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Thread: Flamingo Mama

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    Flamingo Mama

    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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    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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    What a fabulous piece of work!!! I love the beading and the colors!!!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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    Very nice, love the color.
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    Awesome!!!
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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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    I love your flamingos and your stitching is perfect.
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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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    great looking needlework!
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    Awesome job! That's the cutest penny pug I have ever seen.
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    You did a great job! l love it

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    I have just started doing the wool applique.... I love that you can also embellish them with the beads..... Now enjoying trying to find patterns.
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    Thanks for sharing. that is worthy of a big smile.

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    I use the blanket stitch a lot in applique and will try your beaded technique on the next one. Good job!

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    OOOOOH. You are goooood. Perfect and Perfectly awsome! Beautiful!

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    Beautiful stitching--looking perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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    That is really cute.. my dd has a "thing" for flamigos and would just love it... Looks like a lot of work. I haven't tried anything with wool yet.

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    Darcy,
    That is absolutely darling...I just sent you a PM!
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    Wow! Eye-popping all around. I love the bright colors and your work looks flawless. What a fun and creative technique. Thanks so much for sharing.
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    That is really beautiful. I love doing the penny rugs and am really into adding beading to everything. Would love to do this one.

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    What a neat project! YOur stitching is beautiful, and adding beads is something I may try as well.
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