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    #76
    Originally posted by Mimicat View Post
    Here is my photo! Are my stitches to tight?
    Mimicat, Your stitches look great. Not too tight. No puckering that I can see. HelenW

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      #77
      Hi Rose from Philly here! I'm still waiting for my fabric to arrive, but in the meantime, I'm working on some cute Christmas embroidery. Sparkly snowpeople with crayon enhancement... and a piece from years ago... still not quilted. Alex will recognize the designs and some of the fabrics. Sorry, seems that one of the pics got turned around

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        #78
        Originally posted by sandytn View Post
        Your butterfly is beautiful. Now I am off to see difference between French Knot (which I am familiar with) and a Colonial Knot.
        Sandy, I googled how to do a Colonial Knot in hand embroidery and the video by Sarah Homphray was the easiest to learn. Mary Corbet also does an excellent job of
        demonstrating stitches. I have been binge watching Sarah Homphray Embroidery. I feel like a sponge. There is so much I don't know. HelenW
        Last edited by Helen W.; 12-17-2021, 06:59 AM.

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          #79
          Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
          Hi Rose from Philly here! I'm still waiting for my fabric to arrive, but in the meantime, I'm working on some cute Christmas embroidery. Sparkly snowpeople with crayon enhancement... and a piece from years ago... still not quilted. Alex will recognize the designs and some of the fabrics. Sorry, seems that one of the pics got turned around
          Rose from Philly, What cute snow people blocks. Is that a Crabapple Hill pattern? I did Hook, Line and Sinker but applique and by machine. Now that I am learning hand embroidery I will be going back and looking at their patterns with new eyes. HelenW

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          • Rose M. commented
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            Helen W. Yes the pattern is from Crabapple Hill. They have a gingerbread house set that is too cute and I believe they have a witch series... Just fun things !

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          Finally started

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            #81
            If all goes well this will be a new rectangular pillow for my bed. I found some felt "buttons" in my stash and decided to try out some placements inside and out of circles. See Christen Brown's photos for ideas of how to incorporate. Notice how I stored my thread- Thanks to Lilo Bowman for suggestion to use 18-count clear egg carton. Brilliant!!!
            I searched "embroidered mandalas" on Pinterest and found lots of ideas for combining and expanding the simple stitches we are learning from Alex.

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            • kemopuzzle commented
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              Great idea about the embroidered mandalas. I like how you did your background in stripes

            #82
            Some of my latest stitches

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              #83
              I made a lot of progress today while my husband had a procedure done. I definitely made it my own with my initial on it! Pleased with how the 'C' turned out.
              Carol in SW Michigan

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              • Karla W. commented
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                Wow! Looks fantastic! Love your colors!

              • Noella D. commented
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                I love your needle minder, it’s lovely! I love books too! Your letter is perfect, I will have to try something like that too if you don’t mind?

              • Helen W. commented
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                Carol G, Love the "C" initial. Beautiful stitching. HelenW

              #84
              FUN cannot adequately describe what this class is. I never knew what joy I was missing. Thank you, Alex, for introducing me to a new hobby.

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              • Helen W. commented
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                Joanne B. What thread are you using? I like how bold looking it is. Good contrast of color with the background too. HelenW

              • Joanne B. commented
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                Helen W. - I’m using some Perle cotton as well as DMC floss. Trying to stay in the same color range as background.

              • Joanne B. commented
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                Karla - Thank you so much. I’ve never done this before - soooo far out of my comfort zone - but loving every minute.

              #85
              SEW, I should be wrapping presents, but I am SEW addicted to stitching this project! Pieced my background using Moda Grunge Cotton and stitching with size 8 Presencia thread. Highly recommend Moda Grunge for embroidery. Has a shimmering/shadow-like impact. SEW far, I have stitched stem, chain, and backstitch. Can't wait to try Alex's vine with lazy daisy, French knots, and backstitch! Happy Stitching from Maryland!!

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                #86
                I renewed on 12/5/2021. I have not received a download for the two books.

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                  #87
                  I am enjoying the color play of the silk and the threads. I gathered up all my embroidery threads from the past and am incorporating them with the threads I ordered with my kit. Toni Johnson

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                  • Noella D. commented
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                    I really love your green wreath!

                  #88
                  Hi, Noella here, I am working hard on my embroidery. My hubby calls it my “aquarium” and he is not wrong. My koi (fish) is just so calmly swimming through all the embroidery stitches. I am posting a picture but I can’t watch the Friday show “LIVE”. I have an appointment during that time slot.
                  ‼️ I still have not received my stuff, ‼️but as I was looking through all the lovely works here, I see mine is not the only package held for ransom (lol) somewhere in the postal system.

                  Hopefully getting my third shot of vacine soon, this one a booster against the Omicron strain of Covid. When will it stop?

                  Open up the photo to see all the motifs and stitches done to date. I really love doing this!

                  Noella in snowy, icy Quebec.

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                    #89
                    Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                    Hi, Noella here, I am working hard on my embroidery. My hubby calls it my “aquarium” and he is not wrong. My koi (fish) is just so calmly swimming through all the embroidery stitches. I am posting a picture but I can’t watch the Friday show “LIVE”. I have an appointment during that time slot.
                    ‼️ I still have not received my stuff, ‼️but as I was looking through all the lovely works here, I see mine is not the only package held for ransom (lol) somewhere in the postal system.

                    Hopefully getting my third shot of vacine soon, this one a booster against the Omicron strain of Covid. When will it stop?

                    Open up the photo to see all the motifs and stitches done to date. I really love doing this!

                    Noella in snowy, icy Quebec.
                    Noella, in snowy icy Quebec, It is cold here in North Idaho too. 8 degrees this morning. Your silver lining in the Aquarium
                    project is that it is turning out fabulous. Just think if the postal system had not ransomed your silk fabric, your Koi fish would
                    not be swimming in your beautiful stitches. Love how you are just playing add on, and the bubble circles give you a great
                    place to add more stitches that Alex is teaching. So much fun. HelenW

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                      #90
                      Originally posted by MSHendel View Post
                      If all goes well this will be a new rectangular pillow for my bed. I found some felt "buttons" in my stash and decided to try out some placements inside and out of circles. See Christen Brown's photos for ideas of how to incorporate. Notice how I stored my thread- Thanks to Lilo Bowman for suggestion to use 18-count clear egg carton. Brilliant!!!
                      I searched "embroidered mandalas" on Pinterest and found lots of ideas for combining and expanding the simple stitches we are learning from Alex.
                      Peg, Love your background with the different width stripes. Very pretty. Great ideas for thread storage and to google embroidered mandalas. I will do that so I can get some variations. I am posting from North Idaho. Where are you from? HelenW

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                      • Peg commented
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                        New Hampshire

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