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« on: March 15, 2009 08:51:02 PM »

Whew!  This one took me a while - from stitching to finally getting photos of it completed.  I've taken an interest in Elizabethan-style cross stitch lately.  There is a great book by Barbara Hammett all about the style and there was a beautiful flower scroll pattern I knew I wanted to use.  The original pattern had three different Autumn colors and some outlining, but I wanted something a bit darker and simple:



Originally I was only going to do the mirror images (the top and bottom scrolls), but felt the middle needed something, so I added in some smaller flourishes.  The whole piece measures 8" across.  I used some of my hand-dyed black fabric and stitched with a silver-gray colored floss. 



I couldn't decide which photo I liked better, so I'm throwing this one in as well!  Hope you all like!

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009 09:08:58 PM »

That's VERY pretty -- I love the use of black fabric and silver-gray floss, it's quite striking. The patterns are gorgeous, as well.
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2009 09:12:36 PM »

This is so  pretty! And the colors you chose bring the design out so well.
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2009 12:34:32 AM »

lovely Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009 02:06:17 AM »

That is really beautiful. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009 04:37:48 AM »

I think it's beautiful. It is both classic and contemporary at the same time.
Terrific!
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009 08:28:12 AM »

That is breathtaking! I love the contrast of the fabric and thread!
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009 09:55:54 AM »

Very nice!!  Beautiful work!
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009 12:52:25 PM »

Very pretty!
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009 01:09:59 PM »

So pretty! I'm trying to imagine how it would look in three colours, but I think I like it best just like this  Smiley Great job!
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