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« on: April 03, 2010 05:16:46 PM »

My cousin got married yesterday and even though they didn't want gifts (they already have everything they need) I wanted to make them something they could hang on their wall to remember their wedding day.
I'd never done cross stitch before so thought I'd give it a go! I found a great website with a million and one old charts so I worked off those and came up with the design below.

The B and C are their initials (obv.) in a dark blue with a golden crown on top and the date of their wedding underneath, magenta loveheart and off-white/bone coloured fancy bits on the sides.




The colours aren't too good in this one but you can see the detail better.

I even mounted it (was a bit nerve-wracking to get it straight!) and we found the perfect frame for it! I was so so happy with it, I hope they liked it too!
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2010 05:56:06 PM »

What a lovely gift fire! Cheesy

I love the way that the white pops on the beige aida. You did a great job!
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2010 06:39:53 PM »

That's a very thoughtful gift, and your stitches look great!
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2010 09:44:36 AM »

So pretty! I love the letters. What a wonderful gift.
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2010 05:33:23 PM »

You did an AMAZING job with the matting and all. That is by far the hardest thing for me... And what a great pattern Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010 01:06:14 AM »

Oh my goodness, I love the font, the little curly-cues on the side, the crown and the heart! Please tell us the site you pulled the designs from (and maybe the pages with the designs themselves, too  Wink )!
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2010 04:19:55 PM »

Thanks for all your lovely comments!

The designs came from this blog -  http://patternmakercharts.blogspot.com/ It's amazing, so many beautiful charts!!!
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