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BarBaraPrz
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8:57 am Oct 05, 2009

Even though I don't have all the floss I'll need for "The Young Botanist" I couldn't wait to get started on it. I pick up material at thrift stores for a fraction of the cost and just keep them on hand for times like this, when I just have to get started on a project.
I had a piece of 16-count aida that was supposed to be 20"x24", just the right size for TYB. Thing is, I never took it out of its tube before. Yes, it was 20"x24", but in TWO PIECES! Argh!!!

Mad Mad Mad

Luckily, I had another piece of material large enough, but it's something like 19.5-count soft evenweave, not aida. If I don't go blind (or bonkers) working on it, it should be ok.



Start date: Oct. 4, 2009
Divecat
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1:50 pm Oct 05, 2009

It's a good start though and with a lovely colour ... I know what you mean about working on evenweave - it frays like nobody's business!

Happy stitching - Christine x

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Julie T
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1:01 am Oct 06, 2009

But it always looks so pretty!
rifestitch
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12:34 pm Oct 06, 2009

That's a really great start - and once you get going and get into the groove on it, the evenweave shouldn't hamper you too much Smile Keep going, it's looking fab!
BarBaraPrz
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12:42 pm Oct 06, 2009

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Originally posted by Divecat
It's a good start though and with a lovely colour ...

Maybe that's why I couldn't wait!


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I know what you mean about working on evenweave - it frays like nobody's business!


I'm more concerned about the material stretching out of shape while I'm working on it.
Patricia
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2:23 pm Oct 06, 2009

Great start. Show us as you go along. I also pick up books, threads and fabric at the thrift shop. Last week I got a frame, with the fabric on it. Someone started a little then gave up I guess. Stitching
BarBaraPrz
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11:03 am Oct 13, 2009

Here's a new shot of "The Young Botanist" after stitching on it every day for a week. I'm still waiting for the floss I ordered online but proceeding nicely with what I have on hand. I'd say I've done about three-quarters of the stitches on the first page. I took the shot from my scanner, which is kind of boxed in a corner. I don't know how much of the second page I'll be able to capture that way. Guess I should get around to either making my digital camera work properly, or get a new one.

Oct. 10, 2009
Alanna
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11:07 pm Oct 13, 2009

Nice work Barbara!!! Very Happy
Divecat
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6:36 am Oct 14, 2009

Goodness me, you sew FAST! It's looking gorgeous.

Stitching Christine x
rifestitch
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7:53 am Oct 14, 2009

Looking great, Barbara!!! Don't your grid threads get in your way? I have to pull mine out before I actually start an area, but I leave them long enough to pull back over for reference, but once that area is filled in, I cut them down! Or are you using something extra slippery, so you can stitch over them and pull them out later? My plain old sewing thread isn't that slick....
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