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Topic: Ani L'Dodi Anniversary Piece & Patriotic Angel -- Cross-stitch (pic heavy)  (Read 4927 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2008 09:23:13 AM »

What amazing work! I love the angel, so pretty!
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2008 10:58:57 AM »

You do beautiful work. I especially like the anniversary piece. Do you remember who made the kit?
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2008 11:33:37 AM »

You do beautiful work. I especially like the anniversary piece. Do you remember who made the kit?

Certainly! I bought the kit here: http://www.craftyneedle.com/prod.itml/icOid/5275

I started the anniversary piece on Christmas Eve last year and finished Feb 21... it was rather a quick stitch with only 3 colors and a very large and simple design. The Patriotic Angel is small (5"X7") and I started her in 2006 sometime and only finished her this March. About halfway through I sat her down in a drawer and promptly forgot about her though. I think in all actuality it was maybe only 3 weeks or so of work.
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2008 11:44:48 AM »

Thanks for the link to the kit. This is an elegant piece and you did superb work on the stitiching. Excellent choice on the mats and frame too.
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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2008 12:24:56 PM »

Beautiful Anniversary Gift!  I can understand why she cried so much.  Those verses are very special to me and mine, they are engraved in our wedding bands.  I would have cried too!
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« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2008 02:29:53 PM »

Stunning! The Ani l'Dodi piece is just beautiful, I've wisted! I wish you were my daughter in law Wink (no wonder she cried!)

I may have to learn cross stitch, I keep coming across stunning Jewish cross-stitched pieces and itching to own them...

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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2008 02:52:33 PM »

Awww, that was such a nice thing to do for your in-laws!  Don't you just love it when somebody cries over something you made them?!  I have a particular fondness for the "ani l'dodi" phrase because my husband and I both have the Hebrew of it tattooed on us.  And we're not Jewish either, haha Grin.
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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2008 03:58:04 PM »

Thanks so much guys!! I'm quite proud of it. Not only was it my first finish in a long time (about 5 years... I have a lot of UFOs... Roll Eyes ) but it's the first where I made absolutely sure that every stitch was perfect. Normally, I just wallow on and "adjust" the pattern as I go to gloss over my mistake. I guess because it was a gift, my perfectionist side made itself known.  Grin  I'm extremely happy with it and happier still that they loved it and it's now proudly displayed in their home.
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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2008 04:54:13 PM »

That is sooo pretty!  I may have to stitch that for myself and DH  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2008 07:16:40 PM »

That's gorgeous!

I have to ask tho <-- clueless

Is this like a wellknown symbol so that even non-Jewish people would enjoy?  Did the request this or is this just something a lot of pple like? Smiley  I'm sorry I just haven't ever seen this imagery or heard of the phrase Wink  thanks!
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