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Re: On The Edge

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:19 am
by blackmageheart
Well...I couldn't really say. But I bought this particular 310 cone for last year's charity quilt (one of my pieces had a fully black background) and I'd say I've used about 3/4 of the cone now. :cool:

Re: On The Edge

Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:36 pm
by merrywether
I have been cross stitching forever and this is the first I have heard of floss on cones :shock: I am not sure how I have not run across them in my search for supplies. I just did google search and found them on 123stitch.com http://www.123stitch.com/DMC_Six_Strand ... Cones.html

Re: On The Edge

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:49 am
by Ishtar
This is going to be fantastic loafoftoast. Can't wait to see more :good:

Also, cones of floss? You would need to go through a lot to need that much =s

Re: On The Edge

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:05 am
by Yurtle
I saw something similar that people at a craft show used with an embroidery machine. They were giving them away at the end of the night but it looked more like twine than floss. It's a shame I recently got rid of them. I don't think they were DMC though so I probably wouldn't have used them anyway.

Re: On The Edge

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:29 am
by loafoftoast
Those cones things sound awesome! I've never seen them in person though, I'll have to check around and see what I can find... sadly, even if I find them, they won't help me for this project. I've already bought 10 skeins of 939.

So I started the sky a couple days ago.... here's what I've got done.
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Re: On The Edge

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:54 am
by loafoftoast
New update! Started on the orange bits. Not sure about the darker colour, but I'll stick to it since it looks right in the skein with the others.

Also, I have colour ADD. I've been bouncing around between the oranges and the blues at least twice a day.
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Re: On The Edge

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:57 am
by blackmageheart
Looking good!
loafoftoast wrote:Also, I have colour ADD. I've been bouncing around between the oranges and the blues at least twice a day.
I think that's perfectly normal, especially when there's big blocks of one colour. It gets kinda boring after a while and changing colour breaks the tedium (and keeps the motivation up more!) :D

Re: On The Edge

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:05 am
by La Ptite Bete
It turns out great... what fabulous colors !!!
And it's more than twice bigger than my so-big project... wow. :clapping:

Re: On The Edge

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:36 am
by loafoftoast
Just wanted to let everyone know that I haven't stopped working on this. (and wanted to break up today's spam-tastic marathon)

I'm at over 19000 stitches and will be posting a new picture once I get to 20%. Sadly, I wanted to reach this mark last week and ran into computer crashing issues and life. :glare: Hopefully the next 10% doesn't take quite as long.

Re: On The Edge

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:00 pm
by funkymonkey
Looking great, keep it up! :good: