We had a consultant visit last November, and over the course of two days he said "Less is more" about twelve times. In context it was good advice, and I said we should have it tattooed on various people. My boss said I should embroider it so we could hang it on the wall and tell people to refer to it. So one night I went home and dug out some scrap linen, and now my boss's office door says Less Is More. I debated whether to put it in a really ornate frame, just to be silly.
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I'm not entirely sure why not to feed them; but I'm there to help, so I made this out of the internet and stuff I had on hand:
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I kind of designed myself into a corner. It's surprising how few threatening silhouettes are recognizable at this resolution! So I hope they don't mind being space invaders.
P.S. I hope I did this right. This is the first time I've posted a picture on DW.
I was originally going to have this update be quite a bit more image-heavy because I was going to post the last six bookmarks from the 12 month bookmark kit all at once, but I lost October, November, December, June, and May. Or, to paraphrase my mother, I put them in a place where they would be safe and not get damaged and now I don't remember where that is. Probably somewhere weird.
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I'm relatively new to this group, and to Dreamwidth. I have been cross stitching since I was about 14 (that would be 23 years ago), and I have a number of projects I've collected over the years to photograph. This is my most recent, a small picture that was about two years behind schedule, but still looks nice in my Halloween-themed kitchen.
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For comparison, this is how far along I was last time I posted here
I've been stitching for sixteen years now and have shockingly few pictures of what I've done (I keep giving finished ones away), but this is what I'm currently working on: Heaven and Earth Designs Cheshire Cat. I'm doing it on black linen because doing it on white (as suggested) struck me as a really bad idea. Doing it on black isn't really a splendid idea either, but as long as I have a strong enough light behind it, it works.
I'm so bad at remembering this place exists! Sorry, Stitchers. Spring has come to my part of the world and my current project, I feel, is season appropriate.
( I haven't posted here since forever, so under the cut is a photo of how far I've come with that (not very), something that's not actually finished after all, and a couple of other things that are. )
I took a new project with me for the sake of simplicity and also because the other one is so close to being finished.
This one is going to be a little fishing boat, which seems rather appropriate given the aforementioned sea view. It's a design by Permin and was featured in Cross Stitch Collection magazine in May this year.( Photo here )
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Last time, I also showed a card I had made for some friends who were expecting a baby. Turns out my friends are apparently breeding like rabbits, so I've already stitched up the front of another card which will become relevant in... erm... I forgot. October or so, I think. The chart was freely available on the internet at Cross Stitch Pattern. The lovely thing about this particular one was that it said on it exactly how many stitches it involved. I used it for a little time-keeping experiment and worked out that apparently when I work concentratedly, I average about 100 stitches per hour. Of course, this was an easy, simple project with only a handful of colours and large areas of each colour. I expect I'm probably a lot slower on that tea cup.
( Teddy bear under this cut )