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« on: February 17, 2010 09:49:43 AM »

She won a blue ribbon   Grin
















I hope these pictures are alright. My camera is old and the quality is really lacking.

I read a book about India and all the fabulous artwork done by the people. I decided I wanted to have a door hanging and since I didn't have $1000.00 to spend I decided to make one myself. I started out with just a small drawing I made on a piece of white flannel. ( one of the elephants ) It grew from there. I taught myself how to sew on the mirror circles from a book I found at my local library. The stitches I chose had no rhyme or reason.

Thank you for looking at my door hanging.
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010 10:12:14 AM »

oh wow!! this is gorgeous!! 
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010 11:56:11 AM »

How pretty!  is that embroidered?
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2010 12:20:45 PM »

Congratulations on winning!  This is absolutely beautiful.  How long did it take you to make? I am in awe.
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2010 12:30:21 PM »

you totally deserved it, because this is amazing!!  really an amazing piece.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010 05:24:42 PM »

This is beautiful. Tell us a bit about the various designs. Looks sort of part-Indian, part Pennsylvania Dutch.
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010 05:41:32 PM »

I checked out books at the library on India. They had a picture of a wedding door hanging from the late 1800's. I really liked it and decided to try to make a piece of the pattern. I played around with material and floss and made an elephant. I didn't know what to do with it, so I made another one Roll Eyes A few months later, it turned into this. I almost never follow a pattern and usually make stuff up as I go. That is why this doorway hanging is a little bit of everything. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010 04:04:49 AM »

I find the 'make-it-up-as-you-go' stuff are usually far more interesting than the 'copy-a-pattern' stuff.  This is really special.  Tell us more about the competition and prize that you won.
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2010 04:28:05 AM »

Humboldt! We need close ups so that we can adequately drool over this piece!  Wink

Amazing work! I'd love to hear more about why you chose those designs.
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2010 04:29:41 AM »

Great - I love it.
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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2010 07:36:30 AM »

I would also love to see more of the piece--I love that you did is randomly--when the creative mojo hit you!

Very interesting and unique piece--MORE PICS PLEASE! Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2010 12:14:28 PM »

love this! and yes I agree we need more pictures!!!
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2010 01:39:20 PM »

I'm with everybody else, MORE PICTURES! Or, we're coming to see it in person!
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2010 08:35:30 PM »

 Shocked *jaw drops*  Shocked   Stunning.
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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2010 09:12:18 PM »

Wow...that is just too beautiful!
I bet it took forever to make but it was obviously so worth the effort.

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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2010 07:15:42 AM »

Wow. Just wow.
I'm with everyone else- more pictures please!
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2010 07:18:36 AM »

Holy awesomeness, Batgirl! That is stunning!
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2010 09:44:12 AM »

love it!
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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2010 11:38:25 AM »

you deserve a lot more than just a blue ribbon for this piece! Besides which, they don't really give you enough ribbon to do anything with it- just more trimmings for your stash!  Wink  They ought to give you the whole roll!
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« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2010 01:01:12 PM »

This would so match my gypsie costume as a butt scarf... Beautiful!
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« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2010 04:30:17 PM »

I'm with everyone on this - that's a spectacular piece of spontaneous needlework! You've gotta give us detail photos and tell the story of your prize.

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« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2010 07:40:06 PM »

Ok, I will post new pics tomorrow. Thank you for the compliments. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2010 07:49:35 AM »

It's beautiful! I agree-more details please!
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« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2010 07:08:58 PM »

If anyone has more questions about this, just ask. Sorry it took me a few extra days to post the new pictures.
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« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2010 08:28:30 PM »

Oh, if only there was a "This Really Rocks!" button! It was impressive in the original photo, but the close-ups reveal how outstanding your work really is. Absolutely awesome!

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« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2010 06:27:43 AM »

yes, the close-ups definitely show the amount of work and the detail you put into this!

Simply gorgeous and something that is going to be cherished for generations!

Wow--I am so impressed with how hard you worked on this--you definitely deserved to win for this beauty!
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« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2010 06:10:45 PM »

The sheer scale is impressive - but that it is so beautiful, and detailed, and colourful is incredible! Well done.
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« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2010 06:13:04 AM »

Holy moly, for that sort of work, you should have won the red and white ribbons too.  Grin
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« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2010 11:39:21 AM »

Wow, the door hanging is beautiful! I love bright colors and the coin accents are a nice touch. Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2010 09:53:49 AM »

Thank you 
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« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2010 02:13:07 AM »

good grief. you made all that in this lifetime Smiley amazing! your work is beautiful.
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« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2010 02:34:11 AM »

Ooh, very pretty. Obviously a lot of work went into it; you definitely deserved a blue ribbon!
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« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2010 03:36:32 PM »

Thank you girls and boy Grin

I now feel like I could make another one. Shocked
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« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2010 05:33:15 AM »

that is amazing work!  I don't do any embroidery, but I always find it amazing when I see it
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« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2010 07:46:28 AM »

I liked this so much I made it the Craftster Pick of the Week over on the Mr. X-stitch blog!
http://www.mrxstitch.com/2010/03/07/craftster-pick-of-the-week-humboldtcherrys-door-hanging/
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« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2010 07:56:09 AM »

Wow!!! That is some in depth work. It actually reminds me of medieval embroidery, very detailed...a lot of stitching! Really impressive! 
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« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2010 06:21:35 PM »

Well, done, Mistress T. Much, much deserved!
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« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2010 03:22:12 AM »

That's amazing. Really really amazing.
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« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2010 10:36:18 AM »

Oh my, I'm lusting after this!
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« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2010 04:52:05 PM »

That's fantastic! What kind of thead did you use? DMC stranded cotton? Wool? Other? Did you work on it in a frame?

I ask because you've seriously inspired me to consider making a doorhanging of my own. It would be a very ambitious project for me, but I'm really tempted.
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« Reply #40 on: January 10, 2011 03:42:45 PM »

what an ambitious and impressive piece! Smiley
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« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2011 07:06:11 AM »

what a beautiful hanging you have done.  What a lot of work, but really lovely.  Well done you.
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« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2011 04:58:59 PM »

Thank you very much. This is going into an art gallery showing next month ( Ironside Art Gallery ). Smiley
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