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Old 06-16-2016, 12:49 PM   #601
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I like an art journal. I also work on my camping stuff.

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Old 06-16-2016, 12:54 PM   #602
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The petit point takes forever to do. I think I spent about a year and a-half on my Cluny tapestry reproduction. I have a feeling the Heriz rug I'm working on will take that long if not longer, as one of the reasons I got the Cluny finished was when I had to have emergency surgery and spent several days in the hospital beforehand, then after and a couple of weeks recuperating before I was allowed to go back to work. I worked on the petit point a lot during that time. I worked on the rug last night for about an hour and a-half and maybe got 1/2 sq inch done.
I miswrote earlier. It's 42 stitches equals 1 inch linear. So there are 1,764 stitches per square inch. I doubt I even got 1/2 square inch done thinking about it. You stitch blocks of the same color, starting with the light colors and progressing through to the darkest, so it's really hard to figure out how much you've done square inch wise.
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:55 PM   #603
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:05 AM   #604
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I decided to do a small petitpoint project that I intend to give as a gift. Took me a while to get started on it, but I finally did about 10 days ago and have finished the design, now just need to fill in the background. It will either be a picture or a pillow depending on the recipient's choice. It's a surprise for the person.

The "sparkles" are flash back from the camera flash.

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Old 01-07-2017, 11:51 AM   #605
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That's really pretty, med.
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:57 AM   #606
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How pretty, medtran!
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Old 01-07-2017, 01:42 PM   #607
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That really is pretty, but OMG, those are tiny stitches.
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Old 01-07-2017, 02:11 PM   #608
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Thanks ladies. I thought it was a pretty design. There are either 40 or 42 stitches per linear inch, which equals out to a bit over 1700 per square inch for the 42. I forgot what count of silk gauze I bought.
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:54 AM   #609
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Two Christmas's ago, Poo bought me a nice comfortable chair to sit in so I could do my sewing while watching TV. I even bought a swing arm floor lamp so it would shine down on my work. Before I could even get to really enjoy it, Pirate showed up at my door. And here he is still. I have yet to take out my needlework. And he has yet to give up the chair and stand all the time.

This is a studio apartment. It is one of the bigger ones. But it is a studio nonetheless. There simply isn't room for another big piece of furniture. But I just got a light at the end on the tunnel. Pirate has found out he is sixth on the list for his own housing. Hopefully he will be gone by Spring. By then I will definitely need a new chair. But that is fine with me. As long as I know he has moved out. And then I can get back to my needlework.
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I couldn't look at everyones side jobs, but I did make it through about half the posts. Everyone is so brilliant, loved all the pictures! I was re-creating all things that needed to be done prior to the 1600's, then lost all my equipment (Medtran- loved your unicorn piece-I was tempted to paint one of the unicorn tapestries on the floor cloth of my medieval tent, but such a huge job, never got to it yet).
Slowly starting back up side jobs. My shrinky dink sheets made it through the fire, so I was making keychains and ornaments; beard balm, bath soak, block carving; next up will be making a new (simple) quilt, and possibly calligraphy since someone gave me supplies :)
So old recreations I use to do were simple clothing, turnshoes, soap, dental powder, lip and skin balm, pewter casting, blacksmith, chronicler, seasoning mixes, mead, beer, jewelry, weaved cord and trim, games, veil pins, embroidery, blackwork, and possibly a handful of stuff I cannot even think of atm.
My main thing has been cooking, though, I had written a couple cookbooks, mainly for personal use, and I need to make another book specifically for my husband (homemade rice-a-roni, goulash, beard oil).
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