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A Question for the moderator. 
19th-Jan-2006 12:51 pm
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Since I posted last night, several people have asked if we can do a Mystery SAL here in the community. I would be happy to run it if we can have one.

I don't want to start one without permission from bekscilla.

So can we?

Here is an explenation on how it would work.



Well.... Did you all see the picture of the MSAL that I posted last night?

Lets say that the pattern is 100 x 100 stitches. Then you would grid a fabric big enough for the design with either a water erasable pen or thread to 10x10 stitches squares.

I will tell you before we start what fabric colors I think would look good with the design and give the floss numbers so everyone can be ready.

You have to have Pattern Maker Viewer set up on your computer (free to download at www.hobbyware.com) as I send out the patterns as PM files. They do not open with PC Stitch or any other cross stitch software.

I send out one color a week on say, wednesdays, and you stitch that color/part of the design, on the fabric, corresponding to the grid lines. It is almost like a puzzle.

This is week 4 as it looks like on Pattern Maker Viewer:
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And here you can see it stitched, along with weeks 1-3:
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That is how it goes until all the parts have been sent out and stitched. And you can all guess what design you are stitching.


EDITED WITH PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comments 
19th-Jan-2006 01:03 pm (UTC)
That sounds like so much fun!
19th-Jan-2006 01:12 pm (UTC)
I'd love to participate if you get one going, but I don't have the Pattern Maker Viewer that you mentioned in the previous post.
19th-Jan-2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
PM Viewer is free for download at www.hobbyware.com
19th-Jan-2006 01:22 pm (UTC)
Ayieeeee. Another WIP to add to the stash. ;)
19th-Jan-2006 01:24 pm (UTC)
How exactly does it work?
19th-Jan-2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
Well.... Did you see the picture of the MSAL that I posted last night?

Lets say that the pattern is 100 x 100 stitches. Then you would grid a fabric big enough for the design with either a water erasable pen or thread to 10x10 stitches squares.

I will tell you before we start what fabric colors I think would look good with the design and give the floss numbers so everyone can be ready.

You have to have Pattern Maker Viewer set up on your computer (free to download at www.hobbyware.com) as I send out the patterns as PM files. They do not open with PC Stitch or any other cross stitch software.

I send out one color a week on say, wednesdays, and you stitch that color/part of the design, on the fabric, corresponding to the grid lines. It is almost like a puzzle.

That is how it goes until all the parts have been sent out and stitched. And you can all guess what design you are stitching.
19th-Jan-2006 01:37 pm (UTC)
Forgive my cluelessness, but what's a SAL?
19th-Jan-2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
Stitch A Long. If it's a mystery one, like this, you don't know what the finished project will look like but get a part of the chart each week (or other time period) and see what you get in the end.
19th-Jan-2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
Are communities free? If so, you could start a new community.
19th-Jan-2006 02:35 pm (UTC)
Communities are free !!! :P That's one of the best things about LJ.
19th-Jan-2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
It sounds like a lot of fun to do. It will be very interesting to see how they turn out =)

Tams
19th-Jan-2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
Ooooh count me in!! Yes I think we should do it...I don't think that it would be a problem in this community. People can just skim past it if they are not interested inn participating.
Michelle
19th-Jan-2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
I wanna do it!!!
19th-Jan-2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
I think that would be so fun to try!
19th-Jan-2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
It does sound like fun! How long would one of these go on for? Let's say it's 100X100, roughly how many weeks would it go for?
19th-Jan-2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
That totally depends on how many colors it has. Sometimes I send out 2 colors, if there are only like, say, 10-20 stitches of one of them.
19th-Jan-2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
I'm even more confused ^_^;
Sounds like a lot of fun regardless.
19th-Jan-2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
Why are you confused? Can I explain something better to you? :o)
19th-Jan-2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
I think this is a fabulous idea. I think you should just do it within this community with an MSAL tag. I would love to participate.
19th-Jan-2006 09:23 pm (UTC)
Good idea!! Though, maybe two tags - MSAL, and MSAL1, so that people can look at all the MSAL stuff, but also separate it by piece if we end up doing more later on :)
19th-Jan-2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
I'm totally game.
19th-Jan-2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
I'm totally in!

A comm for it would be fun too.
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