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M Fox
« on: November 05, 2007 01:02:18 AM »

I've always wanted to embroider a Luna Moth, so I worked it into this challenge.  I used the Luna Moth to represent Night (on a dark blue pillow case) and chose the Monarch Butterfly for Day (on a light blue pillow case).
I even tried out a new stitch (for me) called Turkey Work, where you make loops that can be trimmed to make a shaggy effect (used on the Luna's body).
Also, in keeping with the prize, I used all DMC thread, and even had DMC needles on hand!

The pic of the two cases together came out really blurry, but I tried to do a better job on the close ups.  I also don't have any action shots, so I took one of the patterns and notes on color choices.  The drawing and photo I used as patterns came from a search on the internet, since I can't draw.  I'll have to hunt down the urls for them, and post later (I have to find them again).  I picked the colors on my own.









« Last Edit: November 05, 2007 08:16:07 AM by M Fox » THIS ROCKS   Logged
tigerita
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007 01:37:04 AM »

this is amazing!  the moth and butterfly are gorgeous...

why don't you switch the order of the photos so the second one is on top?  people will be more tempted to click if they can see how amazing it is, rather than having the blurry photo be the thumbnail...
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mrsatama
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007 03:10:59 AM »

I agree switch which photo appears first but yea, you did a kicka**  job. very professional
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2007 03:24:56 AM »

great work and yep...get rid of the blurry pic....it doesnt do your amazing embroidery justice
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2007 04:39:08 AM »

beautiful work, well done
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Muria
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2007 06:20:35 AM »

You did a fabulous job!  I love butterflies, and your stitches are so even!
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2007 07:16:54 AM »

Your butterfly/moth are amazing! The colors are beautiful and your stitch work is so professional looking! Seeing these makes me miss Spring, I love seeing all the butterflies outside.
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beckey23
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2007 07:26:21 AM »

Those are amazing! Great job and I agree with the others, switch your photos. I think that will intice people to look at this more.
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2007 08:17:54 AM »

Thank you!  I've switched the photos.  I didn't even think about the thumbnail preview on the home page.
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Lilyvanilli
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2007 08:56:35 AM »

Those really do look great! Your satin stitch is gorgeous.
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