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« on: August 23, 2010 01:22:48 PM »

I made this simple gift for a good friend who was moving to another town. We are backpackers, and there's a way to find the North Star by using the Little and Big Dipper. The meaning behind this embroidery, then, is that he would never be lost, even when he's far away from home.



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(p.s. The dimensions are a little wonky, I know. Smiley)
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010 01:41:12 PM »

Super sweet!
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010 02:11:11 PM »

I love this.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010 06:57:07 AM »

whoa! what a cool idea!!! so simple & beautiful! Well done!!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010 08:30:49 AM »

This is great.  I love the metallic on that fabric and the design is so simple, but meaningful.  I think friends appreciate that kind of stuff.  Did your hoop start out with that dark stain or did you do it yourself?  It looks very nice with the fabric.
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010 07:11:25 PM »

Thanks! Smiley I painted the hoop with midnight blue acrylic paint.
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010 02:58:01 PM »

What a thoughtful and meaningful gift! I really like this! Great work!
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010 04:12:48 PM »

I love this! It's so simple, but so sweet. I love the meaning behind it. It makes me want to try to stitch the moon!
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2010 06:42:32 AM »

That is just too sweet for words. What an amazing gift.
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2010 09:15:27 AM »

Your simple stitches convey such touching sentiment.  Lovely.
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