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Topic: Cross-stitch "Footprints" piccy.  (Read 978 times)
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IceDragon
« on: January 05, 2008 12:06:50 PM »

Bit of a story with this one...it's almost "the cross-stitch that never was".  Tongue

My sister actually bought this to stitch for my nan from my mum way back in March last year. So, most of last year, my mum was asking her if she'd done it yet every couple of weeks and her reply was always the same - I've nearly finished it. The last actual update we had was in the middle of May, when she admitted she'd finished the text.

Come mid-October, my mum was getting worried it might not be finished in time so begged her to give it to me so I could finish it off and frame it up, and all she'd done was the text and the houses in one corner.

So...me being me, stitched almost solidly for about four weeks, and this was the result.


It's sitting in a 20x14 frame, with a deep brown mount. It's a pity it's such a bad piccy, because when the light hits it, the sea and shell both gleam where I've added metallic threads and blending filament (a small "tweak" of mine).

I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and my mum and nan both really loved it too (mum liked it so much she wanted to keep it lol).

I really need to put some piccies up of work I've completed...Only problem is, I always give them away... Cheesy
 
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sandal43
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008 05:35:47 PM »

You did a beautiful job!!
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allyinthevalley
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008 06:03:47 PM »

It's so pretty! Isn't it amazing how long cross-stitch takes?  Tongue But so worth it!
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vickyvicvicvic
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008 05:01:58 PM »

I did this one a couple of years ago - took me about 4 years to really get started on it then blizted it in the summer between first and second year at uni.  Only now I'm so sick of the sight of it i dont really think i want it in the house lol.  Still it is a beautiful picture....if only i knew someone who was worthy of it hehe.
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IceDragon
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008 12:38:47 PM »

It's so pretty! Isn't it amazing how long cross-stitch takes?  Tongue But so worth it!
I think the only thing that DOES put me off is the time each project takes.

My mum does felt applique, and she can whizz through a stocking in about a week, whereas I can take months over a largish project. A bit disheartening, but it does look so good when they're done well. Cheesy
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SherryLynn
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2008 09:23:09 PM »

You did a beautiful job. I stitched a footprints cross stitch years ago but i like yours better.

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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008 07:59:07 PM »

It is very pretty-you did a great job
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