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Lisa_R
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Location: Manchester, UK
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11:34 am Jun 03, 2008

Just thought I'd make my first post and introduce myself. My name is Lisa and I'm from the UK. I've been stitching on and off for many years but recently restarted to keep me occupied whilst I was on a serious diet.
Anyway, I came across this wonderful site at the weekend. I was looking for an elaborate fine art piece to stitch as a gift for one of my daughters who is getting married. I was thinking of Klimt's "The Kiss" but then I saw the Marianne Stokes piece "Ehret die Frauen" and was totally besotted. I doubt very much that it will be done in time for the wedding (August this year) and, to be honest, I can't promise that it will end up as a gift for my daughter as I have a large space on the wall that needs filling!
These are the patterns I was born to stitch; they're just fabulous.
fenny
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Joined: 10 Oct 2007
Posts: 192
Location: Israel
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12:11 pm Jun 04, 2008

Hi Lisa. Very Happy
Welcome to the forum,it's great, you'll enjoy it here.
As for the pictures, yes they are beautiful and a joy to stitch and it for sure will keep you busy.
You found a nice one, so now you will be preparing the floss and the fabric?
Happy Stitching
Trudie
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Joined: 02 Feb 2008
Posts: 76
Location: Australia
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8:23 pm Jun 04, 2008

Hello from Australia Lisa Once you have stitched a fine art piece you will never go back to time wasting !


Happy Stitching
Trudie






quote:
Originally posted by Lisa_R
Just thought I'd make my first post and introduce myself. My name is Lisa and I'm from the UK. I've been stitching on and off for many years but recently restarted to keep me occupied whilst I was on a serious diet.
Anyway, I came across this wonderful site at the weekend. I was looking for an elaborate fine art piece to stitch as a gift for one of my daughters who is getting married. I was thinking of Klimt's "The Kiss" but then I saw the Marianne Stokes piece "Ehret die Frauen" and was totally besotted. I doubt very much that it will be done in time for the wedding (August this year) and, to be honest, I can't promise that it will end up as a gift for my daughter as I have a large space on the wall that needs filling!
These are the patterns I was born to stitch; they're just fabulous.
Lisa_R
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Joined: 03 Jun 2008
Posts: 16
Location: Manchester, UK
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4:27 pm Jun 06, 2008

I posted on another thread that I received my pattern today. Superb service considering I ordered it on Sunday and it's travelled all the way from Texas.

I'm just in the process of sorting out threads and trying to finish off a small kit that I promised someone, but I'm itching to start stitching!

It does look a bit daunting but I'm not put off and I like the fact that I can start at the top left hand corner, as I prefer this to starting at the centre. I've decided to make a photo diary of it too.
rifestitch
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Location: North of Atlanta
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4:32 pm Jun 06, 2008

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I've decided to make a photo diary of it too.


Yay!! Can't wait to see those progress pics!!
Alanna
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
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9:45 pm Jun 11, 2008

Hi Lisa,

Great charts aren't they?!! I know the itching feeling: I'm sooooooooo ready to get done with the pattern I'm currently working so I can get on to my next piece. This next one should be my first attempt at parking and I'm really eager to give it a try and see what all the fuss is about, but first things first: that dragon must be done!

It's a great idea to start a photo diary opf your progress, as Rife has said elsewhere (is there anywhere that she hasn't said something?! Wink ), it's a great motivator because you can actually see your progress, whereas sometimes it's hard to see it from the stitching itself. I look forward to seeing your updates.
Lisa_R
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2:03 pm Jun 12, 2008

I've got my fabric (18 count); my threads arrived today - I use an internet store because they are SO expensive to buy from a craft store - 67p each in the store compared to 25p each from the online source. I've been preparing my fabric, basting out markers, because the project is large and I don't want to make a mess. I have done a couple of stitches with the threads I had but I struggled using the frame I bought so I'm going to use my trusty 30-year old hoop for now. I have got a small kit on the go (Flower Fairy for my daughter) but I can't wait to start properly. Stitching
rifestitch
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3:10 pm Jun 12, 2008

quote:
Originally posted by Alanna
as Rife has said elsewhere (is there anywhere that she hasn't said something?! Wink ),


Heeeyyyyy!!! :b~~~~~~~~ PPPFFFTTTHHHH





(living up to my reputation, ain't I?)
rifestitch
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3:15 pm Jun 12, 2008

quote:
Originally posted by Lisa_R
I have done a couple of stitches with the threads I had but I struggled using the frame I bought so I'm going to use my trusty 30-year old hoop for now. I have got a small kit on the go (Flower Fairy for my daughter) but I can't wait to start properly. Stitching


New equipment does take some getting used to, that's for sure. I think your main problem in using a hoop will be all of the excess fabric and where to put it so you aren't constantly hanging your arms/hands up in it - and it will get heavy. Don't give up on it entirely, though - once you get the hang of it, and of having the extra working space, it'll go really smooth - I promise Smile
Alanna
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6:15 pm Jun 12, 2008

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Originally posted by rifestitch
quote:
Originally posted by Alanna
as Rife has said elsewhere (is there anywhere that she hasn't said something?! Wink ),


Heeeyyyyy!!! :b~~~~~~~~ PPPFFFTTTHHHH

(living up to my reputation, ain't I?)



Laughing Laughing Laughing But did I mention that you always say very interesting things? Wink
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