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« on: December 22, 2009 10:34:05 AM »

Made these three tea towels as a gift for my brother and sister-in-law.  The patterns are from the Hoop Love Flickr group.  Sorry for the poor photo quality, my 3-year old was "helping" me take photos, so I had to snap quickly!  They look better in real life than in these pics.  I really love these kitties and am a little heart-broken to let them go, but I think the gift will go over well.  I used mainly stem stitch and backstitch.

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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2009 11:14:24 AM »

So cute!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009 12:11:26 PM »

How lovely! Smiley

I'm about to plunge into tea towel embroidery after the holidays. I think they will be a nice break from all of the festivities and chaos.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009 12:24:13 PM »

OMG those came out cute. I only made a copy of the measure kitty. I need to go back and find the rest.

I hope people leave thank you comments for those that post all the wonderful patterns in that group. I have yet to contribute as I have not come across any vintage patterns. I hope some day I will.
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2009 01:53:52 PM »

They look so cute!!  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2009 08:09:31 AM »

Very cute! I have been dying to make these. You did a great job.

« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2009 09:01:20 AM »

These are awesome ! I love the colours you chose.
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2009 07:06:30 PM »

I have these downloaded and in my 'to do' section of my flash drive!  You did a great job!  I too love Hoop Love, and I have not posted anything yet, either.  Eleven years ago my sister sold my parent's house, and threw out all my Mom and Grandma's old Vogart Patterns.  I talked myself out of saving them from the dumpster, and I have regretted it ever since!

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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2009 07:30:52 AM »

Thanks everyone!  The gift went over really well.  My sister-in-law, especially, was delighted, so these kitties have a happy new home!  

Hoop Love is such an amazing resource!!  My husband's father just passed away, and last week my husband found about 4 embroidery patterns in the attic.  I'm hoping to add them to Hoop Love, once I figure out the copyright rules and how to actually get them up there to scale.  There's a statement about Copyright on Hoop Love, and I need to look into that further to make sure they're OK to post.  Up till now it was a moot point, because I never EVER found a single embroidery pattern at the thrift store I go to!

eta: lisalady -- that is a bummer, but don't feel bad!  That totally happens when you're clearing out a house, because of the sheer volume of stuff you're going through!  We're going through that with my father-in-law's house -- I just talked my husband into keeping a lamp he was going to get rid of.  He'd always loved it, but almost tossed it because he's so anxious to get everything cleared out of there!!!
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