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« on: March 06, 2011 07:05:03 AM »

I stitched this hoop up for my partner in the IYP swap.... the tree design came from the doodle stitching book and the rest of it I designed along the way..... I used 2 strands of DMC for most of it, 1 and 3 strand in some places....





and a closeup of each of the trees..


I used a blending filament on the tree and for the snowflakes to get that icy look


little french knots for the spring buds, the rain drops were done with 3 different colors 1 strand of each


I felt like the leaves on the summer and fall trees to forever, each one is 5 stitches


for the basket I used 2 different colors and did a criscross weaving type stitch

I wasnt really sure which way to hang it...  I finally decided to place the hoop top on it so the earth was hanging the correct way... and then added little screw in hooks  above each of the trees so that it can be turned.

I used watercolor pencils for the tinting and was pretty happy with the way it came out.

thanks for looking....
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011 07:49:31 AM »

This is beautiful, Amazing and such a great job. I love the leaves even if they took forever. What an amazing gift for your partner.
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011 07:50:33 AM »

This is exquisite!
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011 08:08:38 AM »

I love this.  The details really make it perfect.  It would have taken me forever!  Great job, as usual!
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011 08:16:48 AM »

I just love this! Your attention to the details- from the blending of the thread colors to the addition of the flowers, buds, magnificent leaves and even the watercolor tinting- is truly impressive! This rocks!
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011 08:22:57 AM »

Gorgeous!!  I love the creative place you went with a pattern!!!  So cool!!
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absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2011 09:21:00 AM »

thanks everyone..... compliments like these really make all the time and love that go into projects worth it.....its a great feeling to know that others like and appreciate my little creations... Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2011 09:22:43 AM »

its beautiful!!! I always love your work! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2011 11:40:46 AM »

OGD - that is amazing! I LOVE all of your teeny tiny details.

How big is that hoop?
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2011 11:59:21 AM »

OGD - that is amazing! I LOVE all of your teeny tiny details.

How big is that hoop?

thanks!!........ and I think its an 8" hoop, it could be 9"...... i dont remember which one I stuck it in...(how bad is that?)
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2011 03:41:49 AM »

Wow, really beautiful seasons Cheesy Love the details Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2011 04:14:38 PM »

Sooo wisted. I love it!
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2011 04:50:34 PM »

I particularly enjoy trees and am fascinated by their structural elements. The turning of the seasons probably makes my camera wish it were a, I dunno, VCR? Anyway,  this needle point captured the seasons pretty nicely. Your little Earth is too cool. It actually looks like a little patch from afar. Nice work in that. I enjoyed the tree trunks immensly and also the different needle work to show the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Makes me wanna go stitch a tree! :O)
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2011 05:06:37 PM »

very pretty, good job.
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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2011 05:56:37 PM »

Very pretty!
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2011 08:15:58 AM »

Love it! The details are amazing.
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2011 05:57:22 PM »

thanks everyone.... Ive gotten a few PM's letting me know that my project has been favored by some of you.....you guys are great!!
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What a creative idea. I think this is really beautiful.  Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2011 07:32:29 PM »

Love the concept, and the tinting looks great too.
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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2011 08:11:30 AM »

awww  Cheesy its adorable
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