Finish and Caveat

Finish and Caveat

Post by Karen » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 05:40:11



Finished French Country Wedding Bells by JBW (I'm actually ahead of
schedule on this gift!)

NSLNS kitted it up with one 5-yard WDW.  The names of bride and groom
were not long names, and you know I'm extremely thrifty with my floss
... I finished with only about 6" (2 ply) to spare (14/28 count).
Quick, easy stitch, but if you're not as careful as I am with floss
usage, or you're marrying off a Christopher or Elizabeth rather than
shorter names, you'll need more than 5 yards.

--

Karen C - California
Editor/Proofreader/Translator www.IntlProofingConsortium.com

Finished 4/6/13 French Country Wedding Bells (JBW)

WIP: Stitchers Days of Christmas
http://www.crossstitchjoy.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=3865
Nativity from "Countdown to Christmas" book, Oriental Kimono (Janlynn),
MLI The Teacher (gift to the library), Bethany Angel (Marbek)
Retrieved from UFO pile: Marbek's Snow Angel, MLI Farmers Market

www.CFSfacts.org -- where we give you the facts and dispel the myths
Myths, with research cites: http://www.aacfs.org/images/pdfs/myths.pdf

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Post by bobbieviorritt » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 21:36:16



Quote:
> Finished French Country Wedding Bells by JBW (I'm actually ahead of
> schedule on this gift!)

> NSLNS kitted it up with one 5-yard WDW.  The names of bride and groom
> were not long names, and you know I'm extremely thrifty with my floss
> ... I finished with only about 6" (2 ply) to spare (14/28 count). Quick,
> easy stitch, but if you're not as careful as I am with floss usage, or
> you're marrying off a Christopher or Elizabeth rather than shorter
> names, you'll need more than 5 yards.

Good for you Karen, and thanks for the heads up.

I have not dropped off the ends of the earth, just been extremely busy.

Bobbie V.

 
 
 

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Post by oldbo.. » Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:55:49


way to go Karen!

On Sun, 07 Apr 2013 08:36:16 -0400, bobbieviorritto

Quote:


>> Finished French Country Wedding Bells by JBW (I'm actually ahead of
>> schedule on this gift!)

>> NSLNS kitted it up with one 5-yard WDW.  The names of bride and groom
>> were not long names, and you know I'm extremely thrifty with my floss
>> ... I finished with only about 6" (2 ply) to spare (14/28 count). Quick,
>> easy stitch, but if you're not as careful as I am with floss usage, or
>> you're marrying off a Christopher or Elizabeth rather than shorter
>> names, you'll need more than 5 yards.

>Good for you Karen, and thanks for the heads up.

>I have not dropped off the ends of the earth, just been extremely busy.

>Bobbie V.

 
 
 

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Post by Joan Erickso » Fri, 19 Apr 2013 01:59:34


I can report a finish, too!  I finished Through a mother's eyes (made
for my DD's upcoming wedding) a week or so ago.  I had the pink ribbon
on her dress all done but then decided to pull it out and make it
lavender, which is one of Mandy's colors.  I actually like the lavender
better!  I still have to wash and iron it and take it to the framer's.
I've already picked out the frame so all they'll need to do is put it in.

Then I started on *** friends
( http://www.FoundCollection.com/)
which DGD Addison picked out when we were at NN.  It will be for her
b-d, which is the end of May.  I'm already half done with that and then
I will be doing another "My sweet heart" for Mandy's ring pillow for her
wedding, after which I'll take the pillow apart and have it framed for them.

--
                Joan

See my pictures here:  http://www.FoundCollection.com/
(one of these days I *will* get more added!!!!)

If worries can cure your sickness, prolong your life, or replace
happiness, then go ahead and worry!  If they can't, why worry?

Enjoy every moment of your life...there is no second chance.

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Post by sharoncapp » Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:59:19


I finished my last panel for the MarBek Nativity and will now get it framed.
I also finished the 2000 free angel from MLI.  Now I have started a kit from
Sunset that is called Hummingbird Art designed by Martha Edwards.  It will
be fun to stitch.
Sharon in MN
 
 
 

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Post by Joan Erickso » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 07:58:15



Quote:
> I finished my last panel for the MarBek Nativity and will now get it
> framed.

Whew!  That one's a lot of work!  What color fabric did you stitch it on?

--
                Joan

See my pictures here:  http://ndjoan.shutterfly.com/pictures

If worries can cure your sickness, prolong your life, or replace
happiness, then go ahead and worry!  If they can't, why worry?

Enjoy every moment of your life...there is no second chance.

Unknown

 
 
 

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Post by Joyce in RS » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 15:32:14



Quote:

>> I finished my last panel for the MarBek Nativity and will now get it
>> framed.
> Whew!  That one's a lot of work!  What color fabric did you stitch it on?

....and how long did it take?  It took me 3 years to do mine, on navy
aida, but it was worth it.  It's now in Australia with DD Margot and family.

Joyce in RSA.

 
 
 

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Post by sharoncapp » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 21:20:40


I did it on the dark blue and loved it.  It was harder to work on but well
worth it.
Sharon in MN


Quote:

>> I finished my last panel for the MarBek Nativity and will now get it
>> framed.
> Whew!  That one's a lot of work!  What color fabric did you stitch it on?

> --
>                Joan

 
 
 

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Post by sharoncapp » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 21:22:40


I guess it took about 5 years.  I did one panel a year and worked on other
things the rest of the year.  I did mine on the 36 count Edinburg linen and
used the magnifier and lots of light.
Sharon in MN



Quote:
> ....and how long did it take?  It took me 3 years to do mine, on navy
> aida, but it was worth it.  It's now in Australia with DD Margot and
> family.

> Joyce in RSA.

 
 
 

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Post by Joyce in RS » Sat, 20 Apr 2013 22:39:05


That must have been more difficult.  Magnifiers are such a boon! I
couldn't afford anything better than aida, even though I'd been lucky
enough to receive everything else as a gift, including the frames.  It
needed such a lot of material! It still looked beautiful, though.

Joyce in RSA.


Quote:
> I guess it took about 5 years.  I did one panel a year and worked on
> other things the rest of the year.  I did mine on the 36 count Edinburg
> linen and used the magnifier and lots of light.
> Sharon in MN



>> ....and how long did it take?  It took me 3 years to do mine, on navy
>> aida, but it was worth it.  It's now in Australia with DD Margot and
>> family.

>> Joyce in RSA.

 
 
 

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Post by Joan Erickso » Sun, 21 Apr 2013 01:42:40



Quote:
> I did it on the dark blue and loved it.  It was harder to work on but
> well worth it.

I think if I ever had the desire to do it, that's what I'd use, too.  It
looks so dramatic on the dark background!

Congrats on the finish!

--
                Joan

See my pictures here:  http://ndjoan.shutterfly.com/pictures

If worries can cure your sickness, prolong your life, or replace
happiness, then go ahead and worry!  If they can't, why worry?

Enjoy every moment of your life...there is no second chance.

Unknown

 
 
 

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Post by Karen » Sun, 21 Apr 2013 06:38:55


Quote:


>> I did it on the dark blue and loved it.  It was harder to work on but
>> well worth it.

> I think if I ever had the desire to do it, that's what I'd use, too.  It
> looks so dramatic on the dark background!

> Congrats on the finish!

Yeah, I've seen it in the flesh on the original cream, on navy, and on
black.  The colors really pop on the darker fabric.  If I were doing it,
I'd do it on black, too.

It is a big undertaking, and worth hearty congratulations!

--

Karen C - California
Editor/Proofreader/Translator www.IntlProofingConsortium.com

Finished 4/6/13 French Country Wedding Bells (JBW)

WIP: Stitchers Days of Christmas
http://www.crossstitchjoy.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=3865
Nativity from "Countdown to Christmas" book, Oriental Kimono (Janlynn),
MLI The Teacher (gift to the library), Bethany Angel (Marbek)
Retrieved from UFO pile: Marbek's Snow Angel, MLI Farmers Market

www.CFSfacts.org -- where we give you the facts and dispel the myths
Myths, with research cites: http://www.aacfs.org/images/pdfs/myths.pdf

COPYRIGHT 2013 -- PERMISSION GIVEN TO POST ON
USENET AND GOOGLE GROUPS NEWSREADER ONLY,
BUT IF FOUND ON TWITTER OR SEW GIRLS,  IT HAS
BEEN REPUBLISHED WITHOUT MY PERMISSION WHICH
CONSTITUTES ILLEGAL COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT