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Category Embroidery
Type Home Decor
Style Romantic
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What materials did you use? 32- and 28-ct. linen, DMC cotton flosses, Mill Hill beads, Petite Treasure (metallic) braid

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What are you most proud of? Finishing all four seasons plus Celtic Christmas. Like most stitchers, my stash is ... SABLE (stash acquired beyond life expectancy). After I did the first two, it took every ounce of willpower I had to move on to the third one and not go to one of my other beautiful patterns--but I did it!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? (1) Find a good tutorial on counted cross stitch, working with metallics and working with beads--these patterns are not meant for beginners and there are no instructions on how to work the stitches. (2) Check your fabric count--I accidentally picked up one piece of 28-count and one piece of 32-count linen, so my ladies are different sizes! (3) If you are want to frame them all the same, consider having your framer order enough frame when you finish the first one. It keeps you motivated to finish the others, and it ensures that if the frame is discontinued, you'll have enough.

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What I can see it is great

12/01/2014 Flag

Thanks! I'm just pulling out the Noel one today for Christmas decorating--she is beautiful!

12/07/2014 Flag

Just amazing work. Bravo !

04/24/2015 Flag

Thanks so much! They were "fun" to do. ;-)

04/24/2015 Flag

They are all beautiful how much are they to buy to make ?

05/06/2015 Flag

Hi! I responded to your question below but just realized you may not have been notified because I didn't do a "reply." So--if you don't see my response below, let me know and I'll copy and paste it into a "reply" instead! :-)

05/10/2015 Flag

Thank you! There are five charts--one for each season and one for Christmas. Each chart runs around $14 or $16, The fabric should run less than $20 each, and then each one uses 30 to 35 colors of DMC Floss. The Summer and Autumn ones use a special "Paints" floss as well, but I think you can get a DMC conversion if you don't want to shell out for the paints. And finally, each one has four or five colors of beads. So I would say each one would run around $50, depending on what colors of floss and beads you already have in your stash. Each one took me about two months to make, FYI. :-)

05/06/2015 Flag

Very nice work. Lots of love went into this project!

08/08/2015 Flag

Thank you! I still have them hanging in my bedroom, so I look at them every day. :-)

08/09/2015 Flag