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Tou's Normal WIPs

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:44 am
by TouRyuu
Hi everybody! I signed up a while ago, but just now getting around to posting.

(What is normal, anyway?! Oh well.)

Here's my current "big" project
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It's finished size will be about 4.5"x4.5" on 18ct. I can't bring myself to do cross stitch much bigger than that because I get bored easily and I feel it goes so slowly! But it's a really cute kit, I'm enjoying it a lot, and I have two more from the same set. It'll look a lot better once i can put the topstitching on it.... I plan to finish this one before Christmas this year, then do the other two for future years.

That's currently my only non-game WIP, but last year I finally finished a Crewel project I'd been picking at for several years:
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This one is much larger at about 30" tall. It was a kit my mom had given me; she doesn't really enjoy embroidery with this much freedom to the stitches. Personally, I really enjoy the freedom and result of regular embroidery, and I also love that Crewel yarn is much thicker than floss; everything goes much faster. I only wish that it was easier to find these days [emoji47] However, my mom did find some Crewel projects my great-grandmother had been working on and passed them along to me. I'll get to them someday.

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Re: Tou's Normal WIPs

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:22 am
by Firehawke
Those projects look way cool! And how neat about inheriting those projects!

Re: Tou's Normal WIPs

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:00 am
by TouRyuu
Thanks!

I've set aside the bird one for now because I have tiny a project that's a bit more urgent - but it's game themed so it's over in that section.

Unfortunately the old projects didn't come with instructions, just the stamped designs and yarn. Fortunately, they're from fairly popular kits, so I can find pictures of them online and wing it from there. Several of them are also WIP, and continuing where someone else left off isn't exactly fun. The biggest thing right now is finding the motivation to sort through it all.

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