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Thanks Melanie,

To tell the truth I can't exactly remember how I stitched the edges of the two pieces to keep it from unraveling. I'm thinking I did small tufts of fringe together and did a whip stitch in the off white color of the material between the tufts.  It was 16 yrs ago, I did it all by hand with needle and thread, no machine stitching since I was on the truck. Personally I hate to sew by machine even for a simple repair of a seam in clothing. Frown I wished I could see the edges better and then it would come to me. These photos are all I have of the work. If I remember at some point I will let you know, sorry my memory is not so good anymore. I've never used a professional framer before. On the few I did put in a frame & it was not many I did the work myself. And I am by no way a professional at framing anything! I read your post about framing your own pieces and thought back to when I did  that  too. Tongue Out

I'm going to attemp a couple of Koi fish and a lotus blossom or 2 to add background for my 1st Chinese slik embroidery. I'm thinking about working with my satin thread to practice on something first before I use the silk once it gets here. I figured that way I won't waste the silk if I make an awful mess until I learn how to create a decent piece. Wink

Oh I don't think I am anywhere near ready to create my own patterns yet. I have created a few of my own beading patterns for my use and on one of the beading groups on Facebook I belong to I added the pdf file for anyone to use if they so desired. Some said they would make something from them, but so far I have not heard or seen anything come of it. I didn't think they would, but it is fine as they are still my creations either way. Laughing


I wasn't thinking of all the options.

First, in answer to your question, most graphics programs try to do what's called antialiasing.  This is smoothing out jagged lines.  To do this, they add shades of gray or sometimes other colors when re-sizing your image.

In Photoshop, a solution for this is to work in an "indexed image" mode.  In this mode, it will not introduce additional colors.

This made me think of something.  Gif images are not compressed and use a limited and fixed palette of colors.  You can change their size without having it add new colors.  It's as close as you can get to what's called vector images without the complexity.

So, I just took your #1 image that you emailed me a couple days ago and used Photoshop to save it out as a .gif image.  I checked it and it still had 4 colors.  Then I loaded the .gif image back into Photoshop and re-sized it down to 155 and re-saved it.  I did have to touch up the eyes since shrinking it dropped out some of the blue pixels in the eyes.  So after making them symetrical again, I saved it and ran it through the program and it does appear to work.

I'll email you the .gif image and you can try it out.  You should also be able to work with the .gif image in a graphics program and it should not add any stray colors.

Let me know if this helps.


my niece mackenzie's birthday cake she's just turned 1

Is there a reason why my pattern I just generated won't show?  I'm using a brand new computer at my job and for some reason, i can't get my pattern to generate and I'm doing everyting correctly.  I even got my Java upgraded on this computer.  I also limited it to 8 colors from light to dark (black).


LOL...suffice it to say we're on the same page here...there are simply places you do not put a bathroom!  (Agreed...a vomiting smiley would be handy!)

So am I understanding correctly that they can push you into another course of study entirely?  That seems so unfair.  Or is it that you're wait-listed until something becomes available?

I do need to know what your options can you plan otherwise?

Hope you have some good options available to you.  Kiss

Wow, what a great thing, to be paid to study!

Do you think you're best off finding something else to study, then, such as religion and history?

It's so convenient that there are now courses online that one can take.  LOL, no traffic to fight!  Wink

Please let me know how things turn out.  Hoping for the best!  Kiss

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