by mops 09 Jul 2014

Guest towel with cross stitch border.


After digitising a design to illustrate what I was trying to say, I just had to stitch one out. I think I might delete the curls and make a number of leaves to get a nice freestanding (as opposed to part of a border) design.

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by clawton 11 Jul 2014

Love it the way it is.

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by marianb 10 Jul 2014

This is perfect, I have never thought xstitch and towels would go together so well. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us..

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mops by mops 10 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by sandralochran 10 Jul 2014

Very nice

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mops by mops 10 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by anagha 10 Jul 2014

waw..this is really beautiful..

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mops by mops 10 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by airyfairy 10 Jul 2014

Martine - this has turned out beautifully. Thank you for your help. Sarah

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mops by mops 10 Jul 2014

Thank you. My pleasure.

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by deegee 10 Jul 2014

Wow, that is really nice.

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mops by mops 10 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by highlandermom 09 Jul 2014

Gorgeous. I love it.

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mops by mops 10 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by lilylyn 09 Jul 2014

Very nice. Looks about right to me as is... Lyn

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by noah 09 Jul 2014

lovely i just love it hugs

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by lbrow 09 Jul 2014

Nice Martine, this is the kind of machine cross stitch I like. Neat and simple. why not leave the curls, and maybe add a couple of small leaves around the 2 flowers. Love it/Lillian

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mops by mops 10 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by sewilso 09 Jul 2014

This is very pretty, nice work! It just looks real to me, and the texture is very nice on the cross stich, it adds an extra dimension in my opinion.

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mops by mops 10 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by lidiad 09 Jul 2014

That's a gorgeous design, Martine!
Hugs, Lidia

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lidiad by lidiad 09 Jul 2014

P.S.: Machine cross stitch is not called cheating, it's called Modern Technology. :)
Hugs, Lidia

mops by mops 10 Jul 2014

Thanks. LOL

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by asterixsew Moderator 09 Jul 2014

I do like this design

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by sonjapotgieter 09 Jul 2014

Gorgeous

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by pennyhal2 09 Jul 2014

Nice placement on the towel and a great design!

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by teun 09 Jul 2014

Ik vind het ziet er heel mooi uit
lgr Lammy

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

Dank je, Lammy.
Fiets je de fiets4daagse dit jaar weer?

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by Leaha 09 Jul 2014

Beautiful work. :)

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by pldc 09 Jul 2014

A perfect lovely arrangement & Vicki is quite right terrific for Christmas too! ~hugs~

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by elemausi 09 Jul 2014

You are a very creativ woman, somebody speaks about crossstitch and 1, 2, 3 you have done a beautiful design on a towel. I never had in my mind to embroider crossstitch on a towel, but this looks great.

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

Thank you. Cross stitch is quickly digitised and it embroidered fast as well.

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by gerryvb 09 Jul 2014

love it, and I like the curls , well done :)

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by PatriciaVosloo 09 Jul 2014

Martine, you don't let the grass grow under your feet! All in a day's work.

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

Thank you. My father used to call me Tinus Plotseling, that in this context means more or less "at once".

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by rescuer Moderator 09 Jul 2014

I love it! Excellent work both with the design and the stitching!

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by decojo 09 Jul 2014

Very pretty design! Very nicely done!

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by dailylaundry 09 Jul 2014

Wonderful to see cross-stitch on a towel!! My new daughter-in-law does cross-stitch by hand and told me embroidery machine cross-stitch was "cheating", she was saying it in a teasing manner - so, I have decided make her something with cross-stitch ... but, the pressure is on me as I have never done cross-stitch and I want to impress her!!! LOL, Your pretty guest towel has me thinking!! Hugs, Laura*

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

Stitching it out is a piece of cake, and it is nice to see how the crosses are made. This one has some 13000 stitches, 4 colours and stitched out beautifully.
And I think it is a bit like cheating, but so is all machine embroidery.

mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

I cheated in another way too: I joined the elements in my software, so it is actually one design, no placement issues, and it easily fits my large 200x360mm hoop for the Ruby as it is 1.83"x 10.46"

dailylaundry by dailylaundry 09 Jul 2014

My new DIL is truly a sweet girl and I did understand. I plan to look through my Cross-stitch stash and find just the right design to impress her - lol!!!!!!! I have a Babylock Ellisimo Gold - so, I, also, am lucky to have a large hoop. Thanks for the info!!

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by jrob Moderator 09 Jul 2014

I opened up the pandora box of cross-stitch and you are making me re-think my position. This is simply lovely!

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

That pandora box sent me off track, I had planned some sewing :)

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by edithfarminer 09 Jul 2014

I would never have thought of using cross stitch on a towel, but really like it. Very pretty

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

The back is quite often very nice as well, which is a bonus.

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by basketkase 09 Jul 2014

So pretty and delicate looking, Martine....this looks like it could be a great Christmas border, too......

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mops by mops 09 Jul 2014

Thank you. Choosing the right reds and some yellow for the centers - I can see that. Thinner golden curls and proper leaves - even better. Another challenge I can't withstand...

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