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Helena Puck
« on: May 18, 2011 03:06:51 PM »

This is my first post.

Around two or three years ago, I bought this pattern of My Old Kentucky Home created by Susan's Stitchery, a local cross stitch pattern design, in hopes that I would make it for my dad.



My Old Kentucky Home is a historical home in Bardstown, Kentucky, my dad's home town. My dad has many prints of the home by C.W. Vitow, also a local Bardstown/New Haven artisan. The dining room in his new home is devoted to these prints and other Kentucky themed painting.

I hope my cross stitch picture, once I get it framed, will be a nice addition to the room. It means alot to me that I made this for him.

I liked the simplicity of the picture because, as you could probably tell, there is no backstitching. The design is strictly X stitches, giving a nice impressionist feel to the design. It took about two weeks. I didn't calculate the hours.

I'm actually a wire wrapped metal jewelry artist but I'd like to do more "me" crafting and stitching to me is "me" crafting, good for the soul.

Looking forward to sharing more projects with the community. Thanks for sharing all your projects with me.
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011 05:21:03 PM »

That looks great. The house is nice and crisp. And I really like the look of the tree. Good work!
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011 05:57:28 PM »

That looks great. The house is nice and crisp. And I really like the look of the tree. Good work!

Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011 06:42:27 PM »

It's so pretty!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011 07:17:27 PM »

Oh the sun shines bright on my Old Kentucky home!

Nice work, I'm sure he'll love it!
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011 07:09:45 PM »

It will most certainly look great in his dining room! Great job. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2011 10:04:44 AM »

Great work! It looks so clean and neat.
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