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« on: December 16, 2008 07:47:58 PM »

I hope the picture works! >.> If not, try this direct link

This is a christmas gift for my mum. It is worked, wholely, in a double strand of regular polyester sewing thread just because I couldn't afford to go out and buy floss (if you can imagine) and I liked the colour of the thread I had on hand. It is mostly buttonhole stitch, with a little whipped backstitch for the black outline and whipped chainstitch for the letters; there is plain chain stitch and a teeny tiny running stitch for the shade in the olives. The running stitch is more woven in as they are only a single strand of the fabric in width and in space apart. There is a little satin stitch on one of the olives that boarders onto one of the open spaces, and it is also used in the hand-rolled hem. The fabric is cotton linen, if I recall correctly; it's been in my stash for a while so exact fibre content is mysterious. It is approximately 12x12" and took me probably something on the order of 20 hours, half spent on the embroidery, half on the hem.

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008 08:17:09 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked ShockedWow!! ... That is really beautiful, well done!
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008 09:23:45 PM »

that is really really really beautiful.. great job

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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008 09:39:58 PM »

Now that is some amazing work. Everything looks so nice and precise!  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008 09:55:28 PM »

Beautiful!  I've only ever done cutwork by machine before.  You must have so much patience!

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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008 03:37:57 AM »

Oh wow!!
this is just stunning!
so gorgeous!


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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008 04:09:20 AM »

Just gorgeous! Your Mom is one lucky lady to have a daughter who would spend this kind of time, and thought on a gift. So very special. Smiley


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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008 06:01:42 AM »

Wow!  I can only imagine how much work that was. It is fantastic and I'm sure your mom will love it!  I know I would! Wink

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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008 07:04:15 AM »

Thank you all for your kind comments. Truthfully I thought it was ugly and not suitable for my mum untill I stared on the hem, after that I grew to like it. I sincerely hope that my mum does too and not in the mothers love everything sort of way.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2008 06:54:59 AM »

Very pretty. I've always wanted to try cutwork. Is it hard?

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