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« on: March 03, 2012 10:19:33 PM »

I made this for camelama in the Hoopla Round 7 Swap where the theme was negative space/silhouettes.  I have never done a negative space hoop, so I wanted to experiment with that.




This was inspired by her kitty Phoebe, but it turned out to remind her of her first kitty Cirrus, who was a white, window watching kitty.
You can see pictures of Cirrus in camelama's post here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=403029.msg4769000#msg4769000

I used a lot of different stitches in this - I had my embroidery book out to look up all different fill stitches to give it lots of texture.

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012 03:13:25 AM »

This is splendid. I adore the colourfulness of it contrasting with the white cat.
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2012 04:53:39 AM »

Just an incredible job.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2012 04:56:05 AM »

That is fabulous.  What a great use of negative space.  And I love the colours and the variety of stitches makes it so much more rich and wonderful.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012 06:39:17 AM »

This is so beautiful. I think when I finish this last swap I am going to drag out that book as well. I imagine, this work, is going to be pinned. Allow me!
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012 06:53:50 AM »

beautiful!  Even tho I'm not a big hoopla fan, I'm going to pin this!  The embroidery is stunning.
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2012 06:03:15 PM »

I love this. It's great that you used so many stitches. And it's very sweet. It's happy-making. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2012 07:32:48 PM »

Wow! I love this idea. The colors look great too.
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2012 08:59:24 PM »

thanks everyone!  this was a super fun hoop to do!

This was the book I referenced: http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Thomass-Dictionary-Embroidery-Stitches/dp/1570761183/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1330923438&sr=8-4#_
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2012 10:51:23 AM »

I absolutely LOVE this hoop, luck. I think it's a shining example of the theme for this round. You really rocked it! The textures outside of the window are all wonderful. I wish I could see it up really really close Smiley.
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2012 08:26:21 PM »

thanks lime! Smiley
I added another picture that shows the stitches a little closer
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2012 08:26:57 PM »

This is totally sweet!
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2012 09:38:53 PM »

This is totally awesome, luckdragon!! I am definitely pinning this. Nice work! Grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2012 01:17:12 AM »

Aw, this is just brilliant!  I love the use of colour and the different stitches.  And I love the fact the kitty isn't watching the landscape, she's watching the birdie in the tree!
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2012 11:06:36 AM »

Thanks everyone!

And I love the fact the kitty isn't watching the landscape, she's watching the birdie in the tree!
Yup, kitties do like to watch the birdies! Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2012 01:59:55 PM »

Wow! That is amazing. Love the textures.
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« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2012 05:44:01 PM »

This is absolutely beautiful. Very creative. I love all the colors and textures you have together.
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2012 03:03:17 AM »

That is amazing!! What a beautiful and interesting hoop Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2012 06:14:12 PM »

Wow. This is amazing. I haven't ever done a silhouette but this is so beautiful it makes me want to try.
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