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Gift for my husband

Hi everyone, I have never stitched anything for my husband until now.

I thought this pattern was perfect for his birthday, I was not too sure about the colours but I stitched it anyway and thought I could do another one more in keeping with our decor, when I suggested this to my husband he said ” oh no way, it is an original so you can’t change it now, it would not be the same” he is such a sweetie!  I wanted to change the colours to grey and sparkly threads but he would not let me, so I thought I may stitch another and we can have one on each side of the bed! Lol…..  
I was so pleased when I found the frame, the aperture was just the right size, it measures 4″ square and was perfect for this design. 

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. October 30, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Lynn, how sweet of you to do this! Many, many thanks. I will start looking through my pictures and hopefully find the one I have in mind, but I'm thinking an older picture as in 30 years ago will not be a high enough resolution. Again, thank you. I love your finished cross stitch piece and think the two versions above your bed would be a hoot! That's why I love these blogs, you get the best ideas.

  2. October 30, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    I love the gift you made for your husband. Sometimes it's the ones who are nearest to us, that never receive any of our work isn't it? At least once a year I try to make something for my DH, even if it is just a handmade anniversary card – it shows the love that still exists after 42 years!
    Wow Lynn that is so generous of you to make a pattern for everyone! Now I just have to finally decide which photo I really want to tackle. My parents wedding photo is a scan of an old black and white image so probably would not be veery suitable do you think? I'd appreciate your advice if you've tried a b/w image before. Thanks again and will be in touch with my image.

  3. October 30, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Hi, Lynn! Love your gift for your husband. May I ask the designer? I'd love to stitch this for my grandson.
    Many thanks

  4. October 31, 2016 / 7:00 am

    What a nice gift. When I make something I always keep the original and then may make more to give or sell. I will look for a photo for you soon. Thank you SO much!

  5. October 31, 2016 / 7:00 am

    What a perfect gift. I love this design and the colors you used. 🙂 Blessings always

  6. October 31, 2016 / 7:00 am

    Love your stitchery you did for your husband.

  7. October 31, 2016 / 7:00 am

    The gift for your husband is super sweet!

  8. October 31, 2016 / 7:00 am

    Lovely, sweet stitch! 🙂

  9. October 31, 2016 / 7:00 am

    I love the beautiful cross stitch you made for your husband. The colours are wonderful and really work with the frame. I really don't know where you get the time to do all your stitching plus designing. You are amazing! Thank you so much for the kindness of letting all the contributors to the contest be winners….that is very sweet of you.

  10. November 4, 2016 / 8:23 am

    Such sweet piece! Your DH must be thrilled?

  11. November 4, 2016 / 8:23 am

    Such a lovely gift

  12. November 4, 2016 / 8:23 am

    Such a sweet gift ♥

  13. November 5, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    I love the design you have stitched for your husband:)

  14. December 15, 2016 / 7:03 am

    Aww I love it what a sweetie!