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« on: February 12, 2008 04:49:05 PM »

I mean of course, that the hummingbird was torturing me, not the other way around!  Wink

This project was a pain in the pinfeathers, but I started it for my grandmother and I made myself finish it for her.

 The pattern was a Dover freebie. The colors and stitch ideas were my own, so therefore, not as good as they could have been. I got a little lazy with the greens. The pictures aren't great because the cloth was uncooperative, the weave was not very good ( but it was the only natural color I could find that day!)

Here she is incompleted:

This leaf center ( left)  is done by weaving the thread through cross-bars. Don't know if it has a name:




And it's small too:

Stitches used:

Satin stitch
Long and Short stitch
Chain stitch
Outline stitch  ( the stems are all rows and rows of outline in varying shades)
Split Stitch
Woven Spider wheels ( I love these things)
Wheatear stitch
Fly stitch
Feather stitch
Straight stitch
Knotted stitch
Tapestry Stitch
Double Laced Backstitch
Laced chain
Laced backstitch
Double-laced backstitch
Backstitched chain
Coral Stitch
Forbidden Knot

I think that is all.

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008 05:09:30 PM »

Bee You Tea Full!!!!
I've never gotten the hang of hand embroidery.  My stitches are too tight, too loose, or just wonky!  I stand in awe!!!

« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008 05:10:56 PM »

That is crazy but you did an amazing job.  Your grandmother must love you for all that work lol.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2008 05:12:09 PM »

This is absolutely exquisite! What are you going to make it into? A wall hanging, pillow, etc.?

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2008 05:16:23 PM »

Wow, thanks!

 craftewoman-I have a frame for it, so that she can hang it and it won't get dirty. ( she loves picture frames.)

bella_domanie--I hope she does! Cheesy

Castaways-I ironed it for thirty minutes to get the crinkles out. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2008 05:20:45 PM »

 Shocked  That is wonderful in it's awesomeness!!!  Exquisite needlework!!!

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2008 05:36:25 PM »

 Shocked Totally fab! LOVE it!

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2008 06:31:43 PM »

WOW!  that is Gorgeous!  your grandmother will really love it, and she will know she has a really caring and awesome granddaughter.

on a different note:  i saw the title, and i thought of my friend sam- he's TERRIFIED of hummingbirds. (when he was 8 one flew into him.  and lodged its beak into his shoulder.  and vibrated as he totally freaked out until his dad pulled it off.  he has a scar and is seriously frightened of them.)

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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2008 08:52:43 PM »

Your needlework puts mine to shame. Lovely, truly lovely.

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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2008 08:58:59 PM »

Wow! That is just amazing.

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