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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by karen4bells » Fri May 26, 2017 8:53 pm

isaacson72 wrote:I'm calling the bird done. I stitched in the stamens on the right side group of flowers and put on 3 or 4 beads but even though the beads I got were super tiny (I looked in a few stores, they were the smallest I could find and they are indeed really, really small but they're not stitched into their own square, they're placed randomly on top of the pattern at the ends of the stamens), they looked huge and the whole thing looked wrong. So I took all of that out. I am not interested in doing 75 french knots so I put it in a hoop and am calling it done. I think it turned out pretty - it's hard to see in pictures, but the fabric is so beautiful. It's a pale, pale blue with white mixed in, so it looks like the bird is in the sky. She will love it, I'm sure! Her birthday is today -- ON TIME! :whoop: (even if only because I'm not doing beads!)

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I am absolutely in love!! I know your mom will be thrilled with it!! Congrats on a beautiful finish!!! And way to go for finishing on time!! :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by Linda Rose » Fri May 26, 2017 11:59 pm

That is particularly beautiful! I love bird patterns. I'm sure it will be well received by your Mom. Is it by any chance part of a series?
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by isaacson72 » Sat May 27, 2017 1:52 am

Linda Rose wrote:That is particularly beautiful! I love bird patterns. I'm sure it will be well received by your Mom. Is it by any chance part of a series?


It is, it's a set of 4 different bluebirds. All really pretty - but this is the one my mom picked. Thank you everybody for the kind words!

I also had another finish today -- I've had the stitching done on this for months, but it was too big to fit on a mason jar lid so it was just sitting until I got up the desire/time to learn how to put it in a hoop with a felt back. Well, today was that day! It was surprisingly easy! I've got so many patterns that are too big for a jar but still small, so I just ordered 12 hoops in bulk so I can make a bunch of these. So much fun!

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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by wendywombat » Sat May 27, 2017 9:14 am

The Bluebird has my vote!! Well done! I :wub: him!

Good idea to use small hoops for those designs too big for the mason jar lids. :applesauce:
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by mauveme » Sat May 27, 2017 3:32 pm

Really great finish , I have usually just glued fabric to the back but I like that so much better.
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by Squirrel » Sat May 27, 2017 9:52 pm

Michelle that is a gorgeous Christmasy one and you have made an excellent job of doing the back too. :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed May 31, 2017 4:53 pm

In between other things I've been doing a few more Floral Gems - here's the latest, in an orangy palette; I try to do these colours as well even though they are not the ones I instinctively go for, but it means at workshops I have models to show in various colours.

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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by Squirrel » Wed May 31, 2017 10:03 pm

What beautiful rich colours these are Mabel. Every one is more beautiful than the last one and I love them all. :)
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by karen4bells » Wed May 31, 2017 10:39 pm

Squirrel wrote:What beautiful rich colours these are Mabel. Every one is more beautiful than the last one and I love them all. :)

Definitely!! Wow!! The colors in this are so awesome and gem-like!! Just Beautiful!!
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by Lulu22 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:13 am

Beautiful finishes Michelle and Mabel :applesauce:
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by wendywombat » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:48 am

karen4bells wrote:
Squirrel wrote:What beautiful rich colours these are Mabel. Every one is more beautiful than the last one and I love them all. :)

Definitely!! Wow!! The colors in this are so awesome and gem-like!! Just Beautiful!!


?What more can I say!! ..... Just perfect!
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by rcperryls » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:32 pm

wendywombat wrote:
karen4bells wrote:
Squirrel wrote:What beautiful rich colours these are Mabel. Every one is more beautiful than the last one and I love them all. :)

Definitely!! Wow!! The colors in this are so awesome and gem-like!! Just Beautiful!!


?What more can I say!! ..... Just perfect!

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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by isaacson72 » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:58 pm

Mabel, that is really, really gorgeous and perfectly stitched!! You do such beautiful work.
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by Serinde » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:28 am

Oranges can be tricksy colours (under-rated, like browns). This is delightful. :applesauce:
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by benceagi » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:24 pm

I love the orange on this one, very delicate. :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:

Isaacson72, the bird turned out to be perfect without the beads. I hope your mum loved it.
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:35 pm

I'll be doing more of the gem projects as they make nice cards and are good travel projects - but this one had another purpose. I wanted another stitched model so each table has one at the workshop.

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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by Serinde » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:44 pm

I love that border stitch. :applesauce:
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:48 pm

It's wheatear stitch - basically a reverse chain with straight stitches at an angle. Rather labour-intensive, but effective! At the workshops I offer people the option of doing plain chain stitch if they think it's too much like hard work :-)
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by Podolyanka » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:26 pm

When I look at this design, I wish I could make it myself. It is so delicate, so beautiful
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Re: 2017 Mini Projects

by rcperryls » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:53 pm

Serinde wrote:I love that border stitch. :applesauce:

me too!! I love when you use a stitch that isn't typical and always looks perfect!

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