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Orange Swan
« on: June 27, 2011 07:20:00 PM »



A cross-stitch of a magnolia, done from a kit with a nine-page chart booklet. It has approximately 29,000 stitches in it. Therefore I had it professionally framed and have hung it in my hallway by the front door so I can look at it every day of my life and think, "That's right, TWENTY-NINE THOUSAND STITCHES." It took me two and a half years to make this. A lot of that time it sat in my workbasket, of course. I did about two-thirds of it in the last five months or so. I simply decided I had to do one page of chart a month until it was done, or it would never get done.

Of course this is a work of time and patience rather than of art or creativity. The only "creative change" I made (besides choosing the frame) was substituting one of the colours. The picture that came with the kit depicted the fabric the magnolia is lying on as a lovely scarlet. In the kit it turned out to be a hot pink fuchsia! I worked a little bit with it and hated it, so I then took the kit to Mary Maxim and bought a skein of scarlet for 50 cents. Huge improvement.
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011 07:33:43 PM »

Well done! 29,000 stitches? You should be terribly proud of yourself Smiley How big is it?
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011 07:40:07 PM »

Beautiful. Just got into stitching and this is so gorgeous! Any tips for motivation?
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011 07:51:32 PM »

You are so very, very patient. 29,000 stitches. That is amazing.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011 08:00:17 PM »

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How big is it?

The area inside the frame is 16.6" by 10.5".

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Any tips for motivation?

I just find I have to set goals or a specific time to work on it. When I was doing this one I set myself a goal of doing a page a month. I'd work at it very steadily (during my commute, at lunch hour at work, while watching TV) and get it done in a couple of weeks, and then have a couple of weeks to work on something else. The one I'm working on now is my "TV or video watching time project".
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2011 09:27:32 PM »

fantastic!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011 04:51:41 PM »

That is beautiful! Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011 08:05:19 PM »

Very pretty. I like the colors.
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