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Hi from Bonny Scotland

by coucoubebe » Mon May 25, 2009 11:50 am

Hi

I started cross stitching about 25 years ago now, but have not done any for some time. I have one to finish, but to be honest, it is of an owl and almost every thread is the same colour. It is counted cross stitch and when I get it out, it takes me so long to find out where I am I tend just to put it away again, which is a shame as it is almost finished. :oops:

Nice forum here, looking forward to taking a look around.

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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon May 25, 2009 12:13 pm

Hi CouCou, and welcome to the forum! It's a shame your project is not inspiring you at the moment. Perhaps put it away for a bit and do some instant-gratification small very bright and colourful designs? If you post pictures of your owl in the SAL section we'll all encourage you, and you could decide to do, say, one block of 10x10 stitches (or whatever feels right to you) per week, or month -- that might get it finished!
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by kell » Mon May 25, 2009 12:31 pm

Hi Coucou - I'm in Scotland too! :) Welcome to the forum! :D
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by Lizzy » Mon May 25, 2009 12:32 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum. :D
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by Serinde » Mon May 25, 2009 12:51 pm

Welcome from the West, too. :P

Sorry you are having trouble finishing the owl (suspect we all have projects we can't face sometimes). Mabel's idea is a good one: put up a SAL, and we will all cheer you on!
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by Busy_B » Mon May 25, 2009 1:37 pm

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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by mags » Mon May 25, 2009 1:42 pm

Hello and welcome :wave:

Sorry you are having a bit of a struggle. I have done an owl too, and I would certainly have struggled with it if I hadn't gridded my fabric. This may help you too. Here is a link to a discussion about it.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2898&hilit=gridding
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by coucoubebe » Mon May 25, 2009 3:18 pm

Wow thank you all for such a warm welcome I feel at home already. :D

For those fellow Scots, I live in Fife, just north of the Forth Road Bridge 8)

Looking forward to doing ten posts, so that I can view the gallery which will inspire me to do more I know :x:
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by coucoubebe » Mon May 25, 2009 4:04 pm

Sorry I have been doing cross stitching for 25 years now, but don't know what SAL means :thinks:
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by Midge » Mon May 25, 2009 4:06 pm

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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by coucoubebe » Mon May 25, 2009 4:10 pm

Thank you very much for that, I have been sitting here wonderin for ages :doh:
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by Wandatoo » Mon May 25, 2009 4:12 pm

Welcome from Canada!
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by Rose » Mon May 25, 2009 5:02 pm

Hello and welcomeso nice to have you join our little group we are full of encouragment. I am sure a post in the SAL section we get you stitching your owl in no time. :D

We have a post in the general section with a definition of some of the terms we use on this site if you are interested in learning what we are talking about. :wavesback:
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by coucoubebe » Mon May 25, 2009 7:05 pm

Rose thanks I will check that out, because at the moment you are all talking double dutch to me :P

I must get a pic of my owl and post it, it is in the Eva Rosenstand catalogue even today, albeit have been doing it for years now :?
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by benceagi » Mon May 25, 2009 7:49 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum. :D
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by coucoubebe » Mon May 25, 2009 8:00 pm

Thanks Agi :wink:
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by maggs » Mon May 25, 2009 8:13 pm

Heollo and welcome. :applesauce:

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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by ~threadbear~ » Mon May 25, 2009 8:18 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum. I hope to see your owl in the SAL section soon!
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by crafterglen » Mon May 25, 2009 9:36 pm

Hi, I am from California and can see the Forth Bridge from my lounge window, so you are not far away. If your owl is nearly finished just think of how much better you will feel when he is done and you can get something that you would really love to stitch, just a few stitches, you'll get there.
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Re: Hi from Bonny Scotland

by Lisa » Thu May 28, 2009 10:09 am

hey and welcome :wave:
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