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Posted 4/13/2014 by Tasha Lynn in NSBR Board
 

Tasha Lynn
PeaNut

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Loc: western NY

Posted: 4/13/2014 9:06:50 AM
Hello stitchy friends, how are you all doing this week? How are your current projects coming along? Has anyone started anything new?

I finished another letter, the T that I was working on. I started an S on Thursday evening, it's much slower to stitch than the other letters I've done. There are lots of longer rows of stitches in the middle part of the S.

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying spring! Looking forward to hearing and seeing your progress!

~Tasha




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froggy one
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 4/13/2014 4:42:22 PM
I got tired of wondering if the wording is in the correct spot. United States Coast Guard is written in a circle around the emblem. I am getting Mark b Gone to create a grid on the fabric. In the meantime I will be working on another picture with a hummingbird in it.


Karen

AntJackie
PeaAddict

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June 2005
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Loc: Illinois

Posted: 4/13/2014 5:54:33 PM
Little bit of a hiatus from stitching...I've been tutoring like crazy since there are two ACT tests this month my students are taking. I have a little down time tonight, but looking forward to a long weekend in two weeks. My students get the weekend off for taking the test and I'll be catching up on tv and stitching since SO is working and my parent's are going to visit my brother for the weekend.

**Angie**
Pea Who Should Be Cleaning!

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Posted: 4/14/2014 6:36:30 AM
I'm sitting here waiting for the movers. I have three wips ready to go to camp with me. I'll be sitting on the swing, cross stitch in while the cows walk by (some close enough to touch).

We camp at my uncle's farm and he thinks it's funny to run the cows near our camper. There's nothing quite like waking up with a cow looking in your window.





JamieMN
BucketHead

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Posted: 4/14/2014 8:51:23 AM
Picked up my L&L The Wedding last night and made some really great progress. Hubby will be gone this weekend so I can stitch until my hearts content. I hope to have this finished possibly by the end of the month. If you have ever seen a pic, you know how much whites/off white there is. Was getting really discouraged for a bit. But seeing I work from a working copy, as I was finishing a 10x10 area I would cut that part off the chart.

nepean
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Posted: 4/14/2014 8:56:02 AM
I have finished the cross stitches part of my teddy bear "A row of Love". I have a fair bit of 1/2 stitches to do, and the back stitching. It is really starting to look good now that the main subjects of the picture are complete.

Scrapbrat1
Sue Pea

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Posted: 4/14/2014 7:53:54 PM
Still working on the same two pieces I worked on last week. Just plugging along.

Would love to see a pic of the L&L piece and the teddies!


Barbara
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Scrapbrat1
Sue Pea

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Posted: 4/15/2014 5:21:38 PM
BTT for more updates!!


Barbara
CKU-Indy -- March 2003
CKU-M, Salt Lake City -- August 2004

procrastiscrap
BucketHead

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Posted: 4/15/2014 8:13:36 PM
I've finished another color of back stitching on my teddy bear project. I have had very minimal time to work on it though. Someday I'll get it done!

Brandi




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KeithUrbanLovinPea
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Posted: 4/15/2014 9:15:43 PM
I am about 50 stitches away from finishing my little sampler I started late last week. I also got the supplies for two more primitive pieces which I will crank up here this weekend. I put down a bunch of stitches on my Christmas tree one too. Picked up my Beachy Mood and put a few stitches down on it too. Yaay!


Lisa in Texas/KULP
Mommy to two beautiful girls and Urban Crazy since 2004!

duchess
Mighty Pealicious!

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Posted: 4/17/2014 3:31:07 PM
After years and years of working on my pumpkins, I finally put the last stitch in today at lunch. I will post a picture tonight after I steam and block it a bit. Whew! Now I can start working on some Christmas ornaments.


Barbara
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duchess
Mighty Pealicious!

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Posted: 4/18/2014 12:15:22 AM


Now to decide if I want to make it a wall hanging or a pillow. Any opinions?


Barbara
I have a blog now too. My blog



Scrapbrat1
Sue Pea

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Posted: 4/18/2014 6:22:30 AM
Barbara/Duchess -- Congrats on the finish! I think it would look fantastic as a pillow, myself. You said you were going to block it, but -- you aren't washing it? Just wondering because I have always washed all of my cross stitch pieces before I pres them and have them finished.


Barbara
CKU-Indy -- March 2003
CKU-M, Salt Lake City -- August 2004

KeithUrbanLovinPea
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Posted: 4/18/2014 8:12:38 AM
The pumpkins look great! They would be great as a pillow or framed with a mat or a border.


Lisa in Texas/KULP
Mommy to two beautiful girls and Urban Crazy since 2004!

duchess
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Posted: 4/18/2014 10:54:29 AM
Barbara/Scrapbrat1 - I never thought to wash it. It's pretty loose linen fabric and I didn't pre-test the threads to see if they would bleed. I kept it pretty well out of dirt and dust and I don't see any stains. I steamed the heck out of it last night and even starched it a little. I played with some fabrics to see if I want to put a piping around it too. I had a friend come over last night and she suggested I use the linen from the background for the piping which I might do.



Barbara
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MacksMom
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Posted: 4/18/2014 3:04:34 PM
Love the pumpkins - so pretty! Here's my latest finish. It's a Pine Mountain pillow kit. I love these little things. So quick to stitch, then tuck it into a pre made pillow. Doesn't get any easier than that!





duchess
Mighty Pealicious!

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Posted: 4/18/2014 3:12:56 PM
Cute little egg pillow - what do you mean pop into a pre-made frame - do you not have to stitch it in? I guess I need to check out Pine Mountain.


Barbara
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Scrapbrat1
Sue Pea

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Posted: 4/18/2014 8:52:52 PM
How big is the egg pillow? It is just adorable!

Barbara/Duchess, I am sure there is no right or wrong, I just have always washed my finished pieces. I rarely use specialty threads though, so I typically wouldn't worry about bleeding. But I know some of the over dyed threads aren't color fast.


Barbara
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Posted: 4/20/2014 11:11:09 AM
Answers for the Barbaras

The tuck pillow has an open front. You stitch on the little piece of fabric they give you, then you "tuck" it in under the flaps of the pillow. No stitching required. It stays in on its own.

The size is small, about 5" by 5".




miss_lizzie
StuckOnPeas

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Posted: 4/20/2014 11:41:59 AM
That pillow is darling! Where did you find a kit like that? I can cross stitch, but my sewing skills don't go beyond sewing on a button!

KeithUrbanLovinPea
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Posted: 4/20/2014 4:48:00 PM
I finished my little I had started a couple of weeks ago. Still needs to be washed and pressed. I am going to make it into a pillow for our bedroom.



Here is my "Beachy Mood" WIP:



Lisa in Texas/KULP
Mommy to two beautiful girls and Urban Crazy since 2004!

Scrapbrat1
Sue Pea

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Posted: 4/20/2014 6:16:41 PM
Lisa, the wedding sampler pillow-to-be is very cute! And Beachy is coming along great. I am doing the Little Sheep Virtues on a mocha linen kinda like your Beachy and I feel your pain about how hard it can be to see to work on.


Barbara
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Posted: 4/20/2014 8:23:21 PM

That pillow is darling! Where did you find a kit like that? I can cross stitch, but my sewing skills don't go beyond sewing on a button!



You can buy these kits (made by Pine Mountain) at most needlework shops or on-line stitch supply shops. Places like Hobby Lobby or Joann's don't sell them.

LOVE "Beachy"! Very pretty.



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