Flamingo Mama

Old 04-02-2013, 09:00 AM
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I made this wool Penny rug because I wanted to play with a new technique, Beaded Buttonhole Stitch. You can see the beads around the black center square. I can see possibilities with this stitch and I'm already thinking about new places to apply it....! The other thing that is different on this piece is that I used two-part plastic "safety eyes" for the birds.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:02 AM
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I'm not sure what happened to the color on the top picture. It is not that florescent in real life. It should look more like the second photo.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:03 AM
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What a fabulous piece of work!!! I love the beading and the colors!!!
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Very nice, love the color.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:22 AM
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Your stitching is terrific and I love the beaded blanket stitch - wonderful piece. Thank you. Love to know how, is this beaded variety really, really time consuming?
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:41 AM
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I love your flamingos and your stitching is perfect.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:54 AM
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Love that piece!!! And a timely post for me as I am working on a wool table topper and there is still time to add the beads if I choose to some of the flowers. Thanks!!

I had used the two part eye's that you have on a recent project - a flannel baby blanket. Being a baby blanket I washed it before sending to the recipient. The iris only on one of the eye's came off, so my frog had one brown eye and one eye with a pupil only The one's I used were a button with a eye hook. Needless to say I removed them before sending as I didn't find them "safe" in the least for a baby.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:59 AM
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great looking needlework!
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:19 AM
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Awesome job! That's the cutest penny pug I have ever seen.
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