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« on: March 02, 2013 08:59:02 AM »

I think the world of my mom.  I thought it only fitting that I surround her in rainbows for this challenge because she's a source of light and happiness for me.  This is a photo of her from the 6th grade taken in 1966.  I printed it on inkjet printable fabric and stitched the inner details using cotton and metallic floss.  I cut the fabric photo to size and then stitched it to a larger piece of unbleached muslin using the satin stitch border.



Here is a link to the photo in Flickr, too, where the detail is a little easier to see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/xperimentl/8520839687/in/photostream

Thanks for hosting this challenge, kittykill.  I can't wait to see the other entries.  This was my first stitched photo, but definitely won't be my last!
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2013 09:46:09 AM »

That is SO fun! Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013 11:55:57 AM »

Love the rainbows,
Love the stitches,
Love the ode to your mom.

Wow, she's so lucky to have you as a daughter!
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2013 05:56:18 AM »

This is fabulous.  What a wonderful way to honor your mom!
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2013 06:42:07 AM »

This is fabulous! I love the glasses!
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« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2013 07:41:02 AM »

Thanks everyone.  I showed this to my mom after I unveiled it on Craftster.  She said she was honored and old. 
I love the glasses, too.  They were actually gold glitter. They sold me on using this photo.
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2013 02:27:52 PM »

love it! that's so fun.  I agree the glasses rock the most.
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2013 03:43:09 PM »

This is so fun! I really love the rainbow stitches around her head. Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2013 08:33:40 AM »

This just makes me smile! I love all the bold color...and your satin stitches!
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013 08:27:33 AM »

Fantastic stitching, I love the rainbow around.  And I so want a pair of those glasses!
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