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« on: April 12, 2011 09:29:15 PM »

I'm so into swapping at the moment, that I never have time to craft for myself these days. So a couple of weeks ago we went on holiday and as I also can't sit doing just nothing these days, I thought it woudl be a perfect time to do a hoop for my hoopla wall. I started out by finding a pattern on the internet, this took my fancy: http://craftstew.com/embroidery/1500-free-embroidery-patterns and resized it to fit a 6" hoop. I traced it onto a scrap of muslin with a washable marker and selected some threads then packed it up in my suitcase ready to go. My embroidery skills are quite basic, but I just decided to start sitiching and just have fun.



And here is a close up of some of the flowers:



And here is it on my Hoopla Wall, which is really starting to take shape now thanks to contributions from kwiltykate, Kitten Wrangler, Imafundork and Norahkate. There is also a tiny steampunk tree of life made by Mr Yumjello01, up there as it is too delicate for me to wear while my children are so young, I love that I can still appreciate it. And some of my inchie collection too.

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011 11:24:43 PM »

very pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011 12:15:01 AM »

Such great embroidery!  And so smart to put everything up on a corkboard for easy organization!  (some really nice inchies there, btw   Roll Eyes )
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011 12:24:43 AM »

This is so beautiful! I love the colors your chose.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011 04:04:00 AM »

beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011 05:56:47 AM »

Very nice stitching, perfect for spring.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011 06:56:16 AM »

Pshaw!  You've done gorgeous work with your "basic stitches" - I heart this!!  Kiss
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011 07:02:19 AM »

I LOVE it!!!! The colors are amazing and the needlework is wonderful!

Thanks for sharing the pattern, too, though I may never get around to using it! You chose such great colors and mixed them up so well, too!

ETA: just joined the flikr group you got this from...Wow...just, wow... Thanks for sharing!!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011 07:27:26 AM »

This is gorgeous!  The colours that you chose are perfect!
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011 12:58:12 PM »

Thanks for posting your way cute flower hoop. It helped me get some inspiration as to where I want to take a free hand embroidery project that's been floating around my head. Very nice work!
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2011 01:51:39 PM »

That looks so pretty!! You picked the colors really well  Cheesy Cheesy

and thank you for posting the link to the patterns.
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2011 04:20:16 PM »

Very pretty - nice work!
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2011 08:48:40 PM »

It is so pretty-I really like the colors you chose.
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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2011 01:03:49 PM »

Really pretty design and colours
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2011 06:56:51 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2011 07:07:19 PM »

It's great! I love the design, and you chose a great combination of colors.
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2011 11:25:30 AM »

That wall is fantastic!  Love the colors you used for your flower hoop.  I remember using that pattern in a swap a couple years ago . . . now I want to do it again all for myself!
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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2011 08:12:54 PM »

Lovely, absolutely lovely!
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« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2011 05:51:13 AM »

Oooh that's lovely!! Fab pattern and I love all the colours!  Your hoopla wall is looking awesome too Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2011 02:13:58 PM »

Very pretty stitching!
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