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    Cool 199 The Marquise de Pompadour WIP

    Hello all,
    finially learning the ' ways of the Forum ' lol
    Here is the beginning of my WIP for the Marquise de Pompadour.#199 GK

    My frame is a giant QSnap type frame that's used for hand quilting( the other hobby) and can't be turned around, so I am working from the front, it may get messy Here's the first few days worth of prep and stitches
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ID:	6626Corner showing frame and Aida section at the top of the work
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ID:	6627Gridding with 10pound test fishing line, 8 up 2 under for horizontals only
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ID:	6629First day's work, those little ticks to the side are ends awaiting second rows stitches to hold them in place before I cut them off, I'm working only from the front as you can't turn this frame
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ID:	6630End of day two! I'm feeling the flow of the chart abit now and getting into a few more colors! The curtain is just starting to give me an idea of the color movement you get with blended, very nice I think!
    As my first GK I'm feeling pretty confident and happy so far and I want to Thank all the wonderful ladies( and guys!) who are here in the forum!
    Happy Stitching!

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    Great start Carmen! I knew that you were working from the top only, but I thought it was by choice. Now I understand why (duh!) - I completely forgot that you can't turn this large frame around!
    Wendy

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    Carmen nice start, your doing great working on such a large Q Snap, enjoy
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    Is this 14 count like your other one? I can't remember what you put in the other thread and I'm being lazy by not looking there. I'm glad you're finding your way around the forums. It took me a long time to figure it all out so I know exactly what it's like!

    Is there any chance you could reduce the size of your photos a little bit because my internet speed is fairly slow and a lot of the larger pictures won't load. If you don't know how to do it someone may be able to explain how to do it so don't be afraid to ask.

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    Glenda, is this small enough?
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    fabulous work Carmen and I think that new size will be fine for Glenda
    hugs Chris x - GK WIP -Boys on the Shore
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    You can do them a fair bit bigger than that. You'll need them a bit bigger than that to show the detail once you really get into it and have done a fair area on your HUGE projects. Anything up to about 700x500 pixels is usually okay, sometimes a bit larger. It's the ones that are around 1MB or more that are a problem. Sometimes my computer will open them, other times not, but if they're much over 1MB it's not likely that I can enlarge them.

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    Gotcha, I'm taking them with my iPad, it's close to 2.6 MG pixels I think, for that picture i emailed it to myself in a smaller format, that is the smallest Here's the medium one , 176 KB it says for size , that small one is 42KB. I wish I knew more about pics and megas lol, this size still shows details I think.. Off to work for me
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    That's a good size. It's about the size I try to do mine. On special occasions I do a bigger one, eg. the finished picture. It's showing as 184.9 kb from here. Don't you just love computers?

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ID:	6657Afternoon Zone Flow!
    Almost done row 2, one or two more colors to go. I changed after the second 10 by 10 to doing the color all the way down the row, than parking or closing it off as it doesn't go further etc...feels a lot faster to stitch

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