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« on: July 26, 2011 05:28:02 AM »

My friend graduated recently and I had to make her some cross stitch goodies to say congratulations.



I sort of made the patterns up as I went along by combining different images together, and then added a border.  I drew the words out freehand on graph paper before stitching them on.  Done on 16 count cream aida.  Blue is the University's colour, and the colour of the graduation robes, so tried to combine that aspect as well.



This is the card I made.  Again I did combined different aspects of graduation patterns I had.  I crayon tinted the hat and certificates to add a bit more colour to the card.  I was going to write "Congratulations" at the top, but I foolishly stitched the outside grey box first (I usually *always* do this last lol) and congratulations wouldn't fit.  So "YAAAY" it was instead.  I spent most of the weekend before her graduation working on these.  Drawing out the patterns took up the most time.  Posting some more info & pics on my blog - http://embroideryemporium.blogspot.com/2011/07/regency-reticule-other-graduation-gifts.html 

Thanks for looking, V.
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011 06:13:23 AM »

These are great! and I especially like the "Yaaaaaay!"
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011 03:31:11 PM »

Nice stitching! What a great gift.
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