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« on: July 04, 2006 12:33:55 PM »

This piece was a wedding gift for a longtime friend and her new husband.  They're both originally from India, and I wanted to send something handmade and appropriate for the occasion.  Though it was a bit late (the wedding was in October, and this piece arrived yesterday!), they really loved it.  The photos were taken before I washed, ironed, and framed it, so please forgive the wrinkles.

   

(You can click on the thumbnails to view a larger image on Flickr.)

All in all, I think it took 6-7 months total to complete, and I was working on it quite a lot during that time.  I have a better idea now of how long these things take (this was my first major cross-stitch project), and learned a lot in the process!

It was a kit project, and you can find the kit for sale here.
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2006 12:39:10 PM »

That's absolutely gorgeous...I don't think I'd ever get it finished, though.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2006 12:46:38 PM »

That is SO BEAUTIFUL. I have a super-elaborate cross stitch that's not nearly as big, that I've been working on off and on (more off than on, but still, a substantial number of hours) for about four years now. So I admire the work, and your diligence in completing it! Someday I'll finish my big project and post it in a thread all my own...
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2006 01:03:00 PM »

you have such patience.  i commend you on your choice of diety; ganesh is my all time favorite.
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2006 01:56:51 PM »

This is really awesome.Great work, and my big project (my avatar)
took me years to complete, so you must have really stuck to it!
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2006 10:50:39 AM »

That is absolutely stunning.  I haven't done any cross stitch since I was a child, but if I had found a kit as beautiful as that one, I may have never quit.  Do you have any tips regarding embarking on a project that large?
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2006 01:05:15 PM »

That looks GREAT!
I'm currently working on a large project (9x22) and have a few more in the queue, it's a good thing I like cross-stitch!  I can't imagine finishing any of them in 6-7 months, though, that makes it even more impressive!!!

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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2006 07:51:55 PM »

I love the pattern and your stitching of it. That has to be the best gift that you could have given them. You are an awesome friend!

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2006 06:42:45 PM »

That is gorgeous. I can't  even imagine the time and work  you put into it. Truly awe-inspiring.
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2006 07:03:25 PM »

Absolutely beautiful.  I know the bride and groom will love it.  I would love to see how you framed it if you have a pic...
What count fabric did you use?  Pinn-Stitch usually sends aida...  Did you do it over 1 or over 2?  I love their stuff, I've done this one http://www.pinn-stitch.com/product.asp?pid=A5-026 and I have this one waiting to go http://www.pinn-stitch.com/product.asp?pid=31-G  I just love their "cute creatures" designs Smiley
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