by bnilla9241 11 Jan 2012

Counted cross stitch from 1988. It only took 3 years to complete!

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by parkermom 12 Jan 2012

what a beautiful job you did! Counted cross stitch drives me crazy--I keep losing count and going back to start over. What an heirloom

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 13 Jan 2012

Thank you. I have 3 children wanting it when I go. Will have to let them fight over it!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by mysew1325 12 Jan 2012

wow.. this is stunning.. truly an heirloom .

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 13 Jan 2012

Thank you!

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by anne55 12 Jan 2012

What a gorgeous piece! You should be so proud. Now I'm going to have to START the Guardian Angel picture I bought all the thread for years ago.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 13 Jan 2012

Go for it! Thank you for the kind comment!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by edithfarminer 12 Jan 2012

Beautiful, I have one from amsterdam harbour from Eva Rosenstand and took 20 years in all, lol, but that was because it was such small work that I threw it in the cupboard after I had done the sky.
Was not until our son asked about it, that I decided to carry on as he obviously liked it and I felt that like this one it will become a family heirloom what is nice. I now love to look at it myself and pleased that I did finish it.You will also now have such satisfaction from looking at such a beautful picture.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 13 Jan 2012

thank you! I know your family will have this as your act of love!
Hugs, Bonnie

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by justsew 12 Jan 2012

Wow, I love the depth of the finished work, it looks like you could walk right into it.
Fantastic work. Hugs Pam.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you Pam, we must think alike!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by lulu07 12 Jan 2012

Amazing! You did a great job, looks like a big piece..what a treasure this will be for your children.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you, I really liked doing it, mostly. When it came to 17 different shades of green in the trees, it got a little dicey!!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by dee 12 Jan 2012

Oh my It's beautiful good job

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you!

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by clawton 12 Jan 2012

Beautiful. I would not have the patience for that. However, I loved the appearance of counted cross stitch. That is quit an accomplishment.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you for your kind words!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by rmj8939 12 Jan 2012

Beautiful. I wouldn't have the patience.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you!

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by spendlove Moderator 12 Jan 2012

This is beautiful! I love to do counted cross stitch.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you !

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by christracey 12 Jan 2012

This looks lovely, great work. I used to do X-stitch by hand but haven't since I got into machine embroidery. Still have some that I didn't get around to starting....

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you. I too have the ability to do cross stitch on my machine, but when I was able to do it, I preferred to do it by hand!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by gerryb 12 Jan 2012

My goodness that is awesome! Having done some x stitch, I know the work put into this!!! Wow! Job well done!

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you for your kind words!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by eteaff 12 Jan 2012

That is beautiful. Love the Picture.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you!

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by juanitadenney 12 Jan 2012

It is beautiful and something I wouldn't even attempt. I have never seen anything this outstanding! *4U

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you! I have not done anything like it since this one!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by airyfairy 12 Jan 2012

Bonnie - that is amazing. I used to do so much x stitch but machine embroidery has taken over. Maybe I will get round to doing some again. Well done, worth the effort. Hugs Sarah.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you Sarah! My hands and eyes have forgotten how to work together to create anything like this. Like you, embroidery has taken its place!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by ramona 11 Jan 2012

Absolutely beautiful! How's your eye site now? I really have to hand it to you.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you for your kind words! I have aged just a bit since 1988, and so have my eyes! My hands have been taken over by arthritis, so I guess this one will have to do!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by shuede 11 Jan 2012

Wow! Love all the detail! I'm know you must be so proud.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you! Yes I am pleased with my accomplishment.

Hugs, Bonnie

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by oaro 11 Jan 2012

this is gorges

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you !

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by gandu 11 Jan 2012

It is so beautiful 3 years well spent I have never seen any thing quite like this before I wish i could give u many many flowers but i cant so here one for u
Brenda

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you Brenda, this thought is so kind!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by gjemptynester 11 Jan 2012

Only 3 years??? Really beautiful!

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Yes, It took that long to find time to do a little bit, here and there!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by sewdoctor 11 Jan 2012

That is beautiful! I am in AWE!

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you for your kind words!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by lflanders 11 Jan 2012

This piece is an heirloom! It should be a piece to hand down to many generations. Please make sure you put your name and the date on it! You picked a perfect pattern and did a wonderful job! Thanks for sharing this with all of us! Linda

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Linda, thank you for your kind words! I have my name on the front in a little square, and it is also signed on the back.

Hugs, Bonnie

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by lilylady 11 Jan 2012

did you answer sewdeb, when she asked who had extra time?LOL. This is beautiful. I hope this is for you.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Yes, I often times had to make time for it!
Thank you for your kind words!
Hugs, Bonnie

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by capoodle 11 Jan 2012

Very nice with lots of farm details. Noticed the quilts hanging on the line. Can almost visualize my grandmother with a great big carpet/rug beater getting the dust off of them. lol

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you, the quilts were one of its qualities that helped with my decision to proceed with the project.

Hugs, Bonnie

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by shirlener88 11 Jan 2012

Bonnie, this is wonderful work - I have an aunt that would treasure a piece like this. You did an excellent job with this. I love all the detail of the quilts, the garden and the hens and roosters along with the hillside. LOVELY.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Shirleen, thank you for your kind words!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by jofrog2000 11 Jan 2012

Wow,what a lot of work you put into this. It is beautiful.
Jo

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Jo, thank you for your kind words!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by emily16838 11 Jan 2012

Love it

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Emily, thank you!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by crafter2243 Moderator 11 Jan 2012

Wow. What a super project. Turned out awesome.
Angie

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you Angie! You are kind!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by noah 11 Jan 2012

WOW THIS IS A BIG KEEP SAKE .I THINK IT IS EXQUISIT HUGS CAROLYN

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you Carolyn! I have admired your work for a long time! I purchased the boxes from stitch delight too, I look at your work and hope mine come out as well as yours!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by lidiad 11 Jan 2012

WOW!!!!!!! You have done a wonderful job!!!!! Congratulations!!! Hugs, Lidia

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Lidia, thank you for your kind words!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by grossfamilie 11 Jan 2012

Perfect! What an amazing lot of work and beautiful! I wonder whether the picture will get a place of honour in your living room? One of my best girl-friends is Danish and she started working to embroider one of the very fine Danish hand embroidery pictures (all stitches counted by herself) when we were in our 30ties. Now we are around 60 (!) and Ingrid still is not ready with this work. So 3 years of working time is fantastic quick. Congratulations - Maria

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Maria, thank you! I did this in my late 20's. I no longer have the time or patience. I had put it down for a month or two, ( more than once). Now , arthritis prohibits me from taking on such a project!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by devon 11 Jan 2012

very nice work, well done.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by michemb 11 Jan 2012

I can understand why it took 3 years, the detail is beautiful, love this, so nice, congratulations on a well very well done,
hugs
Michelle

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Michelle, thank you for your kind words!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by zoefzoef 11 Jan 2012

very nice, I can understand why it took some time.

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you!

Hugs, Bonnie

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by dilceia 11 Jan 2012

Congratulations! He is wonderful!

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bnilla9241 by bnilla9241 14 Jan 2012

Thank you for your kind words!

Hugs, Bonnie

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