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Pretty Peacock Cross Stitch ... just wanted to show it off :D

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Guitartists, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    A gift for my friend who LOVES Peacocks! It was sposed to be a Christmas present... whoops.... LOL Sometimes projects take me FAR too long to finish [​IMG] It's really my fault though because once I started adding all the specialty stitches.. I just kept going and going...LOL It started out MUCH more simple [​IMG] It's meant to be a hybrid of modern and antique style, since she loves antiques but also clean lines.

    It looks all cockeyed as I haven't streched it for framing yet [​IMG] Stitched on tea-dyed linen (28 count?).... mostly standard DMC colors but some varigated threads were used. Don't ask me to name the stitches though..... some I just winged [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It'll eventually go into a nice wide antique-style gold frame.


    Here's the back...... I like to keep it clean and I would LOVE to learn how to do that reverse stitching that some people can do!

  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    How lovely!!
  3. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Very nice job! That's beautifully done. It looks like a stained glass piece.
  4. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    Beautiful!!!! You have a very lucky friend!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. jaruca

    jaruca In the Brooder

    May 3, 2008
    Georgian Bay, ON
    It is beautiful! [​IMG]
  6. leepsy

    leepsy Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    North Florida
    That is really beautiful work. The back certainly shows that you are not new at Cross Stitching. It is lovely.

  7. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Beautiful. I miss cross stitching.
  8. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    You did a beautiful job on that! I tried cross stitch, but gave up on it (still have it somewhere).

    Now I do needlepoint. Have that somewhere too. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2008
  9. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Thanks everyone [​IMG] Here's a pic of it framed (after being laced) and here is a pic of another late Christmas gift for my other friend! Better late than never... right? [​IMG] LOL
    I sure hope so! [​IMG]


  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Very very nice!!!

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