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Post time: 2012-10-30 12:24
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What is everyone's thought of stitching their name or year on their finished piece?  

I stitched a gift to my sister and I did stitch my first initial and my full last name. My last name is only four letters so I thought it wouldn't look bad at all. I felt more at ease if my finished piece ever went missing somehow that my name would be on it.


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Post time: 2016-10-18 00:19
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I've never signed my works. I made many works for charity, I made many small projects. Maybe some big project for my family - I like the idea about backstitching inicials in some not dark color "invissibly" or stitch it on the edge under frame, so it is not directly visible.
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Post time: 2017-11-2 12:48
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I always stitch my initials and the last two digits of the year. I try and put them in the bottom right corner out of the framed area so it's there but doesn't have to be visible. Of course, since my initials are AL it looks like everything was made by someone named Al.
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Post time: 2017-6-24 18:06
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bluedales 2017-4-16 01:56
I always stitch my initials and date but hide them they can have the fun of finding them lol

haha, that sounds interesting I think I will have a try next time
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Post time: 2017-4-14 11:12
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I put my initials and the year. I try to find somewhere different to put it each time so it's not too noticeable - if the pattern allows for it. Otherwise I just put it in the bottom right.
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Post time: 2017-4-18 08:51
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I stitch my initials and the last two numbers of the year in the bottom right hand corner. But its always tiny, I found a cute 1x1 alphabet by Stitchmond on Reddit to use for that.
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Post time: 2017-3-28 14:30
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Never done this, but since I've started working on some big pieces I wanted to. Maybe something small in a corner, like say 2 to 3 stitches tall sound about right.
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Post time: 2017-6-24 18:05
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Never done it, but I really want to. But as you know ,chinese name's not an easy job, and also it takes more places than you would like to.
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Post time: 2016-11-15 19:32
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I usually put my initials and the year I finish the project. I stitch them very small at the bottom somewhere not too obvious.
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Post time: 2017-9-7 15:37
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Dat heb ik nog nooit gedaan. Geef veel werkjes weg n maak wel van alle gemaakte werkjes een foto als herrinnering
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Post time: 2017-7-19 20:53
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I stitch very small initials on pieces I make as gifts or that are to give away smaller pieces I don't bother
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Post time: 2012-10-30 14:13
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i am so proud of my work and want always put a my name in  corner.
My aunt did it- and now that she has passed away it is a wonderful happy reminder of her.

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I agree. Sorry about your aunt~ I hope all her finished work gives you the best memories.  Post time 2012-10-31 04:55
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Post time: 2012-10-30 17:39
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I have never signed my works, but I think this is a nice idea. I´ll do this now too.

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Then I'm glad to have made this thread to help out!  Post time 2012-10-31 04:56
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Post time: 2012-10-30 18:16
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i always give my initial name for finished stitch especially if i made it as a gift. just for people to remind me

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hehe, I would stitch my initial for a gift too! For my personal finished pieces, I shall put my initials also. ^^  Post time 2012-10-31 04:57
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Post time: 2012-10-30 18:45
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Small projects I don't sign, but when I've finished a big pattern I place my initials and the finish date on it; (mostly) on the right lower corner.

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Yes, me too! I always place my initials on the bottom right corner of my pattern so it kinda could go with the pattern and it doesn't stick out too much.  Post time 2012-10-31 04:53
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Post time: 2012-10-30 20:29
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No matter the size, I ALWAYS sign my name and the date, in an inconspicuous spot.  I read somewhere that it was important to do so.  Besides, it is YOUR redition of a piece of work, and you should be proud of your accomplishment.  100 years from now, someone will look at it and wonder about the 'Suzy-Q' who stitched that piece :0) !

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Post time: 2012-10-30 20:36
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I totally agree with you..
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Post time: 2012-10-30 23:30
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I put my name and sometime the date.
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Post time: 2012-11-1 00:33
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I never thought about doing that... I'm so going to stitch my initials in my larger pieces now!

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Hehe, glad to have helped!  Post time 2012-11-2 03:03
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Post time: 2012-11-1 02:10
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What size and what sort of alphabet do you use to do this? I have always wondered about doing it but never sure about how to go about it.

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The size depends on your finishd cross stitch. I haven't done any extra large pieces so I backstitch my name .. because it's the perfect size to me. Here is a link to a site that explains it well! You  Details Reply Post time 2012-11-2 03:11
I always sign my work as well with my initials and the year of completion usually in the lower right hand corner. (date of completion I would put '12 for 2012) If it is a gift, and I have it framed,  Details Reply Post time 2012-11-1 08:13
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