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Tasha Lynn
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Posted: 1/12/2014 2:14:15 PM
Hi everyone, how are you doing on your current projects?

I am still working on my big letter T, I only have the top part left to stitch. I'm really hoping to have it done this evening, but we'll see (I'm also trying to fit in some scrapbooking today too)!

Hope everyone is getting lots of stitching done, looking forward to hearing how you're doing!

~Tasha




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JamieMN
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Posted: 1/12/2014 3:07:25 PM
Still working on my Petal Fairy by Mirabilia. I've made a lot of progress since I pulled her out just a week ago. So much that I think I can have her done by the end of the month. That would be 2 big Miras done this year already. Have one more WIP (mirabilia letter J) that I think I will finish off after petal fairy, and then I get to choose something brand new.

bdhardy
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Posted: 1/12/2014 5:04:12 PM
I dug out ALL of my floss and am now sorting, organizing and storing it better.

Finishing up a small butterfly project (on navy … the colors really pop!) and looking into EGA, but I know they don't have a chapter here. Boo.


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**Angie**
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Posted: 1/12/2014 5:10:56 PM
I ordered a chart late last night, Little Snap Dragon, of a dragon sniffing at a flower. Shouldn't be too hard and I'm looking forward to getting started!





MacksMom
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Posted: 1/12/2014 5:57:10 PM
Here is my finish this week. It's for an exchange in February.


This is a project I started this week. It's by Lizzie Kate called "A Little Snow"




Scrapbrat1
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Posted: 1/12/2014 6:31:37 PM
Here is my progress on Tyler's Lion from last week:



Would love to see pictures of some of the projects you guys are talking about!


Barbara
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brab74
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Posted: 1/12/2014 7:36:33 PM
I finally bought a frame instead of a hoop - what a difference! I'm making progress on my project; will have to take a pic.

MacksMom
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Posted: 1/12/2014 7:50:07 PM
bdhardy, if there isn't an EGA chapter, try meetup.com and search for stitch groups in your area. You might find others that share your hobby. That's how I met a great group of ladies here.




Lumo
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Posted: 1/12/2014 8:17:42 PM
I didn't know there was a CS thread here...probably because I just started a new project after not doing any stitching for years! I decided I'm going to make stockings for all of us for Xmas next year. The first one I'm doing is Trimming the Tree by Dimensions. All my work so far has been on the tree...I wound up having to take out a bunch of stitches due to one stupid counting error...grr. Back on track now though!


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KeithUrbanLovinPea
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Posted: 1/12/2014 9:08:22 PM
I will probably be working on "Beach-y Mood" long into the year. I need to get my other project (a small Mill Hill Christmas kit) out so I can work on something small & quick.


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Posted: 1/12/2014 9:13:41 PM
Lumo, this is just our second weekly thread, so it's just getting started (thanks to Tasha!). I drool over those Dimensions stockings every time I see one, the patterns are so beautiful and so detailed. What a great project!

Guys, what really keeps threads like this going is pictures! It will help us cheer each other on to actually SEE what we're working on. If anyone needs help learning how to post a picture (or a link), just shout!


Barbara
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scrapnchick
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Posted: 1/12/2014 9:19:25 PM
I had a brilliant idea to do a cross stich on peg board. It will be HUGE! About 6X9. We bought the hard board last night but the wind came up (major wind) while we were at the store and we barely made it out of the parking lot with my 4x8 piece of hard board before the wind caught it and lifted it. It broke into about five pieces so my project is on hold....again. I'm so impatient to get started!


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TheSeabee&Me
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Posted: 1/12/2014 9:24:08 PM


I dug this out of my project box yesterday. I started it 4 years ago about this time. We bought a house, moved, got pregnant, had the baby, and life rolled on while this sat in my projects. It was intended for my brothers birthday or Christmas gift that year depending on when I finished. Clearly, he got something else that year. See that deer on the left? I have his back half done and some of the snow around him.

Lisa818181
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Posted: 1/12/2014 11:13:57 PM
My two most recent projects. The first one was a gift for my friends who live near Jackson Hole, WY. She is my best friend since middle school and my husband and I went out to visit her and her husband for a week. I originally planned to bring it along with me when we went there in August as a thank you gift for hosting us. But, as with most of my cross-stitch projects, it took quite a bit longer than I had planned. So I mailed it to them as a Christmas gift instead. I was thrilled when I saw their house that it totally fits with their decor. They love horses and own 5 of them, so it was perfect.


This one was for a friend's baby. Her name is Magnolia. The mom LOVES pigs. I saw these cute animals at AC Moore, they had pigs, ducks, and monkeys with bibs you can stitch on. They came with a few patterns to use, too. Good thing because it's a very small space. It was a huge pain to work with, especially up near the top where the bib is attached. I had to put the pig's arm behind his head.

Lisa818181
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Posted: 1/12/2014 11:52:37 PM
Oh, and this month I'm teaching five 5th grade girls at my afterschool program to cross-stitch. I have been working there for 11 years and teach some kids every year. One of them is now in high school and working for us. She said she still cross-stitches now! Heart-warming to know I've actually passed it on to someone who will continue to use the skill

I give the kids a very simple little heart pattern to do as their first project. It lets them learn the basics and the mechanics of the whole thing before they dive into something more complicated. After they finish their hearts, I let them choose a small kids' kit or one of the simple patterns I have printed out from online. I always bring in my very first cross-stitch project from when I was 8 years old to show them, and then a more recent (more complicated) one.

**Angie**
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Posted: 1/13/2014 6:43:07 AM
Seebee, my dh rarely sees what i'm reading on here so it is very odd that he happened to walk by while I was looking at your post.

Of course, he now wants me to find that deer project!





emkat67
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Posted: 1/13/2014 8:54:04 AM
I would love to join in on this thread if that is ok. I am currently working on two projects. One is a snowy owl with a Santa on its back and the other is this one "winter grows on you". I hope to figure out how to post a pic on here, its been a long time!
Thanks for letting me share,
Cynthia

Ok I can't figure out how to post a picture, can anyone explain how for me please?

brab74
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Posted: 1/13/2014 9:14:36 AM
Lisa, that piece with the horses is amazing! I am sure your friend will love it.

Here is what I am working on ... this was taken a week ago. I have that second house finished now :0)



Pattern is called Christmas on Gingerbread Lane and is from: The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

brab74
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Posted: 1/13/2014 9:17:46 AM

Ok I can't figure out how to post a picture, can anyone explain how for me please?


I posted this in a thread on the Photography board a few weeks ago. Hope this helps!

It's really not that bad to post photos on here ... just a few extra steps, but once I got the hang of it it's not that terrible. I use Flickr over Photobucket.
- upload photo
- click on the photo to show it on the screen, then click on the three dots in the lower right corner to "view all sizes"
- click the link for the size that best fits the screen (I usually pick 500)
- when the sized photo appears, right click on it.
- If you're using Internet Explorer, select properties. Highlight and copy the URL
- If you are using Google Chrome, select copy image URL
- Go back to 2peas, create or reply to a post and click on Image. Paste in the URL.

mightyapoo
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Posted: 1/13/2014 9:42:52 AM
Brab74.

OMGoodness. That is the CUTEST thing! I just went to their site and my wallet is cursing at you now!!


: )apoo

Scrapbrat1
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Posted: 1/13/2014 9:48:20 AM
I use Tinyprints to host photos, there is an option you pick from a drop down menu to size the photo for a message board. It is super easy and takes just a few seconds.

That deer picture is going to be beautiful, and I love the horses. I just love seeing what people are working on.


Barbara
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rcknrollqueen
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Posted: 1/13/2014 9:55:18 AM
I was able to stitch for a good bit this weekend. Only have the other reindeer left along with some stars.


**Angie**
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Posted: 1/13/2014 12:58:33 PM
Love these projects!

Has anyone ever dyed their fabric? The project I just ordered in supposed to be on khaki/beige colored Aida, but I can't find it in the stores around here (there's one more place to try tomorrow) and I'm on a no online purchase resolution. I was thinking, if the last place doesn't have it, couldn't I buy white or cream Aida and dye it?

I was even thinking about a variegated background.....





duchess
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Posted: 1/13/2014 1:15:39 PM
**Angie** - you can test a piece of the fabric and tea or coffee stain it to the color you want. I've done that to fabric before to give it an aged look.


Barbara
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**Angie**
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Posted: 1/13/2014 1:48:31 PM
**rubs hands together deviously**

I knew I bought tea bags today for a reason!

Thanks!





emkat67
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Posted: 1/13/2014 1:52:56 PM



Brab74 this one is dedicated to you!! Thanks a bunch for the help!
Cynthia

JamieMN
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Posted: 1/13/2014 2:44:05 PM
Or check out all the lovely hand dyed fabrics. Stephsfabbys.com is great. Stephanie is great to work with, has awesome sales a couple of times a year and is just an overall sweetheart. Like her page on FB and you can see all kinds of projects on her fabby. Also on her page you can see finished projects. She used my last Mirablia on her website

**Angie**
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Posted: 1/13/2014 3:13:43 PM
Thanks, I'll check her out.





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Posted: 1/13/2014 3:16:00 PM
Angie -- I think I picked it up at Michael's with a coupon. But, Amazon has it at a good price right now. Herrschner's has it, too, but it's over $40.

Lilyloams
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Posted: 1/13/2014 3:35:59 PM
I will take pictures tonight of the pieces I have finished recently.

MacksMom...I just finished that Lizzie Kate Snow piece too! It was fun!

I also am doing some small christmas ornaments that will HOPEFULLY get finished into actual ornaments by December! LOL!

nolapea
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Posted: 1/13/2014 4:18:01 PM
Are needlepointers welcome? I x-stitch too but am currently working on a Christmas stocking. Let me know if I can "play" with y'all.


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Lumo
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Posted: 1/13/2014 7:00:21 PM


Pattern is called Christmas on Gingerbread Lane and is from: The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery


Holy crap their stuff is cute! I bookmarked their page for later


---
Kelly


**Angie**
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Posted: 1/13/2014 8:33:07 PM
Seebee - noooooooooo! Lol





Scrapbrat1
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Posted: 1/14/2014 11:35:47 AM

Are needlepointers welcome? I x-stitch too but am currently working on a Christmas stocking.


I don't see why not! Would love to see a picture of your stocking!


Barbara
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brab74
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Posted: 1/14/2014 12:41:12 PM

Brab74 this one is dedicated to you!! Thanks a bunch for the help!
YAY!!! So glad it worked Very cute project you're working on!


OMGoodness. That is the CUTEST thing! I just went to their site and my wallet is cursing at you now!!
My wallet cringes when I visit that site. I did get a couple of patterns on sale a few months ago, so I am set for a while.


Holy crap their stuff is cute! I bookmarked their page for later
Their patterns are what got me back into cross stitching.




Or check out all the lovely hand dyed fabrics.
I bought some from Picture This Plus picturethisplus.com They also have a large selection of different brands of floss. I mainly use DMC, but this project I'm working on also includes some colors from Weeks Dye Works.

momto3hooligans
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Posted: 1/14/2014 10:01:09 PM
oh my, oh my, oh my!!! I can't believe I found this thread!!Can I please join in?!
I used to stitch ALL the time, then picked of scrapping and it sort of took a back seat.
Then came kids - 3 - no time for anything for a long while! I've recently jumped back
into the scrapping and was debating on getting rid of all my needlework stuff, because I
just don't know where the time will come from to work on it! After looking through your post, I have to say you ladies have inspired me!!
I am going down to my closet and pull out a small project and just start again! I always found it so therapeutic to just put that needle in and out and watch the pattern develop!! And the feel of the fabric and silks or cottons in your fingers….*deep sigh* I'm so happy!! Gosh, I'm going right now!I can't believe how much I just realized that I missed stitching!


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identicaltriplets
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Posted: 1/15/2014 4:32:43 AM
Lisa, oh my word, where did you get that horse pattern? I must have that one!!! Oh wow! I looked on 123stitch but didn't find it. Gorgeous! Would love to know the pattern name/designer.

Love seeing everyone's work. I LOVE stitching as does one of my daughter's. She has done several large Paula Vaughn pieces and given them away as gifts. I am finding with my carpel tunnel and aging eyes, it is SO much harder for me. I miss it terribly. Any suggestions on helping this almost 50 year old that seems to be falling apart? Thanks girls, and love this thread!


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identicaltriplets
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Posted: 1/15/2014 4:35:14 AM
Oooh, just found it. It's a kit that's why I didn't find it initially. Beautiful, and thanks for the inspiration!


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Posted: 1/15/2014 4:54:58 AM
I've never tried to post a picture, and I don't have my photos hosted anywhere. Where would you suggest I have them? (Free and easy are both good!)

I'm working on very small and simple holiday ornaments, but I like them. My eyes aren't what they used to be either, and I find I can't work on the higher count fabric anymore. It's just too difficult, and that makes me sad, but 14 count works just fine.

Scrapbrat1
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Posted: 1/15/2014 8:12:11 AM

I've never tried to post a picture, and I don't have my photos hosted anywhere. Where would you suggest I have them? (Free and easy are both good!)

Tinypic is really easy (also free), because you just find the photo file that you want to upload, then choose the size you want it to be. There is a drop-down menu and one of the choices is message board -- couldn't be easier. After you upload, you get a page with various codes to snag depending on what you want to do. For this board, you want to copy the IMAGE code, but when you paste it in (after choosing "image" from the 2Ps posting screen), you have to get rid of the extra [IMG] code on each end. Tinypic adds it to the code, but so does the 2Ps insert, so you have to get rid of the Tinypic one. But that's it.

Momto3hooligans, that is pretty much what happened to me when I saw a post that Lisa in Texas did in September -- it got me thinking about how much I missed stitching!


I am finding with my carpel tunnel and aging eyes, it is SO much harder for me. I miss it terribly. Any suggestions on helping this almost 50 year old that seems to be falling apart?

I don't have carpal tunnel, but I do have arthritis in my hands. I can't stitch for super long periods of time -- shorter periods are better. I am ok using a hoop, but if you currently don't use a stand, maybe that would work better for you since you wouldn't have to be gripping a hoop or Qsnaps. As for the eyes, I just wear my readers and that helps a lot, along with really good lighting. The lighting is probably more important than anything. I have not found a magnifier that I can get along with.


Barbara
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Lumo
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Posted: 1/16/2014 8:10:22 PM
MacksMom, is that some kind of little needle-holder that's in your picture upthread?


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Kelly

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