by asterixsew 24d ago

Was having a rare chat with Gruff my younger grandson the other day when we were together. He was asking what were the names of the reindeer with Rudolph. He said he would like something with them so this is the result. I still need to cut it from the interfacing but will leave for the morning. Thanks for looking.

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by sebsews 20d ago

Perfect! Adoable and he will love it for sure!

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by asterixsew Moderator 21d ago

Gruff shrieked with delight when he opened the parcel with this in whic makes me happy

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 20d ago

Of course he was delighted!!!

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by pennyhal2 22d ago

Grandmothers come up with the most fantastic creations for their grandchildren! This is a perfect solution to aid his memory.

This idea is probably a lot of work, but it occured to me that taking a photo of this and writing a little info about how it came to be made to put in a "memory" book for him would be a treasure for him later in life.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 21d ago

Thanks for the idea

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by materialgirl 23d ago

Turned out really cute. Like the colors & fabric you chose for the mat. Almost bought it myself. But I do have a question. Why would you need to cut the interfacing when the directions says to use either tear-away or WSS. Is it for more stability or something? Curious minds want to know. I'm always willing to learn a new trick or technique when embroidering.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 21d ago

The instructions were to sew some wadding in so there is a layer of wadding below the top fabric. I used a layer of curtain lining that has a thin layer of wadding on. Then to finish it off I used another piece of the curtain lining stuff. The end result is quite solid which is highly suitable for a 7 year old.. When I started to tear the interfacing off some of the wadding showed as wispy bits. Cutting helped to give it a nice neat finishe

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by sonjapotgieter 23d ago

Stunning!!!

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asterixsew by asterixsew 21d ago

Thanks

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by bemara 23d ago

Great idea, I always forget the names, would be in bigger pickup for me, Merry Christmas, hugs Maria

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asterixsew by asterixsew 21d ago

Thanks

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by pennifold 23d ago

Brilliant work Caroline, he will treasure it for ever. Love Chris

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asterixsew by asterixsew 21d ago

Thanks Chris and yes I hope Gruff does treasure it

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by 02kar Moderator 23d ago

This is so creative and the perfect answer to his question. I love it.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 21d ago

Thanks Karen

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by marianb 23d ago

What a wonderful idea..

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asterixsew by asterixsew 21d ago

Thanks

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by graceandham 24d ago

I hope he always has it to remember you at Christmas. It's so masculine and Christmas-y.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 21d ago

Thanks

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by crafter2243 Moderator 24d ago

In the future whenever he uses it he will remember the conversation with you. Also he will always know all the names of Santa's reindeers. So well done.

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asterixsew by asterixsew 23d ago

Thanks

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by toogie 24d ago

Is it a coaster? I love Gruff and your idea, looks SO good!

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asterixsew by asterixsew 23d ago

Yes it’s a coaster and fitted in my 8x8 hoop that’s inches and not cm

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by dailylaundry 24d ago

This is perfect - he will love it!!! What a great Gram you are!!!

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asterixsew by asterixsew 23d ago

Thanks

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by noah 24d ago

Love them and so will he Merry C/mas xx

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by worthy 24d ago

What a lovely idea and so well done. He will love it . (guess should have said what a handsome idea) ;-)

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asterixsew by asterixsew 24d ago

Thanks *2u

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by shirley124 24d ago

He will love it. Well done. Hugs

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asterixsew by asterixsew 24d ago

Thanks and *2u

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by dragonflyer 24d ago

Great design for him...

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asterixsew by asterixsew 24d ago

Thanks and *2u

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