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Alanna
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7:44 pm May 07, 2008

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Alanna - my Needle Needs scroll kit came today. The wood is absolutely beautful and wonderfully smooth. The scroll bars themselves are a solid 1.5" in diameter - no fear of these bowing I think! The delivery was excellent as well - I spoke to them yesterday and it was on my doorstep this morning - how's that for service!


Wow, they sound absolutely wonderful! What did you say the length of them was? Let us know how they go once you've got your work mounted and if you can get the tension you need. Are they the kind where you have to baste your fabric onto the dowels? Let us know!
Divecat
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6:11 am May 08, 2008

Hi Alanna

My mistake, the scroll bars are 1.25" across not 1.5.

You don't have to baste the fabric (thank goodness because I end up bending needles and stabbing myself Surprised ). You put the fabric over the slot which runs the length of the bar, press down with a card to insert the fabric and then run a thin dowel down the length of the bar to hold the fabric in. Then you tighten it by way of the screw sidebars (which I think is absolutely ingenious!). Here is their website so you can have a look around: http://www.needleneeds.co.uk/millenium/index-millen.html

It'll be a while before I get to it though as I need to finish off my Lily (about 3 weeks) then have a go at this to practice blending: http://www.twdesignworks.com/Free/stretch.html

One of the ladies on SQ recommended it on one of the boards if you've not had a go at blending before.

Funnily enough, I have the small (Little Wizard) Needle Needs frame so I'll be able to see how it holds the tension there.

Happy Stitching Christine x
fenny
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9:35 am May 08, 2008

Well ladies, you're all set to go Exclamation
Have fun with your new toys and enjoy the stitching.
Happy Stitching
Alanna
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5:16 pm May 08, 2008

Christine, those frames do sound ingenious indeed! I hate basting fabric onto frames. Good luck with Stretch, he's a gorgeous little dragon isn't he? I'm currently nearing the completion of a much larger TW dragon (which I've been working on for a very long time). I can't wait to get to the decorative border! Speaking of which, Rife have you finished your triptych yet? Get a move on, girl! Wink Laughing
rifestitch
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8:24 am May 09, 2008

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Speaking of which, Rife have you finished your triptych yet? Get a move on, girl! Wink Laughing


Not yet - it comes up in rotation next week, so nobody's getting dinner or anything else next week - I'm busy!!! I'm working on The Castle this week, and am down to the last 1/3, but since I thought it would be cool to add the metallics to the dragon, that last 1/3 is going to take me as long as the other 2 did. But hopefully, by the end of this year, that'll be done, too.... And a friend of mine in Israel just finished English Garden Sampler - the one with the peacocks!! That will be my next TW piece, but it will be a while - my Chatelaine is going in Triptych's spot Smile
Alanna
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3:24 am May 10, 2008

Sounds very cool. Which one is your chatelaine?
rifestitch
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10:41 am May 13, 2008

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Sounds very cool. Which one is your chatelaine?


I have Knotgarden all ready to go. I also have the 5th Anniversary sampler, but no fabric picked for it, and Mystery X Secret Victorian Garden and Medieval Town Mandala are both being kitted a bit at a time. In fact, I need to remember to grab Knotgarden in the morning and bring it in to get my working copies made, just in case I get Triptych done over the weekend and am able to start its replacement Smile The castle in Triptych was completed last night, so all I have now is to get the frame done (hoping it meets in the middle Embarassed ), wash it, get the beads on. I can't wait!!!!!
fenny
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11:56 am May 13, 2008

OH, that sounds great Rifestitch, hope you will not have any surprises Wink
Do you have a new update on SQ Question Haven't seen one from you in a long time, or is that at the moment not in your rotation Question
Happy Stitching
rifestitch
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7:16 pm May 13, 2008

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Do you have a new update on SQ Question Haven't seen one from you in a long time, or is that at the moment not in your rotation Question
Happy Stitching


I worked on L&U a few weeks back, but I didn't get enough stitches in that week to warrant an update. It comes back out week after next - hope to finally finish page 2, which is fitting since it's almost the end of Year 2 Smile
Alanna
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7:35 pm May 13, 2008

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The castle in Triptych was completed last night, so all I have now is to get the frame done (hoping it meets in the middle Embarassed ), wash it, get the beads on. I can't wait!!!!!


Sounds so exciting!!! (why wasn't I alerted to the presence of this post earlier??? grrrrr) I'm coming up towards border time on my TW too, but first I have to finish the half stitches and metallics. I'm getting so impatient to finish it!!!! Evil or Very Mad
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