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« on: December 28, 2009 06:50:38 PM »

So a while back someone posted a calender they had purchased from September House Etsy and embroidered (I'll find that post and link it..... It was thejoyfojess, with this post:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=321753.0)  I thought they would make great gifts, so I bought 6 blanks and made each family member (and thier families) a calender.  I bought all embroidery designs from Ubarn Threads. Here are the results:

These ones went to my family (Parents, Sister, Brother)


all wrapped up and ready to go:


Close up of the parentals.  Went with a rainbow music theme, they both tinkle on the piano, so I thought this was a good way to go.


Close up of Sisters.  I had issues knowing where to finish this one off but I decided to stop as it was... hope they will like it.  


I don't know what this stitch is that I used to fill in the bird, but I'm glad I used it.  It looks good Smiley


Close up of Brothers.  He's a machanic, and still only 22... I thought the girly fabric on the back was a good touch if he doesn't so much like the skull and cross wrenches.....



These are the ones that went to the In-laws.


Close up of the parental inlaws:


And closer still, so you can see the tiny stiches required to do all those tight turns.... (color is off because I couldn't quite get it to work with the flash, so I just used a bare bulb.. didn't work so well either... gotta figure that out one day)


Close up of the Brother inlaws.  They are currently a family of 3, so I added the little birdy in the middle.


this one is for us.  I relate to the quote, as I always seem scatter brained, but I know what I'm doing lol  It's stil a WIP... but hey I have a few more days to get it done Smiley  Also I don't know if I like how the dandelions turned out.. I might rip em out and re-do...


Some of the designs were slightly modified, so they would fit just right in the given frame.  
The only people who recieved so far are the parental inlaws.  The MIL was impressed (she used to craft too, until her hands went wonky) so I was happy with that.  Nice to have your work appreciated!

Anyway, thank you to the person who posted the calender in the first place, they were tons of fun to stitch Cheesy

Oh and I stiched everyones birthdays on there too, so no one would have an excuse to forget!
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2009 07:02:00 PM »

I think the only way these could be cooler would be if they we're re-usable fore more than one year.

Amazing embroidery. Great job. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2009 07:16:23 PM »

Awesome idea and execution, I love it!
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2009 07:18:35 PM »

 Grin Thank you!

SapphireGypsy, I thought of re-usability while I was stiching them.... I guess they'll just have to get photo frames for them next year, so they can just frame the embroidery.
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« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2009 08:11:50 PM »

These are SO amazing.  Even though my embroidery skill is minimal, I now want to practice more!  I especially love how smooth you made the color transitions in the music notes Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2009 06:18:30 AM »

Thank you RockDragon!   Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2009 06:45:24 AM »

WOW! These calendars are beautiful! You did an awesome job bella. I can't imagine the amount of work that you put into them and I am a person who used to embroider a lot!

I think my favorites are the skull with all its detail and the three birdies on the fence because it is just sweet. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2009 07:04:31 AM »

Thank you troublet!!  They took many days on bed rest  Wink  bless bed rest, made me finishing on time possible lol
I shouldacouldawoulda redone the french knots on that skull...  but that metalic thread is evil!!
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2009 07:36:21 AM »

What a cool idea!  I've never seen fabric calendars before!  I especially like the three birds on the fence, as well as the one you kept for yourself.  I also really like the fabric pairings, and the fact that you just needed to roll them up to wrap them.  How clever!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2009 08:28:12 PM »

Thank you Nikschaf! 
I like that 3 birds one too!  I almost added a 4th baby bird and made that design for my sister to, but the bird on a branch won out in the end, as a 4th baby bird looked funny, since it would have to be off to the side, like it was all left out....
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