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Hazel

#14
A gift for hosts in London. Their Jack Russell terrier, Hazel.

(561) 243-9568

#13
Inspired by a coffee shop friend who suggested a 17th century tulip. Original by Jacob Marrel, c. 1640.

83 colors.

(405) 560-2490

#12
Started the day before Christmas.

142 colors

Happy Octopus

#11
Commission for Sam at Peet's.

Magic Eye Starburst

#10
This is a single image random dot stereogram (SIRDS). Viewed from the correct distance with the correct decoupling of convergence and focus of the viewer's eyes, a number of shapes appear to float above the surface of the piece.

This is an unusual piece for several reasons. I normally work from photo images. In this case, the pattern was created by SIRDS software. With SIRDS, the color choice is completely arbitrary. SIRDS is based on a pattern of color combinations across each row. The specific colors do not matter to the 3-D effect.

Tidcombe

#9
From a photograph taken 2016. Given as a gift for years of hospitality. Hanging in Tidcombe manor.

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#8
A water color. A photo of the water color. A stitching of the photo of the water color. A photo of the stitching of the photo of the water color. A stitching of the photo of the stitching of the photo of the watercolor.

This piece started life as a watercolor. I scanned a portion of the watercolor and turned that into a 60x60 cross stitch pattern that I worked in the center of the fabric. I then scanned the stitched 60x60 portion and created a 180x180 pattern that I worked on the same fabric.

counterproposal

#7
Good long story around this one. Started as a commission.

8/26/18

I share my work in progress with friends at the coffee shop in the morning. I will share my work in progress on this writing. Expect the story to end suddenly.

One morning a man appeared. I think I can be forgiven for having taken close notice of him. He wore a hat with floppy rabbit ears and a string attached that allowed him to "perk" his ears. Which he used to punctuate his speech. He wore very brightly colored, mismatched socks.

Stop

#6
Commissioned and owned by Tony (.

In "Stop" (also called "Coffee Shop") I was exploring layered images. There are three photographs in the piece. I think the portrait of the gentleman is the most prominent, with the stop sign a close second. What is less obvious is the photograph of the napkin on which a number of words are written.

(873) 974-3059

#5
The title is from the two search keywords I used to find the image. I was seeking a design that would have some depth (as with a Celtic knot), and one that would be circular.

561-665-3544

#2
More confident that my process worked, I planned a more ambitious piece. From the Facebook post on the day I completed the piece: "93,450 stitches in 402 days. A little over 232 stitches per day average. With 18 stitches per inch, that means each day I covered the area of a quarter. The last two colors had 16 stitches each."

8/28/2018 note: I notice that I stitched reference marks around the perimeter. I no longer do that. (With the exception of StarStitch SIRDS.)

Pepper-Satkin Family

#1
First use of Flash-based software to generate cross stitch pattern. Commissioned and owned by Lisa Pepper-Satkin.