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    I am sitting here stunned you stitched half cross on 32 count.. And that it barely distorted at all. I worry too much about distortion to stitch half cross/continental/basketweave/tent stitch. I know it would speed things up, but to spend several years stitching for it to come out like a diamond would be upsetting beyond belief.

    Looking forward to your progress on this one. I know in the darker top section of the flowers, I had a lot of confetti but as there was no really distinctive anything in the background I just tended to stitch it a colour next to it. Can't do that with the flowers though.

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    Your Superman turned out great!
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    Sarah I love your Superman
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ID:	7002I finished page 2 and started on page 3 - her feather is emerging! There are so many different colors in that small space - lighter greens for the transition from the background, tans, greys, light blues, creams, and even pink and yellow! This will be fun to stitch!

    Relating to the discussion of half stitching in this thread, I tried to stitch continental stitch for about 200 stitches on page 2 and it did not go well for me. FYI - continental pulls the fabric MUCH worse than a simple half stitch. Only attempt continental stitch if you have a taught frame and/or sturdy material to work with. I have neither, working in-hand on linen. So, I'm sticking with a half stitch for this piece (I ripped out the continental and replaced it with half stitch and I'm so much happier).

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    Beautiful work Sarah! Yes, I can see the tip of the feather - enjoy stitching it! I'm so glad to hear your opinion of the Continental Stitch, so I'll have more to go on if and when I try the half-stitch.
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    fabulous work Sarah and yes I can just see the tip of the feather
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ID:	7081Here is my latest update! I completed page 3 during the extended SAL, and got halfway through the first column of page 4, so I had to finish that column before posting here. I'm glad I did - I was pleasantly surprised to see a bit of her yellow hat start to peek through the feather! I wasn't expecting to see any hat for a little while, so that was a fun revelation. I'm really enjoying working on the main subject now!

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    I can already see the fluffiness of the feather Sarah, and it's great to see the start of her hat. You're going to start having fun with this one!
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    Sarah you have done so much I am loving the fluffy feather and it's a great feeling to see something appear that you didn't expect
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