"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Saturday, January 02, 2010

First finish for this year!

Finally! I have finished the Christmas card for Annie - better late than never. This pattern is from a book called Two Hour Country Cross Stitch. It took me more than two hours to do the back stitching alone! I don't know where these people get two hours from, geeezzz...Anyway, I'm happy with it, and I hope Annie will be too. It is stitched on 18ct Aida which has silver lurex thread running through the fabric, making it sparkle. This photo doesn't really show it up.

5 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Very pretty Gina, I am sure Annie will love it.

Joy V said...

It looks lovely Gina - did you stitch the lurex thread on my 'ornie' as well. It would have taken you two hours for that alone also. I had it hanging on my door and everyone who saw it, loved it.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Oh, I know what you mean. 1 sqaure of cross stitch takes me an hour or more! Maybe I am just a snail stitcher. LOL. Your finished card is beautiful! Gina, you asked on my blog when I was going to embroider some more of the lovely linens that you sent to me. Now that I have finished customers orders and have quit taking orders to get things made for the summer's farmer's market, I can now take the time to stitch one of these treasures! I want you to know how much I do love them. Thank you again for your sweet generosity!Blessings,Kathleen

nima said...

wow...very pretty

Blanket America said...

I am sure your effort will more than please your friend or the receiver.Lovely bit of stitching and a wonderful gift idea.

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