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Embroidery update...

I know it's been a while, both in terms of general updating and embroidery updating, but I was too bloody tired last week to do much of anything. Weekend was mostly spent tidying and subsequently slobbing around; we watched This is England last night, which was interesting.

Anyway. Since installing (both physically and computer-wise) the new printer, I no longer have enough room to scan my embroidery, so I've had to take photographs instead. In retrospect I probably should have done this in the first place, because it's quicker, though loses some detail...


I've just finished that bright green you can see down the bottom. I had done some dark brown before this but the change was minimal, and I accidentally deleted the pictures. ;)

The wedding photos are finally uploaded and put on a CD to sent to my mum, and Paul will put them on Facebook later. I shall also put a selection on Flickr.

Nowt else to report.


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Sep. 28th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I love this... I'd like to try something like that to hang on my wall. Where'd you get the pattern, or did you design it yourself?
Sep. 29th, 2009 09:30 am (UTC)
My mum bought it as a kit years ago from Readicut - I mean literally years. I was somewhat obsessed with unicorns as a kid so I was probably... 12 or so when this was bought? My mum couldn't manage it with her eyesight so I inherited it and decided to start it whilst I was off with my broken foot. (If you click my 'craftiness' tag you can see the progress. :D)

You can download the pattern online (which I had to do having lost my thread-matching key somehow -a long and complicated story) for about £4.50, but you need to buy the threads separately these days as the kit has been discontinued.

After I've finished this I've got a Chinese fan kit to do (which is a lot smaller but contains GOLD THREAD!), and I've got some Christmas decorations to stitch, too, but those should be a bit easier. :)

I find the process of concentrating on something that close-up (and also the regularity of the action) quite therapeutic and calming. Plus there's the bonus of the "I MADE THIS!" outcome. :)

Go to www.readicut.co.uk if you want a look. They often have some good deals in the 'Offers' section on craft stuff, too...
Sep. 29th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
It's a nice company; I used to get their print catalogue and liked their stuff a lot.

And yeah, when I started doing cross-stitch this summer after an interval of maybe ten years, I found it unbelievably therapeutic. We were watching the complete box set of Babylon 5 at the time, and I found that I really enjoyed sewing while watching something...
Sep. 29th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
I've kickstarted listening to music regularly (excluding MP3-player on the way to work, anyway) whilst doing mine. :) I've been enjoying watching this one grow...
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