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Stitching methods with variegated floss


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cmthmpsn
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7:42 pm Jan 10, 2013

Hello All,

I've recently been given a distressing diagnosis of colon cancer (caught very early, so I am very hopeful of a complete cure), so I'll be spending a lot of time in the near future in doctor's waiting rooms. I can and do take my SQ patterns on overnight trips, but they are just too big and have too many colors to work on in the waiting rooms. So I went out and found some small bookmark, sachet bags, baby bootie, etc. patterns which can be worked on in the waiting rooms.

My question is this: what method should I use to stitch with variegated flosses? Some of these patterns use DMC Color Variations flosses, and I've never stitched with variegated colors before. I usually stitch in the Danish style (a row of ////, then going back the row \\\\). But, I'm thinking that I should stitch the variegated colors in English style (complete each X then going to the next X) in order to keep the color of each leg of the X as close to similar as possible. Any thoughts on stitching with variegated threads?

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Christina
Patricia
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8:27 am Jan 11, 2013

So sorry to hear about your cancer. May you recover quickly and well..
It depends on what reuslt you want with the varigated. One stitch at a time is usually recommended. If you go across the row the outcome will be different and rather muted. I have seen a stitcher - using two threads,- turn one thread going the other way. This also is muted. If you are using varigated, then you must want to see the difference, so go one stitch at a time.. Stitching
cmthmpsn
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10:22 am Jan 11, 2013

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So sorry to hear about your cancer. May you recover quickly and well..
It depends on what reuslt you want with the varigated. One stitch at a time is usually recommended. If you go across the row the outcome will be different and rather muted. I have seen a stitcher - using two threads,- turn one thread going the other way. This also is muted. If you are using varigated, then you must want to see the difference, so go one stitch at a time.. Stitching


Thanks, Patricia. That's how I thought variegated floss should be stitched, I just wanted to confirm this method.

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BarBaraPrz
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12:27 pm Jan 11, 2013

Sad to hear of your diagnosis. Here's hoping you recover quickly.
cmthmpsn
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10:25 pm Jan 11, 2013

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Sad to hear of your diagnosis. Here's hoping you recover quickly.


We caught it early, through a routine screening. The tumor is only 1 inch. I have an extreme family history of this disease, so I've been getting screenings for a decade. Surgery will be Monday. I'm very hopeful of a quick and full recovery.
Divecat
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10:13 am Jan 15, 2013

Christina

I was so sorry to hear your news. Here's wishing you well for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

Love and hugs - Christine x
cmthmpsn
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12:11 pm Jan 15, 2013

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Christina

I was so sorry to hear your news. Here's wishing you well for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

Love and hugs - Christine x


I had surgery yesterday, and the doctor said it went well. He also likes the post op progress I am making, I just got out of bed for the first time and am currently sitting up in a chair.
BarBaraPrz
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12:18 pm Jan 15, 2013

Sounding good. Thanks for the update. But don't overdo things.
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2:19 am Jan 19, 2013

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Christina

I was so sorry to hear your news. Here's wishing you well for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

Love and hugs - Christine x


I had surgery yesterday, and the doctor said it went well. He also likes the post op progress I am making, I just got out of bed for the first time and am currently sitting up in a chair.


Got the pathology report Thursday, and it was good news. All 37 lymph nodes the surgeon sent in were negative for cancerous cells, so I won't need chemo.

I am currently scheduled to be released Saturday (tomorrow) morning. My mom will stay with me a few days to make sure I can do everything I need to do to take care of the house and me.

I won't go back to work for 4 weeks, then will be on light duty for another 2 weeks. And I will be on a 6 month "deadman" profile for the military, too.

Christina
Divecat
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11:22 am Jan 21, 2013

Excellent news Christina! Be kind to yourself and take it easy.

Best wishes - Christine x Stitching
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