Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Modern Love stitching and giveaway

Today is my turn to share my Valentine's creation for the Hugs & Kisses blog hop. I am sharing the day with lots of amazing crafters... but first of all a big thank you to Mdm Samm for always organising such entertaining hops and to Jane from Janesfabrics.com for cheering us all along.

So what have I made this time?

I call it a "Modern Love", and it is a cross stitch embroidery made on Aida 16 count fabric. So how did I came up with this idea for the hop... funny story actually! My friend Ana (who is by the way the lucky recipient of this embroidery) and I went to the modern art museum in Luxembourg a few weekends ago. We looked around the art, and some items that I don't think can really be considered art, etc etc and ended up loving... the plates at the museum restaurant!


So on the way back from dropping Ana back from the airport... I knew it! I had to make this embroidery for her. Downloaded a really cool app for my ipad and designed my take on the modern love cross stitch!


I am really happy with how it looks like, and after a few changes to the original pattern I think it would be a great project for any modern art lover! So in my new venture of having a little on-line shop I have decided I will also offer my patterns on my Craftsy shop.

But in the meantime, and as a thank you for stopping by, I am offering one of my readers the chance to win the pdf pattern! All you have to do is be a follower (email, google friends, facebook or Pinterest or all!) and leave me a sweet comment here. I will draw a winner on Valentine's day and announce it shortly after.

Update: The giveaway is now closed, winner will be announced shortly.


And of course the fun hasn't finished yet! You have all these other talented ladies to visit and see what amazing things they have created for this very romantic hop!


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85 comments:

  1. That is lovely - a modern 'love' - very refreshing!! I am a follower :)

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  2. Very nice! I love it and I know your friend will, too. Thank you for sharing. (I follow)

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  3. What a wonderful cross stitch! I love cross stitch but haven't made much time for it lately ... you've done beautiful work and thank you for sharing!

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  4. Love your love pattern! What app did you get for your I-pad? It looks like great fun!

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  5. How clever. I *love* how you've made the pattern your own. Your friend will get such a kick from the gift!

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  6. What a beautiful gift for your friend! Love how you cross stitched something you saw at a museum. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. You just never know when that inspiration will hit. Love the bold colors. Saw your tutorial re: the ironing board. You make it look very easy and doable. Following you on FB. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. What a delightful project! I LOVE it! I'm the quilter in the family, but my older daughter does fabulous cross stitch. Actually, I bet this could be turned into a quilt as well. I've just started following you on Pinterest and look forward to seeing more of your fun projects!

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  9. Funny where inspiration catches us - a delightful project and thank you for sharing. I don't pinterest, tweet, or facebook.

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  10. Is great that you were inspired by a piece of art and that you made it your own! I love the work you cross stitchers put into these artworks!!! I did a couple of ornaments and that was enough for me!! Kudos to you for keeping at it and creating such a fun project for your friend!

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  11. Very cool idea. You did a great job.

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  12. Oh how sweet! Love the versatility of the design. I once did something similar for a friend but in reverse. She made the cross-stitched ornament & I made the quilt to match! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Something so simple as the word LOVE can be so FUN! Lots of possibilities with this for certain!!! :)

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  14. You have done a beautiful job...she will love it.

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  15. Beautiful job with your stitching! You can send it my way if she doesn't love it, because I DO! *wink*.

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  16. I love cross stitch, you did a great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. How creative you are! I'm sure she's going to be a very thrilled recipient!

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  18. Don't know how you took that from a plate to a counted cross stitch.. but it is wonderful!!

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  19. This is really splendid! Your friend will love it!

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  20. Stunning!! What a lovely and different piece!

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  21. This is wonderful! We can find inspiration anywhere!

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  22. yes I LOVE it ....beautiful stitching

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  23. It is a wonderful rememberance of a great visit. You did a great job on your interpretation. Thanks so much for participating in this hop and for sharing your work.

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  24. beautiful stitches! thank's for sharing. have a nice day

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  25. What a pretty little cross stitch! It's amazing where we find inspiration, isn't it?

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  26. As the recipient of this gorgeous gift, I obviously LOVE it!!!!

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  27. Great job on your cross stitch and design.

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  28. this is a great gift for your friend -- I think I would like ot turn it into a quilt top. new follower.

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  29. Your LOVE is just so beautiful! Very, very nice!

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  30. Love your LOVE cross stitch. I have been wanting to do more cross stitch lately so especially enjoyed seeing yours. I am a follower through email and GFC.

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  31. I am a follower and I am leaving you a very sweet comment. I am in love with your modern love cross stitch. This is so precious and I would like to make one for my sweet husband for Valentine's Day or maybe next year. Thank you for being a part of the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop and giving all of your followers a chance to win a PDF copy of this pattern. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  32. Beautiful cross stitch, thanks for sharing!

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  33. Love your inspiration! THAT is talent, as is your cross stitching! Love this!

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  34. Beautiful stitchery! Speaks volumns for the season!

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  35. Your stitchery is so cool!!! Thanks for sharing

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  36. Really like your stitchery. Thanks for sharing

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  37. Very nice -- there's always room for more love! :)

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  38. She's going to love it! And I'd love to know what app you used? blessings, marlene

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  39. A beautiful way to express one feelings. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Oh that is perfect! I love the colors you picked.

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  41. Love your story! we find inspiration in the weirdest places sometimes, huh? lol Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  42. Lovely! One of these days, I will learn how to cross stitch!

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  43. What a wonderful remembrance for your friend! I'm sure she will treasure it.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win. I am a follower.

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  44. BEAUTIFUL! I love how inspiration is quite literally everywhere!!!

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  45. What a great idea to transfer the inspiration to another art medium!

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  46. This is sew wonderful. I love to see everyday objects turned into works of art. At a quilt show last summer, one of my favorite quilts was inspired by a design on a throw away tissue box. The design on the plate is nice and bright, but your stitching takes it to another level. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  47. A beautiful message and sEw beautifully stitched! Cross stitch is one craft I have never tried...oh how I wish I had a few more hours in my day. Thanks for sharing, happy stitching, Pauline

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  48. Beautiful project and I love the way you framed it!

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  49. SO clever! I love your stitchery!

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  50. I love this.. especially the framing.

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  51. Rosemary B here: excellent. This is really beautiful. YOu made a masterful replica, and much more so hand crafted by skilled artisan like you

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  52. Hi!!! It is very pretty!!! Thank You

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  53. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Nati, I adore your little Love sign and hope I win the pdf pattern. I'm going to join up with you since I like reading past posts on your blog. So let's become blogging friends!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  55. Go to the art museum and love the plate. Great story. Love your pattern. I haven't done cross stitch in years. I would like to know what iPad app you used.

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  56. Loving your cross stitch and missing doing mine. Haven't done any for ages, and am really missing it.

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  57. Beautiful cross stitch embroidery and thanks for sharing. Judy C in NC

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  58. Very cute and such a nice gift for your friend. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. You are so creative to be able to copy the plate into a cross stitch pattern. I love it.

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  60. That turned out really cute. What app did you use?

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  61. What a sweet little LOVE project. Your friend is going to be so pleased to see a gift with a memory attached to it - the best kind. Paris!! How fantastic! Happy V Day. I follow with Google FC and Reader.

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  62. Hi,
    That really is a sweet little bit of LOVE! What is the ap that you downloaded to make it? I have an iPad but am pretty new with it. I didn't know there were aps like that. (oh, and yes, I am following you). Happy Valentine's Day!

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  63. Adorable!!! Thanks for sharing the "love" with all of us!!! Enjoy your macaroons!!!

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  64. Oh, beautiful! Thanks for sharing your "love"ly talents!

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  65. You do lovely work. Thanks for sharing--this is a really cute design.

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  66. What a great Idea! I love it!

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  67. Oooh this is lovely. Like your tutorial for the ironing board cover on the previous post too - something I have been meaning to do for ages!

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  68. I love the cross-stitch pattern. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw. I am a follower
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  69. Great work, cross stitch needs to make a comeback and a wonderful addition to quilts.

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  70. so amazing you can transfer a design like that, so inspiring! thanks for hopping!

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  71. What a nice present for a special friend!

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  72. ADORABLE!! Nothing else can do it justice. You are VERY talented. Thanks for sharing your creation with us. :-)

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  73. This is adorable and terrific present for your friend! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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