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« on: February 09, 2011 09:28:39 AM »

I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what to do for my father for his big "now-I-get-discounts-based-on-age" birthday coming up in September.  I wanted to do something awesome, but I really don't have a ton of cash, so.... think think think!

I came up with the idea of making a special design of something that means a lot to him, then working it up and framing it.

So.... this is the original photo, which is one of his faves, of his parents shortly after his dad returned from WWII.



After working with it for an unbelievable amount of time, this is what it should look like, according to my virtual stitch thingie on my cross stitch software.



I ordered the supplies, and can't wait to begin working on it.  I hope he loves it as much as I think he will!
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011 09:39:17 AM »

What a gorgeous photo! This is going to look great!
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011 09:52:02 AM »

Forgot to add the details of the chart. 

10 colors on 18 ct cloth, and it'll be 5x5.

I plan to have it framed properly at a Real Store That Does This Kind of Thing, and I want a gray mat and silver tone (not shiny, probably brushedish?) frame, if they have such a thing.  I'll have to take a look at local frame stores and see what's available.
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011 11:04:34 AM »

THis is so going to ROCK! Have fun!  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011 01:50:41 PM »

That is the sweetest picture, looks like it translates into cross stitch pretty well - having it framed up will make it look even better!  Matte tends to look a bit more sophisticated than the really shiny frames, I think.  Have fun getting it done!
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2011 03:20:03 PM »

Thanks all! I think it'll be a little tough to do, but as long as I take my time, it should be okay.  I have until September to finish it, but if I'm done early, he'll get it early. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2011 08:49:54 AM »

This is going to be beautiful! I just love the picture.
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2011 10:24:19 AM »

Thank you! I'm anxiously awaiting my floss in the mail.  It shipped Thursday so.... hopefully I can start it on Monday?  *fingers crossed*
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