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gillsuth7s
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6:06 am Nov 25, 2009

My charts have arrived...they only took a week, and that includes a weekend...amazing or what..I'm very pleased. I've photocopied the pages and enlarged them slightly, that way I can mark off where I've been without spoiling the original. I shall be starting on 'The Castle'. Wink

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stitcherfe
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7:50 am Nov 25, 2009

I took a look at 'The Castle', and it seems to me it has enough variety to keep it interesting.

I'll bet you enjoy stitching it....even if it has lots of confetti stitches. I'm currently working on 'The Young Gardener', and there are ++ confetti stitches in it, especially in the greenery, but the effect they produce is well worth it.

Have fun stitching!!

Stitching Nancy
BarBaraPrz
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10:34 am Nov 25, 2009

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I took a look at 'The Castle', ...Stitching Nancy


So did I (take a look). Shocked Holy Moly but it's busy! I bet it's ALL confetti. Good luck!
rifestitch
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10:47 am Nov 25, 2009

I can't wait to see your progress on The Castle - it's going to be really cool!!!!
kmcecelia
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11:46 am Nov 25, 2009

I looked at "The Castle" as well--looks like there is a ton of confetti in there; so much detail! Good luck Smile
Can't wait to see your progress.
The pattern I started is (fortunately or unfortunately, depending on the day) fairly simple to stitch so far--large areas of each color. Still on the first color blend, though Embarassed Keep trying to make myself finish the last small one I owe my sister.

Kathleen
gillsuth7s
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5:22 pm Nov 25, 2009

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Originally posted by kmcecelia
I looked at "The Castle" as well--looks like there is a ton of confetti in there; so much detail! Good luck Smile
Can't wait to see your progress.
The pattern I started is (fortunately or unfortunately, depending on the day) fairly simple to stitch so far--large areas of each color. Still on the first color blend, though Embarassed Keep trying to make myself finish the last small one I owe my sister.

Kathleen


Ladies, (and any gents who might also join in),

I'm sure I've let myself in for a ton of work and headaches, confusion and wondering why I didn't choose something dead simple....however, I tend to jump in at the deep end with most arty things...if I like a design, I'll try for it, and then work out how to go about it.
I've enlarged the pages so that I can deface them and not the originals, and I've rootled through all my threads to find out which ones I've yet to buy (out of the 169 needed, I only Exclamation need to buy 37...not too bad considering Laughing
Tomorrow it's going to be fabric day...dig some out, sort out the edges, then grid it by 10's...boring but essential, I've learned over the years. By the time I've done all that, what's the betting that my friend's charts will have arrived...Murhy's Law again Razz I shall seriously consider doing the two in tandem. I am, quite clearly, completely bonkers, but at least I'm harmless (well...mostly harmless!)
Thanks all for your comments and encouragement. Once I've got something worth looking at, I'll fiddle about with my digital camera and try downloading the latest hot image (Crikey!!)

LOL, Gill Stitching Stitching Stitching
sverzino
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9:41 am Nov 30, 2009

Yeah!!! My chart arrived too! Thanks to Meredith's smart thinking she was able to out smart the post man who I'm starting to wonder can read or just doesn't care. The package is clearly labeled "Do not bend" so what does he do? Yes, he bends it to fit into our mailbox! He's only done this my SQ orders while junk mail gets a rubber band around it and nicely placed on the ledge outside the front door. Unbelievable! Thankfully, Meredith's thinking of including a piece of cardboard took the largest brunt of the bending & then the floss labels leaving the pattern only slightly creased which isn't too bad. I'm thrilled my chart is here but I can't help thinking bad thoughts about this guy every once in a while since he's messing with my fun stuff. Twisted Evil I'll have to work on the good thoughts since it is approaching the holiday/good will season. Laughing
gillsuth7s
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11:14 am Nov 30, 2009

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Originally posted by sverzino
Yeah!!! My chart arrived too! Thanks to Meredith's smart thinking she was able to out smart the post man who I'm starting to wonder can read or just doesn't care. The package is clearly labeled "Do not bend" so what does he do? Yes, he bends it to fit into our mailbox! He's only done this my SQ orders while junk mail gets a rubber band around it and nicely placed on the ledge outside the front door. Unbelievable! Thankfully, Meredith's thinking of including a piece of cardboard took the largest brunt of the bending & then the floss labels leaving the pattern only slightly creased which isn't too bad. I'm thrilled my chart is here but I can't help thinking bad thoughts about this guy every once in a while since he's messing with my fun stuff. Twisted Evil I'll have to work on the good thoughts since it is approaching the holiday/good will season. Laughing


Yep...there are some people who just don't have that vital spark...what my old fella calls 'the missing link!' people. Think good thoughts though, and who knows, a Pollyanna attitude may wear him down! Laughing
Jeepers! I did the boring stuff like gridding (you could fairly go to sleep doing that, I'd say!), and thought I'd have fun ( Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation ) sorting out the various blends used in the stitching.....cerumbs!! My eyes were left going bandy altogether, and I only gave up because the lord and master arrived home from work and I had to feed and water him. Phase 2 of the threads will come at the weekend, after my college work's done.
I shall not let it defeat me, though, as it's a fantastic design and I want to do it. Sheer cussedness of mind won't let me chicken out. Nil desperandum!!
What design have you chosen to inflict upon your unsuspecting psyche? Shocked

Still sane...just about,
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rifestitch
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1:58 pm Nov 30, 2009

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Originally posted by sverzino
The package is clearly labeled "Do not bend" so what does he do? Yes, he bends it to fit into our mailbox!


I think that is now USPS policy - I'm sure it's a cost reduction. I have yet to get a chart in my mailbox that isn't bent to some degree - though I can usually press it back out under 2-3 Fire Mountain Gems catalogs Smile

Maybe I just need a chart-sized mailbox... Idea
kmcecelia
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2:22 pm Nov 30, 2009

My way of sorting out blends is to blend as I go. I stitch one symbol until the section runs out or the stitches are too far apart to carry the thread across the back (I try to never carry more than three stitches), blending one strand of each every time I thread the needle.
I find it doesn't really take more time than threading a solid color would, and that way I don't have extra floss hanging around, especially in case I run low on a color--I know exactly how much I have.
Also helps cut down on the volume; only one sorter needed per solid color.

Kathleen
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