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tdobbs
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Joined: 21 Jan 2008
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Location: Kings Mountain,NC
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1:37 pm Feb 14, 2008

ok ..this is soooo cool....Julie is right about never boring....I like the box idea too....I'm sooo anal that the planko thingy is making me crazzzzy with the floss hanging there Laughing and I hate winding....but that is a great idea to just sit one night and watch some CSI episode and wind the page your working on ahead of time ...I could live with that.....You would think that for all the years women and now men who have been stitching someone would have come up with a genious idea Idea to make our life a little easier......but I guess that part of the mistique of the art....the prep work is part of the process....but it sure would be nice to have that all worked out for you before hand......LOL...
I too am a night owl..... Rolling Eyes
Julie T
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Joined: 08 Jul 2007
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Location: Eugene, Oregon
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2:08 am Feb 15, 2008

From what I have read, on the H and E website, and in the stack of charts that comes when you order the design, they recommend you stitch nearly everything on 25 count. I wanted to do it on 28 (over one), so it wouldn't be so cumbersome on my stretcher bars (and I had some of that fabric already), but as I measured and did a few tester stitches it just seemed too snug. I bought the fabric they called for, although I have to say here I really don't like lugana (spelling?). I would rather work on linen any day. I am doing it over one, with two strands (it still seems kind of dense). There are no blends, just (as I have said before) this scatter and blur method. I don't know how better to describe it, there are just mulitple colors that don't really look right when you are up close and stitching, but when you back up, they (more or less) blend for the overall effect. (I have had two more commission pieces come in, and will have to refigure my finish date. Have already told the kid it won't be done for his birthday, he said to please just stay up later.)
tdobbs
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Location: Kings Mountain,NC
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3:19 am Feb 15, 2008

Julie, the HEAD that I'm working on is 22ct 2over1 and is working out just wonderfully.....lots of post I read most people are using 1over1 on 25 and 28ct....that may work out better for you...my eyes are really bad for close work and so I don't mind the 22ct. I went and bought the rest of the floss I needed to see what a blended piece will look like on the free rose from SQ. and decided to wind them on the bobbins.....yuck...not too bad so far....I think it was you who said a nice break...I got the little cheapie cardboard ones and will wind the ones I need for this project on them and see how I like this...I took someones advice and cut the two blended colors and put them together on one bobbin and could already see the subtle difference....I think I will like this...I sure hope so....don't stay up too late Stitching
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