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The Chocolate Pot in progress


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kittygirl
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Joined: 16 Dec 2006
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Location: washington state
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2:47 am Jun 01, 2009

Well, I finally got my project on the scroll frame!!

The hardware store wasn't able to cut my new dowels down the middle. So when I came home and reread your original post I realized what you were saying about using the masking tape. (don't know why I didn't see that the first time around) So I tried the tape and it's awesome! And so easy too! The tacks are on and working great too! I found those at my local stitch boutique.

One of these days I will take a current photo and post it.

Thanks guys! Stitching
Patricia
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Joined: 08 Jan 2009
Posts: 186
Location: Florida and Ontario
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6:55 am Jun 01, 2009

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Originally posted by kittygirl
Well, I finally got my project on the scroll frame!!

The hardware store wasn't able to cut my new dowels down the middle. So when I came home and reread your original post I realized what you were saying about using the masking tape. (don't know why I didn't see that the first time around) So I tried the tape and it's awesome! And so easy too! The tacks are on and working great too! I found those at my local stitch boutique.

One of these days I will take a current photo and post it.

Thanks guys! Stitching


So glad I could help, Kitty. Others here have helped me.. Will look forward to seeing a picture of your work.
nikecam
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Joined: 31 May 2009
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Location: Northeast TN
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12:25 pm Jun 01, 2009

i'm sorry if this is a silly question but how do you do your gridding? it almost looks like it's on top of the stitching. can you provide a close up pic or description of your process? i am so envious of your neat work. i put my piece on a scroll bar and that has helped but mine is "leaning" to the left. that may be because i cheated and only used half crosses rather than whole stitches.

thanks, april
Patricia
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Location: Florida and Ontario
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5:02 pm Jun 01, 2009

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Originally posted by nikecam
i'm sorry if this is a silly question but how do you do your gridding? it almost looks like it's on top of the stitching. can you provide a close up pic or description of your process? i am so envious of your neat work. i put my piece on a scroll bar and that has helped but mine is "leaning" to the left. that may be because i cheated and only used half crosses rather than whole stitches.

thanks, april

Hi April, the only silly questions are the ones not asked. It is gridded on every 10th stitch as that is the way most patterns are set up with the darker lines showing the square of 10. Making 100 stitches in the square. I put the grid on first, the stitches just go under the grid outline when I come to it. not a problem. If the stitches happen to go over, it is OK too. YOu can pull the grid threads out later. If they are too tight, loosen them with a needle, cut , then "pick". If you are only using half crosses, like needlepoint, yes it will lean. I learned that the hard way when I did a rug. It had a "point' Rolling Eyes
If you only want to use the half stitch, you should do a basket stitch. that tightens it up on the back and it won't "lean". YOu can probably find how to do a basket stitch on some of the stitching sites.
I hope other stitchers here will give some suggestions.
It has been a cold and rainy day here, so I have been very lazy and just stitched. I am trying to get the Girl's face finished. My ladies day golf is tomorrow, so I hope the weather improves. If not,, well more stitching will be good.
will post antoher picture soon, Patricia
Alanna
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10:12 pm Jun 02, 2009

Just found this thread, Patricia and must congratulate you on your work! Wow there's an awful lot of background stitching in there, I could understand how you'd always be looking forward to working on her face! I'm still stitching background trees in my piece at the moment and I do get bored with it much more easily then when there are definite features to complete, even though I'm pleased with the overall effect. I thihnk with a piece like yours I'd be tempted to just stitch all of the lady first and then fill in the background once she was done, but then that might be a dangerous thing to do and it might turn into one of those dreaded UFOs!! Very Happy

Looking forward to seeing more pics.
Ellen
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Location: Tasmania, Australia
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1:13 am Jun 03, 2009

Patricia - this is lovely work - and well done for getting the whole top row completed! I agree with Alanna - impressive stuff getting all of that background done. I'll keep my eye on this post to see your next triumph when you finish her face.
Patricia
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6:21 am Jun 03, 2009

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Originally posted by Alanna
Just found this thread, Patricia and must congratulate you on your work! Wow there's an awful lot of background stitching in there, I could understand how you'd always be looking forward to working on her face! I'm still stitching background trees in my piece at the moment and I do get bored with it much more easily then when there are definite features to complete, even though I'm pleased with the overall effect. I thihnk with a piece like yours I'd be tempted to just stitch all of the lady first and then fill in the background once she was done, but then that might be a dangerous thing to do and it might turn into one of those dreaded UFOs!! Very Happy

Looking forward to seeing more pics.

HI Alana, Thank you, You are right. I am tempted to do just that, work on the maid, but I feel I would then never get the background done and it would become a UFP (unfinished project) and end up in the land of the never done. I find now that I grid my pieces, my motivation is to fill in a square. I have several pieces now in the land of the never done waiting t be resurrected.
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