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February 5, 2013

Don't Let Me Get Picked Last for Dodgeball

I finished the embroidery I started in Hungary!!  I actually finished it in Hungary, like I wanted to, on the second last day (at midnight!).  Next up: transforming it into a pillow.  I already bought the pillow form (so I'm halfway done, right?).  After that, I'll be putting together an easy peasy tutorial for anyone bitten by the embroidery bug (it's addictive).


On the subject of DIYing, thanks to the fantastic reader who nominated me for the Home Project and DIY category in Apartment Therapy's The Homies.  You're so sweet!  But now I've got this picked-last-in-gym-class feeling.  I've never won a popularity contest in my life and there are some seriously lovely blogs in the running, so my only goal is to not rank last.  Could I please, (please?) ask you to vote for me?  At this stage, you can vote for as many blogs as you like.  I do DIY-it-up pretty often:


These aren't even ALL of the Dans le Townhouse DIY projects . . . check out the full list here.  And thanks, in advance, for your vote!  You folks are swell.
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  1. Congrats on the finished product and the nomination.
    Girl dont be so hard on yourself. You got picked to be a part of it that is pretty amazing!!! Plus you have real talent. Your talent will shine and people will see your acheivements and naturally vote. Stay positive give yourself a big pat on the back for all your hard work and getting noticed. You will do great!
    Amy

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    1. Your comments ALWAYS make me smile. You always know just the right thing to say, how do you do that??? Thanks for the words of encouragement, Amy, they mean a lot to me.

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  2. Gorgeous. Well done! I know how much time, dedication and patience it takes.

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    1. Thanks! It was such a fun thing to do in the evenings because I had no TV and no radio. I never realized just how much cool stuff I can get done when I go four months without a TV!!

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  3. I know what you mean. I know I don't have the readership/presence yet to win, but I'd sure like to make a less-than-humiliating showing...:)

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    1. Are you nominated too?? That's fabulous. You have my vote!

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  4. And, by the way, you did a great job on your embroidery project. It's beautiful. I know how much work went into it.

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    1. Thanks Dana. I can't wait until it becomes a pillow, so I can conveniently stare at it all day.

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  5. How fun!! Congrats on the nomination! I voted for ya - any idea if we can vote more than once?

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    1. Thanks Amy!! I appreciate the vote. At this stage, you can vote for as many blogs as you like - but only one vote PER blog.

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  6. Hey! Well done, you did a wonderful job with that embroidery project. After my last year's success with cross stitch I am about to tackle "crewel"(the book have been waiting for me to try it sinde july!!!!!). One question: What kind of fabric did you work with?
    Thanks... (and I'll keep an eye for the embroidery tutorial) :)

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    1. Crewel looks so fun (but also difficult!). I used a really, really thin cotton that the pattern came printed on. It was super because it was really easy to guide the needle through it. My mom tried to embroider on a piece of wool, but the weave was so thick, her stitches wouldn't behave. However, this was maybe too thin because it was easily stretched out of shape. Hungarians selling embroidery in Hungary often use a thin cotton or a thin synthetic. I am going to try silk next and am hoping to find that perfect weight of fabric.

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    2. Cool!! you did awesome! I look forward to seeing more of your embroidery projects! Thanks for all the info!

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  7. Your embroidery is very beautiful. I used to love to do that. It is addicting. And when I clicked in you had 17 votes so that is not humiliating at all! yay!

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    1. 17?? Wow! I had one when I looked, lol. My readers are fabulously sweet. I was not prepared for how addictive embroidery is! Thanks for your kind words.

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  8. The embroidery has turned out to be exceptionally good.
    It's so neatly done that it looks like machine work!

    All the best with the competition. I am sure you'll do good. Hoping over to vote for you!

    Cheers
    Tanya

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    1. Thanks Tanya! I probably ruined my eyes spending so many hours looking so closely at it, but that's how I got the stitches lined up nicely. Thanks so much for your vote!

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  9. The embroidery came out amazing, congrats! Can't wait to see the pillow.

    I hear you on the "don't get picked last thing" - I entered a stationery contest once, and when I realized the only way you could really get votes was to beg people on facebook it was disheartening. I did beg of course, and thankfully didn't finish dead last. But I didn't have even the smallest chance of winning.

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    1. Thanks E,
      I know - begging is the worst. Especially in a case like this where people need a special account and everything. I always go through and vote for people on the bottom so even peeps near the bottom get an extra vote. Having a few feels better than none!

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  10. No way you're getting picked last for dodge ball! Voted for you ;)

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    1. Thanks Jen, I appreciate it! I voted for you too!!

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