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panul
« on: March 21, 2007 06:05:21 AM »

My daughter (pinfish, on Craftster) loves maps, so I made her this one for Christmas. I got the pattern from the 1992 Vanessa Ann Holidays in Cross Stitch book. It took many, many hours to complete (the backstitch alone took about 20), but it was so worth it, 'cause she was so surprised and pleased.
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2007 07:21:02 AM »

That is beautiful ... I love old maps. Something about how they combine the excitement of travel and adventure with beautiful graphics. Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2007 01:55:57 PM »

Beautiful!  Are those bears around "America"?
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2007 03:29:45 PM »

Beautiful!  Are those bears around "America"?


Yes, that says "America".  The book said the map was from about the time of Columbus.
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2007 04:02:38 PM »

Wow! I love interesting/unconventional cross stitch; I've never seen a map before. That's so neat. The border looks like it would take forever to do, though. You must have the patience of a saint. Wink

Oh, how big is the finished piece?
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panul
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2007 06:52:13 PM »

Wow! I love interesting/unconventional cross stitch; I've never seen a map before. That's so neat. The border looks like it would take forever to do, though. You must have the patience of a saint. Wink

Oh, how big is the finished piece?

It's about 13" by 18".
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2007 10:28:16 PM »

I love this map. Most cross stitch maps look quite similar these days but this one is very original.
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2007 09:19:14 AM »

Loe it!!  I also have not seen any maps and I love the old-style types. This is great!!!
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