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ritapizza
« on: November 06, 2007 12:30:41 AM »

Autumn leaves are most lovely this time of year and while it is fun to jump around and see the many colors of the leaves as they fall, I'm always reminded that the beauty does not last and you are always left empty and wanting.  But emptiness does not last but is there only long enough for us to feel the loss and miss nature's wonders and wait for the seasons to change.  We crave for more when we have nothing, and we crave for simplicity when we overflow with goodness.

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abundance and joy

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emptiness and despair

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This is my first big project and I had no idea how long it would take me.  I really challenged myself and my skills for this challenge, and I thank Craftster for the opportunity and inspiration. ^_^

(And sorry, for my first post, it took me some time to figure out the formatting)

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007 02:34:22 AM »

Wow, those are really neat! Your leaves are beautiful Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007 02:55:17 AM »

Those are BEAUTIFUL!!! I eat the designs. The leaves are especially nice, but both designs are ghoulish. You did a FANTASTIC job!!
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007 04:21:46 AM »

Since you can't post pictures I'll post them for you.










Great work, and I eat the simplicity of the patterns. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2007 05:24:28 AM »

Thts beautiful!!! Those leaves are RAAR grr ugggh!!! your work is so neat!!
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2007 06:42:03 AM »

I really like these deigns.  They are so similar but different at the same time.  great job!
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2007 06:52:47 AM »

wow... they're great!
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2007 07:39:12 AM »

I eat THESE!!! These look like something that i would swoon over in a boutique! RAAR grr ugggh job! Great design.
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2007 08:33:21 AM »

I eat that you conveyed so much emotion with such simple designs.  I know how time consuming embroidery is and I'm sure these took forever to complete.  I like the contrast between the fully colored abundance tree and the outline on the despair tree.  You did a beautiful job.
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2007 08:56:04 AM »

That little girl is adorable! (you may want to pm a moderator and ask them to put the pics up for you, or else nobody can see this entry on the front page.)
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2007 09:04:27 AM »

Since you can't post pictures I'll post them for you.
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Great work, and I eat the simplicity of the patterns. Smiley

Thank you so much, HSG, for posting my pictures for me!  I really appreciate it!  Thank you! ^_^

And thank you all for the nice comments! I put my whole heart into stitching these for you to enjoy~!
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2007 10:45:04 AM »

wow! so cool

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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2007 11:05:27 AM »

i eat the embroidery Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2007 11:42:20 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous. Embroidery is one of my new favorite things, and yours is spectacularly excecuted! Well done. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2007 11:46:44 AM »

GORGEOUS!  Fantastic job...eat it!!
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2007 11:56:40 AM »

Gorgeous.  I eat them.
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2007 12:09:53 PM »

Oh! I eat these! Great job!
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2007 12:16:53 PM »

Those are beautiful. You've inspired me.  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2007 12:54:34 PM »

Those are phenomenal! Great work and RAAR grr ugggh detail!  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2007 02:00:49 PM »

these are so beautiful!  The detail is great.  Good work Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2007 02:28:00 PM »

These are just fantastic. Very, very, very nice work.  And such a wonderful design.
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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2007 03:32:12 PM »

I don't have enough words to tell you how much I eat this. Wonderful concept, wonderful design, wonderful work.
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« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2007 04:41:10 PM »

The contrast between the two is outstanding.  The little boy on the stump looks so sad, and the little girl is exuberant; it is an outstanding job.
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« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2007 05:02:39 PM »

Absolutely beautiful!!
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« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2007 05:32:11 PM »

These are lovely.  Nice job.  You should be very proud!
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« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2007 09:42:11 PM »

I eat the detail in those leaves!!! They are both beautifully done.
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« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2007 06:42:56 AM »

I eat these!!
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« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2007 08:01:09 AM »

I think it came out wonderful!  I eat the multi color stitching on the leaves.  And the little guy on the log is adorable.  Reminds me of me in the winter.  I am always freezing!
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« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2007 09:59:34 AM »

Wow, that detail is ghoulish!! So beautiful!!
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« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2007 11:07:32 AM »

Those are soooo pretty!! What a wonderful and creative idea and perfect stitches to boot  Cheesy
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« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2007 11:07:59 AM »

i eat eat eat these!!  great design!!
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« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2007 04:43:08 PM »

Beautiful.  You can feel the joy and the sadness.
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« Reply #32 on: November 07, 2007 07:14:37 PM »

I absolutely eat these! They are beautiful.
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« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2007 08:30:08 PM »

Wow, those look absolutely ghoulish!  Shocked
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« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2007 12:20:30 PM »

This is really beautiful - I eat what you've done with the design. The detailing on the leaves is really gorgeous! Did you hand-draw this on the pillowcases first, or improvise?
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« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2007 01:53:06 PM »

How adorable!! Now I want to embroider pillows for every season!
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« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2007 08:04:01 AM »

great idea! i may just make pillows for every holiday that rolls around.
the pillow of winter sort of reminds me of the Prisoner of Azkaban movie, after Harry 'finds out' that Sirius 'killed' his parents.
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« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2007 08:50:28 AM »

eat those!
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« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2007 06:48:42 AM »

These are absolutely gorgeous!! Your needlework is stunning! I eat the little people too, they are so cute!

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« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2007 11:02:14 AM »

Great Job...I like the idea of the two and I eat the leaves....they're just beautiful!  Smiley
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« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2007 07:33:19 PM »

That is simply beautiful. I really really like it.

I wish I know how to craft like that.

Nice work. It is lovely.
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« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2007 09:38:48 PM »

RAAR grr ugggh job! These are so pretty!
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« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2007 10:13:31 PM »

wow thats beautiful!! i eat the concept...it looks great too....
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« Reply #43 on: November 17, 2007 09:39:04 AM »

it seems you had a great effort on it and it's worth it. they look wonderful.
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« Reply #44 on: November 20, 2007 01:19:11 PM »

ohhhhh prettyyyyy Cheesy i absolutely eat the leaves in the abundance and joy Cheesy
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