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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.

April Bookmark

First, the aforementioned bookmark, the only one I had left because I didn't have it finished when I was getting the rest of them ready to show off (mostly by fray-checking the edges to the back of beyond, I have a paranoia about fraying). Sorry it's a little blurry, I had some trouble photographing it for some reason.

April Bookmark (closeup)

I just wanted to show off what I did for the dot above the 'i' here. I hate French knots to a slightly ridiculous amount, and I'm quite proud I thought to take care of it this way, haha. I think it works pretty well with this font, too.

Russian ship

And then the ship! It looks so good. I'm very happy with it. I have a little more backstitching to do, just some rigging or whatnot, I don't know sailing lingo. But this particular pattern has very little backstitch overall; the top half of the ship has none at all. I haven't tackled it yet because I feel like it's going to be more tricky than it looks to get the lines to sit just right, but I'll post when I finally work up the courage to finish this beautiful piece, heh.

Date: 2017-04-25 08:43 pm (UTC)
bearshorty: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bearshorty
The ship is amazing!

Date: 2017-04-25 10:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hsb
That ship is amazing.
And I hate French knots enough to have taken a similar approach to single knots. I've also bought beads specifically to use where there are lots of knots.


Date: 2017-04-25 11:09 pm (UTC)
peaceful_sands: butterfly (Default)
From: [personal profile] peaceful_sands
I second bearshorty - the ship is amazing!

I like your idea for the French knots which I truly hate and can never get to work right - this may prove to be a useful alternative next time I have to attempt one (or a variation thereof).

Date: 2017-04-25 11:40 pm (UTC)
retsuko: (yay doctor!)
From: [personal profile] retsuko
Both of them are lovely! :)

Date: 2017-04-26 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] goody_scrivener
I've done the "safe place" thing plenty of times. Hope you find them!

Date: 2017-04-26 04:49 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
Great idea with the dot on the i! I am pleased to see I'm not the only one who has problems with French knots.

Date: 2017-04-26 05:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] angrboda
I don't like French knots either. Don't much like backstitch either or fractional stitch. All of which there are loads of in my own current project, go figure! :)

As for the missing ones, they'll probably be in the same place as our Easter eggs. *nods* (Result; we had our sweets in Easter Plastic Bags this year...)
Edited Date: 2017-04-26 05:17 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-04-26 11:45 am (UTC)
serpentine: (Default)
From: [personal profile] serpentine
I love your solution to French Knots. I read in the other comments that you also have used beads which I also will have to keep in mind now that I have a rather...extensive beading stash. Which is incident part of why I took a cross-stitch hiatus.

Date: 2017-04-26 12:51 pm (UTC)
ghislaine: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ghislaine
Beautiful work! I can't wait to see the completed ship. I love what you did for the i's dot for the bookmark, and I agree, it looks perfect with that font.


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