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« on: September 27, 2007 09:35:53 AM »

Well, I've never posted an image on here, but I thought I'd try it for the fun of it! (not to mention it's been ages since I've been on, and I don't want to bore everyone to death!

I finished this flower last week - it's from a kit from Tanja Berlin at www.berlinembroidery.com. I love her needlepainting kits!



So the question is ----- now that I'm finished, what to do with it? Framing it seems very... ordinary. The whole thing is about 3 1/2 inches high (so it's not very big!)

A lot of people like the look of needlepainting, but they think it's hard - it isn't! I'm going to spend some serious time this weekend working on my long-and-short stitch video tutorial, so I hope I can get it online soon!

I've got some closer up images of the flower here:

http://www.needlenthread.com/2007/09/needlepainting-project-complete-peony.html

So, what think ye? Any ideas for the "finished product"Huh!

Thanks,
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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2007 09:41:32 AM »

Wow, so beautiful! you say that isn't hard, but you muct have the patience of a saint! I say hang it at the front door and make everyone who walks in admire it before they are allowed to step through lol
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2007 09:42:55 AM »

LOL!! That's funny.... I think, in fact, that's a great idea! I may go with that. Hey - I wonder if I could turn it into a door knocker!
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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2007 09:49:33 AM »

You could make it a patch on a jacket so you can wear it around, or make it into a small embroidered quilt  (make several 5 inch blocks, and border them together).  It also looks enough like a pontsettia that you could make it the focal point of a Christmas table runner (though the kit states it's a dahlia, I know).   

You did a beautiful job!
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2007 11:12:50 AM »

I love this! I also really enjoy that website. I'm totally going to get something!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2007 11:37:12 AM »

I wonder if you could make it into a tote bag.  Add a red border that matches.  Maybe you could layer some clear vinyl over it to protect it.  I've heard that you can sew with vinyl -- I've seen those shoe bags with clear pockets that you hang on the back of the door.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2007 12:16:39 PM »

Wow! Beautiful.  I think it would be great as a cushion Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2007 04:13:08 PM »

Wow, thanks, these are all really good ideas! I had thought about a small cushion of sorts - or the pocket on the front of a small tote. I'm not so great at making tote bags! I guess I could find someone who could do a custom job and incorporate it on a pocket in the front. That would be different!

I've never sewn with vinyl, but I know it can be done - I've seen DYI organizers with vinyl pockets for organizing stuff...

Everyone who's seen it thinks it IS a poinsettia! So, yep, I could see using it for something Christmas-ish.

Hey, doo_leroux  - I think you SHOULD get something! I love her website, too! The pansies are a great place to start for needle painting designs, if you haven't done it before. But I love all her designs!

Thanks heaps for the great suggestions!

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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2007 04:45:30 PM »

how big is it? 

I made pretty basic sewn christmas stockings for the family a couple of years ago, but in the plan is customized stockings - you could incorporate that into a stocking

I also have several christmastime only embroidered and cross-stitch runners and wall hangings - my family is Swedish so I have a cute one that says "julpost"  with a santa claus elf it's a long rectangle - say 24" l x 10 " w and the bottom 6" is folded up to make a little pocket to hold a few cards, the very top has a sleeve to hold a dowel and ribbon to hang - that poinsettia could be the art on the background and you could hang it on your door instead of a wreath
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2007 08:10:04 PM »

Hi, pixing - it's about 3.5 - 4.0 inches high, and about 3.5 inches wide, so not very big! But I love the idea of a card holder - it would sure beat the slats in my closet doors! Thanks!
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