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Julie T
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2:19 am Sep 15, 2008

Well all, I just sent Meredith a picture of my progress. The Great Wave.... I have about a month's worth stitched and it seems to be moving along fairly quickly (almost 4 pages done, as of tonight). Those blendeds did slow me down at first, I had forgotten. But I am a firm believer in the ways of the railroading technique these days. It really does become second nature, and then you are just zooming along. Got a call last night that I have 13 commision pieces waiting to be picked up. Ugh. I will go get them Tuesday, and *sigh* set my Wave aside for a bit. As always, will keep everyone posted.
Cecilia
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9:20 am Sep 15, 2008

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Originally posted by Julie T
Well all, I just sent Meredith a picture of my progress. The Great Wave.... I have about a month's worth stitched and it seems to be moving along fairly quickly (almost 4 pages done, as of tonight). Those blendeds did slow me down at first, I had forgotten. But I am a firm believer in the ways of the railroading technique these days. It really does become second nature, and then you are just zooming along. Got a call last night that I have 13 commision pieces waiting to be picked up. Ugh. I will go get them Tuesday, and *sigh* set my Wave aside for a bit. As always, will keep everyone posted.


WHat?!?!?! In one month you've done 4 pages Shocked
I didn't think that was humanly possible. Wow! Could you tell me what the railroading technique is? I definately need some serious help.

Cheers,

Cecilia

ps - of course, I can't wait to see your beautiful work
rifestitch
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4:08 pm Sep 15, 2008

4 pages in one month??? Holy cow - jealous muchly!!! I worked on Lady & unicorn last week, and in the 10 1/2 hours I put in on it, I only did a few hundred stitches - though they were all confetti Smile

Cannot wait to see your progress up in the Gallery - if I ever get all the way across the top row of pages, I'll send Meredith an update pic for mine Smile
fenny
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10:15 am Sep 16, 2008

Hey Julie, 4 in a month????? I'm with you Rife, how does she do that????
Julie, that's great and I'm astonished at how many pages you have done Shocked Shocked , but great Exclamation

Will check the gallery.

And good luck on the commision pieces
Happy Stitching
Julie T
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Location: Eugene, Oregon
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12:46 am Sep 18, 2008

Thanks guys, but really these pages aren't all that big. I haven't looked at the stitch count (and it's WAY across the room from me right now) but these pages are about a third the size of the pages from that Waterhouse. (I don't know why this is, different companys have different types of lay-outs maybe?) But it does feel great to be moving right along.
Cecilia, did anyone ever answer your question about railroading? It was one of the wonderful tips that Meredith supplies us with in the newsletter, a few months back. She has a great little picture/graphic and everything.
The new commision pieces are tragic! But I should be able to finish them fairly quickly, probably get one done in about 3 days (they are very small, less than 150 stitches square). Then, back to The Wave!
rifestitch
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8:34 am Sep 18, 2008

[quote="Cecilia"]
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Originally posted by Julie T
Could you tell me what the railroading technique is? I definately need some serious help.

Cheers,

Cecilia

ps - of course, I can't wait to see your beautiful work


Railroading is explained here (scroll down until you see the BOLDED header): http://www.scarletquince.com/tips.php?section=Stitching#Stitching

I do this, too, though I don't do it religiously - depends on the look & the coverage I'm getting....
Cecilia
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9:12 am Sep 18, 2008

I do this, too, though I don't do it religiously - depends on the look & the coverage I'm getting....[/quote]

Thanks very much - Luckily I've been doing this...I just didn't know the name of the technique.

Cheers,

Cecilia
Alanna
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7:55 am Sep 21, 2008

WOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!

Photos please!!! photos photos photos pleeeeeeeaaaaaase!!!

Julie is officially in charge giving us all speed tips! How does one stitch faster, Julie???
fenny
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10:32 am Sep 21, 2008

Julie, it's in the gallery, and it's looking fantastic, which facric do you use?
Wow you have stitched so much in so little time, how? Rolling Eyes
Happy Stitching
Julie T
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1:17 am Sep 22, 2008

Yes, I am in the gallery (yippee) and Meredith made my photo actually work there. (I am so techno-challenged I can't even e-mail correctly.) But she is a wiz at helping me out lately (cheers for Meredith), so there we are at last. I am stitching it on 22 count hardanger, and it's not too bad. Better than that 25 count I used for the Waterhouse. (I do tend to prefer the smaller fabric, but that 25 was just annoying.) I had not done anything on aida or hardanger in years, so this seems nice and simple for me. How do I stitch fast? One reason, as my devoted spouse keeps reminding me, I don't actually have a, ya know, JOB right now! (Apparently those 14 commission pieces don't count, truly they almost don't.) So I put anywhere from 3 to 6 hours in on my stitching a day (or rather night, never stitch in the actual daytime). But also, maybe because I have done this for so long, and do work for other people often, I have been told that I stitch really fast. I don't watch TV, don't listen to books, just stitch. My husband is a cop, so I have the police scanner on most nights, and sometimes I listen to the iPod our kids got me last year. I also never have to set anything up, all the chicks have flown the nest, and the dogs don't bother my work, so I can leave everything on my side table and the little grocery cart. All I have to do is pull the cover off of the frame, scoot it in to place, and off I go! (Have had to work on the nastly little someone-else's stuff for the past 3 days, so my progress is going to be slowed for a while. I will have him take another picture the first of the month, so we can see if I really am going fast or not.)
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