by clawton 06 Apr 2012

Gift for a retiring pastor. It is from Embroidery Library. It stitched out like a dream. However, took several hours. If I remember it was about 50,000 stitches. I thought it was beautiful when completed.

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by gerryb 16 Apr 2012

Beautiful!!

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by snowbird42 16 Apr 2012

perfect...soozie

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by castelyn 16 Apr 2012

What a lovely gift, I'm sure he will appreciate it. Well done Carolyn. Hugs Yvonne

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by quilter124 12 Apr 2012

How beautiful...I have this design, now to get my machine free to sew it out...it will be great for a minister...

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clawton by clawton 13 Apr 2012

Thank you.

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by zoefzoef 12 Apr 2012

Yes they always use lots of stiches, but the result is always sooooo nice.

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clawton by clawton 13 Apr 2012

Yes, I was very pleased. Thanks

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by gerryvb 12 Apr 2012

beautiful!

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clawton by clawton 13 Apr 2012

Thnaks

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by obaachan 12 Apr 2012

LOVE IT !!!!

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clawton by clawton 13 Apr 2012

Thanks you.

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by keelylynn 12 Apr 2012

WOW !!!! Very nice !!!

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clawton by clawton 13 Apr 2012

Thank you very much.

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by babie 07 Apr 2012

Beautiful - such a great gift.

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thanks!

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by tauberschmitt 07 Apr 2012

sehr schön gute Arbeit

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thanks!

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by softhearted1 07 Apr 2012

Beautiful work. A gift that is sure to be treasured :)

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

I hope Thanks

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by edenandandrea 07 Apr 2012

How beautiful. What a nice way to show appreciation.

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thanks! He has been our pastor for 26 years.

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by mehhouse 07 Apr 2012

Beautiful job. I'm sure he will love it. I may check out the design for my son's ex-girlfriend. She's an officer in the Coast Guard and I think it would be perfect gift for her.

Lori

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

It would be very nice for her. It is a nice design. I did it on felt.

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by teun 07 Apr 2012

sieht fantastisch aus

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thanks!

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by lidiad 07 Apr 2012

Beautiful, great job!!!! Hugs, Lidia

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thank you!

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by pldc 07 Apr 2012

wow this is a great gift!well worth the time it took!

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thanks so much.

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by techgirl 07 Apr 2012

Wow, what a beautiful design, and what a lovely gift!

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thank you very much!

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by zedna 07 Apr 2012

It certainly is beautiful....well done!

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thank you.

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by de105 07 Apr 2012

Wow! This is really nice. A lot of stitches went into this project! I like the way you framed it.

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thank you so much.

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by eteaff 06 Apr 2012

Your Pastor will love it. Very nice. Hugs & Stitches, Liz

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

I hope so. Thanks

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by jrob Moderator 06 Apr 2012

Oh, wow, how pretty.;)

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thanks!

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by highlandermom 06 Apr 2012

This is beautiful, I am sure much joy for you both. Great framing job also.

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thank you so much. It was one of those projects that when done you stand back and glad you did it.

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by oaro 06 Apr 2012

Beautiful work

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thanks!

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by beatie58 06 Apr 2012

Beautiful worth the effort...

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thanks and yes it was worth it, especially when I saw the end product.

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by capoodle 06 Apr 2012

Looks like tapestry. Very lovely and a beautiful gift for your pastor.

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thanks! It was done on felt.

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by justonlyme 06 Apr 2012

That is really quite nice. With that high of stitch count, what kind of fabric did you use to get it to lay so flat when finished? You did a beautiful job of framing it as well!!

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thanks. It was stitched on felt with a heavy cut away on the back. I didn't use any stablizer on the top. I left the stablizer on the whole thing and then framed.

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by shirlener88 06 Apr 2012

Carolyn, it turned out just lovely - I am sure the Pastor will treasure it - I like how you matted and framed it.

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thank you so much. I wasn't sure how I wanted to frame it but it went togeth very nicely. I was pleased with the outcome.

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by tippi 06 Apr 2012

Beautiful gift. Great job.

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thanks!

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by greysewist Moderator 06 Apr 2012

This is lovely and looks even better framed. I bought the same design years ago, but haven't sewn it out yet. He will be thrilled with your thoughfulness.

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thank you so much. It is really worth stitching out! Yes, I believe framing really accents it.

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by dino 06 Apr 2012

What a great gift!

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thanks!

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by dailylaundry 06 Apr 2012

Simply beautiful! Great job! Hugs, Laura*

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thank you!

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by shirley124 06 Apr 2012

This is really nice. Worth the time it took to sew, I would say.

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thank you. Yes, the time was worth the end product.

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by noah 06 Apr 2012

excellent ours would love it hugs:):)

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thanks!

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by devon 06 Apr 2012

very nice, I really like this. great work

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clawton by clawton 07 Apr 2012

Thanks so much.

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