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« on: August 06, 2011 06:10:07 PM »

I made this as a gift for my niece's first birthday and I've been waiting to post until she got it.  It's embroidery floss on cotton in a 7" hoop.  I used outline stitch, backstitch, a tiny bit of satin stitch on the ladybug and a slightly altered chain stitch on the border.  It was a challenge (check out my blog for more info on that http://embroidnerd.blogspot.com/2011/08/little-side-project.html) and about halfway through I very nearly tossed it (I tend to hit that wall with everything I make but have learned that I very rarely end up with an unsuccessful piece as long as I just stick with it).  I started it in June but had to get some things done for a show so in real time it took almost two months.  As far as actual work time I'd say it took maybe 8 hours.  Kind of a long time for the size but I wanted that chainstitch as even as possible so there was measuring and a few do overs involved.  So, without further ado, I present a portrait of my gorgeous niece:

portrait by embroidnerd, on Flickr

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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2011 10:09:36 PM »

what a wonderful hoop!  Such great stitching!

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011 04:41:20 AM »

What a precious gift!

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011 04:46:31 AM »

This is beautiful I love how delicate it looks!

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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011 08:07:54 AM »

That looks so sweet!
Such a precious gift.
You did a great job.

« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2011 11:56:06 AM »

The stitched border gives it a neat vintage look.

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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2011 03:06:48 PM »

That's absolutely lovely!  Very smooth stitching.

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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2011 04:25:05 PM »

Thanks all!   Grin I'm happy to report that it arrived safe and sound (mailing these things always makes me nervous)
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2011 09:07:09 PM »

I really need to learn to embroider! This would make the most awesome gift!
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011 04:51:43 PM »

This is so sweet! What a wonderful gift!
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