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The first working day in 2018

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Lyudmila
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The first working day in 2018

Postby Lyudmila » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:39 pm

How was your first working day this year? I mean stitch/craft-wise?
I have stitched the head and wings of the central owl. The birthday of the colleague for whom it is meant to be is on the 27th Jan. I do hope everything goes right and the owls will be completed early next week.

What have you crafted today? ;;}(
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Re: The first working day in 2018

Postby daisy_lil2000 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:13 pm

No stitching for me at the moment am full of cold which my lovely grandson gave to me when he was here last week. Gi{{
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Re: The first working day in 2018

Postby Beaj » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:49 pm

Finishing a kitten ornament for dh for Ukrainian Christmas. He's German by the way and I'm the Ukrainian.. Gi{{
I'm also working on a baby afghan for our son's...friends who are expecting their first baby..I'm 3/4 done. ;}}
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Re: The first working day in 2018

Postby Leslie » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:02 pm

So far in 2018 - not a stitch put in fabric or a seam sewn on machine ......
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Re: The first working day in 2018

Postby Lyudmila » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:24 pm

I have just finished an ornament for the tree- a tiny puppy on plastic canvas. There is a superstition that to be rich all the year one has to have at least one new ornament on one's tree every year. I made a dozen in December, but they are not mine now, so made this one for my own tree(well, my son's to be exact).

Happy stitching! Bea, do you celebrate the Ukr Christmas properly- 12 lean dishes at 7pm on the 6th Jan, preceded by a prayer and the whole family participating in Holy Supper?
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Re: The first working day in 2018

Postby Beaj » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:49 pm

Unfortunately no, there is just my sister & I, so we celebrate on the 25th. Our children are not living close by & they have their own customs with their children... @};-
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Re: The first working day in 2018

Postby Jackie » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:59 pm

What I am doing now? I am working on ''Autumn Basket'' from Ellen, backstitch times, will be completed today, I hope. BTW if you have any good video for ''french knot'', I will need it! Thank you! ;;}( &@^!
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Re: The first working day in 2018

Postby Beaj » Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:50 am

Try You Tube & check out the Colonial knot it is easier..:)
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Re: The first working day in 2018

Postby Jackie » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:54 am

Thank a bunch Beaj! I find out both and I will try both on the little flowers.
Have a good evening! ;;}( ^@%$!
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Re: The first working day in 2018

Postby Lyudmila » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:31 am

The secret of a decent French knot is to wind the thread up on the needle twice, then hold the thread on the needle with your left thumb (if you are right-handed) until the thread with the needle goes through the fabric completely and only the knot is on the surface. The places where the needle comes out and then into are very close- 1-2 threads of the fabric between the holes. Works for me. And, like swimming, with French knots you cant be taught, you can only learn. At some point you just realize (enlightenment?) how to do it. And like swimming, it cant be forgotten as it then goes automatically.
Happy stitching!

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