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Title: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mezcraft on February 21, 2013 04:25:12 AM
GALLERY!

Here is the link to the discussion thread:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=419564.180

Here is our lovely gallery! Yay! I look forward to seeing everyone's hoopla creations!

green is sent
 pink  is sending late with communication
purple is partner has recieved
red is PM your org, now, please and thank you
orange is feedback given

mezcrafts group

ilovemybrachiosauru s <>  rachel.in.rainbows
Daisytattoo <> ilovemybrachiosauru s
rachel.in.rainbows <> hoppy
dreadlady <> fancybutch
Costumesaremylife <> thenorm02
QueenNinjaMonkey <> ericatattoos
NinaprettyBallerina <> mcook72677
mezcraft <> NinaprettyBallerina
.:dollface:. <> mezcraft






Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Homerof2 on February 21, 2013 06:39:50 AM
green is sent
purple is partner has recieved
pink is sending late with communications
red is PM your org, now, please and thank you
orange is feedback given


Homerof2 <> llisaredd
twisted5whispers<> Homerof2
megstar <> twisted5whispers
Ralph <> bubblegum_phoenix
bubblegum_phoenix <> average_fan
ybunnygurl <>Ralph
average_fan <> tarmine626
noodle-bug <> Melladh
Bobomom <> amymarie78


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 21, 2013 06:41:02 AM
green is sent
purple is partner's received
red is PM your org, now, please and thank you
orange is feedback given



goldfishpollywog  <> deathbeforedishes
haroldlovesmaude <> PerfectlyBohemian
deathbeforedishes <> haroldlovesmaude
PerfectlyBohemian <> beccas_song
beccas_song  <> pugwash
pugwash <> Shana82
Shana82 <> Nh822
NH822<>mlookyloo1
mlookyloo1<> Megzy818

PerfectlyBohemian


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: amymarie78 on February 23, 2013 12:17:31 PM
Well today I got the best box.... my hoop. My partner totally hit it out of the park.  I actually squealed and danced around when I opened it because well I love the Genie so much and she did such a fine job.



And a close up of her tiny fine stitching.



Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Homerof2 on February 23, 2013 01:24:43 PM
What a great hoop to start us off!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: hoppy on February 23, 2013 03:28:56 PM
Oh, I love it! The tiny lamp is really cute and the stitching is lovely.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on February 23, 2013 03:57:52 PM
wow wow wow!!  This is just sooo well done!  I'm scared now!!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: BigBangMomma on February 23, 2013 05:08:49 PM
Love that genie! 


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: canamharris on February 23, 2013 06:07:39 PM
fun start to the swap!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Bobomom on February 23, 2013 06:40:30 PM
I'm so glad you like it amymarie78!  Every time I was working on it I had the song from the movie "You've never had a friend like me" going through my head!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 23, 2013 07:30:13 PM
Love it!  Wonderful Aladdin's Genie Hoop! Such a cute little lamp!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: pugwash on February 24, 2013 07:40:33 AM
That hoop is great! Aladdin is one of my favorite movies   :-*


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on February 24, 2013 02:40:09 PM
Great job on the Genie hoop!  :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: erica_tattoos on February 24, 2013 04:46:05 PM
cooool! did you make the lamp yourself or did you manage to score a charm somewhere?


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on February 25, 2013 07:03:35 AM
I love it good job :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: tarmine626 on February 25, 2013 07:32:45 AM
it's a magical idea! i love the Genie too


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Bobomom on February 25, 2013 11:22:50 AM
cooool! did you make the lamp yourself or did you manage to score a charm somewhere?
I made the lamp out of some coppery fimo clay. It was my second attempt at the lamp, which came out much better than the first. I haven't played with clay in a long time.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: rachel.in.rainbows on February 26, 2013 06:24:41 AM
Ahhh, how did I miss this!! What a great first hoop! Can't wait to see the rest rolling in! :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: llisaredd on February 26, 2013 12:15:41 PM
What a great hoop!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mezcraft on February 26, 2013 06:50:56 PM
That is totally awesome. I love it! How cool!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Melladh on February 26, 2013 11:59:32 PM
sweet :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: twisted5whispers on February 27, 2013 12:34:45 PM
That hoop is awesome! Can't wait till my partners get theirs!  ;D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Bobomom on February 27, 2013 12:41:30 PM
Thanks everyone! Amymarie78 is a Disney fan like me, so it was a lot of fun to make that for her!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Bobomom on February 27, 2013 07:23:58 PM
I received today from amymarie78! OMG is all I can say! I was grinning ear to ear when I opened the package! 


First of all, it has my name (which is hard to find stuff with my name since it's an uncommon name) and it's got Disney!!!


Check out the cool wire holding up some of the stars!


It's so shiny and awesome!

Thank you amymarie78! This hoop is incredible! (Don't worry about the back - it will be going on my craft room wall very soon!).


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: deathbeforedishes on February 27, 2013 07:56:54 PM
Oh wow, that hoop is so awesome!!

I understand about hard to find names, my first name is Leilani.

I love the way the stars look like they are shooting off the hoop... the whole thing is just awesome.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: DaisyTattoo on February 27, 2013 08:36:48 PM
Jodi isn't always the easiest name to find...I can find Jody and Jodie but hardly ever Jodi.

The genie hoop is amazing! So perfect!

And I LOOOOVE those stars! Just wow!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Homerof2 on February 27, 2013 09:23:16 PM
Another great hoop!  Can't wait to see the rest.

I'm very jealous of how fast you Americans can exchange hoops in a matter of days.  Even if I sent within Canada, it still takes over a week and sending to the US from Canada, well that can be 2-3 weeks.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: fancybutch on February 27, 2013 09:28:28 PM
wow great first two hoops, great use of felt, and great colours.  the fimo lamp is awesome.  and the design of the stars hoop is great, I love how big and bold they are and coming almost off the hoop.



Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Melladh on February 27, 2013 09:49:56 PM
Really cool :D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: goldfishpollywog on February 27, 2013 10:25:58 PM
Well that looks like a whole hoop of happiness and excitement!  Fun, well done as well.   :D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on February 27, 2013 11:26:51 PM
How cute is your Brandy hoop!!!  There is so much work that has gone into it!  its like a celebration!! :)
Love it!  ( again making me even more anxious about mine!!!) ;)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: noodle-bug on February 28, 2013 02:20:23 AM
Awesome hoope :D
I'm another one with the name problem - Vikki is never ever spelt right :(


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Melladh on February 28, 2013 05:03:57 AM
I have an uncommonly combined double name.
It's never spelt.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: rachel.in.rainbows on February 28, 2013 06:33:32 AM
How cute is your Brandy hoop!!!  There is so much work that has gone into it!  its like a celebration!! :)
Love it!  ( again making me even more anxious about mine!!!) ;)

This is what I was thinking! It's like a celebration in a hoop! Great job!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: beccas_song on February 28, 2013 01:11:29 PM
Wow! Two lovely Disney hoops! The lamp is super cute, and I love the stars on wire! Wire... hmm... maybe that would work for the _____ in _____'s hoop. Well, she'll just have to wait and see.  ;D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: megstar on March 01, 2013 07:04:29 AM
received from twisted5whispers after a LONG day of work yesterday:

LOVE the geek glasses and she pulled it from my pinterest.  then, because she claimed that one took "no time at all", she included a second hoop, also pinterest inspired:

which turned out awesome!!  the thread color totally matches our wedding color, i love the background fabric, and my hubs appreciated having something that included him as well :)
thank you so much, i'll be cranking on yours all weekend to s/o monday!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Bobomom on March 01, 2013 09:45:18 AM
The geek glasses are so original! I like it!
The stitching on the other hoop is really nice and covers it very well!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Homerof2 on March 01, 2013 10:03:42 AM
I really like the stitching on the LeVelle hoop - is it yarn?


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: amymarie78 on March 01, 2013 01:11:09 PM
Wow those are both so great!  I'm curious about the name one too!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: twisted5whispers on March 01, 2013 05:25:49 PM
I really like the stitching on the LeVelle hoop - is it yarn?

Nope it is thread... A lot of it! It was quite fun, I was just stitching any which way I wanted till it was dense enough to make the letters stand out :)

I'm so glad you like them! I was going to add some little seed beads to it but I didn't have a small enough needled for the beads to fit on so I couldn't. I was down to the wire cause my husband had surgery Tuesday. So sorry about that.. But I'm glad it worked out perfectly to match your wedding colors, and I am happy your DH likes it too. my DH is getting excited. :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on March 01, 2013 06:28:46 PM
love all the hoop they are great :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 02, 2013 09:08:23 PM
very awesome hoops everyone  :D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: llisaredd on March 03, 2013 10:28:34 AM
Great hoops! Love all the fun in "Brandy" :) Love the glasses in "A-dork-able" and love the LeVelle one too :) Very nice to make one for her hubster.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mezcraft on March 04, 2013 04:22:41 AM
Wow, love the brandy hoop, Super well done, and I love the curlycues of wire... Also, the glasses hoop is a really cool idea... I love this part where we get to see everybodies ideas, it's like opening a surprise bag and getting the coolest stuff..



Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on March 04, 2013 06:33:55 PM
going to send out tomorrow :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 04, 2013 07:11:33 PM
I take rubbish photos, but had to share anyway.  Too much excitement to wait for better light.   My hoop from deathbeforedishes came it and I beyond love it.  She has serious skills with needle and thread.

 

Beautiful Hoop in a Hoop with an embroidered world just begging to go adventuring in. Stunning hobbit garden with a road winding on to the distant mountains.  I just keep staring at it fascinated.  Love the flower beads and wooden and seed beads, wonderful add-ins that just make all the colors pop. 

Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: fancybutch on March 04, 2013 07:24:20 PM
wow wow wow deathbeforedishes that is gorgeous! and so much skill.  the world outside, which is inside the little hoop, is so lush and detailed and dense and well done.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: deathbeforedishes on March 04, 2013 07:59:18 PM
I am so happy that it arrived intact! I am so happy that you like it! The moment I saw the drawing on your pinterest, I knew I wanted to embroider it.

Thank you for the compliments, it was the first time I had such concentrated stitching and I was afraid I over did it. But I like how it turned out in the end.  :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: RetroGypsy on March 04, 2013 09:14:04 PM
Love Love Love!!! Beauti :Dfully done, great work


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 04, 2013 09:21:46 PM
Holy cow, that is amazing. I think the amount of stitching is perfect! deathbeforedishes, you are sooo talented!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Melladh on March 04, 2013 10:07:52 PM
Epic!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 04, 2013 10:27:59 PM
I take rubbish photos, but had to share anyway.  Too much excitement to wait for better light.   My hoop from deathbeforedishes came it and I beyond love it.  She has serious skills with needle and thread.

https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/133110_04Mar13_IMG_6338.JPG

Beautiful Hoop in a Hoop with an embroidered world just begging to go adventuring in. Stunning hobbit garden with a road winding on to the distant mountains.  I just keep staring at it fascinated.  Love the flower beads and wooden and seed beads, wonderful add-ins that just make all the colors pop.  

Thank you so much!

yes i have hit the "this rocks" button and yes it ROCKKKKS!!  wow!  This is just genius!!  I love it so much!!  Great work, you must be so proud !!  ( i wouldnt have given it away - i woulda kept it ;)) hahaha


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: erica_tattoos on March 05, 2013 11:21:05 AM
the hobbit hoop is epic beyond measure!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Bobomom on March 05, 2013 11:45:02 AM
Oh wow! That is amazing! the stitch work is beautiful and I love the idea of the hoop in the hoop!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: hoppy on March 05, 2013 01:35:55 PM
That hoop is beyond amazing!!!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on March 05, 2013 02:21:47 PM
The Hobbit door is stunning!!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on March 05, 2013 03:34:30 PM
OMG love that hoopla  :)   I sent out today ;D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Homerof2 on March 05, 2013 03:55:31 PM
I received my hoops (yes, that said hoops) from Twisted5whispers today.  The 'main' hoop is a good old fashioned typewriter, just like the kind I learned to type on 30+ years ago.

                         

Have to see a close up of the keys

                         

and since she sent two hoops to her other partner and despite my protests  :D she sent another small one for me.

               


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Bobomom on March 05, 2013 04:24:03 PM
I love the keys on the typewriter one!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: fancybutch on March 05, 2013 05:54:23 PM
the typewriter hoop is great!  I really love the fun fabric you made it on.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 05, 2013 07:12:39 PM
That typewriter is such a great idea!! its fantastic!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mezcraft on March 05, 2013 07:18:00 PM
That hobbit door made me swoon, what a great job deathbeforedishes! I also would happily hang that typewriter on my wall, It's a stellar idea and i love the style. Awesome!

Also, some housekeeping, if you haven't sent a PM to a org, or co-org about where you at (sent or will be a little late) please do so, please and thank you!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 05, 2013 09:03:14 PM
The typewriter looks like such a fun bold hoop!  :D  I miss the sounds that used to accompany writing...


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: llisaredd on March 06, 2013 12:51:35 AM
A hoop in a hoop?! A hobbit hoop!?! Wow! It's stunning!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: rachel.in.rainbows on March 06, 2013 06:37:09 AM
Cooool! I love both the hobbit hoop and the typewriter! You're all giving me swap anxiety! :D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: deathbeforedishes on March 06, 2013 06:54:29 AM
I adore that typewriter hoop. I still have a typewriter, it's one of those things that I am never ever going to let go of. I haven't used it in a while, I may need to hop online and buy me some ribbon! My family was a little late to the whole cpu owning circle, so I did a lot of school reports on my mom's electric typewriter back in the day. Ah, the memories.  :D

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful feedback!  ;D You gals have made my day!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on March 06, 2013 07:00:24 AM
All the hoops so far are great! I should receive one of mine today!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: llisaredd on March 06, 2013 11:55:58 AM
I received a fabulous hoopla from Homerof2 :D She was inspired by one on my pinterest and incorporated my love of green. These are lyrics from my favorite hymn. I adore this hoop! It is going up above my crafting desk to always remind me and inspire me. Thank you so much Homerof2!





Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 06, 2013 01:16:31 PM
I love that hymn too.  What a great inspiration its going to be at your craft corner!!!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 06, 2013 06:53:25 PM
Those tiny flower buttons are so cute! Such a cheerful hoop!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: .:dollface:. on March 07, 2013 12:18:13 PM
wow! some really GREAT hoops! 


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: average_fan on March 07, 2013 01:42:41 PM
I love everything so far in this thread!

I received from tarmine626 and fiiiiinally could take pictures.. the hoop is still not up on it's final spot because I still haven't found time to put a nail in the wall but it will be soon haha


Isn't he cute?
The egg shells are some kind of waxy cloth and the grass is some neat synthetic turf (is that the right word?)


And look at the details in his face! He's a smug little one  ;D

Thanks tarmine, looking forward to our next swap ;)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 07, 2013 01:56:16 PM
That dragon is sooo awesome and detailed. And I find the grass especially clever as a "not just thread" element. Very nicely done!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: deathbeforedishes on March 07, 2013 02:01:18 PM
I love him! His little wings are so cute!

The hoops this round have been so awesome.  :D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: hoppy on March 07, 2013 02:50:31 PM
I really love the dragon's face! He is super cute.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: fancybutch on March 07, 2013 03:19:26 PM
ok that dragon is awesome and adorable and the grass is very cool, and I only dream that some day I could do embroidery so neat and perfect and detailed.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on March 07, 2013 03:48:14 PM
he is sooooooooo cute good job :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on March 07, 2013 04:44:32 PM
I received from both of my partners!

Perfectly Bohemian sent me a great Harold and Maude hoop! It's my favorite movie. I actually recently got a sunflower tattoo because of the movie, and I almost got the flower motorcycle from the poster she modeled this after!



Deathbeforedishes also sent me a great hoop! She sent me "The Clapp Family" to go along with my cheeky STD hoops. (I only have one other that she made me in another swap!)



Thanks!!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Bobomom on March 07, 2013 04:54:53 PM
I like the green flags on the hymn hoop.
That dragon is so cute and detailed - I love the faux grass!
Cute motorcycle and Clapp family!

Great hoops!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 07, 2013 06:06:26 PM
Wow!  That dragon hoop is fantastic!  What great detail and great idea with the turf!!

Also that "std" family is hilarious!!  very well done


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: deathbeforedishes on March 07, 2013 06:23:32 PM
I received from haroldlovesmaude today!  :D

She made me an owl hoop! (Owls are my most favorite ever!!) She also added some awesome bunting!!



Thank you haroldlovesmaude!!  It was so fun swapping with you!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 07, 2013 06:41:58 PM
Wow wow wow!  That owl is great - would look great as a pillow too!! ;)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: fancybutch on March 07, 2013 06:43:42 PM
the owl is great and the bunting in a circle near the edge of the hoop works so well, clever design.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 07, 2013 06:45:19 PM
So many great hoops...love all of the dragon hoop, wonderful details!  The clapp family gave me a case of the giggles.   Beautiful owl, so wonderful and bold, love the bunting.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Melladh on March 08, 2013 12:08:28 AM
Is the dragon Errol? :D He totally looks like Errol. Sweet stuff.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: tarmine626 on March 08, 2013 05:56:39 AM
Is the dragon Errol? :D He totally looks like Errol. Sweet stuff.
Yes he is :)  I love so much this drawing of Errol made by Paul Kidby in the Discworld 2011 calendar !
I love Paul Kidby's and Josh Kirby's art <3    great artists!!


All hoops in this galery are amazing and creative!
can't wait to see average_fan's one!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Bobomom on March 08, 2013 10:22:48 AM
I love the bright colors and the bunting on the owl hoop!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: llisaredd on March 08, 2013 12:38:55 PM
Great hoops! I love the dragon and the cheery owl :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 08, 2013 03:35:39 PM
beccas_song received my hoop, but she was sick and hasn't been able to post. So here is the hoop that I made for her:







The strawberries are needle-felted wool with seed beads. The blackberries are clusters of small black beads.



Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: beccas_song on March 08, 2013 03:50:47 PM
Received TWO lovely hoops this week! Prepare to be jealous!

First is PerfectlyBohemian's adorable berry hoop! It was her first try at stumpwork, and my first time to receive some. She did a beautiful job!!!! I love it and will be attempting to do some soon too. :) I can't tell you how much I love this hoop! Sorry I'm a crappy photographer. It was hard to catch all the details. The blackberries are needle felted and then beaded all over and look SO real. The strawberries are also felted with tiny seed beads sewn on. The leaves are all stumpwork. I swear, I did a happy dance when this came in the mail. It suits me so well and I am honored that she learned a new skill to try for my hoop. Thank you PerfectlyBohemian!!!





Next up is pugwash's hoop!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: beccas_song on March 08, 2013 03:53:26 PM
lol PerfectlyBohemian, we posted pics at the same time. :) Although I'm not sure why my 2nd and 3rd pics didn't load... Thank you again!!!

Have to take care of some things. Will post pugwash's hoop later this evening!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 08, 2013 03:59:19 PM
lol PerfectlyBohemian, we posted pics at the same time. :) Although I'm not sure why my 2nd and 3rd pics didn't load... Thank you again!!!

Have to take care of some things. Will post pugwash's hoop later this evening!

Hehe, whoops.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Shana82 on March 08, 2013 05:08:50 PM
I received my hoops from NH822 and pugwash on Thursday, and they both went with the same theme - which is SO AWESOME!

First up, from NH822

I love the jewels in the crown and the long feathers!

Next up, from pugwash:

How awesome are those feathers!  and you can't tell from the pic but the fabric is awesome.

I opened the packages back to back and couldn't help but giggle when I saw they were both the same theme.  The house I rent has tiny bedrooms, so I have turned the back bedroom into my "walk in closet/dressing room" and the color theme is peacock colors.  These will look so awesome in there!

 - I got to the end and realized I had used awesome five times in this short post. The writer in me cringes, but I was very excited!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: amymarie78 on March 08, 2013 07:17:46 PM
perfect peacocks


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: pugwash on March 08, 2013 09:40:04 PM
I'm glad to see that the feathers still look ok. I was a bit worried that they would get mangled in transit  :o


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 08, 2013 11:51:36 PM
Peacocks! Beautiful gorgeous peacocks!

The stumpwork is so wonderful!  The blackberries look good enough to pluck and eat.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: tarmine626 on March 09, 2013 08:48:34 AM
the berry hoop seems really appetizing -yum!!

and the peacoks are great!

I recieved from average_fan and I'll post pictures tomorrow


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: NH822 on March 09, 2013 10:30:52 AM
I love those feathers!!!!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: fancybutch on March 09, 2013 11:05:57 AM
great peacocks, and how fun to have two on the same theme!

the berries are amazing, so well done.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: fancybutch on March 09, 2013 11:21:15 AM
my partner received a few days ago but hasn't had a chance to post a picture.

I made this bird by cutting up a pop can, the material was softer than expected and quite good to work with (edges not as razor sharp as I expected either).  I poked the holes in with a thumb tack and then sewed it up with a blanket style stitch.



Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: deathbeforedishes on March 09, 2013 11:34:47 AM
fancybutch, that is such an awesome idea! I love it!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Megzy818 on March 09, 2013 12:47:45 PM
Here is the hoop I received from mlookyloo1 cute starfish and seashells. :)



Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 09, 2013 02:51:15 PM
How great to have received  2 peacocks! they're gorgeous!!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 09, 2013 04:24:10 PM
Shiny bird is such a perfect accent to a wonderful fabric.

Wonderful stitching on the starfish!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: deathbeforedishes on March 09, 2013 06:04:21 PM
I received from goldfishpollywog!



I LOVE Doctor Who and I adore Rory. So this hoop fits me perfectly. The TARDIS light even glows in the dark!



Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Melladh on March 10, 2013 05:39:56 AM
I received from noodle-bug!

First she made this really cool hoop



...and for some reason I don't understand she wasn't satisfied with it, but I'm greedily happy that she wasn't because it resulted in me getting TWO hoops :D

The other one being this epic Shades of Grey piece



With my very own spoon and everything! I feel so rich. I'm super happy about it, thank you noodle-bug :D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: NH822 on March 10, 2013 06:16:30 AM
I received from mlookyloo1...I love this quote!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: tarmine626 on March 10, 2013 08:20:15 AM
I received a funny hoop from average_fan. She saw that I like the tv show "How I met your mother", so she did a hoop about it!




thank you average_fan, I like it! and it make a nice yellow touch on my wall :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Homerof2 on March 10, 2013 09:20:09 AM
twisted5whispers has received but life is very busy for her right now so she asked if I would post a picture of the hoop I made for her.  She says her hubby LOVES it, which makes me happy.  For those unfamiliar with this contraption, like I was, it's called a Penny Farthing.


                                        


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: noodle-bug on March 10, 2013 11:16:00 AM
I have taken ages to post a photo, but I hope my partner knows I love my new hoop



It's an image from xkcd, one of my favorite webcomics - I got my physics nerd on :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Melladh on March 10, 2013 11:37:16 AM
Jeez the wool really slid up in the cups, I thought it was stuck enough by the friction of the mug attachment to the fabric :D it's supposed to be at the bottom in those two! You should be able to just push them down though. I'm really glad you like it.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: canamharris on March 10, 2013 01:33:31 PM
Love all the creativity this round! and that shades of grey hoop is awesome!! (Cannot wait for him to come out with another book in that series!!)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: rachel.in.rainbows on March 10, 2013 01:35:00 PM
LOVE the himym hoop! Very cute!

And the xkcd hoop is such a neat use of alternative materials!  Can't wait to receive!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: DaisyTattoo on March 10, 2013 02:45:30 PM
These hoops are amazing! Great ideas ladies! I really like the umbrella, that is just too cute. I will be sending tomorrow, I got behind due to an extended hospital stay  ::) Now I'm just waiting for the post office to open.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: noodle-bug on March 10, 2013 05:03:12 PM
it's supposed to be at the bottom in those two! You should be able to just push them down though

Of course it is, I'm such a doofus not to have spotted that! :)

I'm loving how original everyone has been in there 'non-thread' element!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 10, 2013 06:29:26 PM
Wow this is awesome! I LOVE that umbrella!!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on March 10, 2013 08:28:33 PM
ever one has done a great job I love all of them :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Megzy818 on March 11, 2013 07:32:05 AM
This is the hoop I sent to mlookyloo1 we both went with the sea theme. :)



Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: rachel.in.rainbows on March 11, 2013 09:01:04 AM
This is the hoop I sent to mlookyloo1 we both went with the sea theme. :)

I LOVE this hoop, Megzy! It is super simple, and so so so sweet!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: megstar on March 11, 2013 10:09:00 AM
my partner is unable to post pics, but she received her hoop this week and asked me to post.  this is what i made for twisted5whispers:

seems like her other partner and i got the same memo about the penny-farthing :)  i used "tardis blue" for the body as an homage to her love of dr. who, did a coffee-dye job on the fabric to get an antiqued look, and after extensive searching found the perfect silver bangle to use for the big tire (small tire is a keychain hoop).  had fun doing a "vintage" piece and hope the partner and her hubby enjoy!

also, LOVE all the hoops so far - great work!!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Bobomom on March 11, 2013 11:21:53 AM
What a cute idea for the tires!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Homerof2 on March 11, 2013 02:36:43 PM
seems like her other partner and i got the same memo about the penny-farthing :) 

I was going to contact you to see what you were making but then I decided that twisted5whispers probably wouldn't mind getting two penny-farthing hoops.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: DaisyTattoo on March 11, 2013 02:44:32 PM
I sent today! I really hope ilovemybrachiosaurus likes what I made for her  :D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 11, 2013 04:30:00 PM
I love it when 1 theme is interpreted 2 ways!  Great penny farthings!

I love that sea hoopla so organic and crisp - its beautiful!! ;)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Megzy818 on March 11, 2013 07:42:21 PM
This is the hoop I sent to mlookyloo1 we both went with the sea theme. :)

I LOVE this hoop, Megzy! It is super simple, and so so so sweet!

Thanks! :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: haroldlovesmaude on March 11, 2013 09:42:04 PM
I'm starting to worry about Perfectly Bohemian's hoop. I sent it a week ago and she still hasn't gotten it... It only took three days for hers to get to me. :( and I think the location I sent from doesn't have a scanner for the tracking number bc nothing comes up when I check the number...


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Melladh on March 12, 2013 01:14:34 AM
bubblegum_phoenix just told me her internet security has flagged craftster as dangerous, and won't let her back in :D She hasn't done a runner, she's still here, and she's doing her best to get back on! She still has access to facebook, for those of you who are able to reach her there. ;)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mezcraft on March 12, 2013 04:17:31 AM
Hey Melladh thanks for letting us know! I was thinking it was odd for her to go incommunicado like that. Awesome. I will work with that.



Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: llisaredd on March 12, 2013 05:01:26 AM
Loving all the hoops! I really love when the same theme is done by different partners. Of course, I love theme swaps in general :D Has there been a "Hoopla My Theme" swap?


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: megstar on March 12, 2013 07:15:41 AM
seems like her other partner and i got the same memo about the penny-farthing :) 

I was going to contact you to see what you were making but then I decided that twisted5whispers probably wouldn't mind getting two penny-farthing hoops.

haha, same here, i figured she wouldn't have listed it if they didn't really like/want it :)  plus it's always fun to see another 'vision'!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: goldfishpollywog on March 12, 2013 12:28:14 PM
So many wonderful hoops!
Love the texture of the umbrella and the cat! 
The mermaid has such a beautiful flow to the design.
The penny farthings are so fun together since they are made with such different treatments.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: NH822 on March 12, 2013 01:51:27 PM
I received from Shana82 today!   Love my hoop!  Theses flowers look so cool!  And the color looks great on my hoopla wall!  Then as an added bonus she stitched up the cutest little hummingbird!  I squealed when I opened my package!!!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 12, 2013 04:39:05 PM
Gorgeous hoops!  Love that hummingbird! ( i will keep it in mind for future themes - i love em!!)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 12, 2013 04:40:03 PM
beccas_song received my hoop, but she was sick and hasn't been able to post. So here is the hoop that I made for her:

http://i.imgur.com/1IU4ce3.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/mbOlYXx.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/rMyYKaj.jpg

The strawberries are needle-felted wool with seed beads. The blackberries are clusters of small black beads.



im not sure if i commented on this already but THIS IS DROOLWORTHY!!!  I LOVE IT!!!  wow!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Homerof2 on March 12, 2013 05:19:07 PM
Beautiful hummingbird!!!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: costumesaremylife on March 13, 2013 06:01:37 PM
I received from Norma theNorm02 and I love it.  It's everything that I use on a daily basis.  I can't decide if i want to hang it in my sewing room at home or at work over my sewing table.



I know she got mine so I'm going to post a pic.


I don't know too much about Doctor Who, but the tardis seemed fun.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: fancybutch on March 13, 2013 06:39:33 PM
that sewing hoop is fantastic! great idea and very well done.  love it.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Megzy818 on March 13, 2013 07:00:56 PM
Oh I love that Doctor Who hoop!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 13, 2013 09:00:00 PM
The sewing hoop is so cool, i love the bust!! ;)  well done on a great hoop!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Homerof2 on March 13, 2013 10:49:42 PM
Costumesaremylife, I need that sewing hoop at my house. Shall I send you my address  ;D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: costumesaremylife on March 14, 2013 06:53:18 AM
Costumesaremylife, I need that sewing hoop at my house. Shall I send you my address  ;D
  I don't want to share. It's all mine!  ;D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Bobomom on March 14, 2013 09:24:29 AM
I love the 3-D quality to the blue felt flower hoop.
That sewing hoop is very cool!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mcook72677 on March 14, 2013 01:51:32 PM
I received from ninaprettyballerina today.  She made this very cute cat eye eyeglasses hoopla for me.
 

Detail of her non-floss element.
 

Thanks so much, Nina!  It's lovely!!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on March 14, 2013 01:57:52 PM
I received the COOLEST hoop EVER from erica_tattoos today!!  ;D It's my little Lola's silhouette!

 





Thank you so much Erica, I am seriously so in love with this hoop!!  :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: fancybutch on March 14, 2013 02:18:05 PM
Erica that negative space dog hoop is frickin amazing, I hit 'it rocks' instantly, what a great idea and execution, so cute and fun! love it.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: DaisyTattoo on March 14, 2013 02:20:12 PM
I love the doxie hoop. I would love to have one with a doberman!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 14, 2013 04:30:45 PM
love the sausage too!! :)  mine dogs are 2 sausages ;)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Melladh on March 14, 2013 11:19:36 PM
love the sausage hoop, love all the random stuff used around him :D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: megstar on March 15, 2013 06:05:26 AM
all of these hoops are awesome!!  it's so hard to pic a fav with such a talented group.  love the variety and skills :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 15, 2013 07:06:46 AM
Those glasses are fantastic! I love the beads and ribbon flowers.

And that dachshund hoop is amazing! I love all the trinkets around the negative space. I really want to try something like that now!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Bobomom on March 15, 2013 03:42:28 PM
That doggie hoop is awesome! It's so inspiring! I might just have to do one of my shih tzu (my avatar)!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: rockon on March 15, 2013 08:38:45 PM
OMG.  That is one of the coolest things I have seen in a long time.  AWESOME!  I hit "this rocks!"


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: DaisyTattoo on March 16, 2013 05:07:49 PM
I recieved from Ilovemybrachiosaurus today! She sent me a hoop based on Rudyard Kipling's "The Baby Elephant and the Alligator" She was super creative with this and I absolutely LOVE the alligator! The fabric she used is perfect! Thank you so much I really do love these hoops!! I also wanted to note that the elephants trunk has elastic behind it that makes it stretchy. So cool.





Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 16, 2013 05:39:43 PM
wow! that's way creative!!! ;)  great elephant!!~


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: thenorm02 on March 16, 2013 11:58:41 PM
costumesaremylife I saw those patterns in a file on your wist and based on your name knew I had to do them :D glad you liked them! and I LOVE mah tardis hoop! makes me smiley that my bff meagz is jealous  ;)  hehehe

also sorry Ive been super quite lately, hubs is preparing to deploy and Im trying to figure out how to handle life with a 2yr old with out him around  :o

anyhow WONDERFUL hoops so far and Im excited to see the rest as well!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: llisaredd on March 17, 2013 05:59:09 AM
Love that doggie hoop! I can see that technique for a variety of fun things :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: erica_tattoos on March 17, 2013 10:10:34 AM
thanks everybody! QNM's hoop was super fun to assemble! it was actually kindof inspired by a couple things i've seen miss SheepBlue do - come to think of it, there might be a few whimsies in there i got from swapping with her too!  ;D

here's this i got from her in a personal swap 2 years ago... https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/239006_14Sep11_DSCF0965.JPG

and this i swapped with her for back in december! ... http://media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com/550x/be/a0/41/bea04138ca8370dcc2af724fb2fa8a16.jpg

one of the many reasons i love craftster - so many people to be inspired by - and steal from!!  ;D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: ilovemybrachiosaurus on March 17, 2013 01:26:28 PM
The first hoop came from DaisyTattoo! It's so accurate and so cool with the 3D leaves and apple! It's from The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstien.


This one came from rachel.in.rainbows! I love this quote, and she did a fantastic job of rendering it!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on March 17, 2013 03:51:30 PM
I got 2 great hoop  I love the sea theme and this is what I got I love them

this one is from NH822 love the seahorse
and this one is from Megzy818 she has post it for me thank you love it

 thank you


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on March 17, 2013 06:43:34 PM
I love that Galileo hoop! All the different fonts are neat, and the little star buttons are a cute touch.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Homerof2 on March 17, 2013 06:45:09 PM
Today when I arrived home from a very sad weekend, there was a beautiful hoop waiting in my mail box from llisaredd.  It really helped cheer me up!


                   


There is thread, ribbon and beads in my lovely garden.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: pugwash on March 17, 2013 07:44:23 PM
I love the flowers on that hoop. They really pop!

Editing to add the hoop that I received from Shana82 a couple days ago. She made a cute little tree out of buttons  :) Still waiting on my other partner but I can't wait to see what she comes up with!



Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 18, 2013 04:25:37 AM
that's such a cute little apple tree and man!  ( i dont know that story!)

the seahorse is just beautiful!

the garden full of flowers is just WOW!  it was my first foray into any embriodery and was very scared to try silk ribbon thread - you have inspire me heaps now! ( i got a 2nd hand book from the market from the 70s?80s? for a dollar on these techniques - took me ages to figure out even the flowers on thecatseye glasses i sent!!) This is a spectacularly beautiful hoop!

i received from mcook today!!  i LOOOOOVE it -it so suits me - it depicts my little ( theo - i think cos its wearing blue) climbing up a snowcapped mountain!i think the dog and the cloud are ?shrinkydinks?  and the mountains are made fromfelt :)  the photos dont do it justice!!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mcook72677 on March 18, 2013 05:59:24 AM
I'm glad that you like it, Nina.  I was a bit nervous.  And yes, those are shrinky dinks.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: rachel.in.rainbows on March 18, 2013 06:05:50 AM
Hahah I love that mountain climbing hoop! So cute! And the Giving Tree one is sooo spot on! Love it! I'm glad you received and like it, ilovemybrachiosaurus!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: llisaredd on March 18, 2013 07:41:44 AM
I'm so glad you like the flower garden Homerof2 :) Ribbon embroidery was fun and I plan to do more. My daughter did not want that hoop to go out :D so I guess I'll have to make her a garden now! I have to say that I also really liked the background. It is watercolor on fabric. Really a fun technique!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Homerof2 on March 18, 2013 07:47:31 AM
I have to say that I also really liked the background. It is watercolor on fabric. Really a fun technique!

Oops, I meant to mention that but in my excitement over the hoop I totally forgot.  It's going to hang over my computer desk, in my craft room so I get to look at its beauty each day!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Bobomom on March 18, 2013 10:47:36 AM
WOW! Such awesome and creative hoops! They are all so different and use really different techniques!  I really love the silk ribbon flowers - I've always wanted to try silk ribbon embriodery!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mlookyloo1 on March 18, 2013 12:22:22 PM
OMG  the hoop are great :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: DaisyTattoo on March 18, 2013 12:43:22 PM
I just went thru the gallery again and man am I glad I did because somehow the first time I missed that FABULOUS hoop by deathbeforedishes! WOW! Those are some mad skillz girl!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: twisted5whispers on March 18, 2013 04:27:35 PM
I just wanted to thank both of my partners for posting pictures of the wonderful hoops they sent me! Thank you Homerof2, and megstar! I loved doing this swap!  ;D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: rachel.in.rainbows on March 18, 2013 07:26:33 PM
Hi everyone!

Here is a picture of the super neat hoop I received from hoppy! She used two of my suggested themes (I seem to remember sending a long and rather varied list), and combined them in a totally unexpected way! She merged one of my favourite artists (Mucha) with Lord of the Rings, and did Galadriel in his style. Which, if you don't know Mucha, is totally cool and super ambitious! (Much more ambitious than my own plan! haha)

You can't really tell from the picture, but the shape around her is wire (meaning we both chose wire as our added element!), and the design inbetween the wires is metallic thread. As someone who has once worked with metallic thread, I can appreciate how truly infuriating it can be, but it made for a great effect! My favourite part is her hair, which looks like braids!

Thank you so much hoppy! It was great being paired together for both of our first hoopla swaps!



Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: .:dollface:. on March 18, 2013 07:28:15 PM
I recieved but won't be able to post pictures until wed/thurs when I'm at work because my computer at home is dysfunctional


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Post by: mezcraft on March 19, 2013 07:09:23 AM
here are my hoops from my partners!
From Nina PrettyBallerina:
I really like the geometric stuff she used in this image. I dig it!


and here is the back, which is equally awesome


and from .:dollface:. I love this saying:


Thank you guys so much for your awesome work.  I love it!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: erica_tattoos on March 20, 2013 07:09:36 AM
gosh! so many cute hoops! okay, so i promised to post pics of the TOTALLY AWESOME hoop that QueenNinjaMonkey made for me like, three days ago. and i'm just now getting around to it. heh, my bad!





i have another totally rockin star wars themed hoop to add to my collection! woot! QNM was inspired by some jose pulido day of the dead star wars characters i have pinned on my pinterest. thanks so much, QNM!! i love love love him! you're the bees' knees! =)

((ps i yeah, i totally took these pics with my phone, so they're a lil foggy and the color quality's not super great))


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Post by: ybunnygurl on March 20, 2013 08:45:14 AM
I received a most beautiful hoop. It is Emilie Autumn inspired and I luff it! Look at those eyelashes.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 20, 2013 10:15:11 AM
Who made your hoop?  It is gorgeous!


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Post by: ybunnygurl on March 20, 2013 03:18:00 PM
Who made your hoop?  It is gorgeous!
I'm going to guess you are talking to me, my swap partner was ralph.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 20, 2013 03:41:42 PM
Wow both girl's portraits are WOW!
and that star wars one WOOOOW - i love all the detail - looks like a 'pretty'version;)




Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: hoppy on March 20, 2013 03:53:38 PM
My camera has died...think I am going to have to get a new one. >:(  I am having a friend take photos of the wonderful hoop rachel.in.rainbows sent me and I will post them as soon as I can!

I love that R2D2 hoop, so clever!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: rachel.in.rainbows on March 20, 2013 06:19:13 PM
Oh no!! Let me know if you want me to post pictures, Hoppy!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 21, 2013 05:53:15 AM
Who made your hoop?  It is gorgeous!
I'm going to guess you are talking to me, my swap partner was ralph.

Thanks!  I keep admiring the details... :D


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Post by: .:dollface:. on March 21, 2013 06:19:39 PM
I received from mezcraft!

The pictures are a bit dark, beacuse I live in a basement suite... The main fabric is a beautiful teal color (my fave!) It's a shadow box style with two layers.  Thank you mezcraft, you put so much work into it!


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Post by: rachel.in.rainbows on March 21, 2013 07:01:23 PM
Wow, mezcraft, what a cool hoop!! It's definitely in the "more art, less craft" category! Very cool!

Hoppy's camera is broken, so she has asked me to post pictures! One of her proposed themes was Avengers, and she mentioned that the cap was one of her favourites! I thought his shield design was leant perfectly to a round hoop, and I wanted to do a quote to go with it. (I haven't seen the movie yet, and it seems like nothing cap says is especially funny, so i went with one of the movie's taglines.)

On to the pictures! This is about the clearest I managed to get. Blurry wire pics in the others!




Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: hoppy on March 21, 2013 08:27:07 PM
Thank you so much for posting a picture of your hoop, rachel.in.rainbows!!   I just adore this CAP hoop, it is hanging proudly in my craft room. I love how we both used wire in our designs, but I have to say your excellent wire letters are just amazing. I love how you used a separate hoop for the shield, and the felt worked really well for that. Thanks for being such an awesome swap partner!


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Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 21, 2013 09:08:19 PM
Really love that boat in the wind !!! it is AAAAAMAAAZING! Im hoping to post pics of my masterpiece by mezcraft today ;)

also that cap hoop is great!! lov eth estitching outide the tiny shield hoop too!! :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ralph on March 21, 2013 11:07:30 PM
here is the amazing embroidery I recieved from ybunnygurl.

I said that I liked steampunk, pirates and bright colours, so she took that and ran with it!



The full embroidery


Close-up of the pirate girl, see the rum!


The amazing airship!

I love this piece so much! Thanks ybunnygurl!

-Ralph


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ralph on March 21, 2013 11:12:08 PM
While I'm posting.

Here's the hoop I sent to bubblegum_phoenix. She's recieved but can't post photos, so here I go.



She likes inpiring quotes, strong women and Alice in Wonderland, so I made up a sort of Goddess of Wonder for her.

Who made your hoop?  It is gorgeous!
I'm going to guess you are talking to me, my swap partner was ralph.

Thanks!  I keep admiring the details... :D

And because I can, a detail from my hoop to ybunnygurl. Yes, those are false eyelashes I sewed to the hoop.



I really hope my partners like these and thanks for all the kind comments,

-Ralph


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on March 22, 2013 04:01:50 AM
i received the most AWESOME geometrical artistic hoop from mezcraft

I LOVE IT! ( and so does everyone i show it to !!!!)

Thanks so much :)  The detail and the image is just sofantastic
its my little sausage - Milly :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: fancybutch on March 22, 2013 05:24:50 AM
Holy cow so many amazing hoops!  Love the shadow box hoop, the captain hoop has such great comic book style and those wire letters are crazy awesome, the geometric dog embroidery is beautiful, and Ralph's gorgeous artistic woman's face with eyelashes is stunning!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: mcook72677 on March 22, 2013 07:45:41 AM
Wow!  This is an amazing round of hoops.  I can't even pick a favorite.


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Post by: Homerof2 on March 22, 2013 08:11:26 AM
That dog is amazing!!


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Post by: alwaysinmyroom on March 22, 2013 09:33:43 AM
Ralph--I love the style of your hoops!  They are so interesting and the mix of materials you used really is wonderful!


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Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on March 22, 2013 01:04:14 PM
I love the little weenie hoop! ;D


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Post by: deathbeforedishes on March 22, 2013 02:40:16 PM
I just went thru the gallery again and man am I glad I did because somehow the first time I missed that FABULOUS hoop by deathbeforedishes! WOW! Those are some mad skillz girl!

Thanks. :D  It was a lot of fun to do, I did most of it on vacation in Ohio.


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Post by: rachel.in.rainbows on March 25, 2013 08:04:20 AM
Mrgh! Ilovemybrachiosaurus's hoop still hasn't found it's way home! Fingers crossed it shows up today or tomorrow! :)


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Post by: rachel.in.rainbows on March 29, 2013 05:54:12 PM
Yippee! I received hoop 2/2 this week, from ilovemybrachiosaurus, but haven't had a chance to post until now. She jumped on my muppets theme, and went with Beaker, who is both of our favourites. She did an AWESOME job. (His mouth even opens!)

Apologies-- the colours are a bit dark in the photo. In real life, they are exactly the way they should be! Thank you so much! I LOVE it!



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Post by: Homerof2 on March 29, 2013 07:07:24 PM
Beaker is great!!


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Post by: Trekky on March 30, 2013 05:19:55 AM
MEEP MEEP MEEP! The beaker hoop is so cool!


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Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on March 30, 2013 10:45:34 AM
Love that Beeker hoop!  :)


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Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on April 02, 2013 03:58:27 AM
beaker used to freak mw out when i was young - but that hoopis too cute!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: average_fan on April 02, 2013 01:00:39 PM
Oh well, since my partner bubblegum_phoenix has some problems with the site and has received my hoopla, I'll just post it.



I combined some themes from her pinterest - dragons, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter.
The "extra" I used are only the sequins for the dragon egg, but those were a pain to work with and I know what I'm never using again  ;D


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on April 02, 2013 02:32:29 PM
It looks like my group will be in need of a couple of angels.  If you are interested in angeling for pugwash or PerfectlyBohemian and making a hoop really quickly, they have waited so patiently.  I wanted to give y'all first shot before I post on the angel board.


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Post by: Megzy818 on April 04, 2013 10:04:42 AM
I would love to help if you have not found angels yet! No work Saturday or Sunday and a 7 hour plane ride on Monday will leave plenty of time for stitching. :)


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Post by: fancybutch on April 04, 2013 01:38:44 PM
wow average_fan that hoop is gorgeous!  the colours, the stitching, even the egg which I take it was very difficult :)  it's great.

and I love beaker!  I love that his mouth opens, very funny.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: average_fan on April 14, 2013 01:22:06 PM
Got my hoopla from bubblegum_phoenix this week but totally forgot to post a picture!


It's a little crochet dragon guarding its treasure :)


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Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on April 16, 2013 06:14:52 AM
Oh, happy dance! I just got my first hoop. Haroldlovesmaude was an awesome partner. My first package went missing after a long detour to get to my town. She made a replacement hoop, and I am sooo excited and happy about it. It is also on an 8-inch hoop, which I think is very big because I usually do everything on 4-6 inch hoops...

Here is my lovely new fox hoopla by haroldlovesmaude:





The embroidery is so awesome, and I love foxes, and I love felt. Thanks so much, haroldlovesmaude!



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Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on April 16, 2013 06:17:05 AM
WoW! 

Apart from my 2 hoops of course - this fox has got tobe my fav!!! :)

I love the colours and the stitching an dthe material it was made on

:)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Melladh on April 16, 2013 07:52:17 AM
that fox is wonderful


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on April 16, 2013 01:47:47 PM
Love the idea of adding ami to a hoop!

Beautiful fox hoop!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on April 17, 2013 06:32:47 AM
I LOVE that fox hoop!!  :o


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Post by: pugwash on April 24, 2013 01:43:19 PM
Oh Megzy818, you are a wonderful angel :) The postman left the envelope on my doorstop, so it got rained on ALL day. Luckily the contents were not wet! I really love manatees, so this hoop is perfect. The special item used were aquarium decorations. Thank you for coming to the rescue Megzy, and for taking the time during your travels to finish the hoop.
 


This shows how the greenery pops off the fabric.


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on April 24, 2013 01:50:30 PM
The green adds beautiful dimension!  nice job on the manatees...I love them as well...


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Megzy818 on April 24, 2013 02:33:25 PM
Yay I'm glad you like it! :)


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: goldfishpollywog on April 24, 2013 02:48:28 PM
Love that the manatees form a heart, the aquarium plants are the perfect add on!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: pugwash on April 24, 2013 06:49:54 PM
Love that the manatees form a heart

I didn't notice that until you said it  :D


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Post by: deathbeforedishes on May 02, 2013 07:07:34 PM
Those manatees are too cute!  My angel package to perfectlybohemian is showing that it was delivered today. I hope it is there. The post office misplaced a swap package from me already this year, so I tend to worry now.  :-\ 


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Post by: PerfectlyBohemian on May 02, 2013 08:42:00 PM
Woohoo! I got my angel package from deathbeforedishes tonight! She is such an amazing crafter and picked something that was very high on my wishlist! This definitely takes "not just thread" to a crazy new level. She embroidered a cuckoo clock with an awesome little squirrel that matches a couple of pillows and other decor in my living room, and the teeniest little mushrooms at the bottom, and lots of other lovely things. The cuckoo bird itself is a sculpted piece. It was all mounted on a plaque with one of my favorite colors on the border, and a working clock is installed in it. This thing is so amazing!











Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: goldfishpollywog on May 02, 2013 09:33:51 PM
Love that clock and all the mad stitching skills!  Perfect ;D


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: canamharris on May 03, 2013 09:48:49 AM
That clock is amazing! Love it!!


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Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on May 04, 2013 12:37:33 PM
I love these hoops! The manatees are so sweet and the graphics are so fun! The grass adds so much!!

I also am totally in love with that cuckoo clock clock!!!! Wow the embroidery is superb!!;) x


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Post by: fancybutch on June 05, 2013 06:25:35 PM
my very special angel hoop arrived today from homerof2, and it is so sweet and wonderful just like she is.  She made me this adorable bear from my pinterest, the cloud is felt and there's some shading behind the stitching.



thank you so much!


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Post by: goldfishpollywog on June 06, 2013 12:54:54 AM
What a fun bear, I love the shading, he really is a day brightener!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: cackle on June 06, 2013 05:33:05 AM
Very cheerful hoop!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: QueenNinjaMonkey on June 06, 2013 11:00:56 AM
Very cute bear!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: Ninaprettyballerina on July 19, 2013 04:16:43 AM
such a great hoop!!! amazing shading and stitching :) so cute!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: whitterp on July 22, 2013 06:58:30 PM
This gallery is amazing! I love the idea of using different elements in your embroidery, just sad I missed the change to participate. Great work, everyone! I'm so impressed!


Title: Re: Embroidery Swap R9- Not just thread! (SO Mar 5)
Post by: rachel.in.rainbows on July 23, 2013 06:59:06 AM
Still no sign of bec's hoop to me, from Australia! Hopefully it shows up today or tomorrow. I'm surprised, because mine made it to her so quickly!