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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by kingfisher68(2) » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:42 am

This is lovely, you are dong wel with it even though you feel you aren't. Look forward to seeing it again :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by richardandtracy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:43 pm

Stitching can be slow.
I hope to finish my current projects in 2020, but given the current rate a progress, a more realistic target is sometime in 2021. Progress can be glacial, and then suddenly a log jam will clear and rapid progress will happen. I've been at the current page of my project since May. There are only 7000 stitches on the page, and it only covers an area 3.5 x 2.5". In the last 2 weeks I've suddenly got to an area where things speed up and the chart page is progressing fast(er).

Anyway, you are on a pretty complex picture, it's developing slowly and steadily, so you'll be there in the end. In the mean time, it's looking like you're are making more progress than you feel you are.

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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by rcperryls » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:42 pm

I had the same feeling with many of my projects, especially with the larger HAED designs and found that taking a photo every day or every few days for my own use helped me see how much progress I was making. I delete the older ones after a while, but it helps me stay motivated. Sometimes as a cross country stitcher it is hard to see progress when you are not stitching large blocks of color but feel like you are all over the place.

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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by Dotty-Rose » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:28 pm

Thank you for all your replies :D I'm glad I'm not the only person who feels like things are slow sometimes! I keep flapping between working on blocks and working on each colour at a time... It dosen't help I am missing a few skeins for this pattern! I hope they arrive soon so I can fill in some of the gaps.

On a different note to my wolf, I have the BEST. BOYFRIEND. EVER!

So it's my birthday this month, and I was searching Facebook marketplace (It's my guilty pleasure... We keep snakes so you can get a good deal on second-hand equipment!) and I found an AMAZING deal for a bunch of threads, a embroidery hoop and FIVE patterns... for £15! And I mentioned it to him, and he bought it for me! So now I have a lot of stuff to keep me busy...

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To be honest, it was the samurai that drew my eye... My favourite fabric store has had one framed on the wall for as long as I can remember, and I've always wanted to buy the kit and stitch it myself... and now I own it! I'm so excited for it! I have so many designs to get on with now!

And of course, with having threads to play around with I decided to stitch up this adorable penguin from the pattern library of issue 260 of The World of CrossStitch... My boyfriend and I have our own Christmas tree, and each year we get a new orniment for it... so when I saw this adorable pattern, I knew I had to make it for 2017!

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I made a few tweaks, but I love how it turned out! I've never stitched one up like this and the corners and where I sewed it up after stuffing it could do with some work, but I think it's cute!
 
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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by Podolyanka » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:10 pm

I love your stitchings and your choice of designs. Your works are so neat and you do stitch fast. :applesauce:

But from my own experience I would recommend not to go too far with one colour, because one stitch goes wrong and then you have to frog a day's work. Have been there, have seen that. But then each of us has her/his own method and ways.

The bargain is really great. Well done. There is no such thing as too much stash, is there?

Happy stitching! I am looking forward to your next updates.
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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by rcperryls » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:17 pm

:applesauce: I'd say your boyfriend is definitely a keeper!! How absolutely sweet of him to buy that bundle of goodies for you! Looking forward to seeing them being stitched!

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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by poppy » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:40 pm

I love your cute penguin ornaments!
It is so exciting to get bargains, especially very useful ones. There is no stopping you now...!
The kits you chose are beautiful and intricate. Looking forward to seeing your progress :D
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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by kingfisher68(2) » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:26 am

Oh my, how lovely your boyfriend bought these items for you. Lovely the kits & the threads are petty. Your stitching is good as well. :D
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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:37 am

Lovely boyfriend, lovely stash, lovely penguin - life is good!
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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by Squirrel » Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:44 am

What a great bargain that is and I love your penguin ornament - he is gorgeous.
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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by Dotty-Rose » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:44 pm

Thank you all for your kind comments!
I got another bunch of threads in the post - not the ones for my wolf sadly - but ones to make a custom photo pattern of a tank for the boyfriend :) He's very much into tanks, and he sent me a photo and said 'If I buy you the supplies, would you make it?' so I now have a huge stack of greys :D

I took another detour from my wolf to make a bookmark for my mam, since it's her birthday soon and she loves books!

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It's based on a design from this Etsy shop because I liked the design :)

And here's an update on the wolfie:
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I'm hoping my other threads arrive soon so that I can start filling in the gaps! I've decided to wait to do the other three sections until they arrive because I think it's somewhat easier to do if I do the parking method.
 
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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by Lulu22 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:25 pm

Wow great update, bookmark, penguin and stash, life is good :whoop:
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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by Squirrel » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:10 am

:whoop: Love the bookmark for your mum it is just right for a bookworm.
A great update too on the Wolf project and I hope your threads arrive very soon so you can move forward on it. :)
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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by Serinde » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:58 am

I second all that! :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Dot's Stitching Thread

by rcperryls » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:18 pm

I third all that!!!

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