by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

8.43 x 8.31 inches, 149105 stitches. 5 hours to stitch out, not counting trouble shooting. One broken needle (my fault) and numerous shredded threads afterward. 3 Bobbin cleanings till I found a tiny, tiny stuck thread. Smooth going after that.

I sure hope my sister will like that one also

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by decojo 25 Aug 2016

Gorgeous!

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by mops Moderator 16 Aug 2016

So beautiful!! A lot of stitches but so worth the time you spend on it.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 16 Aug 2016

Thank you. True. It would have taken me lot longer to hand crochet this theme.

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by sdrise 16 Aug 2016

Beautiful!!!

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 16 Aug 2016

Thanks

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by marianb 16 Aug 2016

That's almost an Olympic Event... Love the outcome. Marian

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 16 Aug 2016

:Thank you. Not as exhausting. Ha ha

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by sandralane 16 Aug 2016

Worth the effort and problems, it is beautiful. Your sister will love it. Sandra.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 16 Aug 2016

Thank you

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by lbrow 15 Aug 2016

Beautiful, beautiful!. Worth all your problems/Lillian

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 16 Aug 2016

Thank you. Yes it was

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by pldc 15 Aug 2016

you did a terrific job, ~hugs~

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

Thank you.

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by peafarm 15 Aug 2016

I am in awe!!! 5 Hours!!!! I don't think I would have endurance for this. I was going to say I'm speechless but nope, every great adjective you can think of is what I am thinking. Masterpiece for sure. And here, I finally made myself just today stitch out a little tiger design on what will be a burp cloth or taggie blanket and it had only a little over 11,000 stitches. Tiring sitting at the machine but yes, little mischievous fairy always makes the machines stop from thread breakage or out of bobbin.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

The nice thing about FSL that it "should" stitch out once hooped without further help. I try to have not to many color changes for that reason. That frees me up to do other things like straightening out my craft room, Ha, ha.

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by shirley124 15 Aug 2016

Wow! Lovely. Hugs

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

Thanks. Love Hugs

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by lucy12345 15 Aug 2016

Magnificent, good work

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

Thank you

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by pennifold 15 Aug 2016

WOW! Angie this is absolutely stunning. I'm so glad you persevered with it and I know your Sister will be thrilled with it. Well done, my friend. Love Chris

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

Thanks Chris

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by Smokey12 15 Aug 2016

This is beautiful. As others have said, I have not ventured into anything that big yet. I thought the 75 minute one I just finished was big. I agree with you, I work on my quilts when I stitch out large designs or fsl. Fantastic work.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

Thank you. This was my first one for that large hoop. Not sure if I want to repeat it.

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by baydreamer 15 Aug 2016

Beautiful but wow that one very expensive piece of lace. If you factor in you time per hour. Just for fun , take the min. wage for where you live and multiply it my 5.

Doesn't the commercial say Priceless !

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

My selling days are over, so I do it for the pure enjoyment of creating. For many years I owned a yarn shop and learned then, that I barely or never made the minimum wage knitting for a customer.

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by sonjapotgieter 15 Aug 2016

Beautiful!!!

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

Thank you

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by pennyhal2 15 Aug 2016

That is a great stitchout! I don't know if I have the patience that you have. I've often thought of moving my machine to where I could watch tv while stitching. What inspired you to take on such a wonderful project?

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

I got hooked on FSL once I did my first angel. This has been one of the biggest projects I have done. Sister wanted window decorations and I fell in love with this design. I usually sew at the same time since I am lucky enough to have 2 machines side by side.

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by michemb 15 Aug 2016

very nice

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

Thank you

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by carolpountney 15 Aug 2016

Beautiful she sure will like it

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 edited 15 Aug 2016

Thank you. I sure hope so after all that.

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by noah 15 Aug 2016

She will love it IDO hugs

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

Ha, ha She better.

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by laffma1 15 Aug 2016

It's gorgeous! Sorry you had so much difficulty during your stitchout, but it was time well spent. Great result.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

You are right. The end result was worth it.

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by asterixsew Moderator 15 Aug 2016

An amazing piece of work

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

Thank you

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by dragonflyer 15 Aug 2016

Nicely done! I, too have this design, but have not ventured into stitching it yet...nice to see it done! Great job!

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

Thank you.

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by basketkase 15 Aug 2016

Wow, this is gorgeous.......loving the border color.......very complimentary to the design......

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

Thank you.

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by zoefzoef 15 Aug 2016

149105 stitches ! I think I never sewed a design with that many stiches ! ...5 hours.. did you stay all the time close to the machine ?... But for sure the result is super !! your sister will love it... and maybe ask for one more.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

Oh yes I stayed close to the machine. That Baby knows when I step away and will get into mischief. Partly I was sewing on the current quilt.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 15 Aug 2016

Oh! I thought I was the only one who's machine only acted up when you were out of the room.

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by tlp22 15 Aug 2016

Gorgeous! Where did you get the design? Was there a smaller version? I did an afghan for my daughter years ago with a filet crochet design similiar to this.What a treasure.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

The design is from ALINALIN and yes it is available in smaller versions. It is then done in different files and the borders get sewn on. I think this is the first time I used this large hoop. BTW it is $ 1.00 right now at Secretsof

tlp22 by tlp22 15 Aug 2016

Thanks!!!!

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by glob69 15 Aug 2016

Very pretty! Wow, 5 hours. You must really love your sister. I now that she will be delighted with it. Great job! hugs

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

Yes I do and I am so looking forward to seeing my siblings at the end of the month

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by hairgoddess1 15 Aug 2016

Very Nice!! I love doing freestanding lace type projects.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Aug 2016

My favorite thing to do while sewing or cleaning my craft room. A never ending project.

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