Friday, January 14, 2011

Cross Stitched Names

You know what I've noticed about little girls?  They love anything that has their name on it - or even just their initial.  Like those cute applique letter shirts that I'm sure you've seen or perhaps you've even made one (or several!).  Since I have little faith in my abilitiy to applique something worthy of gift-giving or of sufficient craftsmanship to make it out of the washing machine intact, I'll stick with cross stitch. 





Sorry about the photo quality...taking pictures of things in glass frames is really tricky. 

These were Christmas presents for two of my nieces.  I worked on them off and on all year and then had them framed.  Thank goodness for my 50% off coupon.  I had no idea that custom framing was so pricey!  It was worth it, though, because they turned out quite lovely. 


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11 comments:

  1. Custom framing is ridiculous, isn't it? I don't know how 50% off is still outrageous! Anyway... your cross stitch is gorgeous! You have two lucky nieces!

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  2. I like your blog,Thanks for this blog with good pictures related to the news.

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  3. Those turned out lovely! I haven't done cross-stitching in years. I'm sure your nieces loved them. Thanks for linking! ps. I'd love it if you added my party link to your list.

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  4. those look great! i've always wanted to learn how to cross stitch.

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  5. Gorgeous keepsakes for the lucky recipients! I'm a cross-stitcher too, so I can definitely appreciate the time and effort that you put into these. Great job. :)

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  6. Beautiful work! Your nieces will love then forever!

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  7. These are lovely. I have two new granddaughters, born in 2010, and would love to do this for them. I have done a few cross stitch items myself. Where did you get the alphabet? Is that available online somewhere? Thank you. Christine =^..^=

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  8. I think they are beautiful. What a wonderful gift idea.

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  9. These are so pretty! I was just talking to a coworker about how she was always sad as a child because she could never find her name on anything (not a very common name). These days it seems like kids are named some very interesting names with strange spellings. At least with a gift like this, you can personalize it and everyone can have their name spelled right!

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  10. What a thoughtful gift idea! Your stitching is just beautiful. I love them both, especially the alphabet you used for "Maryanne".

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