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« on: May 02, 2012 06:25:22 PM »

Let me start by saying that comments and constructive criticism are welcome but be gentle as this is only my second piece of embroidery and I'm self-taught.  I've done cross stitch for probably 30+ years but never ventured into embroidery until a few weeks ago.

I've been taking part in the Ongoing Hoopla Swaps and have seen some fantastic embroidery and been jealous of those who could do it.  Then the fateful day came.......an Urban Threads newsletter arrived in my in-box with a beautiful, glowing jellyfish.....I thought two things that day....I could either pin it and hope someone made it for me or I could learn to embroider.  I turned to Averia for some suggestions, she pointed me to a great website that explained different stitches and how to do them and I was off.  First I did a very small piece that is on it's way to a swap partner but I knew I HAD to make this jellyfish and this is the result of many hours of stitching.....


It's in an 8" hoop and while I did fill the main body in with stitching,
                   I cheated on some of the tentacles and colored them
                                                                               in with white crayon.

Now you may ask, why is it called GLOWY jellyfish?  Well, let me show you


All the white thread is glow-in-the-dark thread so when the lights go out, it glows!

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2012 06:35:48 PM »

Wow! That's your second embroidery? Ever? You did an awesome job! And I think you're an inspiration to some like me, who just stare in awe at embroidery but are too scared to try.  I love it!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012 06:41:10 PM »

the glow-in-the-dark factor is SO cool!
Nice design, too!

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2012 06:52:36 PM »

OMG so awesome!  Grin
I can't believe it's your second piece!
This makes me want to learn embroidery.

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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2012 06:53:50 PM »

it looks great!  good job, and nice choice of pattern. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2012 06:55:18 PM »

And I think you're an inspiration to some like me, who just stare in awe at embroidery but are too scared to try. 

Hey, I've got 12 years on you, age wise, so if I can start something new in my 'old' age  Cheesy  you can too!  I dare you to give it a try, you'll love it!
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012 06:56:23 PM »

oooOOOoo very pretty!  it kinda reminds me of the posters for the Bioluminescence exhibit at the museum of natural history.

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2012 06:59:47 PM »

This is great!


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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2012 07:06:38 PM »

love it!!!

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2012 07:15:26 PM »

It's beautiful!  I wanted to learn to embroider when I first saw this pattern too!  (I am also a cross stitcher)
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