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« on: December 27, 2011 12:30:29 AM »

This was my grandma's xmas gift this year.  She was surprised to hear that I have been doing "needlepoint."  The chart is part of an afghan pattern, but I ruined the blanket about half way through this (the first) square...better it happened early, I guess.  I figured I could salvage it and ended up framing it in a shadow box.  It probably took about 40 - 50 hours to complete and is 7"x7" in a 10"x10" frame.




The rest of these were stitched for my partner in the 12 Days of Christmas swap.




I stitched with silver floss, making this even more difficult to see.  It is a pentacle done in back stitch.




Jack is done all in back stitch and I colored his eyes with crayon and colored pencil.  I also painted his hoop black to make it match.  (I had to borrow these photos from celticgoddess, as I couldn't find the ones I thought I took before I sent them to her.)

   

I am generally pretty happy with how all of them turned out.  C&C welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011 05:17:00 AM »

They're all great, I really can't pick one as a favorite, hard as I'm trying.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011 05:31:54 AM »

They all look great. I love the Jack face. The hummingbird is beautiful. It will look great is a shadowbox frame. You should see if you can find an adhesive mat for cross stitch framing. It holds the fabric really well once you pull the fabric around the mat, and you can stick the design directly into a glass-less frame.
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011 10:45:44 AM »

All of them are so great! I love the cake or death.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011 12:05:45 PM »

Thanks!  And I am definitely going to find one of those mats. I struggled with how to frame it because the lip part where the image/back sits in the frame (does it have a name?) is really shallow, so I couldn't figure out how to mount it and still attach the back.  I normally don't frame them, just leave them in hoops, so I haven't had to deal with that before. 

Thanks, again!
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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2011 04:30:18 AM »

Afghan material is heavy too and shifts around more than aida or evenweave. The adhesive mat I've used is made by Pres-On and I've found them at Michael's. Here is what they look like http://www.pres-on.com/Specialized/retail-merchandising.aspx

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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2012 10:31:18 AM »

CAKE OR DEATH!!!! Grin

I love Eddie Izzard, and that definitely shows the joke to a T!  Great job!
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