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« on: April 30, 2009 08:27:22 AM »

I haven't posted anything on Craftster in ages, so I thought I'd rectify this with some of my latest embroidery.


The elephant is a pattern from So september. I colored it in with crayons after embroidering. Should have done it before.


Vintage pattern from doe-c-doe. This was my first time filling in anything with stitches. It took forever.


Pattern from the Sublime Stitching Craft Pad. Done in DMC Light Effects. I didn't really like working with this thread - it's metallic and coarse, and rough, it separates and tangles. Basically a pain in every way.
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009 08:52:08 AM »

wow. amazing! i loooove your work, especially that a-dor-able elephant. the mushrooms are really well done too!
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009 08:57:49 AM »

Oh man, great job on the mushrooms! They're simply fantastic.  Fill-in stitches are the best.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009 10:00:09 AM »

I love the mushrooms!  So cute.  My favorite is the elephant, though.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009 10:11:01 AM »

The elephant is so sweet and cute I need my insulin now.  Wink

But omigosh those wondrous little mushrooms...stunningly lovely!

Don't you dare give up on fill stitches....you'll get faster with practice and you're a natural at it anyway! Have you posted this on Hoop Love?  I'll bet Doecdoe would enjoy seeing your fantastic work!
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009 10:33:44 AM »

I agree with you about the metallic thread.  I frequently like looking at it, but working with it makes me alternatively weepy and frustrated.

The mushroom piece is gorgeous, but you know . . . elephant!  Really, I love all three of your pieces.
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2009 11:18:22 AM »

Very cute and very well done. I agree about metalic floss. It is a pain.
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2009 09:20:07 PM »

That elephant is way too cute. Nice job on all of them.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009 08:08:46 AM »

Thanks everyone!
I've officially given up on metallic thread. Too bad because it's so pretty. But the shine is just not worth all the hassle.
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Awesome!
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