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xperimentl
« on: November 04, 2010 04:41:10 PM »

My tribute to Thanksgiving



"Unwavering Cranberries", "Tired Turkey", and "Sentimental Mashed Potatoes" characters all from Mollie Johanson/Wild Olive's "Harvesters" embroidery pattern.  Stitched in two strands, backstitch and stem stitch and lightly tinted with colored pencils.

I added the words from Adam Sandler's "Thanksgiving Song."  Four strand backstitch.

Oh and a tip: Don't watch "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" while stitching, my tears kept blurring my vision and I poked myself with my needle a few times.  Sad movies and embroidery do not mix.  Smiley

Thanks for looking and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2010 06:11:23 PM »

hahaha, love this project, love this song!
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2010 07:53:05 PM »

Absolutely love it! Your stitches are so neat and tiny! Great colors. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2010 08:23:09 AM »

LOVE this! The cranberry cracks me up.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2010 08:40:13 AM »

Thank you, guys!

Absolutely love it! Your stitches are so neat and tiny! Great colors. Smiley

The dishes are in my favorite Fiestaware colors to match my kitchen.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010 09:22:17 AM »

Yaaay for anthropomorphic food! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2010 10:38:35 AM »

Your stitching is so neat! And that is definitely a tired turkey..look at those bags!
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2010 04:48:51 PM »

Awesome!!  I always start singing that song this time of year.  Well, actually, since I'm a vegetarian I always sing "Tofurkey for you, tofurkey for me...I wish tofurkey only cost a nickel!"
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2010 08:37:43 PM »

Cute!
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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2010 11:25:29 PM »

So cute!
Does the pencil come out if you wash it? say if this was on a tea-towel or a tablecloth and needed laundering?
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2010 08:08:34 AM »

unwavering cranberry *snert*
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2010 09:00:57 AM »

Awesome!!  I always start singing that song this time of year.  Well, actually, since I'm a vegetarian I always sing "Tofurkey for you, tofurkey for me...I wish tofurkey only cost a nickel!"

Don't know if a loaf of tofurkey would look quite as cute embroidered, but it works in the song.  Wink

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Does the pencil come out if you wash it? say if this was on a tea-towel or a tablecloth and needed laundering?

I didn't do anything on this piece to fix the colored pencil on, but from what I understand you can brush over it with some textile medium on linens and it will survive washes.  There is a tutorial at http://www.gigglefacestudios.com/giggleface_studios/2008/07/colored-pencil-tinted-linen-tutorial.html about that.  There are also more tinting ideas in the Needlework Discussion and Questions section here on Craftster.
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2010 09:58:11 AM »

Good question on the pencil tinting. I think crayon tinting is washproof, but it might not look as subtle as the pencil effect. I want to go get my crayons out now and doodle!
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2010 10:02:21 AM »

Fabulous work!  I love how the food items look so unhappy about being eaten...
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2010 04:54:16 PM »

Love it!
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2010 10:30:46 PM »

Gotta love Adam Sandler! Love it!
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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2010 03:12:44 PM »

Adorable..
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