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purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
I whipped this little beauty out in just 15 months and a day. I had the pattern for at least 18 years before finally getting started. My hubby always says, “Speed kills.” So I took my time. 😁. BTW, if it’s upside down, my apologies. It’s my phones fault!

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2/19/2018 4:32:47 PM
auntjana Send a Message
Herriman, Utah
Just sideways! Either way it is beautiful!
2/19/2018 4:53:50 PM
QuiltGram8 Send a Message
It's gorgeous. Worth the wait.
2/19/2018 5:43:57 PM
Marilynsgrammy Send a Message
Mary, it's not upside down. Santa is just walking downhill.

I love this cross stitch, it's beautiful.
2/19/2018 7:55:40 PM
fabricgirl Send a Message
sewing in NJ
Wow Mary that's beautiful.

2/20/2018 1:46:03 AM
It's beautiful!!! Enjoy! Glad to know I'm not the only one who takes my time with projects...
2/20/2018 7:59:31 AM
Maryz, your Santa is so beautiful. Love it! Great jobs!
2/20/2018 8:02:25 AM
Oasis Send a Message
West Coast
I agree with Vel, it is definitely worth the wait. Kind of antique looking. WOW, such patience also.
2/20/2018 8:13:21 AM
Rose92 Send a Message
Central CA
I used to do cross stitch in my younger years. Several pieces are still hanging in my kitchen nook. However, quilting took over and I have all my cross stitch to Chriss. I do miss it though. Nice job, as usual, Mary.

2/20/2018 9:30:22 AM
billizzy Send a Message
goat lady:)
Omg it looks more like a realistic painting. Thats awesome. Isnt thread amazing.
2/20/2018 10:17:49 AM
Becca Send a Message
Mtns of NC
Maryz Its beautiful & I would leave it out more than a month.Work of art. Becca
2/20/2018 11:24:49 AM
toekeyotow Send a Message
Indiana Joan
Oh Mary that is so pretty. You must have something in your hands 24/7 you keep coming up with so many different projects. I really do love counted cross stitch. I've just never done one.

2/20/2018 12:20:09 PM
javin22 Send a Message
Eagle Mountain
That is just gorgeous! I want one.....
2/21/2018 12:15:26 PM
TeresaK Send a Message
CA High Desert
A true beauty!! Your hubby is right. Never rush in the journey. It is not easy working on a dark background. My hats off to you!!!
Is this a keeper? Sure hope so :)
2/21/2018 3:30:06 PM
Lodad Send a Message
My admiration goes out to you. It is sure a beauty. I use to make counted cross stitch as well. I know how much time it takes. Vinae has most of the cross stitch that I made. My vision got bad and had to quit.

Lowell ;)
2/23/2018 5:27:06 AM
zfatcat Send a Message
Mary, that is fabulous. I bet it was a challenge on that dark background. I have a Christmas on 1/2 done. It's been that way for about 15 years. Lori
2/28/2018 6:44:11 PM
suzette58 Send a Message
Wytheville, VA
It is beautiful. I used to do a lot of counted cross stitch. I did a couple of the Love Stamps for my mom. She always used those stamps.

3/2/2018 1:00:31 AM
cindyg Send a Message
TX-Houston sub
Beautiful. I'm surprised you aren't blind after doing that. Do you wear a headlamp (like a miner) when you do work like that? Anyway, great job. You are talent loaded.
3/13/2018 11:25:37 AM
purrfect-lady Send a Message
Gig Harbor, WA
CINDY, you asked if I wear a headlamp when I cross stitch. I do have a headlamp, though I usually use an LED light around my neck. If I have a strong lamp over my left shoulder sometimes that's all I need. Using a pillow on my lap saves my neck and back some strain and when I'm working on dark aida cloth, a white towel over the pillow helps a lot.
3/15/2018 6:05:54 AM
Beautiful, I admire that you stuck with the project. It is so easy to get sidetracked by another crosstie have or hobby.
Have you considered entering your beautiful piece into a local fair exhibit?
3/16/2018 9:18:16 PM
WeeOne Send a Message
WOW!! It's very pretty!!
3/17/2018 9:17:46 AM
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