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[personal profile] tarnera
Okay I found those bookmarks so here's the image heavy post I promised last time.

Lots of pics )
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[personal profile] dchenes
The office-inspired piece for the data scientists reminded me that I did one too.

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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[personal profile] dianec42
There was some chit-chat in the office last week about needing a warning sign "Do Not Feed the Data Scientists."

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.
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[personal profile] mirlacca
Hi! I've recently picked up a kit that I started several years ago, and I'm determined to finish it this time. Really glad this community is here--I hope it will keep me inspired!
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[personal profile] tarnera
I'm so glad to see this comm is still up and about!

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.

But I still have a few pictures )
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[personal profile] ghislaine
Halloween kitty )


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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[personal profile] angrboda
Since [personal profile] hsb mentioned the comm being quiet yesterday, I thought why not give it another little poke with a progress picture. Especially since it's just been Easter and Husband and I got a LOT of crafty activities done over the holiday.

Under the cut )

For comparison, this is how far along I was last time I posted here
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[personal profile] dchenes
Hello all! I jumped ship from LJ and washed up on DW, and since I have an "embroidery" tag (by which I meant cross stitch) in my own journal, I thought I would join up here too. I'm glad this community is here, because almost everyone else I know who used to do cross stitch has given it up for knitting.

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.
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[personal profile] angrboda
Hello Stitchers!

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. )
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[personal profile] tarnera
I did in fact end up going back and unpicking that one bookmark.

Pictures below )
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[personal profile] tarnera
I actually just moved houses, away from hot-as-the-sun Texas and into... apparently very rainy Wisconsin. It was a heck of a move, but to stave off tension I was doing a few small projects in between packing.

Lots of pictures )
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[personal profile] angrboda
We are currently on holiday in a rather splendid little summer house. There is a great feeling of luxury involved in sitting here stitching in front of a lovely sea view.

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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[personal profile] angrboda
Last time I posted here was back in April and I'd almost just started this project. It was designed by Lesley Teare and featured in Cross Stitch Collection magazine in... erm, spring 2015. I've been working on it consistently since then, which is kinda new for me. With previous projects I've always run into one or two longer breaks from it. Anything from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. Sort of like a writer's block, only about stitching. Stitcher's block? Not really this time. Or at least, when it's happened, it's only lasted a week at most.

Two photos under the cut )

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 )
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[personal profile] tarnera
I've been working on this lately--especially since I found that if I bring it to work to play with on my free time, it gets me less hassle than if I read a book! Go figure. My coworkers are strange.

But either way, it's starting to look quite pretty.

Pictures under the cut )
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[personal profile] celli
This is a kit called "Glamour Puss" but I changed the wording because it's a gift for my vet (the cat here bears a strong resemblance to my late cat that they took such care of):

Two images here! )

Yay done! I can stop complaining about backstitching for at least ten minutes. :)
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[personal profile] tarnera
I wasn't actually going to post again so soon, but I've managed to finish so many things since my last post!

Three finishes under the cut )
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[personal profile] glinda
Nothing quite like someone else posting an update to the comm to remind you just how long its been since you yourself posted an update!

Finished Objects )
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[personal profile] tarnera
Wow, it's been a while since I posted anything! I've been busy, I guess... anyway.

Two WIPs below )

A card

Sep. 5th, 2015 03:57 pm
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[personal profile] angrboda
Someone I know is in hospital and likely to be there for a while. It's serious, but curable. I thought I'd send her a card and then I got ambitious. I'm actually mighty pleased with the result in my own modest way.

Photo under here )