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Sina's stitches FINISH of Dimensions Toy Shoppe

by sina28 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:51 am

Hello everyone!
As so many people have encouraged me to show my beginner's work here, I will do it now!

This is the first picture, which is not finished obviously but I left it at home and won't be able to complete it before January. This is a kit by Rico (in Germany they give you everything you need in the kits, even a hoop!)

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And this is my newest piece, the one with the confetti (look at the lower right corner, it is so difficult but looks rather nice, I believe).

It is the Autumn Forest by RTO.

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Here is my start:

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I am very excited to read your comments. My biggest problem is that the thread sometimes seems to loosen, especially when there are only two crosses. I can't do the "loop start" as I am only working with one strand on this one, so I try to "catch" the beginning of the thread with my stitches.
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Re: Sina's stitches

by rcperryls » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:04 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: Great job on both your pieces. The bunny is precious and you have made a great start on your Autumn Forest. I have several pieces that I am stitching one over one also and the confetti can be tricky. I anchor the stitch as best I can by weaving the end of the thread through other stitches in the back. If it is in an area that doesn't have other stitches yet, I leave about a 1/2 inch of thread which I stitch over when I add stitches there. (I hope this makes sense - I'm sure someone else will be able to explain this better or have a better suggestion for you). It can be tricky with one thread, which is why I prefer to do tent stitches on larger projects, but I started these before I knew about tent stitching. There are other methods for anchoring single stitches, but like loop starts, the ones I know use two strands. Looks like you are doing a great job though as Autumn Forest is lovely.

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Re: Sina's stitches

by richardandtracy » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:44 pm

They look really nice. I love the autumn scenes. Reminds me a little of Autumn when I was a kid on the Luneburger Heide. Happy memories.

For the starting problem, take a look at this page: http://www.scarletquince.com/pinhead_aida.php which describes a very secure pinhead stitch. I have never deliberately used one, but when working on my last 2 projects I have accidentally got them where I don't want them (discover I've gone through the wrong hole, and don't quite back out of the same place) and it's impossible to get them out. :tantrum:

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Re: Sina's stitches

by karen4bells » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:00 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: Very pretty bunny and the start on your autumn project looks fantastic!!
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Re: Sina's stitches

by sina28 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:39 pm

Thank you everyone, and Richard, I'll definately try the pinhead stitch, it looks perfectly secure!
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Re: Sina's stitches

by Allyn » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:39 pm

:applesauce: The projects are lovely. :)

And Richard beat me to it. I was also going to suggest the pinhead stitch. I've used it on many occasions and it is quite secure. It'll be a little bit tougher doing it on aida, but it is quite doable -- no harder than doing fractional stitches on aida. Waste and away knots will also help you keep those confetti stitches secure as long as the confetti is eventually solid-filled or close to solid-filled. For stitches sprinkled out away from the 'main body,' the pinhead is your friend.
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Re: Sina's stitches

by Squirrel » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:34 pm

:wub: the Bunny and hope to see more of him next year. What a fabulous design that Autumn forest one is and you have made a great start to it. Yes it is sometimes difficult when stitch 1/1 especially with confetti but well worth it definitely.

A lovely update :whoop: :whoop: :whoop:
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Re: Sina's stitches

by sina28 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:47 pm

Thanks!

Allyn, now I really want to givt the pinhead stitch a try. Sadly it will have to wait until Sunday, because I'll be in Kazan for the weekend!

Squirrel, I really like the Autumn Forest, but now all I want to do is stitch christmassy things. :D So I'll have to make an efffort to finish the forest, as I don't want it to be laying around unfinished for ever.
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Re: Sina's stitches

by fccs » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:52 am

Your bunny is super sweet - I love him. And autumn forest - love love love!!!! I think you're doing a fabulous job on it, too!!
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Re: Sina's stitches

by AlwaysGoofy » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:37 pm

Those are some beautiful designs that you have chosen. I love to see pictures of other people's projects. They keep me motivated when I don't have much time to stitch.
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Re: Sina's stitches

by sina28 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:19 pm

Thank you Debby and AlwaysGoofy, for me this is also highly motivational! But more often than not I will see someone's project and have the wish to stitch that one, too. :)
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Re: Sina's stitches

by richardandtracy » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:32 am

I think that's a problem most of us here have too.

The ones I'd really love to stitch are Pescatus Mechanicus (HaED) & the Nova Totius map (SQ). I'd like to stitch 'Dancing with the Cat' too. And I already have 4 years worth of work already lined up in 2 projects of my own. Oh, not to forget 'Song of the Angels' - would love to do that one and ... Got to stop. Otherwise I never will.

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Re: Sina's stitches

by sina28 » Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:18 am

Haha Richard, I can see where this is leading :whoop:
Of course I don't have that much stash, but I just assume that it will just pile up over the years. :shock: Now I already have 5 kits, a few magazines and books, so I should have enaugh for the next two years.
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Re: Sina's stitches

by sina28 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:16 am

Over the last week I have made quite the process, I think. It is now nearly half finished.

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And as I told yesterday, I am so excited for the DMC nativity freebie that I want to give it a go. These are the colours:

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Re: Sina's stitches

by rcperryls » Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:22 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: Lovely update! looking forward to this one and your Nativity piece.

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Re: Sina's stitches

by fccs » Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:28 pm

I'm excited to see the Nativity in progress, and I am still loving the Autumn design...beautiful colors and beautiful stitches.
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Re: Sina's stitches

by sina28 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:33 pm

Thank you both for your comments. :D I'm still unsure if I want to finish the Autumn Forest first or start the nativity scene right away...
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Re: Sina's stitches

by LadyS » Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:59 am

Lovely stitching! :applesauce: :applesauce:

I was also going to suggest the pinhead stitch to start when working with one thread, it's what I do.

The colors for the Nativity scene are so pretty!
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Re: Sina's stitches

by Allyn » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:18 am

:applesauce: Good progress! :applesauce:
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Re: Sina's stitches

by sina28 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:34 am

Thank you :)
Oh and I forgot that I now use the pinhead stitch all the time, it is so secure, simply a life-saver for me!
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