Wednesday, June 08, 2011

And slightly less rough around the edges

flights.of.stitching

My favorite part about reading the comments from my last post was the utter gentleness that each of you who had constructive criticism exercised in your words. I am here to tell you, that yes, I know. I know. Really. I do. That intro piece is not right. Which is partly why I loved it so much yet definitely have not embraced it as a finished work. It entertains me, and even makes Nicolas laugh after a few days distance. I am thankful that the snazzy interwebuals allow me to share the process in all its quirky glory.

And really.

An animated intro? Not my biggest goal in life. Silly to begin with perhaps, but sometimes we just can't help ourselves.

I will look back on this like I do the photograph of myself at age 2 wearing nothing (really, nothing!) but a football helmut and a little undershirt that was very tight on my chubby belly.... a family favorite yes, but not quite right to share with the whole world. Ahem.

But speaking of works in progress, off to my corner of the living room.
thank you for the millions of dollars worth of 2 cents. Priceless.
xo, AM

31 comments:

  1. I'm liking the butterfly A LOT. :-)

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  2. I thought it was extremely cute-very trendy looking, just needs a little more "sewing machine sound", than drum-tapping. But I loved the needle-that is our tool of trade, after all!! Nice!!

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  3. How do I purchase that lovely needlepoint?

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  4. So beautiful, I love the embroidery!

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  5. It was cute. I can't wait to spend some time with my boys doing things like that. And the fact that he was working on something for YOU... priceless.

    I think an animated piece would be cute in a silent fluid needle and thread movement.

    Love the butterfly. I struggle to do 1/16th of the lovely things you do. I admire your ability to not only get things done, but do them beautifully!

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  6. The butterfly is looking great. I am going to have to brush up on my hand stitching skills, I haven't embroidered in like forever. I am tempted just from seeing all your beautiful stitches here. Carolina

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  7. Do you get worn out being so creatively awesome? I've had a terrible day, and seeing this just makes me happy. Thank you for being Anna Maria.

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  8. Anonymous9:56 PM

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  9. I need to learn some more about embroidery! so beautiful. By the way, how do I get my hands on your new sewing patterns? I cant find them anywhere!

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  10. Embroidery always looks so gentle love the butterfly. enjoy the rest of your week, dee x

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  11. Your video reminds me of how small business owners have to have a DIY attitude and how much fun / funny that can be. It is one of the joys and frustrations of being in business.

    Carolyn

    p.s. you do great work!!!!

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  12. gorgeous little butterfly. I have been enjoying embroidery a great deal lately, though mine is certainly a little more shall we say "rough". such fun though. You are truly an inspiration.

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  13. That butterfly is quite inspiring! I don't remember seeing that in the free download... Curious!

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  14. A quiet corner of the living room with bright floss and an embroidery hoop. Sounds like heaven!

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  15. My 11 year old daughter is dying to get a hold of this, BEAUTIFUL!

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  16. Anonymous5:47 PM

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  17. My girls have been doing embroidery all week for teacher gifts - it is the perfect sewing method for them. I can't wait to get them (and me!) some of your embroidery products. You have been so championing hand sewing recently that I think your ad should reflect that calm, not the intensity of the machine.

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  18. Please tell os how do we purchase that lovely needlepoint?

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  19. Your a doll, I love waking up to your posts! Yay for silly family pics and handsome needlework!!!...Cheers!

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  20. I love the embroidery! That butterfly is quite inspiring!

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  21. Beautiful embroidery. Love the banner one as well. Don't get to see that unless I click into comment from googlereader, but glad I did!

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  22. I didn;t get to comment on the "intro" but if you were to do something similar, but with each "stitch" being something that you were stitching...one stitch at a time......it might be fab. Different music (what are your faves?) and a design, like the butterfly? that would be stitched and finished one stitch at a time.

    Nice butterfly......

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  23. LOVE your butterfly. Gorgeous...

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  28. stéphanie2:34 AM

    Your work is so beautiful!
    I love this butterfly and the one on your banner, can you tell me were I can buy the needlepoint ?
    thanks
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    stephruscher@aol.com

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