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« on: November 03, 2007 10:43:47 AM »

Ok, first off I should say that after seeing the amazing entries so far I totally don't even want to post mine. I honestly have no idea how to embroider and I feel like other people's first times turn out a lot better than mine did!  It's kind of hard for me to learn by reading about the techniques and there is no one I know who does it to teach/show me.  So I kind of have my own little technique...I call it the "psycho stitch."  I drew an outline of what I wanted and then just started jabbing the needle all over in between the lines  Cheesy  Alright, enough explanation.  First here is the morning one...
It is supposed to be more like a sun but some have said it looks like a flower. meh, i suppose either one works.


and the action shot:

And there you have it!  Oh, I guess I should also tell you I started out with crummy old white pillowcases and dyed them.
Thank you for looking!
*Hopefully my pictures work, I'm still kind of a noob Smiley
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2007 11:18:49 AM »

I like your psycho stitch! It's definately different. And don't worry. I had to teach myself embroidery without anyone to show me, too. You'll get a handle on it pretty soon. Smiley Oh, and that owl is adorable!

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2007 11:30:27 AM »

I love it! Grin That owl is the sweetest thing ever! Major kudos to you for doing such a nice job as a total beginner to embroidery!

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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2007 12:12:36 PM »

I really like 'em!  BTW, let me plug your local library, wherever it is - go in and ask if they have any books on embroidery.  They tend to be pretty useful.  Also I've noticed (and speaking as one myself) that librarian types tend to be pretty crafty - if you live in a small enough town, they may even tell you to bring your project in and they will show you how to do the stitch.  But anyway, those are super cute and I like their ironically naive quality.
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2007 02:02:05 PM »

I love your owl, it looks like the owl from Mr Rogers.

« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2007 03:10:34 PM »

I like your owl too! Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2007 08:13:07 PM »

I'm quite fond of your sun, just to be different Smiley It does look like a flower, but it looks like a sun, too. You aren't the first to use the psycho stitch, believe me. That's what I've used for the few embroidery projects I've done. Pretty! Don't judge yourself by the other entries put in for a challenge like this. Yours is loverly.

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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2007 09:56:54 PM »

I love this!  I love the owl and when I read that comment about Mr. Rodger's owl it made me love it more! 

I am very new to embroidery.  But I am addicting to buying embroidery floss and Aunt Martha patterns. The only stitch I can do decently is the backstitch, but I am now inspired to give your psycho stitch a try.   

I really like what you did, the pictures make it look like the embroidery is furry and soft.  Great job! 
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2007 02:32:07 PM »

"Psycho Stitch" I LOVE IT!!!!

I think these turned out great Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2007 07:33:01 PM »

Oh it DOES look just like X the Owl! Cheesy Great job!

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