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Trudie
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Joined: 02 Feb 2008
Posts: 76
Location: Australia
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12:53 pm Feb 04, 2008

I have been looking at SQ for quite some time and just discovered it has a forum . Lots of good advice and tips.
My name is Trudie and Iam from Australia Qlds . Have been stitching for many years . My Grandmother taught me when I was 5 yrs old . No hoops or aida !She would run up some black and white gingham and I used to cross on the white squares . I started with place mats and serviettes but made tablecloths after a while. She was incredible patient !
Iam currently working on Miss Hathaways garden , The Sistine Chapel by Artecy and Marjoleins Bastins 4 seasons. I try and do rotation but seem to be stuck on MB 4 seasons at the moment the colors are gorgeous to stitch with .The SC is going to take years and years .
I use a floorstand with the SC. My Oma would aprove !

Stitching
Trudie
fenny
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Joined: 10 Oct 2007
Posts: 192
Location: Israel
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4:08 pm Feb 04, 2008

Hi Trudie, welcome to the board, quite a newbie myself and enjoy the forum.
We do have something in common, my Oma also taught me to stitch when I was 5 years old Laughing. Have Marjolein Bastin as well, but at the moment it's laying in a draw waiting Embarassed
You sure are busy, how much have you done on the MGH? And do you do a regular rotation, or do you stitch until you get bored?
And of course, Which SQ did you get??

Happy Stitching
rifestitch
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Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 639
Location: North of Atlanta
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4:29 pm Feb 04, 2008

Welcome, Trudie!! Ah, another Aussie! I WILL get down there some day!

You have soem great WIPs going; one of my online friends, from Switzerland, is also working on Miss Hathaway's Garden - it's a great project! I myself try very hard to stick to my rotation, which is from Monday through Sunday, with travel and other small projects thrown in as needed. My SQ piece will take me years to do, too - I've been working on it about 1 1/2 years, and just recently reached the 10% mark Smile But as of last week's rotation, I am very close to finishing a huge TW, her Fantasy Triptych. I expect to have that done by summer here, which is a good thing, because I have about 40 things ready to go right behind it! But, I will start my first Chatelaine the very minute Triptych gets done (unless I cave before then and start it anyway).

Welcome to the gang!
Trudie
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Location: Australia
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8:39 pm Feb 05, 2008

Hi Fenny,

Thank you for the welcome . I presume with a Oma you are Dutch or of Dutch decend ?
No I dont stick to a regular rotation just stitch till I need a change.
I have about 60% done on MHG and the 1st 3 pages of the Sistine Chapel . Iam madly in love with Marjolein at the moment. I have quite a few of hers in my drawer too .
I have SQ dance at bouiganville Renoir and Van Gogh Cafe Terrace ready to go !
Just need more hours to stitch . I also teach Tai Chi so that takes away 2 days a week of stitching !!


Happy Stitching
Trudie
Trudie
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Joined: 02 Feb 2008
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Location: Australia
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8:51 pm Feb 05, 2008

Thank you Rifestitch for the welcome.
Yor rotation sounds far more disciplined than mine. I love TW and have a couple of her kits too. The birthsampler and the Garden welcome and English cottage sampler.
Just havent had time. The thing we do have in common that I love Chatelains too. I have just decided to save up for her new Holland in spring sampler she is working on at the moment . I have 2 other stitching friends that want to do it as a SAL . It sounds gorgeous .
I tried to find your TW trypstich but could not find a pic of it. Is it still available ??
Which is the Chatelain you are going to stitch ? I particular love the Mandela's

Happy Stitching
Trudie
fenny
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12:29 pm Feb 06, 2008

Yes, born and raised in Holland, till I decided after finishing my study to live here.
Well don't worry you have 5 days left of the week to stitch. I don't work or volunteer anymore but still there are not enough hours in the day to stitch.

What is a SAL? Please explain, saw it also in other places and can't make it out Sad
Also read somewhere about a round robin? All these terms are unknown to me. Confused

Happy Stitching
Trudie
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Location: Australia
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4:14 pm Feb 06, 2008

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Yes, born and raised in Holland, till I decided after finishing my study to live here.
Well don't worry you have 5 days left of the week to stitch. I don't work or volunteer anymore but still there are not enough hours in the day to stitch.

What is a SAL? Please explain, saw it also in other places and can't make it out Sad
Also read somewhere about a round robin? All these terms are unknown to me. Confused

Happy Stitching


Hello Fenny

A SAL is a stitch along with friends who are doing the same pattern and you all post pics and chat about the work . A round robbin is where you all stitch on the same piece and post it off to the next stitcher. I have been in a couple of those but they dont leave you much time for your own big projects . A lot of fun though .

Groetjes
Trudie
rifestitch
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Location: North of Atlanta
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10:54 pm Feb 06, 2008

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Originally posted by Trudie
Thank you Rifestitch for the welcome.
Yor rotation sounds far more disciplined than mine. I love TW and have a couple of her kits too. The birthsampler and the Garden welcome and English cottage sampler.
Just havent had time. The thing we do have in common that I love Chatelains too. I have just decided to save up for her new Holland in spring sampler she is working on at the moment . I have 2 other stitching friends that want to do it as a SAL . It sounds gorgeous .
I tried to find your TW trypstich but could not find a pic of it. Is it still available ??
Which is the Chatelain you are going to stitch ? I particular love the Mandela's

Happy Stitching
Trudie



Hey, Trudie, sorry it took me a bit to get back to you - I've been home with sick kids, and between them and new puppy duty, I haven't been on the computer very much.

As to the Triptych, I think it is currently Out of Print. I'd have to go dig through her website to see if it's in one of those books of collections... I have an original run of the chart. I do know she is re-releasing some things through PatternsOnline - maybe this one will be on the list.

Ah, Chatelaines! I have Knotgarden, my first, all ready to go. I am also right now kitting up Mystery X and Medieval Town Mandala. I am also seriously considering signing up for the Celtic mystery sometime before the end of the year, and the Holland theme sounds really interesting; having spent a wonderful weekend in Amsterdam many years ago, I'll be curious to see what she does with that Smile Now, the true test will be: can I have a TW, a Chatelaine, and a SQ all in rotation (along with my others) and still keep my sanity???? Only time will tell, huh??? I only have 5-6 other TWs kitted up (and have finished 5 already), including English Garden Sampler, which will be the next TW to start, sometime in the very distant future Smile
fenny
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2:18 am Feb 07, 2008

This is getting better and better Laughing .
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I presume with a Oma you are Dutch or of Dutch decend ?




How about you Trudie? Thanks for explaining, it all seems so simple now, when you know the answer.It's nice to understand what other people talk about.
Have seen the Chatelaines too, they look great. That will be for the future. At present I barely Sad can keep up with all the stitching I have, but hey, every day is a new one.
Hope the children are well again, Rifestitch. Sounds like you too have a lot going on, and knowing that there are more like me with a big stash,, keeps me sane Rolling Eyes Happy Stitching
Trudie
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Joined: 02 Feb 2008
Posts: 76
Location: Australia
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4:07 pm Feb 07, 2008

Hi Fenny

Yes spend the first 14 years of my life in Delft . That why I will be doing the Chatelain of Holland in the spring. Have been here for many years but love everything about my original home.
Tell us what is your stash ? Do you find your taste has changed over the years ?

Groetjes
Trudie






quote:
Originally posted by fenny
This is getting better and better Laughing .
quote:


I presume with a Oma you are Dutch or of Dutch decend ?




How about you Trudie? Thanks for explaining, it all seems so simple now, when you know the answer.It's nice to understand what other people talk about.
Have seen the Chatelaines too, they look great. That will be for the future. At present I barely Sad can keep up with all the stitching I have, but hey, every day is a new one.
Hope the children are well again, Rifestitch. Sounds like you too have a lot going on, and knowing that there are more like me with a big stash,, keeps me sane Rolling Eyes Happy Stitching
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