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Thursday, 12 March 2015

doll`s house - Cross Stitch Collection 247-9

It seems the larger my projects are getting, the less frequently I visit my blog, not to mention others`. I`m currently working on a HAED for one of the magazines - which, as far as blogging is concerned, means I`ll see you again around... July? However, even though weeks go by between my posts, here`s my latest work recently published - an this one is a whopper too.


As you can see, it is also a Maria Diaz, and another 3-parter, like Santa`s Journey was back last year. What`s new this time is that Collection decided to use some of my 5-hourly progress photos; it was interesting to try and remember how I was getting on at certain stages now, months later, but I discovered I managed just fine. And I`m especially honored that they also put a wee piece in about me, the stitcher:


The 5-hourly photos are not in sequence - hence the slightly false impression that the ground floor can be completed in 30 hours... it took a bit longer than that, lol! The whole house took 170 hours, so I had 34 progress piccies by the time I finished - I thought I`d better string them together in a `movie` to save everyone some scrolling time ;)
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However, I also have some close-ups that will not be featured in the magazine, so only the handful of people who still come and visit my stagnating blog will see them - a world premiere for all (both?) of my followers! So here`s the grand tour of the house, from room to room:








Thank you all who are still checking in here from time to time; as I said, I`m obsessively stitching, e.g. now a HAED, after which I want to start my own Starry Night - I love Van Gogh and bought this HAED chart over 3 years ago now, I think it`s time I did something with it. It`ll be nice when I can post progress pictures as and when I`m working on something! ;) Oh, and some pieces that I stitched last September are finally getting published in April, so I might see you sooner than I thought after all...?

10 comments:

  1. Laura! It is so beautiful, nice, sweet...... :)

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  2. I am so glad the Doll House is published - and that you are back on your blog! Beautiful stitching - and the progress pictures and close ups make it more interesting and insightful.
    I do hope to see you here again before July. :)
    Happy stitching!

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  3. Oh wow Laura, the Doll's House is wonderful! Can't wait to see your HAED. Good luck!

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  4. Thank you, ladies - hehe, the three of you have just proved that there are more than two people reading my post(s)! :D
    You`ve made my day!

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  5. And here's a Belated fourth! I'm trying to catch up with blogs over the Easter holidays. I loved this design when I saw it in the magazine. I've already stitched a large dolls house so I won't be doing this but it's lovely to look at. I also really enjoyed the accompanying article about miniature stitching.

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    1. Thanks, Jo, and Happy Fourth Anniversary to you! :) I`m reading that article just now and am tempted to try stitching on 48ct gauze, just for the fun of it - I`d love to have a miniature sampler! Maybe one day...

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  6. WOW I love your house, and to be in a magazine as well! you must be SO proud.

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    1. Thanks, Summer, I do have to pinch myself sometimes! :) My wee boy`s very proud of me too, he often says that Mommy`s famous - lol, he must think I`m something like the Meryl Streep of the stitching world! But I know it`s a long way yet before I get my star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, hehe ;) Thank you for the follow, yay for round numbers! :D

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  7. Love the dollhouse and your stitching is wonderful, Laura! I have all the magazines for this pattern so it was nice to find your blog and see your closeups too. By any chance do you have a full length picture of the entire house? The pictures in the magazine usually had a corner covered or a seam down the middle and I need a good picture to print out for a notebook I keep of all the dollhouse patterns I have collected. Many thanks for any reply! Best regards, Diana

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  8. Sorry, Diana, these are all the photos I have that you see here in this blog post but good luck with stitching this doll`s house - I`m looking forward to one day seeing your own picture of it! :)

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