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« on: September 25, 2010 09:52:12 AM »

I stitched this piece up for my friend AlwaysInspired.  She is collecting embroidered gnome blocks to make a quilt.



I designed this little scene with Mr Gnome hanging the address sign while Mrs Gnome makes sure it is straight - but neither paid much attention to the ladder! Poor Mr Gnome is holding onto the tree with one hand, and his trusty hammer in the other.
The 605 is AlwaysInspired's home address.



I wound up swearing a bit when it came to the gnome fill stitching - having to change thread color 6 or 7 times to fill an area the size of a quarter makes me growl Tongue  Mr Gnome is approximate 1.5" tall.

I used mostly split stitch, with a fluffy french knot (not pulled tight) for the beard, and some satin stitch for accent bits. 


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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010 01:04:12 PM »

That is absolutely awesome!! I love gnomes and you did a wonderful job.
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Great job! I envy everyone who can embroyder! I wanna know how to too!  Cheesy
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Super cute! I like the different colors in the tree.
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2010 04:29:20 PM »

Squee! It is mine! I absolutely adore it! Looks just like me and the mister!
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2010 07:03:22 AM »

Super cute! You did a great job-I would have gone crazy with all the satin stitches.
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2010 07:34:02 AM »

TY everyone Smiley

The only satin stitches were in Mr Gnome's pants, and the tiny little boots on both of them.  Most of the fill stitches were split stitch.
In the end, my favorite parts are Mr Gnome's fluffy beard, and the little silver door hinges LOL!
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