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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2007 03:34:15 PM »

I love the look of those 40s portrait pictures (that one reminded me a lot of one of my grandparents - I think it's the ears haha!) and it transfered surprising well into a project like this. The colors are really beautiful and blend well.
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« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2007 06:17:27 AM »

I did some math in my head - 10,500 stitches is weeks of work full time - months part time.  I am seriously impressed.

Me, I would have gotten this great idea, put about 20 hours work into it and then given up and it would be sitting in my drawer not posted here, and not into my grandparents' hands. 
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« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2007 08:24:28 AM »

I did some math in my head - 10,500 stitches is weeks of work full time - months part time.  I am seriously impressed.
 

Hmm...let's see.

I scanned the photo over Thanksgiving weekend.  I made the pattern upon returning to MN, bought the flosses needed, but didn't start it right away.  I started it-- did about 200 stitches and then put it down to do something else.  Finished a different small piece, and then hit the ground running fast on the grandparents because i wanted to get it finished by the time I came to Ohio for Xmas.  So i'd say that I worked on it like a madwoman for about 2.5 weeks.  I work, so I did it on breaks and in the evenings and on weekends.  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2007 08:49:00 AM »

so gorgeous! and yay ohio. Smiley
i haven't cross-stitched for quite awhile but i know how much work would go into that. wow, wow, wow!
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« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2007 08:58:50 AM »

ohio!  woo!

i'm from cincinnati  (here now visiting my parents) but I have also lived in Athens & Oberlin.  Now I live in Minnesota.
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« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2007 09:21:20 AM »

I predict tears!!  I got teary-eyed just thinking about giving such a stunning and meaningful gift.

Kudos to you!!
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« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2007 09:24:05 AM »

That is such a cool gift to give them.  I can just see her now tearing up.. awww.. you did an amazing job!

~Amy Rose~
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« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2007 10:55:53 AM »

That is unbelievable! I can't even fathom trying to do that. Awesome job!!!
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« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2007 10:59:02 AM »

That's really fantastic.  I have a picture of my grandparents similar to that.  I wish that era of fashion would come back.
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« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2007 11:10:08 AM »

Wow. Amazing stuff! How did you get the pattern? Photoshop and pixelate?
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