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Preserve With Love Finished

Cross stitch pattern, Preserve with Love
Hi everyone, here is the cross stitch I started last week, as you can see it stitched up pretty fast!

I made this for my sister years ago and when I decided to stitch it for myself I was amazed to see it was actually a 1990’s pattern, time certainly does fly! I used to look at this design every time I visited my sisters house and I always wanted to stitch it for myself, finally I actually got around to it.
I stitched each element on the shelf on one night a week plus one of the small elements on a couple of nights, so it stitched up in seven evenings.  
I am hoping to get it framed next week.
Edited: You can this framed here
Lots of photos for you to see the design close up………
Until next time…….
Happy Stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. May 13, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    This is so sweet. Can hardly wait to see it framed!!

  2. May 13, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    A perfect finish: very cute!

  3. May 13, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    Looks good – I especially love that pie, getting me hungry just looking at it!

  4. May 13, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    Adorable 🙂

  5. May 13, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    Oi Lynn,

    Lindo de mais!


  6. May 13, 2014 / 5:37 pm

    I'll bet that was a lot of fun to stitch, Lynn–such bright and cheery colors. And I love all the little jars and motifs. Not sure if I could do well with all that backstitching–just look at all those individually backstitched cherries in the pie! It does make the design "pop"!

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  8. May 14, 2014 / 5:32 am

    Congrats on the great finish Lynn.


  9. May 15, 2014 / 6:56 am

    Adorable! I especially love the cherries! Great job Lynn!

  10. May 15, 2014 / 6:56 am

    Bellissimo ricamo, mi piace proprio tanto,

  11. May 15, 2014 / 6:56 am

    It's delightful!

  12. May 15, 2014 / 6:56 am

    So very beautiful!!!

  13. Anonymous
    May 15, 2014 / 6:56 am

    Lovely colours and nice neat back stitch it really brings the picture to life.
    Can I ask do you send your projects to be framed or have you a local shop that frames your work?
    best wishes Julie.C

  14. May 15, 2014 / 6:56 am

    This looks so sweet.
    Waving greetings Lari

  15. May 15, 2014 / 6:56 am

    Great finish Lynn 🙂

  16. May 16, 2014 / 7:23 am

    A lovely finish.

  17. May 17, 2014 / 6:54 am

    Beautiful stitching! You are a fast stitcher and it looks great.