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« on: May 18, 2009 08:00:38 PM »

My friend Molly seems to really like Lincoln. So I made her a Lincoln. I used some white vinyl that had a flower pattern on it.
After I did the face outline, I decided to frame him in Lincoln-y logs. Then I outlined some of the flowers around his face. I did some in red for drama, and some in a peachy-pink. Then I used chopsticks as dowels and hot-glued wood beads on the ends. I made cut-outs on the top and bottom cuz I wanted to give some space for the logs to stand out more.
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009 08:21:02 PM »

Holy Pennies!  That is soooo cool and clever and can hardly find the words.  Dang, girl!
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009 08:50:19 PM »

Very cool! I have a swap partner that would LOVE that!
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2009 09:00:30 PM »

Wow, this rocks!  My husband and step-father-in-law would both love this.  Very cool.  I love that you chose vinyl as the background; it really makes it stand out from other embroidery projects!
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009 09:01:29 PM »

Wow. That's so detailed and so resourceful, too. Great work!
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2009 09:48:57 PM »

I love the logs and Lincoln!  Excellent job!
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2009 11:44:47 PM »

Wow this is awesome! I love the patterned vinyl background and how you traced some of it. This really turned out great and really stands out from a lot of the projects I have seen on here. Great job! Love the creativity!
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009 12:21:29 AM »

That is amazing! Are the outlines and the logs couched?
Hope your fingers don't hurt too much embroidering with vinyl!
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009 12:44:50 AM »

Magnificent.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009 06:33:37 AM »

WOW!  Great work!
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2009 06:59:21 AM »

That is amazing! Are the outlines and the logs couched?
Hope your fingers don't hurt too much embroidering with vinyl!
forgot to mention that, it was my first time with couching and I looove it! the vinyl was pretty much like any other fabric, actually.
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2009 08:33:10 AM »

Very original, I like it!
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2009 09:41:41 AM »

Whoa, this is EXCELLENT!
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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2009 02:23:39 PM »

pretty freaking awesome.
makes me think of my grandfather.
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2009 03:23:56 PM »

You're just crazy talented! Everything you make is amazing.  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2009 04:08:52 PM »

Great job! Very interesting piece.
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« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2009 07:22:28 PM »

Nicely stitched. I like how you used the pattern on the vinyl and how you used the colors to make some of them stand out.
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« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2009 08:22:23 PM »

I love your wood!
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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2009 08:24:34 PM »

great stitching!!!
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« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2009 07:06:58 AM »

You're just crazy talented! Everything you make is amazing.  Smiley
wow, thanks! AND ditto! Wink
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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2009 07:09:15 AM »

I love your wood!
hee heee. never thought, as a female non-lumberjack, that I'd hear that phrase uttered to me. Thanks!
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« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2009 01:57:22 PM »

amazing! the texture of your stitching on the vinyl is awesome & SO creative!!

and to the "wood" comment- tee hee Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2009 02:09:40 PM »

Wow!  This is really amazing! 
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« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2009 03:48:13 PM »

Wow. Did you draw this freehand?
I never would have thought to embroider on vinyl... I could do some crazy stuff on clear vinyl and then use it to cover my couch.
In an ironic kind of way.
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« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2009 07:52:00 PM »

This is just amazing!
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