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Sunday, July 26, 2009
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Yes, I've had this kit in my stash a long time. I finally finished the cross stitched center (violet) and the border of pulled thread (four sided stitches)
It made with DMC floss, one yellow bead (from my stash) on 30-count creme linen
I used Garnet Iris seed beads around the outer edge
I have a couple more of these kits in my stash --- I don't want to have them another 10 years!!!
One kit has blue floral motif in center -- the other a beautiful rose in the center. Both have the same pulled thread border
Close up of beaded edges for these two NAY** projects
AND, those needles are great with beads -- no beads got stuck on the eye of the tapestry needle. WOOT!
I used perle coton #5: 932 lt blue, 801 brown, 3045 gold, 3687 pink, 3052 green, 930 blue on 18-ct Shaker Linen. Because of the linen count, this pillow ended up being 8" x 8"
I used this pattern to demonstrate counted cross stitch at the Lake County Fair -- maybe 2 years ago? I pulled it out of the closet & found some gold beads to use around the outside edge. Now I like it!