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[FO] Hot off the ironing board, my second completed piece! Lots of mistakes but I learned so much. Decided to give it to my ma for her office once I get around to framing it.

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Original Poster36 points · 1 month ago

Here's the pattern. It might take someone less time to do it but I took a few breaks for a few months here and there. But the pattern is great and easy to follow. I loved doing it.

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7 points · 1 month ago

Oo! This is on my wishlist/To-Do list! It's beautiful!!

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Awesome! Thanks!

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Looks awesome! Favorited the shop to look into more later! Can I ask how many colors this piece used? I love the colors but I hate having to switch my thread too often so I avoid projects with a lot of thread changes lol

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

There's 19 colors. It's not that bad it gets a bit confetti-ish towards the top and the blended parts but it's really not that bad at all. I'm just slow. Lol

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Thanks! I was looking and the seller has the tree one with 4 leaf patterns and knowing it's only 19 colors I am totally going to buy it! I'm slow and don't like changing colors, but I think I can manage that...might take me a couple years though lol

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i’m working on my second piece now and also have made a ton of mistakes. the good thing about these pieces with scattered color is you can miscount and it will be ok because no one can tell where it was supposed to be dark red or light red.

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Original Poster9 points · 1 month ago

How's your second piece coming? That's my saving grace for this. It's easy to ignore the miscounts.

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i am almost done with the cross stitching and then there is a lot of back stitching to do.

in addition to miscounting i ended up getting some colors confused and switched two colors completely! but no biggie at least it makes it more personal.

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15 points · 1 month ago

some constructive criticism, if I may. to give it a more dimensional look replace some of the color from the tree trunk and branches and replace with color from the foliage.

this should give it a bit more depth, as if the foliage obscures the trunk and branches.

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Original Poster10 points · 1 month ago

I think there are parts that are supposed to be like that but I might have miscounted a bit so that might have been a factor. Lol. Yeah I see what you mean though.

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That is beautiful!

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Original Poster3 points · 1 month ago

Thank you!

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Oh looks awesome! 😀

r/RainbowEverything 😊

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Thanks!

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I love those vibrant colors!

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Thank you! I love it too.

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That's beautiful! I'm curious in what order you did the piece in. Well done!

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Original Poster3 points · 1 month ago

Thanks! It had 4 pages and for some reason I went 3,4,2,1 in a counter clockwise rotation. I have no idea why.

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This is SO beautiful. I absolutely adore the way that cross stitch allows for so many styles.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Thank you!

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I love this pattern. The colors are gorgeous! Congratulations on the finish :)

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Thank you!

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Well done! I finished this one myself a month or so ago!

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Thanks!

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I really, really, really like this!

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Thank you!

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Great job! It’s beautiful!

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Thank you!

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It’s still beautiful!! I need to just try a piece like this, I’ve only done little ones that I’ve made up myself.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

I recommend it. There's enough blocks of color and confetti to keep you busy. Thanks!

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So beautiful!

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Thanks!

level 1

Lovely!!

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Thank you!

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Great job! I love the colours :)

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Thanks! So do I!

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Beautiful

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Thank you!

level 1

Wow that is beautiful!

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Thanks!

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I love this so much. The coloring is so fun. I can’t see any mistakes so I think it’s perfect. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

Thanks! I see them but I think it's cause I stitched it. But as long as no one else can! Lol

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Cool! I painted almost this exact same thing in June 2017. Looks awesome as a cross stitch.

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-15 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

lmao you know trees aren't that color right? /s

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physics!
Moderator of r/CrossStitch, speaking officially6 points · 1 month ago

Hi!

Welcome to /r/CrossStitch. In this community, we follow Reddiquette, which means we are nice to each other. It looks like you were trying to be sarcastic, which is really hard to communicate via text only. In this community, instead of being a funny joke, this comment is taken as a mean strike against a piece someone spent a long time making.

Now, I'm not going to remove this comment, because part of reddiquette (which can be found in the link) is an "innocent until proven guilty" mentality. We should all assume this user wasn't trying to be purposefully hurtful, but instead posted a misconstrued comment. To me, this reads as a user who is new to the /r/CrossStitch community who isn't familiar with how we operate around here. I find educating new users is more helpful in forming a community, whereas removing comments means we, as a community, are trying to select who can and cannot participate. In general, we want to be welcoming and friendly and educating new users on our code of conduct means we can all be part of this awesome community, not just those who never make a mistake on the internet.

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Original Poster7 points · 1 month ago

Ya don't say.

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physics!
Moderator of r/CrossStitch, speaking officially5 points · 1 month ago

Hi!

As I stated in my reply to this post, I am going to try to educate and amend the behavior instead of banning or removing the comment. We are one of the kindest subs ever and one way we can demonstrate being kind is by giving a new user a second chance.

Since this comment contains the "/s", I am assuming the user is trying to be sarcastic, which is very difficult to communicate via text. We, as a community, need to recognize this behavior was not malicious, but rather misinformed. I don't think being misinformed means I get to remove a comment. I think if the user had not include the "/s", I would remove this comment because the comment would more clearly be malicious and meant to be hurtful. As it stands, the comment is an attempt at humor we, as a community, do not appreciate. It's like when you are at a family function and Aunt Bertha tells that racist joke everyone hates. We don't kick Aunt Bertha out of the family. We let Aunt Bertha know she needs to not be racist because that's not something we appreciate as a family/ community. Now, if Aunt Bertha keeps up that behavior, we stop inviting her to things and eventually she dies and we all remember her as a racist.

Similarly, if this user continues to post aggravating comments, we have means to stop or prevent that behavior. If instead the user participates in a way we appreciate, hooray! Welcome to the family!

Does that make sense?

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