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emmadragon
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Joined: 07 Aug 2009
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Location: Huncote, Leicester, England
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3:48 am Nov 19, 2009

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Originally posted by rifestitch
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Originally posted by Alanna
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Originally posted by rifestitch
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE
BUY THE CHATELAINE
YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO



Evil evil woman!! Oh okay then... Embarassed


My subliminal message was updated for those who already own one Smile Or more than one Smile Smile


Oh dear, I fear I've seen a chatelaine that I can't resist...Tuscany. We just came back from a holiday in Florence and love Italy sooooo much... Very Happy
Damn, I gave in and ordered it. Rife, it's all your fault. Shocked
rifestitch
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Joined: 16 May 2005
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Location: North of Atlanta
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8:36 am Nov 19, 2009

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Originally posted by emmadragon


Oh dear, I fear I've seen a chatelaine that I can't resist...Tuscany. We just came back from a holiday in Florence and love Italy sooooo much... Very Happy
Damn, I gave in and ordered it. Rife, it's all your fault. Shocked


I'll take the credit for that Smile Like I always say, if I'm going down, I'm taking some of you with me Smile Evil or Very Mad

And, to get a true appreciation of what a great project Tuscany is going to be, here is a blog post that has a photo of the framed Tuscany next to a framed Medieval Town (scroll down just a bit):
http://ndmurdock.multiply.com/journal/item/155/I_traveled_1100_miles.......

And here is her album of the last half of her progress, including her framing:
http://ndmurdock.multiply.com/photos/album/25/Tuscany_Town_Mandela_WIP

I have this one almost ready to go - I don't have fabric yet, because for as big a piece as I need, I have to be sure it's the one I want Smile This will be the one I start as soon as I get Medieval Town done - Secret Victorian Garden is getting started as soon as I finish Knotgarden Smile Who knows when Desert will get started, or the Anniversary Castle Sampler, or Watergarden, which I haven't even kitted up yet....
emmadragon
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Location: Huncote, Leicester, England
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8:44 am Nov 19, 2009

Oh my giddy aunt, just found out how much all the materials are going to cost me...gulp! Shocked
I think it's going to take a long while to gather all this together... Crying or Very sad
How on earth can you possibly have so many kitted up and not be doing them already? Surprised
rifestitch
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Joined: 16 May 2005
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Location: North of Atlanta
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11:16 am Nov 19, 2009

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How on earth can you possibly have so many kitted up and not be doing them already? Surprised


Mainly because I do not have any more room to store WIPs, and because I am being very good and not expanding my rotation. Believe me, I want to work on them all - but then I'd never get anything done, except constantly switching stuff out Smile

Yeah, these are monsters to kit. European Cross Stitch (ECC) has kits for them - but if you are willing to do a little shopping around and wait for sales, I find you can get them kitted cheaper. But for many, ECC is one-stop, no-hassle shopping. And I do not use NPI silks, I convert them to the DMC equivalents. And I have converted Desert Mandala to DMC for the solids, and Vikki Clayton HDF silks for all the overdyded silks Smile I'd convert the DMC/NPIs to her solid silks, too, if I had the $$$. Except fabric, I have yet to spend over $100 for any of the ones I have kitted, including beads from an ebay store and Fire Mountain Gems Smile

I do go to ECC for pieces and parts as needed - they always have any of the perles from Thread Gatherer & Gloriana Luminescence, which are hard to find at other shops - and if the other shops have to order the oddballs, it can take months! I can't always find all of the beads, either, so will get those from ECC in a pinch.Their packages are very nice, though - they are almost too pretty to open when you get them Smile

My kitted pile is hovering around 30 - my goal is to keep that a higher number than my WIP pile! It's good motivation to get things done! Don't get me wrong - I do get stuff out and play with it from time to time Smile I'm stitching them all in my dreams! Also hitting the lottery to get them all framed in my dreams... Shocked
Lani
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Location: The Woodlands, Texas
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12:50 pm Nov 19, 2009

The silks are costly, but they are really, really nice! I have ordered from ECC, and it is a lot less hastle, but painful to pay the full price of the kit at once! There's no rush, and if you kit it slowly you will have many packages of pretty, pretty stash to admire! Also, there are quite a few mini Chatelaines, which give you something different to stitch, but aren't quite as expensive to kit up.

Beware, though, the ECC website is really dangerous, with the Samper Coves, the Long Dogs . . . Wink

(I like the "my giddy Aunt" phrase!!)
Lani
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12:53 pm Nov 19, 2009

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Oooooooooooooohh Lani you just HAVE to do Down on His Luck!!!! Then we can do a SAL!!!! Of course I'll be ten shades of jealous because my pattern is Fiona Jude not SQ (even though I do have the SQ pattern, I'd already started the other one) and there's going to be a massive difference in quality. But like I said elsewhere the next best thing to doing a pattern you love yourself is seeing someone else on this forum do it! That would be so great! Razz


A SAL!! I may have to attempt it . . . This is really, really bad for me, because I just do not know what to do with myself having more than one project on the go at once! Confused I don't know, though, it would be fun to give all these Ehret ladies some company with their SAL . . .
Alanna
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
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1:39 pm Nov 19, 2009

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A SAL!! I may have to attempt it . . . This is really, really bad for me, because I just do not know what to do with myself having more than one project on the go at once! Confused I don't know, though, it would be fun to give all these Ehret ladies some company with their SAL . . .


Yes yes yes, so true!! Well, a girl can do two SALs right? One Ehret and one Down on His Luck? Perfect!! Twisted Evil
gillsuth7s
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Joined: 31 Oct 2009
Posts: 40
Location: Cork, Ireland
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12:32 pm Nov 20, 2009

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Originally posted by Lani
The silks are costly, but they are really, really nice! I have ordered from ECC, and it is a lot less hastle, but painful to pay the full price of the kit at once! There's no rush, and if you kit it slowly you will have many packages of pretty, pretty stash to admire! Also, there are quite a few mini Chatelaines, which give you something different to stitch, but aren't quite as expensive to kit up.

Beware, though, the ECC website is really dangerous, with the Samper Coves, the Long Dogs . . . Wink

(I like the "my giddy Aunt" phrase!!)


Just had to come back on the 'giddy aunt' phrase....so nice to hear it...it's surprising what you miss when you're an ex-pat! Crumbs, I never thought something as simple as that phrase, would remind me. The Irish have a dialogue all their own, and wonderful some of it is too, but it's nice to hear the English ones now and then.
However many embroidery silks I have, there's always something in a pattern about to be started which won't be in my collection (must be Murphy's Law again!) Laughing
I'm eagerly awaiting my 2 patterns, due within the coming week, I'd guess, and even though I've lost count of the number of WIPs I have, another couple to add to the collection will go down well too. Also, my friend has ordered an alarming number of designs which she's commissioning me to do, so when she gets them through the post, that'll be another 5 to add on. When on earth she(or I!) think I'll ever get the studying, or even sleep, done, I don't know. Time needs to expand, that's for sure.

Gill Stitching Stitching Stitching
Divecat
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Joined: 03 Apr 2008
Posts: 172
Location: England
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1:02 pm Nov 23, 2009

Ummmm, what's a SAL?
rifestitch
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Location: North of Atlanta
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2:42 pm Nov 23, 2009

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Ummmm, what's a SAL?


Stitch A Long - where two or more people work on the same project, and keep each other up to date with their individual progress, and keep each other motivated to the Big Finish!
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