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  07:42:00 pm, by Airycat   , 303 words  
Categories: Work in Progress

Work in Progress Wednesday

There has been  very little needlework progress this week, or for the last few weeks, either.  My main progress has been getting my kitchen redone.

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  02:34:00 pm, by Airycat   , 561 words  
Categories: Needlework, Hand Embroidery, Stitches, TAST

Take a Stitch Tuesday Week 35

The TAST stitch this week is sheaf stitch. It's an easy stitch. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I think, maybe, I see some good ideas for this one, but since the next two weeks will be kitchen remodel turmoil, I didn't come up with much.

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  04:30:00 pm, by Airycat   , 1241 words  
Categories: TAST, Work in Progress

This Week -- TAST 34, WIPs, etc.


Unfortunately, I'm not consistent or regular about things. I think the only thing anyone can count on from me is that I'll stay up too late at night. As a result this is  a TAST, WIPW and anything else post.

Last week, after I posted my Pekinese stitch, I was looking at others' posts and realized I had not done the stitch correctly. I don't know why. I've done it many times before. I think the reason is because I did the tighter, closed version and couldn't see the loops. Then again, maybe it's just a different version. Personally, I don't believe there are any wrong stitches. As long as it looks the way I want it to, or I like how it looks, it's good

On to the pictures!

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  11:00:00 am, by Airycat   , 269 words  
Categories: Needlework, Hand Embroidery, Stitches, TAST

TAST - Week 33 - Pekinese stitch

Pekinese stitch has been one of my favorite stitches since I "discovered" embroidery in 2009. I knew only one way to do it (single row of backstitch and very loopy), though, so I was delighted to see some variations on this weeks TAST post on PinTangle.

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  04:47:00 am, by Airycat   , 287 words  
Categories: GIMP

Another Toy!

In my quest to create with GIMP, I was looking for online art sites akin to Make Your Own Kaleidoscope! OH, did I find a doozie! Instead of going back to my TAST sampler or one of my WIPs I spent the entire evening at www.mutapic.com/Mutapic_01.swf.   I have over 200 new pictures. I don't know what I'll use them all for. Maybe for more digital images.

The free version uses the included libray of starting images. The pro version would alllow me to upload my own starting images. However,I can't seem to find enough info about buying this program, since I get a 404 on one link. When I looked at the other Info page, it tells about the program, but not where to get it or how much. When I have some money to spend, I'll write to the guy and ask him about it.

Even with the free onlne version, there is a lot! There are so many variables that the resulting images are probably in the hundreds, if not more. (It's been a while since I even tried to figure out something like that!) Basically it does in a click what I oftem spend hours doing in GIMP... using modes and filters. It produces 16 pictures at once, too! One of the things I like is that by looking at the settings and the outcome, I have actually learned a bit.

Rather than try to explain, I'll just show some of my favorite pictures that came out of this program.

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