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« on: April 18, 2011 12:16:08 PM »

my best friend is getting married in a month and told me she didn't have a handkerchief for the big day, so i decided to embroider one for her.  her colors are black and white and coral, and her flower is the orchid, so i did a coral orchid for hers.  my fiance got a bit jealous, so i made one for him too with the "caldari" logo, which is also a "c" for his name Smiley

close-up of the orchid, i used 6 strand for the outside of the flower/bud, and 2 strand for the inner details and the stem:

close-up of the caldari logo, done all 6 strand:


these were my first full embroidery projects, and now i am hooked!  after finishing these, i promptly signed up for the next hoopla swap round Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011 01:53:00 PM »

That's incredibly even stitching for your first embroidery project. The orchid is stunning and I like the caldari logo too.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2011 11:29:14 AM »

So pretty-it's a wonderful gift that will become an heirloom.
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011 01:13:33 AM »

How nice, making something both for your best friend and your fiance Cheesy
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freeli
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011 03:53:26 AM »

Very pretty. And what a nice idea. I got a friend getting married in August, might be nice to make one for her and one for him...
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2011 08:52:47 AM »

thank you for all the kind words!

and freeli, they were pretty easy to do and well received by the bride, so you should definitely do a set too Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2011 02:46:36 PM »

Great first projects! And I know what you mean about it being addictive!
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