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kmcecelia
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4:19 pm Oct 25, 2010

I just purchased HAED's chart 'Snow Queen and Winter King.' The pattern itself is a night scene, so quite a few different shades of blue are involved. In addition, they use numbers as symbols quite frequently, making the chart more than a bit difficult to read as black-and-white.

I know others have suggested going through and highlighting or coloring with a corresponding color, but since the pattern has so many blues in it I think I'd get those confused as well--help! I really might go blind with this one--over one, on 25ct Lugana.

Thanks in advance for any and all ideas. . .

Kathleen
Lani
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5:37 pm Oct 25, 2010

Kathleen:

I think some people mark off all the colors of one symbol they are going to stitch with a highlighter, and then when they complete the stitch, they mark the symbol with a different color highlighter. I haven't tried doing that, but maybe that will help.

Lani
kmcecelia
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9:24 pm Oct 27, 2010

Thanks, Lani--purchased some pen highlighters today. It's definitely going to take some time to highlight, re-highlight and then highlight the next color, but that's better than constantly un-stitching and re-stitching, especially on a pattern this size.

Started organizing the floss for it today--90 colors, which is comparatively small, especially considering the SQ charts, but few of them are on bobbins, and I like to pre-cut the entire skein to 18-inch lengths. Winding all the bobbins is going to take hours, but again, will make the actual stitching so much easier.

Remind me why I like this hobby? . . . Very Happy

Kathleen
BarBaraPrz
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8:07 am Oct 28, 2010

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Originally posted by kmcecelia


Remind me why I like this hobby? . . . Very Happy

Kathleen


It's a constructive way of satisfying OCD tendencies?
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kmcecelia
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8:13 am Oct 28, 2010

It's a constructive way of satisfying OCD tendencies?

You may be on to something there. Smile

That's the only reason I can figure out, anyway, for why, after working on a 5x7 design involving 3 complete frogs and re-stitching of a butterfly outline, plus moving (accidentally) one-half of the design over to the left one square and trying to blend it in so no one would notice (worked, thank heaven), I immediately started setting up for the next project.

Definition of insanity--doing the same thing twice and expecting different results Wink

Kathleen
ohstitcher
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8:10 am Oct 31, 2010

I have several projects on the go at the present time GK and HAED. Here is what I do and it's only a suggestion. I have colored pencils and after I do either one symbol or a section of the same symbol I color them in the chart (working copy) it's easier to follow the pattern that way. Another thing that I do is enlarge my working copy so that the symbols aren't that tiny and hopefully no mistakes are made. I have also seen some that grid I can't do that don't ask me why I just can't.

Good luck looking forward to watching your progress.
Robin
Patricia
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4:11 pm Nov 08, 2010

What does HAED stand for?? Shocked
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Originally posted by kmcecelia
I just purchased HAED's chart 'Snow Queen and Winter King.' The pattern itself is a night scene, so quite a few different shades of blue are involved. In addition, they use numbers as symbols quite frequently, making the chart more than a bit difficult to read as black-and-white.

I know others have suggested going through and highlighting or coloring with a corresponding color, but since the pattern has so many blues in it I think I'd get those confused as well--help! I really might go blind with this one--over one, on 25ct Lugana.

Thanks in advance for any and all ideas. . .

Kathleen
kmcecelia
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9:47 am Nov 09, 2010

[What does HAED stand for??

It's shorthand for "Heaven and Earth Designs." They seem to specialize in fantasy, fairies and other mythical stuff. Website is heavenandearthdesigns.com.

Kathleen
Patricia
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11:14 am Nov 09, 2010

Thank you. I will have a look although I probably shouldn't.. Embarassed
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[What does HAED stand for??

It's shorthand for "Heaven and Earth Designs." They seem to specialize in fantasy, fairies and other mythical stuff. Website is heavenandearthdesigns.com.

Kathleen
kmcecelia
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4:18 pm Nov 15, 2010

[quote="Patricia"]Thank you. I will have a look although I probably shouldn't.. Embarassed


If you find something, let us know Smile Always interested in new patterns, though I have a stack of at least 6 that I'd love to do for myself but won't get to for quite a few years . . .

Kathleen
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