by nini 11 May 2012

My Mum has a family shield painted on silk that is falling apart (it has more than 100 years). Meganne kindly digitized it (after several e-mails exchanged,many hours of trials and hard work)so that I could offer it to Mum on her 90's birthday. I will never be able to thank you enough, Meganne.

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by gerryvb 12 May 2012

wow, this is beautiful; great job , compliments to Meganne and to you!!

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank You!

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by anacastanheiro 12 May 2012

MUITO BOM

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Obrigada, Ana!

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by castelyn 12 May 2012

OMG, this is stunning. Well done to you both. Hugs Yvonne

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank you, Yvonne!

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by sadp 12 May 2012

WHAT A FANTASTIC WORK OF ART. Meganne you outdid yourself, Nini a job well executed, hugs S*

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Yes, Meganne did a fantastic job! Thank you!

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by lidiad 12 May 2012

What a fantastic work of art!!!! Congratulations to you, Maria, e Meganne, for this outstanding, mammoth job!
Hugs, Lidia

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank You, Lidia! Hugs, Maria

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by manami 12 May 2012

This is beautiful! Congratulations Meganne and Nini for the stunning work! Love and hugs, Yoriko

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Obrigada, Yoriko, pela parte que me cabe! Um abraço!

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by vero28 12 May 2012

This is an exceptional work!
Whether the quality, that by the time spent digitizing, that the positioning without a trace of all the elements of embroidery.
Nini, you have succeeded at one time or did you several tries?
Your mom will be very emotional about it.
Congratulations to you two ladies and happy birthday to your mom.
It's fabulous work!

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank You, for your kind words! After having tried each separate element, I followed the precious instructions Meganne gave me and suceeded in putting it together in three hoopings.

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by cathiejones 12 May 2012

This is amazing. Beautiful work to both of you.
Very impressive !
Love Cathie

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank You Cathie! Love Maria

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by pennifold 12 May 2012

Now that this is done Maria, can you please explain to us the meanings of the 4 different sections. Love and blessings Chris

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Yes I can. #1 the simbol of the Huet, of french origin; #2 of the Bacelar, of portuguese origin;#3 of the Sotto Mayor, of spanish origin and #4 of the Pinto. Love n blessings, Maria

meganne by meganne 13 May 2012

And now I MUST do some more research as it truly fascinated me. :-)

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by dilceia 12 May 2012

Nini, muito lindo!
Essa nossa amiga Megane, não é fácil... ela é fantástica!
Parabéns as duas!!!!!

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Obrigada, Dilceia! Meganne é fantástica, de verdade! Só ao fazer este bordado me apercebi que a maior parte dos Huet de Bacelar está no seu lindo país - o Brasil. Mais um ponto comum, não? Beijos!

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by meganne 12 May 2012

Well now this big sookie is really teary eyed! LOL!!
I am amazed at this piece of artwork and every time I look at it I can't believe I digitised it. LOL!!!
But I do remember those darn grapes and the nightmares I had about them (when I got a chance to sleep, that is.:-)) hahaha! And the 'grape' jokes around here were just the pips!!!
And the love and support (and jokes) from my friends and Ray were.... well we won't say what they were, suffice it to say, even with my terrible memory, I don't think I will never forget digitising this piece of history.

On a serious note, I am honoured and proud to have been given the commission to create such a valuable treasure and Maria did a pretty great job stitching it out too.

For those wanting the specs, there were eleven separate sections digitised, with the left hand scrolls being duplicated and mirrored once I was satisfied with them. After starting each section I brought each of them into a master and organised the placement and sizing, before splitting each section back out to continue working on them individually.
Maria's largest hoop was roughly a 5 x 9 inch as each side is 4.49 x 8.77 inches.
The left side (as you look at it) has 33,022 stitches, originally digitised for 8 colours & 12 thread changes, but Maria chose to do the scrollwork different colours and they look even more fantastic than the two tone green.
The right side is 4.37 x 8.5 inches (because it overlaps the left side) has 37,880 stitches, 19 colours and 22 thread changes.
The Crown section is 5.61 x 4.02 inches, has 13,602 stitches, 14 colours and 14 thread changes. (gee I planned that well didn't I? :-))))
There were lots of tiny unavoidable jumps especially between the red tiles, that were all digitised individually, because they weren't all the same.

And did I tell you Maria has keys to Fort Knox????

Such a beautiful lady is Maria, and I am lucky to have yet another lovely friend.
Hugs and roses to all, Meganne
PS, I noticed one of the Saphires fell out of the crown, such a shame when stones don't stay put.

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Meganne, I am the one who is honoured to have this piece of history digitized by you. All the hours this kept you awake, all the care, the love you put in every detail, there is nothing in the world (even the keys to Fort Knox!!!)that can pay it!

nini by nini 12 May 2012

There were moments that I doubted to be able to put it together. But, dear friend, you gave me precious directions and I DID IT!! (I failed with the saphire, I confess!!LOL). I'm the one to be proud of being your friend!

nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank you for being there, thank you for caring, thank you for being such a special lady! Hugs n blessings, Maria

meganne by meganne 13 May 2012

Ah Maria, I am so sorry the material slipped on you stitching the crown, but you still did an excellent stitch-out and as long as you are happy, that is all that matters. hugs and blessings to you and your Mum.

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by mops Moderator 12 May 2012

It is a beautiful design!!! Meganne has done an outstanding job, I can see how many hours of work it must have taken, just one of those curls alone takes hours to get it perfect.
Multi hooping is not easy to do without any gaps showing, but you made a flawless stitch out.
Great work, both of you!
Your mother will be so happy!

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank you for your kind words! Meganne is the one to praise.
As to the "flawless" stitch out, Meganne quickly discovered my falling saphire!!!LOL

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by shuede 11 May 2012

This is spectacular! Well done!!

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank You!

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by shirlener88 11 May 2012

Maria, my dear - I have been thinking of doing the Renshaw coat of arms - now seeing this - I might have to get to work and ask for some help to get it done - as you did. What a great job Meg - you did a super job here. It is a lovely work of art and I am sure your Mum will love and treasure it and when it gets passed down through the ages - the others will, as well. Stunning!

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meganne by meganne 12 May 2012

I just retired from digitising. hahahaha!!!

pennifold by pennifold 12 May 2012

Laughed out loud when I saw this comment!!!!! I don't blame you - that job took months!!!!!!! to do. Love Chris

nini by nini 12 May 2012

Shirlene, I think Meg will have to let some time pass before she stops "dreaming" (I think we must say "having nightmares") with the grapes on the shield LOL. This has a great value for Mum and me - besides the family value - it is a work that was done just on the other side of the world, showing that friendship has no frontiers.It is a true work of love, patience and talent of a special lady - Meganne. It will be treasured for ever!

nini by nini 12 May 2012

was done on the opposite side of the world, showing that friendship has no frontiers. It represents a lot of care, love and talent from a special lady - Meganne. So it will be treasured for ever.

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by oaro 11 May 2012

beautiful work

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank You!

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by mariahail 11 May 2012

IT IS AMAZING!!! AS EVERYTHING MEGANNE DOES AND YOU DID A BEATURIFUL JOB TOO, YOUR MUM WILL LOVE IT!!!!

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank You! I second your words towards Meganne!

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by tippi 11 May 2012

Beautitul picture. You both did a great job.

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank You!

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by bumblebee 11 May 2012

Impressive

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bumblebee by bumblebee 11 May 2012

I just read the work involved in this
Wow great job to both you and Meganne
Amazing teamwork

nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank you! If the world did the same as we Cuties, what an amazing teamwork this would be!

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by jrob Moderator 11 May 2012

Museum quality piece of artwork! Meganne should be wearing that crown. It's amazing what we accomplish through our friendships. So proud of you girls.;)

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Yes, I second you! Thank you for your kind words! Frienship makes the world a better place to live!

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by lenamae 11 May 2012

This is so beautiful you did well on it AND Meganna you did a out dtanding job I am so proud of you ,you are such a sweet loving preson.
Love hugs to you Lenamae

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank you Lenamae! Meganne is a very special and talented lady! Love n hugs, Maria

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by noah 11 May 2012

I find sometimes words can't say whats in our hearts for our cute family .We are truly blessed with ones like Meg. that go above and beyond words Carolyn

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

I second that, Carolyn! And for us, those whose mother tongue is not English, it is further more difficult to express our feelings in words. Lucky me that have the help of our Cuties to do so! Hugs, Maria

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by zedna 11 May 2012

It is truly a work of love!

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

It is indeed! Hope the yonger generations will honour it!

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by designgirl 11 May 2012

It is gorgeous.

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank you!

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by clawton 11 May 2012

This is wonderful. You both did a fantastic job!!!

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank You!

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by mysew1325 11 May 2012

stunning.

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nini by nini 12 May 2012

Thank you!

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by capoodle 11 May 2012

looks amazing. You might want to present this with a box of tissues.

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Thank you, but she's a tough lady! With 7 children, 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren she already lived great emotions!!...

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by 1ladyb 11 May 2012

Wow what an awesome gift and what an awesome thing for Meganne to do. Sometimes I hate getting used to new technologies but this is one I love since it has made things like this possible and have friends all around the world. Guess we could refer to this as a blessing. You two ladies are wonderful.
Donna

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Thank you, Donna. Meganne is a special lady. My mother became fan of new technologies when she saw what true universal friendship can achieve.I'm blessed to have found Cute and all these marvellous ladies

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by lilylyn 11 May 2012

Absolutely beautiful. Wonderful work from both of you. Was a great idea to do it in embroidery to make it a family heirloom to treasure forever.

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Thank you! I have no doubt it willbe terasured for generations.

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by lulu07 11 May 2012

Amazing! What a wonderful job both of you did, I am sure your mum will love it.

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Thank you!

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by techgirl 11 May 2012

Wow looks great!

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Thank You!

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by jid53 11 May 2012

What a wonderful treasure to keep I think that it will loved for a very long time

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Thank you!

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by pennifold 11 May 2012

Well, I have had the pleasure of seeing this beind digitised and boy oh! boy what a mammoth task this was for Meganne to do! It is truly an awesome piece of work and to think it's gone to the other side of the wordl and will be passed down through the generations is mindblowing to say the least.

Meganne has such a generous heart and is so talented. I am so thrilled to see this finished Nini. Well done to the both of you. Words can't convey how special this is. Love Chris

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Thank you, Chris for helping me to express my gratitude to Meganne. She was so anxious to finish it with the utmost perfection that sometimes I begged her to slow down and take care of herself. I'm not able to express my feelings in words.

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by teun 11 May 2012

Sieht wirklich wunderschön aus

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Thank You!

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by highlandermom 11 May 2012

Beautiful,Awesome out of you both!!!!!!

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Thank You!

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by jayce 11 May 2012

It is a beautiful gift, well done both of you♥

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Thank you!

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by pldc 11 May 2012

WOW THIS IS AMAZING!WELL DONE TO BOTH OF YOU

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Thank you!

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by jerrib 11 May 2012

How beautiful. Meganne is truly an angel to help us all out when we need something special. I am sure this will bring tears to your Mother's eyes when she sees it. I hope you will take lots of pictures for us. How big is the picture.
I am sure your Mom will treasure this and what a keepsake to hand down to future generations.
Great job to both of you....
Hugs: Jerri

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Yes, Meganne is truly an angel. She put such care and love in this project that I'll allways be in debt towards her.I'm posting a photo of Mom in personal. Thanks for looking! Hugs: Maria

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by terriweistra 11 May 2012

Oh wow, what a lovely present for your mom... and how superb is the digitising that Meganne did. Wow, Cuties really rock

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Yes, Cuties really rock! Meganne is a star!!!

nini by nini 11 May 2012

Yes, Cuties really rock! Meganne is a star!!!

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by cfidl 11 May 2012

Wow Meganne, this is very impressive, It looks to be quite large, is it a multihooping project? Thanks for sharing it! LLDS!

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Yes it is. I had to hoop it three times in a 5x7 hoop. Meganne kindly digitized it and I embroidered it. It was a complex amd difficult task but the final result is brilliant, don't you think so?

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by devon 11 May 2012

really nice and lots of work, well done

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nini by nini 11 May 2012

Thank you. Without Meganne I could never do such a project.

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