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  • #13618

    Andrea Wood
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    I know very little about photography but one of my daughters is quite good and I hope to get her to take some pattern cover shot photos for me in the future. It may be pretty far in the future though as she has four children ranging in age from almost 7 to 5 months. Needless to say, she’s kinda busy these days. LOL! In the meantime, I think I’m going to get a bigger photo cube. The one I have is fine for one doll, but once you get two or more, especially with props, it’s just too cramped.

    #13617

    Peggy Stuart
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    Rich and cool! I love Palette! Yes, you said you thought the photos were stunning. I use my quilting design wall as a background and then use Photogene’s Vignette and Blur functions to change the focus. I think it helps focus the eye. I’m learning a lot about photography.

    #13616

    Andrea Wood
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    Me too! I love pirates and think that will be super cute! Good to know that ebay worked to resolve your problem right away Pam!

    I have the tutorial for the Wrap Dress written but want to proof read it tomorrow when I’m fresh before I send it to you for testing. I am too tired to see mistakes at this point and would hate to have missed something obvious. Can’t wait to hear what you think of it!

    #13615

    Andrea Wood
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    Simply stunning photos and gorgeous sweaters! Vroni and Mandy are even lovelier than before! I love the rich colours on them. Also, I need to print that post out and put it with my pattern!

    Did I say they were stunning photos yet? ๐Ÿ˜€ The chair looks great too!

    #13611

    Peggy Stuart
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    I may have posted a photo that’s too big. Feel free to delete it, Maxine, if you can’t stand that much gorgeousness.

    The girls are ready to go back to school. They’re trying on their clothes for the first day, sitting and talking about the books they’re reading (Vroni’s reading about how to make quilts and the quilting tradition in the US, Mandy is reading a book about the history of the women’s movement in the US. This will be their first time to start school in Utah at the beginning of the school year with everyone else.

    They are truly best friends forever.

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    #13607

    Peggy Stuart
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    Mandy’s Gracie Cardigan is done. Here’s what I did differently:

    At โ€œKnit 21 (1st front)โ€ I placed markers after 21, 28, 40, 28 and 21 sts. Then I K the 21, slipped marker (SM) K 28 and turn. Next BO 28 as to K (removing the markers for each side of the sleeve as I came to them). Turn. Slip last st worked back onto right needle, PU one leg of 1st st BO and place it onto left needle. K2tog and K 39 sts to next marker. Repeat as for first sleeve, then K 20 sts to end.

    Next Row (WS): Work 20 sts (in other words, K3, P17), then P3tog, place marker (PM), P 37, P3tog, PM, P16, K3. (78 sts, not the 82 if worked according to the pattern)

    Next Row (RS): K to marker, remove marker, Kfb in next 2 sts, work to next marker, Kfb in next 2 sts, K to end. (Back to 82 sts).

    No holes to sew closed, no cutting yarn and rejoining. Just CO another Gracie in Cotton Candy for the Therapy Animals of Utah girl.

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    #13599

    Peggy Stuart
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    I can’t wait to see your little pirates all dressed up!

    #13598

    Pamela Elliott
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    I get confused even with a ruler on the photo! The fabric arrived this morning but I ordered two co-ordinating fabrics and they sent one and another one which doesn’t co-ordinate! They are dispatching the missing piece today though at least and they apologised. The piece they sent has skulls and crossbones on so is fun and will make a shirt on its own. They don’t seem to want it back!!

    #13597

    Peggy Stuart
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    I don’t usually buy fabric where they don’t have a ruler on the swatch showing the scale. Pirates sound like fun, though. Our dolls are big enough you can probably get away with larger-scale pirates, as long as it doesn’t look as if they had been massacred by the King’s Navy after you cut it out. Reminds me of a quilt I saw when I lived in Texas. All out of a fabric covered with lizards, snakes, armadillos, possums, etc. They called the quilt “Texas Roadkill.”
    Plaids and stripes are always suitable for boys. I have a lot of homespun, too. Pirates sound like way more fun, though.

    #13596

    Pamela Elliott
    Moderator

    What a lovely sunny set for Carter, Peggy! I miss him!
    I have bought the Genniewren pattern for the hat, shorts and shirts and am just waiting for some ebay fabric to arrive to try it out. I didn’t have any boy material in my little stash! I just hope the scale of the fabric is ok (the pattern on it which is pirates!) when it arrives. I hope it turns out as well as yours.

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