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Category Embroidery
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional, Classic, Romantic
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What materials did you use? Evenweave linen, Anchor embroidery floss, beads, gold thread.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The fact that I finished it at all! I nearly went cross-eyed in the process! I was helped by varifocal lenses in my glasses, a daylight bulb and a magnifying glass to see what I was doing (I used a very fine linen - can't remember the thread-count, but I could have used larger and made life a bit easier for myself).

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Lots and lots of people have done this embroidery, which is a commercially available pattern and part of a set. I have the "Spring" pattern as well, but haven't found the time to start it yet, although "Noel" was completed several years ago. I can only say that it isn't really difficult as long as you're careful not to make mistakes in counting the threads of the background fabric. Using Aida fabric would make it a little easier as the blocks would mean you wouldn't have to count individual threads. Just keep going and you'll finish it in the end - then stand back and wait for the compliments as non-cross-stitchers will think you're so clever!

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

Just beautiful!

08/12/2012 Flag

Your masterpiece!

08/13/2012 Flag

Thank you - but it's from a commercial chart, so with a bit of care it can't really go very wrong! You're very kind to say so!

08/13/2012 Flag

So lovely. How many hours did this take you? It is beautiful.

09/09/2012 Flag

I have no idea how many hoursk, Julie - I can only say that it was an awful lot! My house was very neglected for a long, long time! This kind of project is so addictive, I didn't want to be doing anything else.

09/10/2012 Flag

Absolutely Beautiful

05/19/2013 Flag

Thank you so much! My red lady lives in a corner of my dining room - well away from direct sunlight. After all that work I don't want her to fade!

05/24/2013 Flag

very nice

06/12/2013 Flag

Thank you.

06/14/2013 Flag