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elliot_anne
« on: December 13, 2010 12:02:53 AM »

So my boyfriend and I had no idea what to do for his mom for Christmas. I was looking around for a new picture to turn into a cross stitch, and came across this tree of life Celtic knot picture: http://www.wildravens.net/RG_meaning.cfm?12

I put it through PC Stitch Pro and got a beautiful two-color pattern. It took me the better part of three weeks, working several hours per day. I also added his mom and step-dad's names in the middle, and all of the kids' names around the edges. Today when I finished it (FINALLY!) we framed it

Note: I don't recommend 150x150 stitch patterns unless you are really dedicated and know what you're getting in to. Even though I only stitched the green (the white is the fabric), it still probably took the better part of 150 hours or so...

Without further ado, the tree!



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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010 12:44:00 AM »

wow! that is beautiful! Im very sure that she will love it!
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010 12:56:19 AM »

Dedication! It looks amazing!!!
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010 06:05:32 AM »

Very pretty! Just curious, how big (in inches) is it?
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010 07:54:42 AM »

That really is pretty. I love tree of life stuff.
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010 12:16:24 PM »

Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments!

Very pretty! Just curious, how big (in inches) is it?

The frame I have it in is a 12" x 12" scrapbooking frame. I THINK I made it on 14-count Aida...
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010 12:19:02 PM »

I can't believe that only took you 3 weeks!!!!!!
I just finished a 100x100 that took me a year!! I kept putting it down because I was so frustrated with how long it was taking.
Super freaking kudos for finishing this so quickly!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2010 04:14:49 PM »

This is SO gorgeous. Oh my goodness.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2010 04:48:48 PM »

Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments!

The frame I have it in is a 12" x 12" scrapbooking frame. I THINK I made it on 14-count Aida...

Wow!  I've been working on this 11x14 for about a year now and you completed this in three weeks!  Very impressive. 
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2010 05:07:24 PM »

That's an astonishing effort Elliot_Anne - I'm sure the fact that you had to get it done by Christmas for your mother in law helped drive you on!  Celtic artwork can provide a huge range of inspiration from knotwork, dragons, crosses, trinities and more.  As you've shown us though they can be pretty tricky to implement if you choose a more complex design.

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