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Topic: A wise man once said...  (Read 5084 times)
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« on: October 18, 2009 09:42:06 PM »

I'm big on quotes.  I'm always spouting 'em off and I carry a notebook because I'm always writing 'em down. 
I knew right away that I wanted to participate in this challenge (it's my first one here on good ol' Craftster) however, I had a hard time picking what stitch.  I didn't want to do something too personal as I don't keep much of what I stitch, and I wanted to be able to give it to someone.  Although, I truly respect and thank those of you who did expose a personal side in this challenge, that takes a lot.
I decided on this quote because Martin Luther King, Jr was such a wise leader, focused on achieving his goals without resorting to violence.   And preventing domestic violence is about so much more than domestic violence.  It's about teaching love and respect.  Simple concept that is universally understood but not easily achieved.  Violence begets more violence, and carries over into areas outside of the home.  Violence needs to be stopped on all of these level.

And so now I will step down off of my soap box and let you see some pictures.





Hopefully, it's not too late to enter.  It's nearly 10 here in CA, however when I uploaded my photos to craftster they say 10/19 now, hmmm.
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2009 09:49:37 PM »

What a beautiful quote and a great piece of embroidery. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2009 07:26:26 AM »

Not too late at all.  Cheesy What an amazing piece!  Your Martin Luther King Jr. is incredible!
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2009 09:48:07 AM »

Nice stitching and a great interpretation of the theme.  I, too, didn't get very personal in mine as I've been lucky not to have lived with domestic violence personally.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2009 10:33:37 AM »

I think this is amazing. Such a strong piece, and really in the end, it's one of those universal truths. I love it
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2009 12:56:04 PM »

As always, your stitching is impeccable and this piece is stunning. I'm sure Dr. King would have really appreciated your use of his quote in this context.  Wonderful work.
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2009 01:08:32 PM »

Thank you so much guys!  This is a subject that I feel strongly about, so I'm glad to have participated in this challenge. I wanted to appeal to as many people as possible, as domestic violence is really a community problem not just a personal one.  For me, Dr. King was one of the world's best examples of teaching love, patience and kindness- all essentials for living without violence.

I'd like to do something with the piece that will draw more attention to the subject.  Any ideas??
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2009 03:57:51 PM »

I love the detail of your satin stitch.  It's really pretty!

You did a really great job.  Such a great quote too!
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2009 05:08:19 PM »

Thanks, the satin stitch is my favorite part of the piece  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2009 08:38:59 PM »

Fantastic! This makes me want to learn needlepoint. Thank you for sharing.
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