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« on: April 07, 2012 08:08:07 AM »

Hi everyone! I made this for jillybeans for the IYP swap. I know she received so it's safe to post, I love how it turned out and I've been waiting excitedly to share it with you all  Cheesy.



I've always wanted to make a sampler, and I think I'll be making more! I started by tea staining some white cotton. Then I drew up some little woodland creatures based on my partners likes, and got out my stitch dictionary (Mary Thomas's Dictionary of Embroidery Stitches- love it) and stitched away for hours (like 40 of them Grin)

And here's some closeups:





And for some reason out of all the things jillybeans told me about herself for inspiration I couldn't get "woodland creatures" and her fondness of steak out of my head... so I gave Mr. Squirrel a big juicy t-bone steak to give to her  Grin.


I just love how his fuzzy tail turned out!

Thanks for looking, and as always C&C welcome  Cheesy!
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012 08:16:47 AM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012 08:35:18 AM »

amazing!  love the squirrels fluffy tail and the steak is hilarious!  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012 09:34:04 AM »

That is so creative, especially the way you mixed things up.
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012 09:50:06 AM »

Adorable. Inspiring. Pinned.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012 09:53:24 AM »

wow, that's great!  i love the squirrel's tail.   Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012 09:59:04 AM »

Thanks guys! I had a lot of fun trying new stitches- the composite band stitches were a lot of fun to work up (the ones under the squirrel and deer).
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2012 10:46:40 AM »

It is indeed pretty friggin' amazing!  Whenever I walk by I like to rub the tail of the squirrel.  I absolutely love love LOVE my new hoop!  Thank you so much, teachart!  You rock! 
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2012 02:21:46 PM »

awww so sweet!  great design, and incorporating stitches! lots of work.  Lucky partner. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2012 04:21:07 PM »

I think this is fantastic. I love the sampler feel to it, and that our little forest friend, the squirrel, is such a rabid carnivore.  Cheesy
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