by mops 02 Dec 2020

I was asked to add something nice to the Christmas present for the over 75s in our church. I said I had made FSL bookmarks in the past. Showed one and then they told me they needed 36, but as I was one of the over 75s 35 would suffice.

Delivered them this morning and forget to take a picture of the lot.
Here is a picture of the variations I made. Added a narrow white ribbon (8" doubled) through the loop.
The total stitch count added up to 350.000 and I had the machine set to the lowest speed (400 st per minute) as the gold thread breaks at high speed.

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by toogie 09 Dec 2020

You must have the patience of a saint, as they say! Thirty five?...would that be about 10,000 stitches each? WOW! They look marvelous and know the recipients will be thrilled. What size are they? Neat work!

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mops by mops 10 Dec 2020

Thank you. They are 2.06" x 3.84" You could just get two in a 100x100 hoop if you turn one upside down.

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by virginiamaxwell 06 Dec 2020

Thank you so much for that, can I buy them any way? Thanks Virginia

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asterixsew by asterixsew 06 Dec 2020

The projects area of the site is for Cuties to show photos of the work we have completed. The site covers people from all over the world. The only designs that are available here are the designs that you can buy either by being a member and then you can download everything while your membership lasts or you can buy individual designs. All the work in this the projects area is from many different sites including Cute. I am sure that there will be sites selling similar designs to these. Apologies if I have said something that your already aware of

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by virginiamaxwell 06 Dec 2020

HI I am a long time member but I do not know how to put your beautiful crosses in my basket. Please help me Thank Virginia

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mops by mops 06 Dec 2020

I am sorry, but you can't put it in your basket as this is not a design to download but a picture of a project.

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by asterixsew Moderator 03 Dec 2020

Well Martine I hope the 35 appreciated your great work. These are beautiful and I admire your patience at accepting such a time consuming project

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mops by mops 03 Dec 2020

It was more a question of me and my big mouth :) I know there are quite a few grey heads but that are the ones that come to church and I forgot there are far more house bound...

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by bevnorris 02 Dec 2020

I wish I could give you more stars for this project so willingly executed! I am sure there is a new page in your book in Heaven!!

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mops by mops 03 Dec 2020

Thank you!

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by robertahilde 02 Dec 2020

They will be treasured. Love the gold trimmings and the sparkling designs.

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mops by mops 10 Dec 2020

Thank you.

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by rescuer Moderator 02 Dec 2020

They are lovely!
That many stitches at that slow speed would have me crossing my eyes or needing tooth picks to keep my eyes open. I've done large lots before. If only we could leave the machine and trust it would be good...

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mops by mops 03 Dec 2020

Problem with my 4-needle is that it does neither warn nor stop when a bobbin runs out. And of course it does, half way #5. I digitised an automatic stop before colour 2, should have made one after cross #4. Will do next time.

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by pennyhal2 02 Dec 2020

What a wonderful project! I'm sure the recipients wll appreciate them! My neighbor makes her own Christmas cardsI I made several of Sonia's Christmas Angel for her and her prayer group. Looking at yours, I should have put a loop on the top! Did you add the loop or did it come with the design? Guess a little glue/ribbon would work.

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mops by mops 03 Dec 2020

I digitised the design, loop included. The loop is made by the first 50 stitches or so, that way it is not only nicely secured but I can also easily skip it if I would like to embroider it on fabric.

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by sebsews 02 Dec 2020

Beautiful and you are so kind to make these for your church. I love the added gold.

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mops by mops 03 Dec 2020

Thank you, I like the gold too, gives a bit of glitter.

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by basketkase 02 Dec 2020

Stunning, Martine!

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mops by mops 03 Dec 2020

Thank you.

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by pennifold 02 Dec 2020

These are all gorgeous Martine. I was thinking of doing something similar, but my “best” machine is in having a good service!!! I’ve got my Brother packed away too as I’ve got my Ladies luncheon on Monday, so the house is getting ready for that. So that means a neat and tidy back back sewing room!!! Your recipients will love these. Love Chris

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 02 Dec 2020

I'm looking forward to see your lunch settings!

mops by mops 03 Dec 2020

Thanks. Have a lovely lunch. I can't wait to see your table in all its glory!

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by jenne 02 Dec 2020

these are beautiful.

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mops by mops 03 Dec 2020

Thank you.

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by sewpam 02 Dec 2020

Beautiful Bookmarks!! The gold was an excellent choice.

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mops by mops 03 Dec 2020

Thank you.

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by sonjapotgieter 02 Dec 2020

Beautiful Crosses!!!Well done!!

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mops by mops 03 Dec 2020

Thank you.

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by worthy 02 Dec 2020

Those are beautiful and with different designs so they are individual. I agree with the others each will be lovingly received.

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mops by mops 02 Dec 2020

Thank you.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 02 Dec 2020

Love your bookmarks. Now we need to make one for you. After making 35 I am sure you are tired of them. That would happen to me. Well done 😊

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mops by mops 02 Dec 2020

I could get 7 in one hooping, but after a mishap with the third lot (which I had to throw away) I did not dare leave the room and then it became quite boring:)

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 02 Dec 2020

I've had that problem too. Throwing it away is the only solution to that problem.

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by 02kar Moderator 02 Dec 2020

They are lovely and I know the 35 recipients will be smiling as they receive their gift. I hope you managed to make yourself something nice too.

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mops by mops 02 Dec 2020

Thank you. I hope they smile - and use them.

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by ewaileon1 02 Dec 2020

Piekne

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mops by mops 02 Dec 2020

Thank you.

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by gerryvb 02 Dec 2020

you did a lovely job, it's a lovely present.

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mops by mops 02 Dec 2020

Dank je.

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by noah 02 Dec 2020

Love them and so will all the people that recieve them:):)Hugsxx

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mops by mops 02 Dec 2020

Thanks, I hope so.

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