Floating hummingbird wreath

I made this hummingbird wreath ornament for @Lynx2Lancer for the ongoing ornament swap (which is still accepting new swap members!). I originally envisioned a floating hummingbird in a Christmas ball ornament with some flowers and greenery attached inside the ornament, but that ended up being too crowded, so I went with an embroidery hoop instead. The beautiful hummingbird embroidery file came from Sonia Showalter Designs.

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Cool! How many colors of thread does that take?

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Splenderiffic! I know she loved this and I even bet you made her cry. It’s really special.

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It’s absolutely spectacular!

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This is just stunning. I’m sure @Lynx2Lancer loves it. It is just perfect for her. :heart:

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The color change sheet called for 9 colors total, but I used 7. I made the wings the same color as the tail and tail accent. There was a bit of trial and error until I found colors that I was happy with.

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Super cool! I love the 3D machine embroidery. What a cool way to use it!

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Lovely!

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So pretty! I like it in the open hoop with the flower decoration.

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So pretty!!

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That is amazing! What a great way to frame out an embroidery piece! Did you use water soluble stabilizer? (Which i recently found out about thanks to you!)

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Wow! That is beautiful!

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I did indeed use water soluble stabilizer and I only did a light rinse to help keep the bird stiff. I’m glad I helped you discover such stabilizer (though I’m not sure how I managed to accomplish that), it’s pretty handy to have around! I also use it any time I’m sewing jersey knit (if I don’t, I end up with my knit fabric all bunched down in the needle plate area - super frustrating!).

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@bethntim, have you made anything exciting with your embroidery machine lately? I’ve been on the lookout for any new posts you may add.

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I did make a reversible kitchen towel that was super cute! And I bought 2 more designs but haven’t stitched them out yet


Backside

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Ooh, that is cute - it has the look of hand embroidery. I like the single color design and the fact that it’s reversible!

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Its reversible because I only had 1 towel but 2 designs! :wink:

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Marvelous job! Gorgeous colors, awesome bird!!!

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Congratulations! :tada: This awesome project is a Featured Project this week!

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That’s great, thank you!

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