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My Lighthouse Cross Stitch finished project
Calling all cross stitch lovers!
If you love to cross stitch then you will love this hub. I have been cross stitching for many years and truly love this very relaxing craft. I can usually stitch while I am watching my favorite television program, and the final product is always such a joy to complete, frame and then hang on the wall. If you are like me, sometimes finding the right pattern can be a task, of course this depends on what your interests are. There are a lot of basic cross stitch patterns and then some very intricate ones that would take me forever to do. So I did some research and now I have discovered a program that can convert my art and photography into cross stitch patterns. I cannot tell you how exciting that was. I have featured the link below where you can go and browse some of these patterns and purchase for yourself. I am constantly adding new patterns so be sure to check back often to my stores.
In these economic hard times one thing is for sure - being crafty and creating handmade gifts is still a sure pleaser for those you love. So have fun and enjoy! I will be offering the services of converting your photos into cross stitch patterns at a later date - so be sure to keep an eye out for another hub. Happy Stitching!
Luscious Tulip Photo
It begins with a nice high resolution photo
I take a high resolution photograph, this photo of my red tulips is a
1600x2100 pixels. I then upload it into my computer program. I have to
choose the size I want the
project to be, usually an 8x10 seems to work really well, but you can go
as small as 4x6 and large as 16x20. I also have to enter the stitch
count, this will depend on the type of fabric that I will be stitching
on. I have been using 14 count aida cloth so I then enter that number. My
cross stitch patterns will cover the whole fabric so it is really
pointless to use an expensive linen, if you are covering every bit of it.
Just a thought. Then comes the symbols of which I can choose and pic
the ones I want, or I can randomly have the program choose those for me.
The pattern can be printed in both black and white or in full color
along with the symbols. The program will also create the DMC color chart
with those symbols. This is my first project - a photo of my Luscious
Tulips. It took me about a month to cross stitch - of course I also have a job, so I only worked on it in the evenings.
Full color pattern of Luscious Tulips
Next the pattern is created......
This is what the pattern looks like in full color. It is so easy to stitch and there are no quarter, half or back-stitches either. I love it. If you have stitched with quarter stitches - you know what I am talking about. When you go to my Cross Stitch shop you can download the pattern. It will be in full color with symbols accompanied by the color chart. The pattern depending on the size, may come in either 2 or 4 pages which can easily be cut and pasted together for easier viewing. I find using a color pattern with the symbols is so much easier to work from and to keep tract of than the traditional black and white patterns of yesterday. So try it - you may like it!
Framed & matted 8x10 Luscious Tulips
You are done - easy and fun to do!
This is the finished cross stitch project of the Luscious Tulips. It was
so easy to do and looks really nice matted and framed. This particular
project was 5x7 in size and framed in an 8x10 frame. Choosing the frame
and mat is really a lot of fun - get creative with it. For some of my other projects like my Deception Pass Panorama I framed in an aluminum frame and then displayed it on a black wooden stand, which looks great on a shelf at home or at the office.
Deception Pass Bridge finished project
More information and patterns
If you are interested in viewing some of my photography and art patterns be sure to visit my Cross stitch shop where you can purchase a pattern and download it instantly - no more waiting for the mail, you can purchase via paypal and then download the pattern to begin stitching right away. For even more cross stitch patterns and kits also visit Everything Cross Stitch, you are bound to find a project there as well.
There are many to choose from including lighthouses, ocean scenes, florals, wildlife and some of my watercolor patterns. I am entering new patterns periodically so check back often. Enjoy!
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