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tiegh
« on: November 05, 2007 10:59:10 PM »

After much contemplation, I decided flowers and bees as two objects which are dependant on yet opposite of each other.  The flower is shown in growing stages from a sprout to a full flower.  The final flower is incomplete, however, because it depends on a bee to pollenate it.  The bee, likewise, is incomplete without a flower so it can make honey.

This is both pillows together on my bed.




A close up of the flower detail.


Close up of the bee.


Before I started stitching I sketched everything in my notebook.  I looked up pictures of bees and tulips online for reference.  Also, because I'm kind of, well, crazy, I made my own pillowcases.  I found premade ones for $13 and I found a twin sheet for $5.  Easy choice, and I made sham type pillowcases.


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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007 11:10:55 PM »

How pretty!!! And wow- RIGHT before deadline!
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007 12:14:59 AM »

Oooooo, that looks lovely Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007 01:17:31 AM »

omg! that is such a great little idea! i love it! you have done a really good job!
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2007 06:12:48 AM »

i like your idea and how you made it look so good.
BEAUtiful!
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2007 07:41:44 AM »

Beautifully crafted! Great idea!
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2007 08:10:33 AM »

this is so cute Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2007 08:23:10 AM »

Beautiful!
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tiegh
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2007 09:24:41 AM »

Thanks for all the nice comments!  I normally embroider abstract images rather than representational ones, so that was another part of the challenge for me.  I really enjoyed branching out for this.
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2007 10:37:35 AM »

I also like the idea of leaving it unfinished. By the way, VERY nice computer! I love Macs!
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