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Offline Dave Otto

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2019, 12:40:02 AM »
Beautiful work Jo!

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2019, 01:20:37 AM »
Jo,
That's some beautiful work there. Also reminds me of my dear departed mom. Including cross stitch, embroidery and quilting. Its a gift, I can make an engine but all I can do with a thread and needle is to reattach a button.
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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2019, 08:03:05 AM »
Thanks Guys.

I have just set up to do the next one the family of deer or as I call them: my beetroot eaters  :Mad:

If your partners (or you yourself  :) ) do embroidery or cross stitch you will know that it takes a lot of preparation before the machining stitching can start: There is the preparation of the material by over stitching the edges, then finding and marking the centre, mounting squarely on the jig. Nothing is as simple as it first seems.. the working surface are wound onto the jig so that they are protected (and it means any dropped needles are caught   ;) ) and all unused/worked surfaces have to be carefully protected from dirt.

Preparing to do this is a bit like preparing to make a model engine. The main difference is one must always wash, wash and then wash ones hands again (especially if you have just come in from the workshop  :embarassed: ) before starting.

For now it must be workshop time  :cartwheel:

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2019, 08:10:51 AM »
I like Sonia's the Le Mans X stitch Mike, I can appreciated how much she would have enjoyed doing that sitting listening to the roar of the cars going by 8)

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2019, 12:34:26 PM »
Beautiful work there Jo

Linda does water colours and some tapestry work, with a dash of encaustic work thrown in

Her comment was the embroidery work is superb

You can give the pencils out in class tomorrow  :Jester:

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2019, 05:43:51 PM »
Thanks Stuart & Linda  ;) I had to look up encaustic it was a new one on me.

There seems to be a lot of things to do once retired. On a Monday I go walking with a group in the village and they have been telling me about the huge number of activities, artistic endeavours etc that are locally available. It is beyond me how any of us ever had time for work  :hellno: .

I have to be careful they have already nabbed my Monday & Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoon with non model making activities :facepalm: .... I really could do with at least 8 days in a week to allow for a bit of gardening and the necessary playing in the workshop time :thinking:

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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2019, 08:50:24 PM »
And let's not forget that retirees don't get weekends off AND no holidays.  :ROFL: :ROFL: :lolb: :lolb: :cartwheel: :cartwheel:
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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2019, 08:53:47 PM »
And let's not forget that retirees don't get weekends off AND no holidays.  :ROFL: :ROFL: :lolb: :lolb: :cartwheel: :cartwheel:
I go by the assumption that EVERY day is a holiday weekend day!   :Lol:

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2019, 11:22:18 PM »
Hi Jo,
 Very very nice! SWMBO also gives it :ThumbsUp:

You won’t to be careful with all these extra curricular activities....... you may won’t to go back to you know we’re for a rest!

I do like the hi tech extensions on the frame you are using.

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2019, 08:12:46 AM »
Thanks Kerrin,

I do like the hi tech extensions on the frame you are using.

:embarassed:

I would prefer something  made in the brown stuff but  :paranoia:

Jo
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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2019, 08:32:04 AM »
Jo

Linda has a question for you

Are these your own design ? Or are they published overlays or transfers

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2019, 08:48:55 AM »
Morning Linda ( & Stuart), these are commercial designs by a Dutch designer - Thea Gouverneur. I find most cross stitch kits a bit too quick to do  :facepalm: Some are fast but fun like my Pooh cushions.

Some of the ladies on a Friday do Xstitch kits that are transfers but these are just find the centre and count the stitches out as you do them on the patterns. If you go wrong it doesn't work  :hellno:

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2019, 09:48:14 AM »
Hello Jo

This is Linda Thanks for the info they are lovely.I love the cushions, I love Winnie The Pooh.

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2019, 11:35:32 AM »
It is not the first time you post needlework here, as far as I remember ….  :thinking:

Nice work Jo  :praise2: and I can see that the patterns looks like the ones I remember my Grand Mothers using - is the notation an International standard ?

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Re: Not a model engine
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2019, 12:34:39 PM »
For me cross stitch would be a lot harder than machining.  Very impressed.