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armywife
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Joined: 07 Nov 2009
Posts: 107
Location: Madison, MS
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5:05 pm May 01, 2011

Armywife, do you have a site where you post pictures of WIP's? I would love to see what you are working on!
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Jenn,
To show you just HOW inadequate I am with computers/posting, etc., I actually answered this already and apparently something went awry when I hit (or missed) the submit button because it wasn't there. Anyway, no, unfortunately, I do not have a site of my WIP or any completed projects. I just a week or so ago took my very first picture of my current WIP (Sunday Afternoon on Le Grande Jatte), but it lives on in my camera, along with most other pictures. I'm terrible with this stuff--must improve!!! I would like to know the answer about the Multiply site, and whether or not it is free.

Hope all are safe and sound from the storms. We are fine here, but some tragic loss of life in Mississippi and Alabama, and around the Southeast in general. Don't mean to end on a sad note, but they need our prayers.

Pam
armywife
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Joined: 07 Nov 2009
Posts: 107
Location: Madison, MS
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5:11 pm May 01, 2011

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Originally posted by oh-wow
Hello Ladies - May I join the thread?

Brand new to SQ and I'm still amazed at the breadth and depth of the resources available here!

I ordered two charts and they arrived TODAY. I admit freely - my work day screeched to a halt. Of the two I chose to begin with "A Young Hare" by Albrecht Durer and spent the rest of the afternoon prepping - color gridding the chart and fabric, sorting floss and making lists - ah, contentment! This is the first time I'm doing a piece as complex as those on SQ and I'm very excited.

Is anyone out there also starting a new project? This is my second current project, my active one is a blending of three different charts by Rosewood Manor to create a long tapestry-type hanging.

I love that so many of you have created websites and blogs for your stitching and I'm going to do the same.

Enjoy your weekends!!

Karen D

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Welcome, Karen! It is exciting when someone new joins because I remember how excited I was to find this site--just awesome! Sounds like you are working on some extensive project. The SQs are so fun and rewarding. I'm still on my very first one, only one at a time for me currently (except for the Christmas stockings which I am almost finished with and MUST have completed by next holiday season!). I put them away right after Christmas and picked up the SQ and haven't looked back. I'm working on Sunday Afternoon on Le Grande Jatte and love the colors, blending, etc. I have seen this painting a few times in Chicago and am just fascinated with it. I always thought it would do well as a cross stitch with the "pointillism."

Hope you enjoy your stitching time and welcome again! Pam Stitching
JenniferHightree
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Joined: 14 Mar 2011
Posts: 22
Location: West Virginia
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6:24 pm May 01, 2011

quote:
Originally posted by armywife
Armywife, do you have a site where you post pictures of WIP's? I would love to see what you are working on!
_____________________________________________

Jenn,
To show you just HOW inadequate I am with computers/posting, etc., I actually answered this already and apparently something went awry when I hit (or missed) the submit button because it wasn't there. Anyway, no, unfortunately, I do not have a site of my WIP or any completed projects. I just a week or so ago took my very first picture of my current WIP (Sunday Afternoon on Le Grande Jatte), but it lives on in my camera, along with most other pictures. I'm terrible with this stuff--must improve!!! I would like to know the answer about the Multiply site, and whether or not it is free.

Hope all are safe and sound from the storms. We are fine here, but some tragic loss of life in Mississippi and Alabama, and around the Southeast in general. Don't mean to end on a sad note, but they need our prayers.

Pam


Agree about needing our prayers in the SE. Im sure Rife would have mentioned if all wasn't well in her last post, but I do hope Karen is ok! Are you ok?! Smile

Some storminess here, part of the roof shingles got blown off, but those got replaced, and other than that good here.

I would be so interested in seeing your work Pam. I signed up on Multiply and it IS free, but I haven't figured out where my pictures went. I had them on my computer to post to facebook and now they are gone, and it wont let me x-fer FROM facebook to multiply. Free though! My favorite number Laughing

I am actually off to get a good few hours of stitching in tonight (kids get movie night tonight, so I stitch and they watch).

See you guys later!
rifestitch
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Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 639
Location: North of Atlanta
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7:50 am May 02, 2011

Yes, all is well here re: the storms - Ringgold, GA that got destroyed is roughly 60 miles from me as the crow flies, and we did have the tornado sirens go off in the night - but all remained calm at our house, this time. But WOW the devastation all around, from Alabama up over us - incredible... I remember distinctly the storms of '74 that this was compared to - Xenia, OH is about 20 minutes from the house I grew up in, and we lost the top 20' of our pine tree when this was going on:
http://www.ohiohistory.org/etcetera/exhibits/swio/pages/content/1974_tornado.htm

Thanks for asking - my thoughts go out to those who have lost people and everything! We had straight line winds in October (?I think) just a few miles from the house that destroyed an entire subdivision - not a tornado per se, but every bit as destructive. October/November seem to have become our more dangerous months since I've been here...

As for Multiply, yes, there is a free account, or a premium account ($20/year) I have had both, like the premium better, but am living with the free right now Smile I like Multiply because it has so many features - a place to dump photos (and I have thousands), AND blog to include the photos. I had my Blogger blog first (the second link in my signature - On Beads & Needles), but you had to put photos somewhere else first - and that's too much trouble, IMO Smile But now my Multiply blog posts copy right on over to my older Blogger, and FaceBook.

IF you aren't necessarily interested in the whole blogging thing, there are also photo-hosting-only sites, like Webshots and Photo Bucket, which also have free accounts. I have a Webshots, too - but I haven't updated it in almost 2 years - I probably ought to go pull all my stuff off of there and close the account - in my free time Smile But that cuts into stitching time, doesn't it???
JenniferHightree
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Joined: 14 Mar 2011
Posts: 22
Location: West Virginia
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7:19 am May 03, 2011

Glad to hear all is well there!

Straightline winds! I googled it, and the YouTube videos showed trees being snapped in half and stuff like that. And people were still driving in some of those videos!

And this paragraph took me forever to type because apparently I cannot spell this morning, so Im going to call it there, and say Have a great day everyone! Ill be back later when I remember how to type without deleting every second letter! Rolling Eyes Laughing

Jenn
Divecat
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Joined: 03 Apr 2008
Posts: 172
Location: England
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7:23 am May 09, 2011

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Originally posted by JenniferHightree


Divecat, I looked at your progress on Ehret and it is gorgeous! How often do you get to work on it? I have you to thank for adding it to my wishlist (for WAYYYY down the road of course Laughing !



Hi there Jenn and welcome to Karen.

Apologies for not getting to you sooner and thank you for your kind comments on Ehret. When alternating between Ehret and Island Mood Patchworth (IMP), it really feels like coming home when I return to Ehret, my first Scarlet Quince love Laughing

I usually get to do a bit on the 4 days I don't do my outside job (delivery driving/customer service). Sometimes it's 4 hours, sometimes just one hour a day and sometimes none, depending on what my DH needs me to do for my inside job (PAing/driving for him).

I started Ehret in August 2008, then went over to the 'dark side' Laughing of having another WIP with IMP in March 2010. I now do a page on one and swap over to the other. Right now, IMP has just gone onto the stand.

Welcome again to the delights of SQ - it's definitely for the long haul!

Love - Christine x
JenniferHightree
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Joined: 14 Mar 2011
Posts: 22
Location: West Virginia
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4:00 pm May 30, 2011

Ack and here I am slow on the posting. We've had a busy May in this household and I haven't been able to stitch a lick in 2 weeks! DH was working the mid shift this past month. With three kiddoes, it isn't easy to find the time when there isn't help.

I am finally getting caught back up on the forums I frequent, and I am happy to say, I get to start stitching a little bit again starting tonight. Very Happy

I was thinking about starting a small extra WIP to stitch whilst I am downstairs or travelling, since I have also been out of the house more getting my oldest ready for kindergarten in August.

I was trying not to start more than one, but I want to stitch during the day more and more (replace one addiction with another haha).

I can't wait to see more progress photos from everyone (not that you haven't been posting Im sure, just I haven't been online, so I am writing this before I look Laughing )

My biggest finish this month was putting together a powerwheels WOOO! Go me, I finished something Laughing Laughing

Well, that's not true, I finished kitting up some cross stitch projects for Augest when my kiddoes will be in Kindergarten and Pre-K. Yay! And I finished kitting up some travel projects for our vacation trip.

I even took some pictures to post on Multiply, and now I just have to do that. Then I can show my complete inexperience. Smile

Ooooo! Question for everyone! Where do you get your stitching cloth? I have to order online because the closest stitchery is a few hours away. And I have a Michaels an hour away but they are routinely out of everything involving any type of needlepoint or cross stitch.
Tanya2
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Joined: 28 May 2011
Posts: 14
Location: Oswego, NY
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8:11 pm May 30, 2011

Ooooo! Question for everyone! Where do you get your stitching cloth? I have to order online because the closest stitchery is a few hours away. And I have a Michaels an hour away but they are routinely out of everything involving any type of needlepoint or cross stitch.[/quote]

Hi Jen - I am blessed to have two great independent stitch shops near me, one an hour away and the other a little less than two hours, so I generally get my fabric from them. However, i do still get fabric online as well, and have ordered very satisfactorily from Stitcher's Paradise, Wyndham Cross Stitch, and 1-2-3 Stitch. I have also had excellent experiences getting other product from The Needle and I, ABC Stitch Therapy, and European Cross Stitch, although never ordered fabric from them. I have also ordered mono canvas from Threadneedle Street in Washington - they had great customer service as well, and stock a lot of cross stitch stuff too. Actually, I have never had a bad experience ordering online! Hope this helps, and happy stitching!
BarBaraPrz
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Joined: 16 Apr 2004
Posts: 420
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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8:49 pm May 30, 2011

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Where do you get your stitching cloth?

I've gotten a lot from thrift stores such as Value Village and Salvation Army. I may not need it right away, but the price is right. Otherwise, I'll order from
http://www.everythingcrossstitch.com/default.aspx?AFFILIATEID=10077
rifestitch
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Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 639
Location: North of Atlanta
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8:25 am May 31, 2011

I have bought supplies from several of the shops listed, too. I have a local shop, but she NEVER has sales, and her prices are higher than most of the other shops I frequent, so really do need a sale to go there - I am on a budget...

Three other shops that I frequent online, who have great sales pretty often - and have newsletters to sign up for, so you KNOW when the sales are, are:
JJs Collectibles: http://www.jjscollectibles.com/servlet/StoreFront
Cecilia's Samplers: http://www.ceciliassamplers.com/
And Wasatch Needlecraft: http://www.wasatchneedlecraft.com/

DMC and basic fabrics (22ct aida, Monaco really are about it), I get at Hobby Lobby or Michael's...
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