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OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
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Medieval scene - cross stitch by XofHope Medieval scene - cross stitch by XofHope
This only took me 17 years to finish! Well, truth be told I only worked on it a couple of days a year, usually during the holidays. It's now in my living room and I just hope my cats won't fancy it and start trying to pull the threads with their claws, they've already tried once. :(

I was asked an absurd price for framing it, so I went and did it myself too. Not that much of a frame but I cut, painted and varnished it myself for a fraction of the asked price and I think it does the job pretty well.

The pattern to this was lent to me by a friend and please don't ask because I can't give it. I've had this image in my blog for some time and even though it's explicit and written in capitals that I can't give away the pattern, some people seem to think they're above everyone else and ask for it anyway. I find that to be extremely disrespectful. Please don't ask, I'll simply ignore any request.

The stitched part alone measures 1m x 21cms

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PhilomelaSidhe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
wow ... thats great ... ich wish i would have tha patience to do something similar ... 17 Years needs a lot of patience
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XofHope Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, I'm happy that you like it. :) Well, it was on and off with lots of other projects in between, I bet a more focused kind of person might have completed it in a couple of months. :)
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PhilomelaSidhe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
wow ... thats great
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Sirtia Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
It's so magical! Amazing work.
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XofHope Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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CarrieBest Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's some amazing detail! Your patience paid off. And the framing looks great too! The fact that you did it all yourself really makes it a treasure. You must protect it from your kitties!!
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XofHope Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think the only way it might be almost safe is if I glue it to the ceiling and even then... so I'm just keeping my fingers crossed instead! ;)
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art-mylife Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work.... ^_^
beautifully done in a very short period of time..... ;) :P
great work anyways... :)
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XofHope Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D Yes, quite short... I have another one half done, let's see how long this one lasts! :D
Sorry for the late reply, I've been away on (sort of) holidays. Hope everything's fine with you and your hubbie.
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miss-posy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! Always nice to see some good cross stitch. :)
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