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« on: December 02, 2009 10:50:19 AM »

I've not been doing hand embroidery for long and this was just a little piece for me to practice a bit of back stitch. It's only about ATC size and was a wee scrap of cloth that only just fitted into my tiniest hoop.

The design is something I saw in a teach yourself calligraphy book ages ago and for some reason it really lodged in my brain.
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009 11:43:33 AM »

cute! what are you gonna do with it?
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009 11:56:26 AM »

Very cool design! I love the lettering.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009 02:56:41 PM »

have to agree, that is a cute design.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009 10:15:20 PM »

It's nicely made.  But, I guess I'm the odd fish out because when I looked at it and really thought about it, I didn't think "cute," I thought, "Oh, that is creepy."  Really give some thought to it, and it's kinda sad and disturbing.  But, like I said, nicely made.  Good stitching.
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009 08:58:04 AM »

I think it's splendid! I can't look at it, and not think of the Beatles!
It's really neato
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010 12:52:42 PM »

That's awesome...the line is right out of one of my favorite (albeit simple) Stevie Smith poems.  Actually...a lot of the imagery in her writing would lend itself to silly embroidery.  =)
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2010 03:59:51 PM »

It's beautifully done.  Excellent design.  Heartbreaking sentiment.  I also want to know what you're going to do with it.
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2010 07:44:06 PM »

I like that so much!  If I may suggest (feel free to ignore me), that would make a great jacket pin or patch.  It needs to be where the world can see it.
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2010 08:03:00 AM »

i like it!
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