Thursday, September 16, 2010

Truly STUNNING.....

Blackberry Lane Designs "The Three Wisemen"
Stitched OVER ONE on 40 ct Newcastle w/DMC

Isn't this GORGEOUS beyond belief?  My dear friend Char stitched this for me.  It came in the mail today & I'm just speechless.  I told her she needed to keep it, but she is going to stitch it again for herself - she is going to do the series of 6 over one and make a bellpull out of them.  I've already been in touch with Jill Rensel about framing mine!!  Can you imagine - 40 stitches in a an inch - 1600 in a square inch?  It just boggles my mind.  I don't mind stitching over 1, but on 40 count?  Geez......
I've known Char for 12 years and she has gifted me with several beautiful stitched gifts - they just seem to get better & better!


And changing the subject - I'll have the drawing for the winner of my contest (below) tomorrow!!!

Happy stitching!!!


Edited to answer Missy's question - she stitched it with full x's!  She said after she'd gotten a fair amount done she wishes she'd used /'s though - it got a bit "bulky" even with one strand - but it's still GORGEOUS!

16 comments:

Missy Ann said...

WOW! Did she use cross stitches or petit point? I love this design, but this finish may push me over the line into buying it.

Congrats on such a lovely gift.

DonnaTN said...

Truly stunning!

Myra said...

OMG! That is gorgeous. Truly painted with thread and a work or art. (and heart)

Denise said...

You lucky dog! What a friend! Beautiful!

Smiles - Denise

Barbi said...

OH my gosh!!! it's beautiful!

Karen said...

OMG...Amy...that is beautiful! What a great gift. It does look like a small piece of art. Can't wait to see it framed.

Char is definitely talented!

Pat said...

Char does beautiful work and is a beautiful person! I have worked a biscornu and fob on 40ct over 1,but the directions said just a half cross.

Natasha said...

I have this in my cart and now I am going to go ahead and buy it after seeing hers stitched. It really is stunning Amy, what an awesome gift :) I just love this design. I can not wait to see what Jill does with the framing.

Natasha said...

I have this in my cart and now I am going to go ahead and buy it after seeing hers stitched. It really is stunning Amy, what an awesome gift :) I just love this design. I can not wait to see what Jill does with the framing.

Beth said...

That is really beautiful. Unimaginable as to how Char did it, but it is glorious.

I can't wait to tell her how beautiful it is in MB!!

Blu said...

What a gorgeous piece! You're very lucky and your friend is amazing (and crazy if she's doing 6 like this!)

Daffycat said...

OMG I think I'd faint receiving that! It's stunning, Amy!

S in MD said...

Absolutely Gorgeous. Enjoy!

Shelleen said...

It is beautiful. How is it finished or are you doing the finishing?

Sherry said...

I have seen this a couple of places on the net...love it and your title is 100% dead on - truly stunning!

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

Wow....that is stunning. I love it. I am going to have to check out Blackberry designs and see what else they have. I love the colors in this...and you are right...40 ct going over one thread makes my eyes blur already. Lucky you!!!