the project and where I am doing it. At home I have a floorstand that I use. But at the moment I am doing alot of stitcing other places (doing DH's birhtday present) so I have the clip lock frame (sorry can't remember the name someone else might) that are square and made of white plastic.
JRA yes I have used one, I am actually doing DH's birthday present from a picture that I converted. However it is a very simple design and I am only usuing 6 colours even though it designed it with many more. There is about 8 different colour blues but I am just using 2 as it's a footy logo and they are only simple colours so ignore when it says about 3 different blues in the one area. Will try to take a picture to show you. I have found it to be pretty good but haven't tried a really detailed picture so not sure how that would go.
Posted 01 August 2009 - 10:56 PM
JRA Banksias and tractors look good.
Nassie Good luck with next project. I love doing projects like that.
I have just completed 2 towles for my brothers baby due in November & one of the girls teachers gifts for christmas (still have another 2 to do). Now on a towle for my cousin due in Jan. As she is in Darwin I have found a crocodile. I have done one as per pattern and flipped the second. Her other towle will have a train due to our family back ground. i picked up a couple of windcheaters for me nephews for christmas during the week. Each one will have a dinosaur on them. For me plenty to do before chistmas. Some one was asking about stitching on frames. I don't use them regardless of the project for a number of reasons but the main one being I don't like them. I can keep an even tension with out it.
Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:56 PM
I have finished the tractors (click if you want larger)
And next is this photo of R2D2 I converted using the DMC software. time will tell how it goes
Edited by JRA, 08 August 2009 - 02:51 PM.
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