Ursula

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You do magnificent work!  Your package came yesterday, I have added  
pictures of it to the page with Christine's badges:
http://www.ickes.us/machine-embrodiery/christines-badges
(bottom of the page)

I am so impressed! What a thoughtful and beautiful TY gift, I will  
treasure it always (although I may not stick pins in it, it's too  
lovely to risk damaging.)

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


Re: Ursula
On 2/19/2014 9:55 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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So very beautiful! What a special gift!

Re: Ursula
On 2/19/2014 6:55 PM, BEI Design wrote:
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How lovely that is!  I thought maybe to put on the Xmas tree rather than  
stick pins into it.  At any rate, it's very special.
--  
Joanne
stitches @ singerlady.reno.nv.us.earth.milky-way.com
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Re: Ursula
Pogonip wrote:
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Great idea!  Yes, that is what I will do with it.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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Oh dear, see me blushing poppy red of sheer joy and embarrassment, too. I'm  
obviously not used to praise but like it a lot. And I'm glad that you,  
Beverly, like my gift so much.

U.  


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Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Ursula, you are much too modest and underrate your own skills.  I am  
seriously impressed with the embroidery on the pincushion.  Is that  
couching on the reverse?  Tiny, little, very even stitches.  Lovely!

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



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Uh, I'm outing myself as a total ignoramus: What is couching? For the  
writing on the back I used just a plain ordinary backstitch. I found that  
most useful for 'writing' embroidery. If I take the stitches small enough, I  
don't even have to mark what I write before I embroider. And if you take a  
really close look at it, it's not so even as it seems at first sight, which  
is due to the fact that the stitches have to match the outlines. I don't  
complain about that, though, I just mention it.

U.  


Re: Ursula
Ursula Schrader wrote:
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Remember, there are no stupid questions.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Couching

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My mistake, and your stitches are very fine. I probably should have  
got my magnifying glass out, before posing the question.  :-}

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us



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Interesting idea! Never thought of that. I hope the colours will match the  
general scheme then. ;-)

U. - thank your for your praise!  


Re: Ursula
Ursula Schrader wrote:
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My christmas tree collection is very eclectic.  We have, for over 50  
years, collected bits and pieces (shells, keychains, kitsch  
souvenirs) from every special occasion and travel, and everything  
goes on the tree (almost...the tree was very full this year).  All  
ornaments are stored in tiny individual boxes with date and place  
collected.  Your lovely pincushion will have a place of honor.

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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You know, I had the entire day to think about what made me happy about the  
whole affair. Your praise and appreciation are very welcome as in 'finally  
somebody recognizes my true value', true (long story, I think I mentioned  
part of the private crisis in the last mail before the arrival of the gift).  
But what really makes me happy is that it makes you happy. And I'm glad of  
that as it shows me that I made a progress in my personal development in the  
last 20 or so years (which, one might think should only be a matter of  
course but which isn't at all, if you care to take a look around in this  
world). I used to be a pretty egoistic kid/youth, and at one point in my  
life I became aware of that and thought that I didn't want to be so. (Don't  
worry, I'm not on the self-denial trip, just looking for a healthy balance.)  
;-)

U.  


Re: Ursula
Ursula Schrader wrote:
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I know you have stress in your life, and about that I am truly  
sorry.  My posting publicly was a deliberate endeavor to let this  
group *of your friends* know how much I appreciated and admired your  
workmanship, and by linking to the pictures to let everyone her see  
just how good your work is.   I often have to bite my fingers when  
you write here, because you devalue your sewing skills, and I am  
fairly certain, based on things Kate has written, that your skills  
are pretty darned good.  I suspect that someone in your life is  
undermining you, and that makes me very sad.

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And it did make me happy!  So be happy!  :-)

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"You are never too old to become younger!"
? Mae West

Beverly  


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Hello Beverly, just thought I should at least write a short note in reply of  
your kind words. I'll get back to you Sunday night or Monday since I'll  
leave soon, a visiting some friends in Bremen for the weekend. Have a good  
one, buy,

U.  


Re: Ursula
Le 20/02/2014 03:55, BEI Design a écrit :
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It's lovely as are the badges of course.


--  
Claire in Montreal FRANCE
www.claireowenperso.free.fr

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Oh yes, the badges are great, although we never sewed them on anything yet.  
However, the room sign or what it's called is on DD's door at all times.  
Since our door handles are a bit different from American ones, the lovely  
item would have been crushed in the door all the time. So I used a little  
tack, put in the top of the door, and now the sign is hanging suspended by  
fishing line in the middle of the door.

U. - uh, and thanks for your praise.  


Re: Ursula

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Oh Beverly, don't worry about damaging it, the fabric very forgiving.  
However, I fully appreciate the compliment. ;-)

You really made my day, I find, since your praise means a lot to me. And I  
must admit that the object looks a lot better on your pictures than on mine.  
And I had probably looked too long at the unfinished item. Thank you!

U. -  


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Ursula Schrader wrote:
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I'm thinking I will find some beautiful glass-headed pins, and put  
just a few in it, the better to define what it is when hanging on  
the tree. ;-)

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I appreciate the trouble you went to, to create the perfect gift. My  
goodness, three iterations...!  :-O

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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Nah, I don't suffer from OCD, not the least... ;-)

U.  


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Ursula Schrader wrote:
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I don't either.  The fact that I ripped out some of the  
top-stitching on the newest apron twice was just a matter of...  oh,  
I don't know,...  something else.  :-}

--  
Beverly
http://www.ickes.us


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