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02/13/08

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Categories: Heirloom Embroidery

Winterspring Chatelaine

I don't think I've blogged about it, but my travel project since October as been Winterspring, a Hardanger EGA GCC (Group Correspondence Course) by Judith D. Gulick. I finished it tonight. My camera batteries need to charge, so this is a picture I took with my cell phone of the nametag adapted to a dog tag for Hero. For the course you have to do the nametag or scissors fob (in addition to the needle book, thimble keep and scissors keep.) I choose the scissors fob, but then when I got Hero, I realized that the color I was using was a good match for his nose (it's DMC 778.) Plus, this is a very fun project, so I made the nametag for him. Anyway, it's done! Even the finishing. I'll get photos or a scan of the finished project tomorrow (or something!)
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Categories: Design

Winterspring Chatelaine

I don't think I've blogged about it, but my travel project since October as been Winterspring, a Hardanger EGA GCC (Group Correspondence Course) by Judith D. Gulick. I finished it tonight. My camera batteries need to charge, so this is a picture I took with my cell phone of the nametag adapted to a dog tag for Hero. For the course you have to do the nametag or scissors fob (in addition to the needle book, thimble keep and scissors keep.) I choose the scissors fob, but then when I got Hero, I realized that the color I was using was a good match for his nose (it's DMC 778.) Plus, this is a very fun project, so I made the nametag for him. Anyway, it's done! Even the finishing. I'll get photos or a scan of the finished project tomorrow (or something!)
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01/31/08

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Categories: Free-style Embroidery

Take It Further Challenge February Posted!

It's February in Australia, so the colors for this month's challenge are announced! I printed them and stopped at Joann on my errands tonight to match them to DMC colors. The closest matches (per my printer and the horrible lights at Joann) are DMC 162, 926, 3770, 3799, and 436.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet, but hey, it's still January here!

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Categories: Other Fibre Arts

Take It Further Challenge February Posted!

It's February in Australia, so the colors for this month's challenge are announced! I printed them and stopped at Joann on my errands tonight to match them to DMC colors. The closest matches (per my printer and the horrible lights at Joann) are DMC 162, 926, 3770, 3799, and 436.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet, but hey, it's still January here!

01/28/08

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Categories: Counted Thread

Take It Further Challenge January - Finished Piece

canvaswork tree ATCback of my tree ATC - JLB Jan 2008 CyberstitchersI finished my Take It Further Challenge January piece a few days ago and got it scanned and ready to send out today. It is also my ATC for the 2007 Cyberstitchers President's Challenge, so it needs to be in today's express mail (nothing like the last minute!)

Believe it or not, I actually had blocked it to square before sewing it together, but it is already moving back off square. It might have been better if I had stitched it on stretcher bars instead of in hand, although that hasn't always helped me. Maybe I should have mounted it to a piece of cardboard or at least a piece of interfacing. Oh well. I was really happy with how well the fabric scrap I used for the back worked for the color scheme. This is the same fabric I'm using for a sampler and have used for one or two other projects. The plaid is plain enough to work over, but the lines are handy for working on the square.

I choose to do the color challenge because I realized last year that using a color scheme not picked by me helps me move beyond my usual creative ruts and blocks and broadens my work in very good ways. I tend to use a lot of salvaged materials (i.e. thrift shop finds, closeout floss colors), so sometimes I'll pick a color scheme based on what I have, but that can be limiting in a different way - particularly since sometimes that leaves me with a color palette that screams some past trend. While there are one or two things I'd do differently if I did this piece again, I'm quite happy with how it turned out and having a little difficulty with the idea of sending it off for exchange.

But off to the post office it goes!

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