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Topic: First Embroidery - New Mexico map thingie  (Read 1798 times)
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« on: December 23, 2006 10:25:29 PM »

OK, this is my first attempt at embroidery besides practice stuff.  I saw the idea on Uncommon Threads on the DIY network & thought it would make a neat gift for my mom to put photos of our trips to New Mexico in.  I drew out on paper some stuff to look like a map... roads, a river & even a hiking trail and added in some mountains & a cactus & finished it off with the Zia sun symbol that's on the New Mexico state flag.  I made sure it would fit into the window of the album I bought and bordered it.  I outlined everything with a black sharpie & taped it to my lightbox (a very useful thing).  I then placed a piece of unbleached muslin on top, turned on ye olde lightbox & traced my image lightly in pencil on my muslin.   I used a bunch of different stitches and combined thread colors.  Overall, I am pleased with how it came out since it was my first time.  Next time I would use a thicker fabric and work on getting my stitches more even.  I will also practice on getting my lines straighter. 



I haven't put it in the photo album yet, will post a pic when I do. 
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2006 04:42:07 AM »

oooh, i LOVE it, and i love new mexico, so i had to see what you had made!  lovely!  i want to start learning embroidery, like yesterday, lol.  so, for a non-stitcher, yours looks fabulous, and something to aspire to!

thanks for posting it!
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2007 08:32:59 AM »

Very nice job for your first attempt.  This looks great.  I hope your mum likes it. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2007 04:06:07 PM »

wonderful!! I can hardly believe that's your first project -- and I love your design. Your mother's going to be thrilled.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007 09:22:40 AM »

excellent! Wow-and your first embroidery:) I saw that show too and you did a wonderful interpretation of it.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2007 07:05:23 PM »

that looks great!  what a perfect gift.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2007 07:57:54 AM »

Wow, that's such an awesome project!  I live in NM so as soon as I read your topic title I had to see it.  You did a great job!  I especially love the Zia symbol.
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2007 03:33:47 PM »

That looks awesome. I love that show!
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2007 12:53:20 PM »

I too live in New Mexico and had to take a look at your project. It came out great. I'd love to see the next one!
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2007 08:18:20 AM »

I'm also from New Mexico! I think it turned out great! I especially love the Zia symbol.
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