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Topic: Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street? (Image heavy)  (Read 4018 times)
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« on: April 29, 2011 11:25:14 PM »

I finished this project a while back when I found a vintage unopened Sesame Street embroidery kit at a thrift store that begged to come home with me.  The pattern was sun bleached, and there were many spots that were really hard to see.  I've always felt like I helped 'save' it by finishing it and allowing it to be what it was made to be!

All said and told, it took me a few months to finish.  There are a bunch of stitches in this piece, some of which were really complicated, like the turkey stitch.


I love Sesame Street and all things Jim Henson.

I hope you all like it!  C&C always welcome.

I'm thinking of finishing the edges with some orangey/yellow fabric and quilting the edges.  Then it is fated for my wall!

Thanks for looking.








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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011 12:49:21 AM »

My mind just blew up! Shocked I would never have the patients for this type of detailed work.
You have done such an amazing job, especially on big bird. Im not even a fan of Sesame Street but I now want this.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011 12:50:14 AM »

Brilliant!! I love Oscar! This makes me feel nostalgic...Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011 02:42:47 AM »

It looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011 04:49:29 AM »

Fantastic!

I'd say you 'saved' it twice. Once by making it. And again by posting it.
Clearly, it was not meant to waste away bleaching on a thrift store shelf. You've helped it reach its fullest potential!

How vintage was it? Actually from the 70s would you guess?
If you have the chance, could you post a pic of the embroidery kit packaging?
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2011 06:47:20 AM »

That is so awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2011 06:56:01 AM »

I love it!
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2011 07:54:58 AM »

Such a good job! I love the braids on Prairie Dawn's hair. All the details are wonderful.
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2011 08:04:56 AM »

I love your idea of quilting a border for it. So much color and texture, very fun!
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Awesome! You did a great job on it!
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