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« on: July 31, 2011 09:49:52 AM »

This is one of the hoops I made for the Hoopla rnd 5 swap. The theme for that round was monochromatic. My partner (the lovely and talanted sloth003 mentioned that she would love a children's book illustration inspired hoop. After some minor probing it was discovered that she loved the idea of Yertle the Turtle by Doctor Suess. I immediately went to the library and checked out the book and got to work. Whats great about the book is that it was already mostly monochromatic so the inspiration was very easy. I stitched on a grey fabric with shades of blue. I think my favorite part was trying to give the turtles a textured fill look. I made up a bunch of stitches for them. I did also use the long short stitch, french knots, and satin stitch for some of the turtles.

The hoop:

Close up on the turtles:

Close up on Yertle:

(he was my favorite turtle to stitch)

If you want to see what the illustrated version looked like there is an image on this pbs site: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/politicaldrseuss/

I think this piece was definitively one of my favorites because I got to play with my stitches more then normal. It was pretty fun to make each turtle look a little unique. I hope you all enjoy looking at it. (And I hope Sloth enjoys it on her wall!!)


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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2011 10:10:35 AM »

This is adorable! Their expressions definitely  make it more awesome, though.  great job

« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011 06:22:53 PM »

this is SOOO great! i love the monochromatic look and how the design goes right to the edge of the hoop. good job!

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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011 02:51:42 PM »

Holy moly! This is so awesome!

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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011 04:56:19 AM »

That is adorable Cheesy I love the stitching

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2011 04:39:24 PM »

I definitely just squealed when I saw this, I love Dr. Seuss!  Your mix & match stitching is fab, I'm such a fan of multiple stitches in one piece. 

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011 04:42:13 AM »

I remember seeing this in the swap gallery. It really is a great piece. Very well done!

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