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Old 03-10-2011, 04:59 PM   #121
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TinLizzie, that is beautiful! I love stone work.
Thanks, Kathleen. Wish I could go back and see it again, but the developer we sold the place to bulldozed everything, house and all, and drained the pond. I've looked at the address on Google and there's nothing but a pile of gravel left - no new housing tract. I suppose he lost his shirt on the deal because of the downturn just at that time.

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Old 03-10-2011, 11:08 PM   #122
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Wow, MedTrans! How beautiful. I've always loved the look of needlepoint, especially petit point.

Unfortunately, I can't see well enough to do it myself. Congrats on your determination, and thanks so much for the pix!
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:27 PM   #123
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yesterday, made small decorative pillow for granddaughter's sister. made from retro t-shirt. cute. bought material to cover pillow for my rocking chair. need to go back. gonna make a pad for top of hand me down small bookcase. cats decided to sleep there. they are side by side , the pillow and pad, i mean. so i need more fabric. and still have those blooming pants to hem.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:51 PM   #124
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Babetoo, this is Mom speaking. You may not buy any more fabric until you get all of those blasted pants hemmed. ;)
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Old 03-12-2011, 12:11 AM   #125
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It took me a while but I finally got pictures of my needlework.
Medtran, that is so beautiful. My Mom did petite pointe and I have some of her work but it is packed away. If I find it soon I will post pictures. She would have loved your work.

Tinlizzie, your rock work is incredible! Thank you for sharing!

I am still working on my crochet, but my arthritis has been hitting my hands quite badly these days....and I have been been playing with mushrooms! But I have to get at least one of the afghans completed by next weekend so I need to get working on them.
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Old 03-12-2011, 07:27 AM   #126
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It took me a while but I finally got pictures of my needlework.

Cluny Tapestry - Sense of Hearing about 5x6 inches, 40 stitches per square inch


William and Mary tapestry - 40 count


Rug about 10x12, it was either 24/25 count, don't remember exactly.
How beautiful these are! It must be highly satisfying to finish such demanding projects, with results like these.
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:12 PM   #127
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Babetoo, this is Mom speaking. You may not buy any more fabric until you get all of those blasted pants hemmed. ;)
lol, i am the queen of putting things off. but will stay out of joannes fabric til i finish current project and the dreaded pants.
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:24 PM   #128
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lol, i am the queen of putting things off. but will stay out of joannes fabric til i finish current project and the dreaded pants.
Trust me, you'll be so proud of yourself. I once had a pile of needlepoint and crewel finished pillow tops that I made the rule that I couldn't start anything new until ALL of those projects were finished and turned into usable pillows.

It was a wonderful feeling when they all were done.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:38 PM   #129
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Medtran, if I didn't have arthritis I would take this up just based on your pictures. How very beautiful those are. They must take forever.
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Thanks all, I think they are gorgeous too and I love stitching them. You can kind of just zone out because you HAVE to concentrate on what you are doing and everything else just kind of fades out. I have no idea how long they take since I just work on them sporadically but I worked on the big rug for over a year and I've been working on the Cluny for over a year.

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