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« on: January 30, 2011 07:26:20 PM »

This project was a long time in the works!  I picked the kit up on clearance, only to discover that someone had stolen the pattern and half the thread out of it.  I tried to re-create the pattern based on the photo, but wasn't happy with the coloring - I suspect there's some shading in the flowers that didn't come through.  At one point I tried contacting the company about the pattern, but they weren't any help.  Several years passed...

When I finally started it last July, I decided to stitch part of a Wilfred Owen poem in the center, instead of the original alphabet.  And then I got side-tracked working on gift-projects and life in general, and just got it finished.

I couldn't decide what to do with it, so for the time being it's in an IKEA frame.
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2011 07:51:51 PM »

This is SO beautiful! I think the poppies look great. That's a great (if sad) poem, good choice. Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2011 10:19:26 PM »

That looks lovely!  I think the poppies look great, you did a nice job using the picture as a color choice guide.  I don't think I could have recreated it as well as you did.  Smiley

What a nice tribute to Armistice Day- it seems to get overlooked all too much. 

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011 04:50:33 AM »

Beautiful! I think the poem suits it much better than the alphabet would. I love the poppies.

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011 10:17:36 AM »

That quote has been pounded into my son's head since he first said he wanted to be a "sowd-ger" at about age 4.

Your needlework is lovely! (I'm not sure I could look at a daily reminder of the quote, though! Love Wilfred Owen!!)

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011 02:20:28 PM »

This is great.  Owen is a much better choice than whatever the kit came with.
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011 07:42:52 PM »

Thanks, all!  And graced, good for you!  And hopefully your son!  I think this will wind up as seasonal decoration - it is a touch depressing for year-round use.  Also I have a rather small home, and too much needlework quickly becomes... too much.  It's going to have to go on rotation.
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2011 12:32:30 PM »

It's beautiful. I love that you stitched the poem. Amazing work.

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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2011 10:33:03 PM »

those poppies are just lovely. and what a very appropriate quote. beautiful.

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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2011 10:12:29 AM »

This is a lovely reminder of such a somber occasion. Excellent job.


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