Gardenia Bonsai

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Gardenia Bonsai

by Jess03 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:11 am

I thought about puting up my SAL after catching up and reading everyone elses, but there are so many!! :lol: And they're all very gorgeous, so I thought what the hey I'll just post mine now hehe

So this is my main "big" but not very big project. It is my first proper one I would say seeing as before I have only ever done cards or freebie magazine ones.
I was also abit adventurous as it is done on linen and not aida, but I think I'm managing ! :lol:

So this is the cross stitch: it is called "Gardenia Bonsai" and here is what it should look like finished:
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And this is my progress as of 18th July 08:
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I have added to it since then, but will post my next pic up soon ^^
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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by charmagne_capalad » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:21 am

This is nice! :applesauce: ...and I admire you for doing it on linen! :applesauce: I've not yet tried it...only used aida eversince I started (10 yrs. now). :)

I've just visited your site and love your projects...love your Purrfect Partners...I like Margaret Sherry designs...so far, I have done 3 of her cat designs... (((but of course...butterflies tops my list of favorites...hehe :lol: ))))

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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by Rose » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:33 am

Oh wow this is really pretty. I love the color you have chosen to stitch it on.

Brave girl for stitching in linen. 20+ years and I still have not tried any evenweave or linen. I only do aida and waste canvas.

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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by ~threadbear~ » Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:42 am

It's really lovely! :applesauce:
I really am in awe of you going onto linen as well. I had a go at some linen, but had to put it aside for awhile as I can't see the holes properly and it's so uneven (to what I'm use to).
I'm going to work my way up to another attempt by going through some evenweaves first.
Did you find it difficult to get going on this fabric or has it just been fairly straight forward to you? At anyrate, I take my hat off to you.

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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by Serinde » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:07 am

Good for you. This is going to be lovely, and you have made a good start.

Linen isn't difficult! And with your young eyes, seeing it properly won't be a problem either. Long may you experiment with fabrics -- there are bunches of wild and wacky things out there.
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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by Jilly » Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:59 am

That is a lovely design, linen is perfect for it :D
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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by xstitch sue » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:21 am

:applesauce: Well done you at using linen, I still havn't been brave enough, this is a beautiful design, look forward to watching this grow

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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by Mabel Figworthy » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:58 am

Such a beautiful, delicate design -- linen is just perfect for it! It'll be lovely to see this one grow; I hope you'll enjoy every stitch of it :-)
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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by benceagi » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:15 am

That's a beautiful project, good luck with it.

I don't find stitching on linen difficult at all - but then I started cross stitch on evenweave, since that is traditional cloth for Hungarian folk patterns. I would recommend everyone to try it out... For some patterns it adds an extra effect, I believe.
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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by snickers » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:24 pm

very elegant,I find my stitching takes twice as long on linen,I guess it's the counting that takes the time and I should put my glasses on :shock: looking forward to more pics.
 
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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by coffee_freak » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:43 pm

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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by sammy_v » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:04 pm

:applesauce: This is a beautiful design, ur doign a great job. Well done. :applesauce:
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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by Busy_B » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:19 pm

Beautiful pattern! This will be a fun one to watch! Hope you enjoy stitching it.
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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by Daesania » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:25 pm

Lovely pattern, looks great!
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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by mags » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:44 pm

Beautiful design - I look forward to watching your progress :D
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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by quirkyk » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:08 pm

love that design! And kudos to you on going for the linen!!! Can't wait to see more progress..looking awesome so far though :)
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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by nicgoss » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:22 pm

Can't wait to watch the progress on this one. Make sure you keep us updated - we're an impatient bunch! :shock: :D
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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by Jess03 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:24 pm

Thank you all for the comments, nice to be sharing my WIP with like minded people :D My mum actually thought aida was a company name when I first told her about it :lol:

I'm enjoying using linen, my only problem is that it's taking so long to do because of the extra counting >.< But I'm getting the hang of it. Also makes it useful that I love the design (have always had a passion to create oriental themed cross stitch pieces! :D)

Charmagne; I love your website also, can tell that you're a butterfly fan! :D Which 3 MS designs have you done? I love the cuteness and humour in her designs ^^
ThreadBear; I did make a major mistake when I first tried it. The instructions that came with it confused me slightly and I didnt notice that you have to stitch over 2 holes until a whole row of stitching!! :doh: :lol: Good thing that I looked up stitching on linen after I thought it looked abit strange heh
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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by charmagne_capalad » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:51 pm

Jess03 wrote:Charmagne; I love your website also, can tell that you're a butterfly fan! Which 3 MS designs have you done? I love the cuteness and humour in her designs ^^


Hi, Jess! Thanks for visiting my site...I am really a butterfly fan eversince I can remember... I love seeing them fluttering by when I was just a child! :)

And as for Margaret Sherry cat designs...I did: Purr-flexed, Clever Clog Kitty and Coffee and Cuddles. The last one I had put on the SAL thread:
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...as I've made some personal additions on the background of the design.

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Re: Gardenia Bonsai

by mauveme » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:57 pm

Lovely design. Looking forward to it growing.( :oops: )
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