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« on: November 02, 2008 11:34:31 AM »

It's a couple of days late for Breast Cancer Awareness month, but I created a piece in honor of the month and finally finished it.

After doing a lot of research and looking for pictures for inspiration I decided to concentrate on what a woman can do to help herself, thus the self exam pics.
The self exam pics were taken from here: http://mammoscan.com/screening.htm

All other elements were created by myself and the layout/design/coloring was my own.  I used split, back, whipped back, long/short, stem and satin stitches.  I used a common color on the swirls to tie it all together, but graduated the coloring within them from dark to light, symbolizing the use knowledge and power.  The dragonfly was added as a symbol of strength and self awareness. It was stitched on a cotton/poly blend and embellished with white embroidered felt.

The pictures used here are crap but I hope to take these down and replace them with some better pictures sometime soon. I have no idea what I want to do with it yet. I was thinking about putting it on a canvas and seeing if a Dr's office might be interested in displaying it...but for now I haven't a clue.

 I loved using my creativity to express myself.  This is something I really enjoy about embroidery.  This is my second piece (ambitious) and therefore the stitches are far from imperfect if you are looking closely.  Luckily (another thing I like about embroidery) the medium is very forgiving from far away.  I'm very happy with the overall look of this piece.


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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008 11:43:43 AM »

how amazing! you did a terrific job with the stitches & the subject.

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008 01:47:14 PM »

wow such an amazing piece.. and something we all need to keep in mind.. i get checked yearly but it is always a concern of mine seeing how it does run in my family.. wonderful job!

« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008 02:54:26 PM »

Great stuff. A really nice piece of work.

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2008 03:06:50 PM »

Excellent project, and it turned out beautiful!  Smiley

You really put a lot of thought into the design, and it is incredible.


« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2008 07:26:55 PM »

That is absolutely beautiful and inspiring.

« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008 11:43:49 AM »

Just wanted to thank everyone for the compliments.  It definitely was a learning experience, but it's nice to have something so pretty at the end of the learning experience!  I still haven't decided what to do with it, but have had more than one person suggest a pillow.  I just don't know.  I really feel like I want to see it hanging on a wall somewhere.

I have several pieces in mind for Xmas gifts, but they are in no way as involved in this.  Some will be fun even!  My dd and I, along with my brother and his family all play a Disney online game together (Toontown.com).  I wanted to make Christmas ornaments embroidered with their toons and some of the "bad" guys.  And my mom wanted tea towels. Yay patterns I can just follow! LoL  It should be fun!

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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2008 02:22:06 PM »

I just love this. Such a great piece.

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