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Topic: Peanuts Christmas Table Runner *LOTS OF PICS*  (Read 8876 times)
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hill1727
« on: May 03, 2010 04:17:35 PM »





I finished the runner in Dec 2008 but procrastinated in posting it.  This is a Table Runner I created for my Cousin and also my first big embroidery project.  The idea was all my own.  Originally it was going to do a tree skirt but my Cousin already had one so I opted for a table runner.  Luckily Charles Schultz's drawings tend to be a little wiggly and wavy which I think lends itself well to embroidery.  

The runner is about 70 inches long and a foot tall.  I used coloring book pages as my pattern.  I scanned them into my computer. Used the computer to scale them to the size I needed and arranged them into the final design. Then I printed them out and traced them onto the runner with a light box and blue transfer pencil.

At the time I was working two jobs at about 70 hours a week so it took me a while to finish it.  I started in August and had several days where I never touched it at all and then finished it right before Christmas.  











I was really worried about Pigpen because I was afraid he was going to look like a giant blob of thread, so I practiced him before I put him on the actual runner. I only used one strand for his dirt marks to prevent this from happening.











I think if I didn't run out of time to make the "Christmas Gift Deadline" I would have added a border or something. But overall I'm really happy with the results.

To see larger pics go here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/HillaryLias/PeanutsChristmasTableRunner#

Hope that you enjoy seeing it, and I highly recommend you try a Peanuts embroidery project of your own.

 Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful comments!
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crendon
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010 04:21:31 PM »

I love love love this! I love Peanuts, and the embroidery is really neat...great job.
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dancindharma
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010 04:32:09 PM »

WOW I'm very impressive with all the details and the beautiful work...you certainly did a GREAT job!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010 04:33:07 PM »

This is awesome - love all the little scenes you picked, and you executed them brilliantly Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010 04:34:42 PM »

I love this! That's incredible!  I love all the details! Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010 04:59:30 PM »

that. is. amazing....Suu!
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010 05:17:30 PM »

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I am absolutely in LOVE with that runner!!!! You did such an amazing job and I adore the Peanuts. Hitting this rocks and wisting!!!
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010 05:51:50 PM »

love pigpen.....and you did an amazing job on the entire runner......
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010 06:16:19 PM »

This is soooooooooooo beautiful! I'm a big fan of Snoopy and his pals! Wink

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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2010 07:26:36 PM »

this is sooo cool!  Cheesy
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