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newby and already addicted!


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mitsuko
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Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 5
Location: Bussum, the Netherlands
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12:06 pm Oct 08, 2006

It took me some time to get together all the necessary things to start my pattern ' the sense of hearing'.
I ordered my DMC floss on the internet: it was really cheap ( only a quarter of what I would pay in a 'normal' shop...)and very good service too.
I got into some problems with the Aida textile: I bought it at our local shop and they sold me 14 count, instead of 16 count, something I only came to realize after a whole week of work!

Naturally I was very dispappointed and a bit angry too.I went back to the shop and they gave me a piece of 16 count aida for free, adding their excuses...

I made a fresh start, and now after another week, I have become quite addicted to stitching!
The pattern is very clear and I love to see develop the image, as I am working on...

Mitsuko
Fabala
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Joined: 09 Nov 2005
Posts: 134
Location: Atlanta, GA
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5:00 pm Oct 08, 2006

So glad you are enjoying yourself! Most of the regular "posters" on this site are pretty seasoned stichers... and I have gotten some really good advice from reading the forum.

Bummer about the fabric mistake, but you live and learn. I have been stitching so long I can practically tell 14 count from 16 count on site, BUT... they do sell little stitch count rulers you can carry with you - just to doublecheck the fabric before you buy it.

Good luck... you should post your progress, we love to see how people are doing!
Alanna
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Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Posts: 633
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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12:55 pm Oct 11, 2006

Wow, this is a pretty ambitious project for a first-time stitcher! Good on you! (I think my first project was some gold fish blowing bubbles into some seaweed thing, and still managed to make a few boo boos!). Keep us updated on your progress and don't hesitate to ask the ladies for their expert advice if you run into trouble!
rifestitch
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Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 639
Location: North of Atlanta
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3:08 pm Oct 11, 2006

Excellent choice!!! Yes, if you have an online photo album somewhere, do post update pics so we can see and encourage!!! Very Happy
mitsuko
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Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 5
Location: Bussum, the Netherlands
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3:22 pm Oct 11, 2006

Thanks for the welcome! Since I was so kindly invited to ask technical questions, I posted a question in the ' stitching' forum.

By the way, I am not a complete beginner. I did some embroidery already, mainly small things. This is my first 'big' project and I think it is a good idea to show the progress , sending a picture from time to time...
One of my other hobbies is making bobbin lace.For doing this, you also need patience and time...!
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