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Topic: Black Capped Chickadee Pillow - IMG Crazy!  (Read 3742 times)
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« on: February 24, 2008 10:58:58 AM »

Well, sorry in advance for all the crazy pictures but I am really proud of this one.  Roll Eyes

Here is the background info. . . I made this pillow for my mom's 50th b-day surprise party. My sister Sue and I live out of state and flew in from both sides of the coast to surprise my mom in Chicago. She was so excited and shocked we were there. It was great. I decided to embroider my mom's favorite bird on a throw pillow and then on the back put a passage from the bible with all our initials. This was the most advanced embroidery I have every done. I got the pattern from The Audubon's Birds iron on transfers and can say I love them. It was very challenging for me to try all these new stitches  and shading and such but I can say now I am hooked. Well, enough jibber-jabber here are the pictures.

Here is the front. Sorry it was past midnight so it is dark.


Close-up of Chickadee


Close-up of Berries and stems. I used stem stitch.




My attempt at couching on the wings and tail and also split stitch




Little leafy border


Here is the text on the back. You can probably tell I rushed it on the initials they are a little wonky.





And I can't help myself here is my mom's reaction... Priceless!!!


I warned you about my obsession with this one and I am sorry for all the pictures. I can't wait to hear what you guys think. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008 11:13:38 AM »

That is definitely the most beautiful embroidery I have ever seen! You are talented!!!

But I have to tell you: your mother lied about her age Wink I am sure about that!
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008 11:16:28 AM »

gorgeous and very loving!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2008 11:35:20 AM »

What a beautiful pillow!  And your mom is blessed to have you
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2008 12:40:01 PM »

That is definitely the most beautiful embroidery I have ever seen! You are talented!!!

But I have to tell you: your mother lied about her age Wink I am sure about that!

Thanks so much and I have to tell my mom what you said it will make her day.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2008 01:32:54 PM »

What lovely work! I love embroidery with birds, and good ones are hard to find, so I'll have to look for those transfers. I loved the pictures of your mom, too. You guys really seem to have made her happy.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2008 06:04:05 PM »

Wow, that is amazing. Your design and stitch work is so well done. It obviously meant a great deal. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2008 06:42:36 AM »

Thanks guys so much for all the great comments.
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2008 06:50:59 AM »

Wow, it's great.  The berries look awesome.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2008 09:54:25 PM »

That is absolutely stunning. You did such a great job. Your stitching is amazing and your mom's expression is priceless. You're not an evil Pam at all Cheesy
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