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« on: March 24, 2008 11:08:09 PM »

I made this a few years ago, and wasn't sure if it were any good.
After a little prodding from my DH, here is the cabin I embroidered.
Apologies for a grainy picture, my camera is no good.

It is made in satin stitch. I ran out of the dark green strands and for the half of the third stair, I used a light green one. Although no one notices it, but whenever I look at the piece, i always look at that half discolored stair and curse myself for not buying enough strands!
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008 11:14:20 PM »

I love this, I thought it was a painting at first! Any chance of getting a closeup of the stitch work?

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2008 12:00:13 AM »

I thought it was too, with the small pic on the first page.  Very very nice!!

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2008 03:14:10 AM »

O Wow!
Here are the close ups
The cabin

The stairs

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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008 06:02:53 AM »

Wow! It's amazing! How long did it take to complete?

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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008 06:15:10 AM »

This is absolutely amazing, I can't imagine how long this has taken you to complete.

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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2008 06:17:55 AM »

did you make this up yourself?
i would want to do something like this... i have no patience* (or math!) for cross-stitch, but something like this looks fun to do.

actually, come to think of it, i did one satin-stitch thing once... wonder if i can find it to post into this site...

(*not that this wouldn't take patience... I bet it did take a lot!!)
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2008 06:30:04 AM »

That's absolutely stunning!! I can't imagine doing something that detailed... wow.  Great job!!
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2008 06:40:07 AM »

It is really beautiful. Hooray for supporting husbands!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2008 06:45:36 AM »

So glad you posted! This is amazing. It reminds me a lot of the thread punch (not sure what it's called) kits we did when we were kids, except this is actually something you'd hang on your wall. Smiley

Perhaps the masons building the steps ran out of stone from the same quarry... Wink Actually, I had to double check just now to see if I could find what you were talking about, and it took a while - and really, in the closeup, I think it just makes it look like there's a shaft of light let in by the trees or clouds or something, which I would think would be terribly difficult to plan. Or maybe I'm just looking at the wrong thing, ha ha! Cheesy

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