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Original thread title is original!

New member, getting back into cross-stitching after a many-year hiatus. It's slow going, but it's fun to do again.

First thing I did was a Bulbasaur, just to see if I remembered how to take needle to aida again, and lo and behold, it was just like riding a bike. I made the pattern myself with PCStitch after grabbing a sprite off of The Shyguy Kingdom. Just a few colours, clear plastic frame that's magnetized to the fridge.
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Second was something a bit more colourful, everyone's favourite poptart-cat-space-rainbow. Took me just over a week I think, working on and off. Forgot how easily the floss knots, so my grumbles were almost as colourful as its rainbow trail. I apologize for the horrendously grainy quality of the picture, my camera refuses to take anything better of it. Got enough room on the aida for another 3, might do them and sell them or something. Need to find a bunch of small and cheap frames...
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Current project is a Charizard + Gyarados for an old friend back in Canada, for his birthday/Cmas present. Just started it today (08/10/12), so I don't really have anything to post for it. Will post an update on it in a couple days, probably. Getting all the Gyarados floss on Sunday, when Michael's is having their 25% off everything sale.

Update 08/20/12 - Charizard half of the project done, now on to Gyarados:
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Update 08/30/12 - Gyarados done.
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Update 09/06/12 - Ninetales done.
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Update 09/15/12 - Ivysaur done.
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After a couple days poking at Charizard, a (slow-ish) progress pic. Single strand, 18ct aida, while catching up with Justified. Think I'll catch up with Game of Thrones next. Apologies for the poor camera quality again, the lightning down in the basement isn't the best and flash destroys it.
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Made the pattern myself from the Black/White sprite and PCStitch.
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Looking good so far! :D
RMDC wrote:...I've been stitching at an estimated rate of almost a full BMH per day...

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Thanks BMH!

Random small sections are annoying... spent yesterday doing the black bits, still got a couple to do. But at least it's starting to look like Charizard. Sharp image with terrible flash, blurry without flash... I can't win with this camera.
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Thats coming along nicely
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Thank you!

Small update - started on a bit of the darker orange, only to find out that PCStitch or DMC lied to me. What PCStitch claimed was dark orange is in fact dark copper, and contrasts very sharply with the main orange colour. I am disappoint, and can only hope it's not as drastic in the finished product.
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Stuff like that always happens! It looks all wrong when you start out but 99% of the time it looks fine when it's done!
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There was a website a few years back that had patterns for all the Pokemon. They had one for the same Charizard you're doing that I did, except it was mirrored. If you'd like, I can send you the PDF, because it was pretty accurate for me with the colors.
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Blink190 wrote:There was a website a few years back that had patterns for all the Pokemon. They had one for the same Charizard you're doing that I did, except it was mirrored. If you'd like, I can send you the PDF, because it was pretty accurate for me with the colors.
That'll be Littlemojo's site? I remember the Charizard on her pattern being the opposite way :P

They can all be found at https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=adef20f4 ... 282822!550
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blackmageheart wrote:
Blink190 wrote:There was a website a few years back that had patterns for all the Pokemon. They had one for the same Charizard you're doing that I did, except it was mirrored. If you'd like, I can send you the PDF, because it was pretty accurate for me with the colors.
That'll be Littlemojo's site? I remember the Charizard on her pattern being the opposite way :P

They can all be found at https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=adef20f4 ... 282822!550
Ooh, they're still out there, good. I remember the site had gone down
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