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Okay I found those bookmarks so here's the image heavy post I promised last time.

I'm not sure what flowers these are.

Or these... they're not peonies, are they?

I really like that they didn't go for poinsettias. Poinsettias are beautiful, don't get me wrong, but as a December baby I at least get kind of tired of them after a while. Why couldn't we get Christmas Cactus as our flower? At least that's actually a flower...

/cough/ sorry, didn't mean to go on a mini rant!


This is the one I'm starting now, but... well, it's off center. I have no idea how this happened. And I don't mean a little, I counted and one margin is where the tip of my thumb touches that crease and the other is where my needle is stuck in the cloth. It will be extremely noticeable.

I'm seriously considering ripping it out and starting over, as frustrating as that always is... but I don't have a lot of certain colors that I've used on the butterfly. I don't know if I can do that, much as I want to... /sigh.

Date: 2017-05-05 09:37 am (UTC)
fred_mouse: cross stitched image reading "do not feed the data scientists" (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
Very pretty bookmarks!

And boo on the margins - I hope you find a solution that works for you.

Date: 2017-05-08 01:35 am (UTC)
fred_mouse: cross stitched image reading "do not feed the data scientists" (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse
I'm very much of the 'ah, we can work with this' school of avoiding frogging, particularly with embroidery, because i find that the cloth just doesn't sit right for me. (crochet I'll frog. Knitting I avoid at all costs). And the amount of margin on the left *looks* fine from here!

Date: 2017-05-17 05:26 am (UTC)
fred_mouse: cross stitched image reading "do not feed the data scientists" (Default)
From: [personal profile] fred_mouse

Date: 2017-05-05 11:42 am (UTC)
dchenes: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dchenes
Pretty! I think November is a chrysanthemum, but don't quote me on that.

Date: 2017-05-05 12:03 pm (UTC)
ilyena_sylph: img of black cat with quote (Rhiow: answer)
From: [personal profile] ilyena_sylph
Those bookmarks are super gorgeous.

Date: 2017-05-05 12:07 pm (UTC)
ghislaine: From Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA (angels)
From: [personal profile] ghislaine
I love the bookmarks. I love the birth flower/language of the flowers-type lore. I had to look up October -- it's marigold.

As for the second one, will the margin difference be noticeable when you frame it? I am with you, it would be frustrating to have to rip all of that out.

Date: 2017-05-06 12:55 pm (UTC)
xinef: (Default)
From: [personal profile] xinef
A decent framer should have no problems with an inch of fabric, I think.

Date: 2017-05-05 08:12 pm (UTC)
mirlacca: still blue flowers (Default)
From: [personal profile] mirlacca
Those are beautiful! Could that one flower be a geranium?

And why not just keep going with what you've got, and when you're finished, cut off the excess margin? It shouldn't even show once it's framed. Unless you've got a top/bottom margin problem as well that won't leave you with any margin at all.

Date: 2017-05-06 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] goody_scrivener
October kinda looks like a marigold.

Date: 2017-05-06 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] indigocreek
Lovely bookmarks! Where did you get the patterns?

Date: 2017-05-08 05:55 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] indigocreek


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