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Topic: A flower hoop, just for me!  (Read 4968 times)
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« on: April 12, 2011 09:29:15 PM »

I'm so into swapping at the moment, that I never have time to craft for myself these days. So a couple of weeks ago we went on holiday and as I also can't sit doing just nothing these days, I thought it woudl be a perfect time to do a hoop for my hoopla wall. I started out by finding a pattern on the internet, this took my fancy: http://craftstew.com/embroidery/1500-free-embroidery-patterns and resized it to fit a 6" hoop. I traced it onto a scrap of muslin with a washable marker and selected some threads then packed it up in my suitcase ready to go. My embroidery skills are quite basic, but I just decided to start sitiching and just have fun.

And here is a close up of some of the flowers:

And here is it on my Hoopla Wall, which is really starting to take shape now thanks to contributions from kwiltykate, Kitten Wrangler, Imafundork and Norahkate. There is also a tiny steampunk tree of life made by Mr Yumjello01, up there as it is too delicate for me to wear while my children are so young, I love that I can still appreciate it. And some of my inchie collection too.

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011 11:24:43 PM »

very pretty!

I would absolutely love to have a personal swap! I'm interested in jewelry, soap, and anything that inspires you on my Pinterest
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011 12:15:01 AM »

Such great embroidery!  And so smart to put everything up on a corkboard for easy organization!  (some really nice inchies there, btw   Roll Eyes )

Looking for book page paper flowers for my sister's wedding!  Will do personal swaps/swaps for supplies (available listed here) Thanks!

« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011 12:24:43 AM »

This is so beautiful! I love the colors your chose.

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didnt know my whole world would fit in to 8lbs

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011 05:56:47 AM »

Very nice stitching, perfect for spring.

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011 06:56:16 AM »

Pshaw!  You've done gorgeous work with your "basic stitches" - I heart this!!  Kiss
(Embroidery was my first craft - a family friend taught me when I was about 8 or 9 - still one of my favorites!)

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011 07:02:19 AM »

I LOVE it!!!! The colors are amazing and the needlework is wonderful!

Thanks for sharing the pattern, too, though I may never get around to using it! You chose such great colors and mixed them up so well, too!

ETA: just joined the flikr group you got this from...Wow...just, wow... Thanks for sharing!!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011 07:27:26 AM »

This is gorgeous!  The colours that you chose are perfect!

« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011 12:58:12 PM »

Thanks for posting your way cute flower hoop. It helped me get some inspiration as to where I want to take a free hand embroidery project that's been floating around my head. Very nice work!
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