by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Here it is ! I can see I should have gone a fraction to the left, as the petals at the bottom don't join to the leaves. But after all the aggro., I am not going to lose any sleep over an eighth of an inch !! The finished size is roughly eight and a half inches square. I will cheat and put a few hand stitches where the gap is, and then frame it !

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by drh2276 16 Apr 2013

It's gorgeous!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 16 Apr 2013

Thank you so much

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by bear25 16 Apr 2013

WOW FANTASTIC!!! You did a great job, I bought this pattern yesterday, later this weekend maybe, i'm going to attempt it stitch it out too. Love your colors. Thank you for sharing your beautiful birds. Denise.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 16 Apr 2013

Thank you. Are you able to do it in the size she sent? I thought I could do it in my largest frame, but I then had to have the split design, and after agonising over it, I managed to complete it. The colours came up on my Brother machine, so I didn't have to worry about matching them.

bear25 by bear25 17 Apr 2013

HI pat111otter, it seems that I have to do splitting version also. My largest hoop is 5x7. my machine is janome350E. I think I'll leave it till the weekend to do, need to go to chiropractor, in rough shape at the moment. I'll post mine when I have it done. :)

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by deidrefay 16 Apr 2013

This is so beautiful, with lovely range of colours and tones, and will look lovely on your wall once framed.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 16 Apr 2013

Thank you very much

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by katydid 15 Apr 2013

You are the only one that will know it is off a tad. I think it is beautiful. Kay

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pat111otter by pat111otter 16 Apr 2013

Thank you so much

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by nonna57 15 Apr 2013

ongrats on a job well done. You are one brave woman. Something i would never attempt. Beautiful :) Pauline

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pat111otter by pat111otter 16 Apr 2013

Thank you very much.

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by pennifold 15 Apr 2013

Wow! Pat this is truly a masterpiece. I'm so glad you persevered with it. I am like you and would adjust the piece missing as it would annoy me. Well done and I can't wait to see it framed. Love and blessings Chris

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pat111otter by pat111otter 16 Apr 2013

Thanks Chris, but all the compliments should go to Kara of KaraKreations, she did all the hard work, I only had to get the machine going, even though there were dozens of thread changes!

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by rsloan 15 Apr 2013

Apr 15, 2013 -- I don't think anyone would notice but you (I know I'm the only one that notices those things on my stitchouts). It is lovely and most worthy of framing - thanks for showing to us.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 16 Apr 2013

Thank you very much

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by capoodle 15 Apr 2013

It is gorgeous and a few hand or machine stitches and the hairline separation will disappear.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 16 Apr 2013

Thank you.

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by beatie58 15 Apr 2013

Really lovely you did a terrific job well done!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you so much.

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by teun 15 Apr 2013

Sieht ganz wunderschön aus

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you so much.

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by mops Moderator 15 Apr 2013

It's beautiful, you id a great job on this!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you very much

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by blueeyedblonde 15 Apr 2013

Just beautiful! I loved it before you did the other hooping - thought it even looked great like that!
Way to go!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you. If I ever do it again, I think I will probably make it two separate designs. Save me a lot of headaches !!!

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by joann1 15 Apr 2013

Beautiful.. Good job.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you very much

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by myrizun 15 Apr 2013

Beautiful

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you so much.

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by debswebster 15 Apr 2013

Wow, I am glad you were able to finish it off. You are very brave!! I must say I cannot see where your boo-boo is - it's just great the way it is! Beautiful work to frame. Well done.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you so much.

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by pennyhal 15 Apr 2013

Yes, fix it. Not because it shows, or because it isn't "perfect." But because if you don't, it will sit in the back of your mind and nag at you forever. I'm jealous that you have the inspiration to take on a project that has multiple hoopings and 71 color changes, and have it all come out right. It is a magnificent piece!

When you frame it, you might consider putting it under glass that protects from sun damage...I think they have that now...unless it's that stuff that has a green tint.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you so much. I agree with you about it being on my mind forever if I don't fix it! So it will be done! By the way, going back through the postings, you were bothered with bobbins running out of thread. I used to waste so much thread until a friend told me to tie on the new thread, just one firm knot holds it, and fill the bobbin! I was a bit wary at first, wondered if it would do any damage to the machine, but no, it worked perfectly, and no more wastage, so if no-one has told you this little secret, give it a go!

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by asterixsew Moderator 15 Apr 2013

Congratulations on your stunning piece of work

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you Caroline, like my friend in Cambridge says, I'm a glutton for punishment !!!

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by jrob Moderator 15 Apr 2013

I just thought those petals were falling....;)

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Perhaps they were, and I thought I had slipped up! No, it's too early in the year for petals to drop, I made a boo boo !!!

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by buffy1 15 Apr 2013

great job

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you

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by edithfarminer 15 Apr 2013

Stunning design, who is it from?

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you, KaraKreations.

edithfarminer by edithfarminer 16 Apr 2013

Thank you

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by gerryvb 15 Apr 2013

wow, it came out so beautiful!! lovely colors too. it's gorgeous :)

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you, I didn't even have to choose those colours, when I put the card in my machine, they were the colours that came up, so I just got on with it !!

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by means 15 Apr 2013

Wow that is beautiful, wonderful job. Spring has sprung.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you very much. I hope this means spring is at last on the way !

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by 3roses 15 Apr 2013

incredible! I love the shading in the flowers. I can only imagine how many color changes you did. Great job. Sharon

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

I've just checked, 71 colour changes !!! Some of the colours were used more than once, but that's how many times I was changing the threads, plus the bobbins! Must have lost a bit of weight on my already skinny arms !!

pennyhal by pennyhal 15 Apr 2013

You probably built up muscles!!

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by caroldann 15 Apr 2013

Beautiful, you did a great job on this. Only you will know where your mistake is. Hugs..Carol

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you very much

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by queenofhearts 15 Apr 2013

Beautiful!!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you

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by highlandermom 15 Apr 2013

Beautiful, and I think you did awesome. It will be a beautiful framed piece hope you share that also. I love birds,flowers, the neat things God made that we can draw,paint, sew but he made.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

When it's framed, I'll certainly show you all.

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by sharonleekesner 15 Apr 2013

That's just plumb lovely! I personally wouldn't add a thing to it.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you. I'll wait until my son comes home and see what he says. Both of my boys are clever with their drawings, the eldest is a web site designer, the youngest, who I live with,,does the most complicated drawings as a hobby really, so I value their remarks and help. So, if Gary says "Fill it in Mum" that's what I will do !

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by noah 15 Apr 2013

Way to go i am proud of u hard work ah:):) hugs 4u2

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

That's nice, thank you.

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by awesome1 15 Apr 2013

Beautiful job!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you

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by oaro 15 Apr 2013

looks very nice

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you

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by anitas1403 15 Apr 2013

Very, very nice. You've done a lovely job.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you very much

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by lilylady 15 Apr 2013

very pretty, enjoy!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you

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by rgotter 15 Apr 2013

Turned out wonderful! It will look beautiful framed.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you very much

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by arlene 15 Apr 2013

Just gorgeous!!!, I can't tell the difference. I would never have the patience to sew such a design. It truly is a work of art.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you very much

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by cfidl 15 Apr 2013

Lovely! and I would never know the difference! Great job, are you ready to do another? I can't say that I have done one so you are rockin in my book!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

No, I am not ready to do another! Not yet anyway ! Thank you for your kind comments

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by dragonflyer 15 Apr 2013

Stunning...great job...you should be very proud!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

I am feeling a bit proud, just a little bit !! Thank you

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by fcgrouchy 15 Apr 2013

I consider my 'small' mistakes my signature. They make it one-of-a-kind. As my mother would said "A blind man running wouldn't even see it (the mistake)".
It is a beautiful piece!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you so much

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by pldc 15 Apr 2013

it is beautiful & alot of stiches for sure but sew worth it!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you very much

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by crosses 15 Apr 2013

Looks great!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you.

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by jussyc 15 Apr 2013

This is wonderful, would like to see it once framed. :)

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

I'll let you see it when it's in a frame

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by rescuer Moderator 15 Apr 2013

Absolutely beautiful! You have done great work!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you very much

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by lidiad 15 Apr 2013

That's beautiful, love it! In my opinion, you have done a great job.
Hugs, Lidia

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you Lidia, glad you like it.

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by sorval 15 Apr 2013

Patricia this look great
well done
hugs Sonja who miss you on msn

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Hi Sonja, thank you. I had a PC crash and lost a lot, bought a new PC and software, and wouldn't have a clue how to get back on MSN

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by elizabethruth 15 Apr 2013

Wow. Even if I had the time, which I don't, I couldn't take the thread changes. Beautiful.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

The thread changes did get on my nerves a bit, but I kept going, and going, and going, and now it's finished.

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by basketkase 15 Apr 2013

Gorgeous........you have to be proud of yourself for overcoming the re-hooping obstacle, as this looks terrific!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you very much. I keep looking at it and think "did I really do that?" Hope I am not still asleep and dreaming !!!

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by laffma1 15 Apr 2013

Well, I think it looks lovely! You did a great job for your 1st go at splitting a large design. I doubt anyone would have noticed the "gap", if you didn't point it out. But that's a good idea to insert some hand stitches to bring it all together. You'll love it even more then. Nice work!!!

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

Thank you so much. Actually, I am very pleased with it, which makes a change for me, I am so critical of everything I do !!

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by gillemmerson 15 Apr 2013

Well done you obviosly got it sorted out. Very nice.

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pat111otter by pat111otter 15 Apr 2013

That was the first thing I thought about when I woke up !! My son helped me arrange the printouts, saying "Over a bit Mum, that's it,now go for it" ! Then he went to work, grinning, and telling me to have fun !!

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