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Old 02-19-2011, 05:55 AM   #101
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I'm building a reception counter / front desk for my business.
How big?
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:13 PM   #102
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How big?
It's just a small receptionist's desk, 6 feet long. I've been building it in my driveway.
Since this pic was taken last week I've stained it and installed oak countertops.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:09 PM   #103
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Very Nice Roadfix!
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:17 PM   #104
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nothing inventive . sewing on badges to vest for great granddaughter.

then i am going to make a retro pillow for granddaughter's sister. she wants it from a t-shirt she has. not what i would want but different strokes for different folks.

still have not shorten three new pairs of pants. lounging type materials. soft and comfy.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:20 PM   #105
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I'm itching to get started on the bookcase runner, but I really need to start it with the light green that I won't get until Tuesday, so I decided to make some more Sunflower Coasters.

I made a bunch last time, for coasters or big enough for under a plant. Those are darkest coffee brown centers and frilly yellow sunflower petals.

This time I'll make the centers with a lightish yellow, and dark green bud petals.

The thing I noticed most about my color change is the room immediately looked cooler, lighter, springlike.

I put one of the placemats hanging off the edge of the A/C with the basket of yarn right below it to inspire me.

I also had found a set of ladybug buttons. I attached one to each coaster with a twist tie. Cute!
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:57 AM   #106
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Very Nice Roadfix!
Thanks, the people at the store fixture place wanted over a grand for something similar, custom made....using cheap laminates. I figured I can use real wood, build something to exactly my specs and do it for under $100.
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Hi, new user name but I've been following along under CraigC's posts as I'm his wife, Karen. I do petitpoint. Right now, working on 1 of the French Cluny "senses" tapestries. It's about 5 x 6 inches or so, 40 stitches per inch. Haven't made much progress lately as I've been doing a lot of "frogging" (rip it, rip it) as it's totally counted, no painted design, and I seem to be having a lot of trouble lately with getting the count right in 1 particular section - time to tackle it from another angle.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:48 AM   #108
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I am sewing Christmas projects for next year. I make Victorian Santas for gifts and buy clearance fabric and trims at the end of the year.
Also, make suet for my birds. They love the homemade stuff. They need the high energy food in the winter. I love to watch them.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:08 AM   #109
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Hi, new user name but I've been following along under CraigC's posts as I'm his wife, Karen. I do petitpoint. Right now, working on 1 of the French Cluny "senses" tapestries. It's about 5 x 6 inches or so, 40 stitches per inch. Haven't made much progress lately as I've been doing a lot of "frogging" (rip it, rip it) as it's totally counted, no painted design, and I seem to be having a lot of trouble lately with getting the count right in 1 particular section - time to tackle it from another angle.
I've always loved the look of petit point, but my eyes just won't do less than 10, maybe 12. I found it hard to follow working from a chart, especially if I had too much caffeine in my system. Have you finished any yet? The only source I've found for needlepoint is Stitchery. Pricey, and no kits, pillow backings and picture frames are separate and pricey too.

I'd like to get back into needlepoint, but will have to look to see if I can find a source for canvas by the yard.
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:40 PM   #110
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I've always loved the look of petit point, but my eyes just won't do less than 10, maybe 12. I found it hard to follow working from a chart, especially if I had too much caffeine in my system. Have you finished any yet? The only source I've found for needlepoint is Stitchery. Pricey, and no kits, pillow backings and picture frames are separate and pricey too.

I'd like to get back into needlepoint, but will have to look to see if I can find a source for canvas by the yard.
I've finished stitching a large 24 count rug for a dollhouse (for a big house I want to build one day) rug and a much smaller "Charles and Mary" 40 count medieval tapestry - wanted to try the 40 count in a smaller piece first in case it caused eye/headache problems. LOL. The final finishing isn't done on them yet, i.e. folding under and putting on backs, waiting until I'm ready to use. I've got another much smaller rug started for the dollhouse I've been working on building for a while now.

I used to do a lot of needlepoint, crewel when I was younger but got out of it for years, just didn't have the time. Now though I need something to relax with and keep the hands busy and take my mind off work, etc.

There's all kinds of places on the internet, just google needlepoint and kits. I also looked for places in NOLA. There are a couple of shops downtown that look really interesting, one on Chartres street (sp?) and the other one on Magazine Street. Wish I'd known they were there last time I went to NOLA before our daughter moved away, would have made her take me, would love to see some of the silk threads the one place carries.

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