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« on: December 10, 2009 04:07:24 AM »

So one of the ladies at my workplace got  herself a fabulous new job, and left us for dust in a heartbeat. However, since we ended up great friends I thought I'd do her something to mark the event of leaving us after 18 years. Since she's ALL about Paris, what else could I do but the Eiffel Tower?


It's mostly in 2 strands of floss over a fat quarter I liked (I liked the floral detail, I don't know why), with the finer details like shading and the thinner framework done in 1 strand. It's based on an old poster I found online, with a few details omitted for ease of stitching.

What's that? You need a madly arty shot? Well fine!


I just finished framing it and am hoping like crazy the metal springs holding the frame in place don't all decide to pop out over night as I'm giving this to her at the annual Christmas dinner tomorrow night.
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Hope you like it Cheesy I am not the worlds best needleworker, so this is very much sketchy but I think it came out okay.

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armaine
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009 04:24:19 AM »

Very cool! I love the design, especially the way the bushes at the bottom look. :]
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009 04:47:54 AM »

Coo, this is lovely.
I love strong architectural iron work and the Eiffel tower is such an icon.
I live near The Forth Bridge (have a look!http://www.railtravelcenter.com/Gallery4-35.htm) and I've been meaning to try and do some kind of stitched picture of it for years. You've inspired me to get going on it. Grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009 05:30:27 AM »

I want one!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2009 05:59:11 AM »

Oooh, I love it! Wow! I would quite proudly hang that on my wall, I'm sure she'll love it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2009 08:55:31 AM »

It's so, so pretty! I love the bottom portion of it. She'll definitely freak out in happiness!
It makes me want to fulfill my fantasy of embroidering in France, with my coffee and smokes.
And no need for modesty, you know that it's damn fantastic!

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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2009 02:05:25 PM »

absolutely lovely.
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2009 02:20:12 PM »

Very nice & detailed!  Looks amazing.
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2009 02:33:07 PM »

Wow!  What a great job  Smiley  "not much of a needle-worker"- Whhaaaat? you are so in denial- you're an awesome needle-worker!
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2009 03:22:38 PM »

That is so pretty! I really like it!
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