Thursday, January 28, 2016

Manifesto

Manifesto is finally, after two whole years, stitched, framed, and hanging on the wall!  What an intense project this has been, but I have loved every minute of it.


I was lucky enough to find the beautiful frame way back when I first began stitching this at an antique store for $5.00.  I think it is perfect.







Sorry about the chandelier reflection.   There is so much detail, here are a few closeups.

And this is what I believe to have been the inspiration piece for The Scarlet Letter to create this pattern.  An 18th century needlework piece, I believe it sold at auction for close to $100,000.


It may be awhile before I attempt another large project such as this :)

Melinda
xxx

21 comments:

  1. stunning work! A fabulous finish...CONGRATS!

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  2. Melinda it is amazing and I'm so excited for your finish makes me want to get back to mine. The frame fits it perfectly and I'm sure it adds another dimension to your lovely home.

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  3. Manifesto is beyond beautiful!!!
    Your work is always perfection.
    What a great deal on the frame.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  4. Evening Melinda, Manifesto is amazing, truely beautiful.Blessings Francine.

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  5. Such detail!!!! Very beautiful!!!!

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  6. Melinda,

    What an awesome piece. Perfect stitching as always. What a joy it must be to have it finished and in your home.

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  7. Congratulations on the finish. Finding a perfectly sized frame is almost impossible but you did!!

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  8. Truly a work of art.
    Congrats on your accomplishment.
    Marilyn

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  9. Your stitching is beautiful ! Your frame was a great find. I'll bet you're glad you kept that frame. It's perfect.
    Rose

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  10. What an accomplishment! It's BEAUTIFUL!!
    xo

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  11. Stunning! Congratulation of this wonderful accomplishment. It truly is beautiful. I can imagine how much pleasure it must give you everyday to see it hanging in your home.

    I always think how much fun It is to start a new project, and the journey of stitching it is great, too, but finally finishing it is truly a happy, joyous occasion isn't it?

    Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!

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  12. absolutely stunning Melinda, looks beautiful!!!!! Blessings Francine.

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  13. Wow, wow, wow, wow! It's beautiful! Love the frame, too!

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  14. Wow! Awesome and Amazing! That's all I can say!

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  15. Oh my word, Melinda! I'm so proud of you not only for attempting this beauty but finishing down to the frame. What a motivation not to chicken out on Dutch Beauty later on. In comparison Dutch Beauty seems like a starter piece.

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  16. That is an amazing piece of stitching. The frame is just perfect for the design.

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  17. Incredibly inspiring! OK, I'll keep working on my BAP's lol

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  18. Huge congratulations on your finish! Now that is an accomplishment! Do you frame your own work? Gorgeous! I love seeing the original too.

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