Joanna's current works - HAED start!!

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Joanna's current works - HAED start!!

by JoannaG » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:13 am

Hi all,

I finally figured out how to upload my images straight from my phone. Thought I would take advantage and create a thread for my current WIPs.

Ballerina Dream Dimensions Gold kit on 18 count Aida. I call them my dancers.

Started in April, I took a break of a few months while I moved. Restarted in the 2nd week of Nov.

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This was at the beginning of this weekend

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And this was in the early hours of monday morning.

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Almost finished! Just got to finish the confetti in the bushes, a few ninja stitches here and there and the white (which I will probably start today). Oh and the backstitching!

I might just get my christmas finish!
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Re: Joanna's current works

by rcperryls » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:44 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: Absolutely beautiful!! I love the detail and you have done a perfect job of stitching!!!

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Re: Joanna's current works

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:46 pm

Lovely detail and such a charming subject!
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Re: Joanna's current works

by fccs » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:07 pm

Your stitching is beautiful and you've made great progress!
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Re: Joanna's current works

by Squirrel » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:26 pm

That is so gorgeous and beautifully stitched. Good luck with getting it finished in time. You still have a few days. :D
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Re: Joanna's current works

by nannyrainbow » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:08 am

This is really beautiful. Have looked at this design many times & wondered how it would look when actually stitched. IT really is a most beautiful picture. Hope you finish it in time. :whoop: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Joanna's current works

by JoannaG » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:58 pm

Thanks guys.

If I get it done in time I can probably get some free postage to South Africa.

My sister is visiting until just after New Year and hopefully would have enough space in her luggage for a piece of material. She could then forward it on to my cousin. It would mean finding a framer in SA.

Haven't ever framed any projects myself. Would any framing shop be able to do the lacing and framing or would I have to find a speciality store?
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Re: Joanna's current works

by wendywombat » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:17 pm

It's a superb design! I hope you can get it finished in time. :D

Any Good framer should be able to mount this well for you, but I'm not sire if they would do the lacing.
I've had pieces mounted and framed and they've been stretched and stuck down with tape on the back of the mount board.
Perhaps you could mount and lace onto suitable board, then get it framed afterwards. If it went out to SA unframed in a suitcase it would be lighter then it could be framed there.
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Re: Joanna's current works

by richardandtracy » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:25 pm

Oh my, that is superb. I love it. Congratulations on how well it's going.

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Re: Joanna's current works

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:14 pm

If you can find a framer who has experience of framing embroidery they will probably lace as well - I know at least one of the framers in our village do; however, it can add quite a bit to the final cost as it is fairly labour-intensive.
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Re: Joanna's current works UPDATE 22 Dec

by JoannaG » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:41 pm

Had the last few days off work amd managed to get all the confetti done. Just got the last cross stitch stitched an hour ago.

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Now, just have to bring the image into focus with the back stitching! Technically have until New Year to finish it.

Don't have much more alone time left. Hopefully I don't get shy finishing it in front of family.

If I don't post again before the big day, Merry Christmas everyone! Happy stitching!
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Re: Joanna's current works UPDATE 22 Dec

by Mummy_of_Tia » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:05 pm

This is so beautiful and it looks like a photograph
 
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Re: Joanna's current works UPDATE 22 Dec

by rcperryls » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:32 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce: Exquisite!!!

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Re: Joanna's current works UPDATE 22 Dec

by Mabel Figworthy » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:03 pm

Such a lovely picture - and what fun to see your last cross stitch in action :-) !
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Re: Joanna's current works UPDATE 22 Dec

by Squirrel » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:43 pm

Really beautiful and hopefully it will be finished in time. :D
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Re: Joanna's current works UPDATE 22 Dec

by richardandtracy » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:09 pm

Superb.
I love seeing really detailed images, just like this. You've done brilliantly with it.
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Re: Joanna's current works UPDATE 22 Dec

by JoannaG » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:58 am

It's done :whoop: :whoop:

found 4 black-belt ninja stitchs!

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Ballerina Dreams, Dimensions Gold kit on 18 count Aida.
Combination of full and half cross, range of thread counts, back stitching and couching.

Started 28 April 2017
(6 month break - didn't realise it was so long)
Finished 27 December 2017
Took a photo at the end of every day of stitching. Total of 66 days.
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Re: Joanna's current works - DANCERS complete 27 Dec

by wendywombat » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:05 am

Done and beautifully stitched....a wonderful finish too!

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Re: Joanna's current works - DANCERS complete 27 Dec

by fiddler » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:19 am

Beautiful well done :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Joanna's current works - DANCERS complete 27 Dec

by kingfisher68(2) » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:23 am

Fabulous, well done for stitching such a beautiful picture :applesauce: :applesauce:
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