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My good lady's indoor hobby is cross stitching, over the last couple of years she has been into birds,
here's the first to upload.
Now I have to get into one of my pass-times and make some frames.

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That really is something. She should be very proud to produce work like that.

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Thanks, it took about six months.
There's Golden Oriole, Fire Crest, Gold Crest and Gold Finch to come.
She is about to start a Kookaburra, basicaly because we planned to revisit OZ for our 25th and couldn't due to covid.
Lovely bird saw a lot back in 2009 along with the Blue Wren.

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at last having sorted out the pc I can show some other cross stitch works by Mami
fire and gold crests.JPG

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They're beautiful, Doug. Mami must have very nimble fingers ! Does she frame them ?

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They are lovely. My niece does a lot of this but she uses preprinted patterns. These look like they are ‘freehand’ am I right?

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Blaze wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:21 am They're beautiful, Doug. Mami must have very nimble fingers ! Does she frame them ?
No I do, well will the latest when I get round to it.
She has just started her latest a kookaburra the hardest ever done,
Think it will take her months.
She buys the kits from
www.xstitchbirds.com
Then enhanses them. Keeps her out of mischief

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Headers wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:24 am They are lovely. My niece does a lot of this but she uses preprinted patterns. These look like they are ‘freehand’ am I right?
Just catching up, glad you all like them.
She buys the cloth here as its better/ finer than the kits, then follows the pattern
marking the pattern off in crayon as she goes.

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They are lovely [mention]Doug[/mention]. Looks like she's doing them on linen too, or a very high count Aida.
I used to make cross stitch pictures years ago, but the beaded costume making took over.

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Naylor's Ark wrote: Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:50 am They are lovely @Doug. Looks like she's doing them on linen too, or a very high count Aida.
I used to make cross stitch pictures years ago, but the beaded costume making took over.
32 count linen, so she tell me.

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