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« on: December 17, 2012 08:42:31 PM »

Goodness, are my fingers tired and sore!  I got struck with some last minute inspiration to stitch Maori designs in silver on black napkins for my SIL from New Zealand.  I googled Maori symbols and freehanded these from what I found.  As if working with metallic thread wasn't bad enough, I got froggy and learned some new stitches for this (Double Chain Stitch and Herringbone Ladder Stitch).  I also learned that I've been doing my stem stitch wrong for years and learned to do it right (so much more efficient!).

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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012 09:20:39 PM »

These are beautiful and such a thoughtful gift. I bet these napkins will be treasured and passed down. 
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LOL!   I always seem to try new things when I'm doing last minute things too!

They are absolutely beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2012 10:08:24 AM »

They look fab.  x from New Zealand. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2012 06:59:10 PM »

Thanks folks!  I think I could really get to enjoy hand embroidery as I learn new stitches. 
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2012 08:06:39 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2012 07:39:48 AM »

What a wonderful gift.
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