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Topic: Squirrels vs. Alien Robot Invaders Toile Embroidery (many pics)  (Read 7876 times)
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« on: December 24, 2009 11:16:51 AM »



It was requested that I make this by one friend for another, mutual friend in a far off land and I was so honored to be asked.  It has finally been received and so graciously acknowledged that I can post it here.



Of course, this is a second of this one I did for the Good Cause Challenge, but "quilted" rather than mounted on stretchers.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324255.0

I made the bias tape myself (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318475.0) to use for this project (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318664.0) and was so glad I had plenty left over for this, because I love how the diagonal stripes are reminiscent of the static on old TVs which kind of ties in with the original War of the Worlds radio broadcast...  but only because they are both old-timey.   Kiss



There are little rings sewn to the back along the top to hang it with.



For some reason I had extra fun free-handing the "signature" on this.



I used satin stitch, back stitch, split stitch and French knots and 1-3 strands. I've received a lovely note from the recipient and believe it was well-received.  YEY!

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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009 12:10:29 PM »

Geez, that is amazing, and giggle-inducing all at once.
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2009 12:17:06 PM »

Why, thank you!  I see you are a Portlander yourself and can probably understand why it's hard for me to choose sides in this battle... as squirrels are so sinisterly pervasive here.
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2009 01:01:25 PM »

This is truly one of the coolest things I've seen in my embroidery stalking career. A. Maz. Ing. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2009 05:16:14 PM »

This is possibly TOO awesome. I love the detail.
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009 05:38:23 PM »

This is truly one of the coolest things I've seen in my embroidery stalking career. A. Maz. Ing. Smiley

Aw, thanks Bee!

This is possibly TOO awesome. I love the detail.

Thanks!  It was a fun one to do twice!
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2009 08:06:34 AM »

Just way too cool! I love it!
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2009 01:37:27 PM »

Ooooo that is so awesome Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2009 02:01:19 PM »

Just way too cool! I love it!

Why, thank you, kittykill!

Ooooo that is so awesome Smiley

Thank yooooou!
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2009 07:20:51 PM »

Freaky Awesome.  I love your work!
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