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« on: June 27, 2010 08:15:50 PM »

Cross Stitching for some reason always terrified me! One day I felt very courageous and just decided to give it a try, after being inspired by all the wonderful post on this site Grin.
So this is my third and biggest project so far. I found a picture on the internet and opened it up in paint and blocked it out myself (hence there isn't any shading, lol). Now on to the hard part, the framing!!




Thanks for looking!

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Finally in a frame!
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010 08:26:32 PM »

lol i love this!
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010 09:13:14 PM »

Too funny - and great job!  I'm kinda like you, when I was little I had a very tedious cross stitch project and I've steered clear of it ever since.  Maybe I should give it another go.....
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010 09:59:56 PM »

This is awesome! I love the quote, and great job on the stitching!
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010 04:20:33 AM »

It looks so great!  I haven't done any cross stitch for a while now, but this has inspired me to get back into it!
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010 05:44:43 AM »

This is great!!! I've had my eye on this one from urban stitching (http://www.urbanthreads.com/product_details?product_id=900)

...one day I'll get to it!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2010 08:25:25 AM »

Wow! You rocked it! Great job.
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2010 09:27:06 PM »

This looks great!  Don't sweat the shading, it often complicates things when a single color can convey the image better.
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2010 10:49:21 PM »

I looooooove this! I'm afriad to try cross stitch!
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2010 07:25:24 AM »

Thanks guys! There really isn't any reason to be scared, just jump right in, don't even think about it!  Cheesy
I just found some videos online that showed me how, read a lil bit, and found a simple pattern to start off with.

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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2010 12:40:31 PM »

Wow, I don't know if this is more amazing or incredible! I love it. Being a big fan of coffee, I love the subject too but the stitching looks amazing too!

If you have them, can you share the dimensions? It's obviously big, I was just wondering! Any plans for another cross stitch?

Great job!
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2010 02:03:03 PM »

When I was blocking out the pattern, it was exactly 8x10, so I figure it would go perfectly in an 8x10 frame. Little did I realize that would come in too much on the letters!! /sigh. So I ended up getting a document frame, so it gives me a lil space to work with, thank goodness.
Only issue I'm having now, being the first time I've framed anything, is that the foam board won't allow the back of the frame to close without taking the glass out! I've read about just spraying it with scotchgard, but I'm unsure how that would hold up in the long run? any thoughts?
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2010 09:44:22 AM »

Fabulous Work!!
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2010 10:15:07 PM »

Awesome work!
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