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Fri 3-Dec-10
7:54 pm
Rae Mond
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I didn't think this ffited into any of the other catemagories,so have made a new one.

 

I doned this...

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is replica of a sampler my mother made at some time in the dim and distant past, and my sister and I used to argue over who would get to keep it when she dies. we were cheerful kids. Anyway, since me mother doesn't plan to relinquish the original any time soon I thought I'd make a copy for my sister to have. And now I quite fancy making one for myself also. It makes me feel christmassy.

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Fri 3-Dec-10
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KateUK
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That is really nice Rae-there is a lovely knitting/stitching shop in Copenhagen where they have all sorts of lovely Scadanavian cross stitch designs of a festive nature...I can waste /spend hours in there...lovely designs.Trouble is, the close vision isn't up to cross stitch these days!

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/
Fri 3-Dec-10
8:55 pm
Rae Mond
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my problem is the other way. I can barely see two feet without the milk-bottle-bottom glases.

When that goes too I shall be in real trouble :s

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Fri 3-Dec-10
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wave  Rae, that is so beautiful and what a tremendous amount of work.  Well done you .  big_hug  You must be so proud of it, especially when the original means so much to your family.

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Fri 3-Dec-10
10:01 pm
Rae Mond
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thank ye kindly Danuta. It was twice as much work as it should have been really, there was a problem with my transcription of the design, and i ended up cutting the fabric a bit smaller than perhaps would have been ideal,and then starting in the wrong place, so the top of the triangle nearly stuck over the end. But then I was ill,so I'm not being too hard on myself. it kept me occupied.

I also got the finishing touches to this done over the last few days

 

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which is for my step sister. That was a right pain, as I drew the charts up from scratch on some tiny graph paper (.5mm squares, it didn't half make my eyes go funny) using a font set from a magazine and the corner bits I found on the interweb somewhere.

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Fri 3-Dec-10
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Oh, Rae, I'm quite envious - these pieces are beautiful. I wish someone would do that for me, too !

When my sister retired, she decided to join an art group, and has been going twice a week. Her style and ability has gone from strength to strength, and this year painted a lovely winter scene which she has used as her Christmas card.

I wish I had kept up my art - when we moved 6 years ago to Wiltshire, it was a change of place, change of interests, etc. and sadly, the art side has lost its way somewhat. I suppose I should take it up again, or I shall lose it altogether.

Rae, I think my cross-stitch bell-pull isn't up to your standard ...........  laugh

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Fri 3-Dec-10
10:22 pm
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Oh, another idea, Rae, I have saved the pic, but not the website, and I can't remember where it was from, but, it was a worded piece embroidered onto a corner of a scarf or handkerchief.

It reads:

Oh! Please do not kiss me

Oh! please do not kiss

Oh! please do not

Oh! please do

Oh! please

Oh!

 

Isn't that lovely? smile   smile

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Fri 3-Dec-10
10:25 pm
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wave  Quite naughty BS whistle

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Fri 3-Dec-10
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KateUK said:

That is really nice Rae-there is a lovely knitting/stitching shop in Copenhagen where they have all sorts of lovely Scadanavian cross stitch designs of a festive nature...I can waste /spend hours in there...lovely designs.Trouble is, the close vision isn't up to cross stitch these days!


 

Kate, did you find also that cross-stitch was very popular in Holland? Whenever we visited any of the tourist-y type places there, you'd find a shop which sold a cross-stitch or two.

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Fri 3-Dec-10
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i like that BS. It's the sort of thing I think my mother would appreciate also. I'm not sure what I could embroider it onto for her though. I shall think on this.

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Sat 4-Dec-10
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I've not seen that "kiss me'' poem in years...I got to act it once in an anthology at school, great fun!

Rae- I too have the bottle bottom glasses-my  really close vision is fantastic still, but the crucial cross stitching distance now requires annoying reading glasses when previously I could do it minus specs grrrrrr...If you stay over when /if we have the 'get together' next year I'll dig out my cross stitch folder and you can photocopy any designs you like- I have a stupidly large quantity of patterns for borders etc ,mostly traditional folk designs from eastern/northern/middle european climes. I also have some 'vintage' ones with, amongst other things, zoo animal patterns,which are rather fun and some very nice Danish ones.

Val- yes, very nice cross stitch/embroidery shop in the Hague, but one of the nicest I've ever been in was in Lubeck- beautiful linen tapes for embroidering onto.....there's another lovely one in Munster and a small but packed with stock one in Munich...oh yes, I google needlework shops for any town I plan to visit! Though such shops are a dying breed, often run by one or two people who are nearing retirement...online just isn't the same as a proper sewing shop.....you never know what delights you might find, especially in the reduced/remnant boxes...

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/
Sat 4-Dec-10
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Rae, what lovely pieces.  I'm really envious.  I have tried the occasional cross stitch and have a tiny sampler that I started well over 2 years ago and can no longer see well enough to finish.  I think Aida 12 count is now as small as I can manage.  My sister does the most fantastic embroideries, with counted threadwork, beads and all sorts, and does them all on fine linens.  I'm green with envy.  I bet your sister will be over the moon with her present.

Love the Kiss Me poem " would love to see how you act it, Kate.  It sounds a great idea for a forfeit at a Christmas party.  Any possibility of a video?

 

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Mon 13-Dec-10
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They both look fabulous Rae and I do like the idea of you all "oohing & ahhing" over patterns at the CSH meet up smile

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Mon 13-Dec-10
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Rae Mond
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thank ye kindly Suz.

I'm really looking forward to the CSH meet up, I imagine there will be ooing and ahhing over lots of things. And much laughing.

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Thu 23-Dec-10
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For the first time in my life, I was shown just what cross-stitching is today by Fiona.

Very attractive, I must say. She was designing a new item (a chicken pin cushion). She has suddenly rediscovered sewing skills that she last use age 13 or so. It's such a fun and satisfying thing for her to do. I suddenly realise what you all see in it - fantastic creativity.

(does that sound all crappy and patronising? Certainly is not meant to. I just never realised what it's all about.)

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