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**PLEASE NOTE: Due to the amazing Daily Candy response (thank you!) my turn around time is a little longer than normal. For all orders placed on or after 9\/03\/09, please allow up to 7 weeks from date of payment for items to be mailed + shipping time. Thank you!!


constellations made to order....

this listing is for the purchase of ONE constellation from my standard set of four. multiples are available as well, see pricing below and please convo me if you're interested in multiples....

the stars tell stories of ancient myths involving monsters, loves and animals fixed in the night sky. i remember learning about these stories as a child and they still captivate me as do the graphic beauty of the constellations themselves. This is a group of my favorites constellations stitched ever so delicately...

also...2009 celebrates the International Year of Astronomy as it commemorates the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of a telescope to study the skies, and Kepler’s publication of Astronomia Nova. (http:\/\/astronomy2009.us\/)

Choose from four standard constellations listed below.
Constellations are, clockwise, in the second picture:
1. Andromeda - the chained lady
2. Ursa Major - the great bear
3. Cygnus - the swan
4. Orion - the hunter
(last image features custom pieces)

...Custom constellations...
Interested in seeing something else- the Big Dipper and Little Dipper? The last picture features some custom work. Custom requests are welcome! Just Please Convo me first before purchase for a price quote\/reserved listing...

...multiple pricing for standard constellations...
1 at $28
2 for $52
3 for $80
4 for $100
Interested in multiples? Please convo me with the details and I will make you a reserved listing.

...details...
+ my own pattern
+ heavy thread in white
+ 3 3\/8 inches in diameter
+ hand stained embroidery hoop
+ embroidered on "vintage blue" linen
+ archival glue used to adhere fabric to hoop
+ reverse is covered with a cotton fabric
+ reverse features vintage paper that is hand typed (not printed!) listing your constellation

...time line...
Please note that these pieces are made to order, so please allow 4-5 weeks for your constellations to be stitched, and about a week for shipping.

...More Constellation Images...
http:\/\/www.flickr.com\/photos\/miniaturerhino\/sets\/72157621808477999\/

©2009 jessica marquez.

...Featured...
4.18.09 Cookie Nesting Blog, Nursery Art: Miniature Rhino
http:\/\/www.cookiemag.com\/magazine\/blogs\/nesting\/2009\/04\/nursery-art-min.html
4.13.09 Double Takes http:\/\/www.doubletakesblog.com\/2009\/04\/reading-stars-miniaturerhino.html
4.13.09 Rare Bird Finds http:\/\/rarebirdfinds.typepad.com\/rare_bird_finds\/2009\/04\/reading-the-stars.html
4.13.09 Mr. X Stitch- Stitchgasm! http:\/\/www.mrxstitch.com\/2009\/04\/13\/stitchgasm-miniature-rhino\/

Reading the Stars

Overview