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Re: Nordic Needle
On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 10:28:43 AM UTC-5, Joan Erickson wrote:

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ir!

Yeah, that's the thing. It cost $25 to enter projects in our fair, but the  
winner only gets $3. In years before they judged the pieces so harshly (wit
h a frickin' page of criticisms for even the winners) people got too scared
 to enter. And now no one enters. Given this I do understand why no one wan
ts to participate, but the downside is that needlearts are being lost. Last
 year I saw two quilts entered and that was it for the entire fiber art div
ision!  

Joan, I haven't posted a pic yet, but I just got that red hardanger heart f
ramed and that's one of the pieces I'm going to enter in the fair next summ
er. It turned out fabulous, but there is one tiny and obvious (to me) mista
ke in it when I did the eyelets. I decided to let it go and left it in ther
e because no one else would even notice, but I bet the judges will rip me a
 new one for the error.

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I'd never seen those so I looked them up...pretty cool! They're almost like
 mini HAEDs (Heaven and Earth Designs, full coverage projects). I'm not a H
EAD girl myself, but the bookmarks would be manageable.

On a side note: I just got a Lowery floor stand from Amazon.com and have be
en loving it...I'm still stitching away on A Wicked Plant, Maple Leaf, and  
Bird On A Nest (which I probably won't finish before death, because canvas  
work hurts my hands). What is everyone else working on?


Lowery Workstand: https://www.amazon.com/Lowery-Workstand-Side-Clamp-POWDER
/dp/B074JDPCYM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507221963&sr=8-1&keywords=
lowery+stand

A Wicked Plant: http://www.123stitch.com/item/Barbara-Ana-Designs-Wicked-Pl
ant-A-All-Hallows-Eve-Cross-Stitch-Pattern/C8809

Maple Leaf, which I'm doing in varigated silkes and a hand dyed fabric: htt
p://www.123stitch.com/item/Alessandra-Adelaide-AAN-Maple-Leaf-Cross-Stitch-
Pattern/H5575

Bird On A Nest: http://www.notyourgrandmothersneedlepoint.com/2011/07/our-b
ird-has-flown-home.html



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 On a side note: I just got a Lowery floor stand from Amazon.com and have  
been loving it...I'm still stitching away on A Wicked Plant, Maple Leaf, and  
Bird On A Nest (which I probably won't finish before death, because canvas  
work hurts my hands). What is everyone else working on?


 I got a Lowery floor stand almost 20 years ago and I still find it to be  
the one I like best of the 4 I have.  I am currently working on Dyan  
Allaire's of Kustom Krafts, Santa's Helpers.  I started it about 3 weeks ago  
and it has been slow going due to back and neck problems but weather is  
changing so soon will be time to relax a little and get some good stitching  
in.
Sharon in MN.  


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Sharon, is this the piece you're working on? I had some trouble looking it  
up, but if it's this piece I like it a lot:

http://kustomkrafts.com/shop/images/9975.jpg


I should have gotten a stitching floor stand long before now but didn't wan
t to fork out the cash. The Lowery Stand was patented over 30 years ago (in
 1986) and I think it's just too costly...with the accessories I needed it  
came to over $200. It's essential for ergonomic stitching and I'm happy to  
have it, but geez, it seems everything in the needleart hobby is way too ex
pensive. I suppose it's that way for all hobbies being that they're conside
red "luxuries." Sometimes I wonder if the exorbitant prices have contribute
d to the downfall of this art.  

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Funny side note: I want to start stitching Mirabilia's Snow Queen this wint
er and have purchased the pattern, the fabric, and the longer scroll rods..
.but I've been hesitant to buy the thread/accessory pack as it's well over  
$100.  


Snow Queen pattern: http://www.123stitch.com/item/Mirabilia-Snow-Queen-The-
Cross-Stitch-Pattern/16-1207

Fabric I've chosen: https://www.youthfulhandsneedlecrafts.com/products/lave
nder-twilight-1


I was asking my husband if maybe he'd like to get the thread pack for me fo
r  Xmas, and he said, "oh hun, Xmas is so far away, you'll probably run of  
things to stitch before then!"  

(*crickets*)

I finally managed to stammer, "thanks for your concern darlin', but I think
 I'll be ok."  

Clearly he hasn't been watching the packages arrive from 123stitch lately,  
nor has he seen my stash. If he had, he'd know I have enough stitching to l
ast me until the apocalypse!  


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Sharon, is this the piece you're working on? I had some trouble looking it  
up, but if it's this piece I like it a lot:

http://kustomkrafts.com/shop/images/9975.jpg


 That is the one.  It will be cute when finished.  Lots of confetti stitches  
but still is going to be fun.
Sharon in MN  


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On 10/8/2017 11:12 AM, sharoncapps wrote:

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Definitely cute!!!


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Re: Nordic Needle
On 10/7/2017 6:18 PM, Violet Stitches wrote:
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LOLOL!!!  Good thing they take up so little space or it would be *much*  
more noticable!!!



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On 10/5/2017 11:51 AM, Violet Stitches wrote:

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YIKES!  At least there's no cost to *enter* ours.

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I don't think there's anyone actually *knowledgable* about stitching  
doing our judging (one piece was so badly mounted there were *ripples*  
in the framed work!  I wanted to wait for the person and give them some  
pointers about mounting and framing!!!).  I always thought it would be  
helpful to know how to improve one's work but, like you said, being  
judged too harshly would definitely put a damper on the spirit of the  
competition.

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Oooo! Can't wait to see it!

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 > Lowery Workstand:  
https://www.amazon.com/Lowery-Workstand-Side-Clamp-POWDER/dp/B074JDPCYM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507221963&sr=8-1&keywords=lowery+stand

Ha!  Arliss sent me that link (what a great price!) so, on her  
recommendation, I ordered it yesterday.  Won't be here for a couple of  
weeks, which will give me a chance to finish my Victorian house.  I just  
have the lower right corner left and the stars in the sky.

I have been spending waaaaay too much on needlework things lately!!!  I  
also just yesterday ordered the frame for the Vic house.  sigh.




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On Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:28:09 AM UTC-5, Joan Erickson wrote:

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I hope you enjoy it...I just love mine. It takes a lot of tinkering/adjusting to find the ergonomic sweet spot in the beginning, so don't get frustrated. Once you get that down though, it's nothing but great stitching from then on!

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On 10/10/2017 2:21 PM, Violet Stitches wrote:

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Thanks!  I'll keep that in mind.



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Re: Nordic Needle
This is so very sad.  Somehow I had managed to drop off their mailing list, and sadly hadn't noticed.    

I'm fortunate that I have always had good needlework shops near me, but I drooled over many of NN designs.


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