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Cross Stitch found at yard sale for $3.00

Old 05-01-2014, 05:12 PM
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Default Cross Stitch found at yard sale for $3.00

My mom came down from Missouri to see her granddaughters a couple of weeks ago and we had to hit some garage/yard sales while she was here. She found this amazing cross-stitched lighthouse and paid $3.00 for it. I love it and it proudly hangs in my dining room for all the world to see. I just had to share.
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:31 PM
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what a lot of work went into that!
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:57 PM
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That is what I thought.....so much time and dedication to create for someone to just dismiss so easily. I appreciate the work as well as the beauty.
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Old 05-01-2014, 06:18 PM
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OMG........sold for $3.00.......too much work to see that pretty pic sold at any price!
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:05 AM
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Oh my gosh....that is beautiful and although I am happy you got a great bargain tis sad to see others thought so little of all the work that went into it. Nice that it has a home that appreciates all the hard work gone into it.
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:37 AM
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I do believe sincerely that only 'craft' people really appreciate 'things done' by others......your $3.00 treasure being one of them....I once did cross stitching and it is a very tedious, careful art form......my backs were messy, whereas my daughter's, whom I taught, were almost as fine as her fronts! Better than her " teacher's"!
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What a treasure you have. I do counted cross stitch and I can appreciate the "masterpiece" that you have. It's beautiful.
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Thank you....I felt it deserved to be seen by others who shared a love of beauty. I too do cross stitch and admit that my backs are really messy as well but whatever once it's in a frame who cares. LOL
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:16 PM
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what a beautiful piece! Being an x-stitcher myself before I "found" the quilting hobby- I can appreciate the work that went into this. I'm glad that you rescued and appreciate it--so sad that somebody didn't. I can relate, I gifted a wedding xstitch that took 100's of HOURS to do complete with beading and fancy goodies and a $400 framing job- and the receiver didn't even hang it! I have no idea where it is. Same person "got" a Christmas quilt from me because she loved it- and I have again no idea where it is--never have seen it again........guess what?? NO more goodies at this time for that house.............
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Amazing...........Beautiful!! I also am a cross stitcher and I can appreciate how much time and work went into this. Great buy!!
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