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Thursday, 11 October 2012

In a previous life.

Good evening everybody and I certainly hope that the weather was better where you are.  Today it rained non stop and was so dark that I had the light on all day.

Before I started to make cards I used to do cross stitch and there is only one piece that I ever bothered to put into a frame and hang up.  This picture of the Taj Mahal hangs in my craft room.  I'm afraid the photograph is very poor as it was difficult to  do as the light was so bad today and I kept getting my reflection in the glass.  I visited the Taj Mahal in 1979 and it left a very lasting impression on me and I am very fond of this picture.  Thank you for taking a look.

                                             
                                       

27 comments:

Sasha said...

This is beautifully worked, Marie-Louise. I have have lots of admiration for anyone who has the patience to complete something so intricate. Your cross stitched Taj Mahal looks fabulous framed x

Elizabeth said...

Hi M-L, your cross-stitch piece is beautiful and must have taken some time to complete. I used to do cross-stitch too until my eyes got dim - I should say dimmer because I've always needed glasses - but I gave most of it away and now only have a few tiny pieces framed and hanging in the hall. Nothing as beautiful as your Taj Mahal. And how wonderful to have visited it too - now that's a sight I'd love to see. Take care, Elizabeth xx

Stamps and Paper said...

What beautiful work Marie Louise such stunning work it looks fabulous against the dark background

Anne

Patricia said...

Good Morning Marie-Louise, this is just so beautiful, it just had to be framed it is so special, it`s a wonderful piece of craftsmanship.
I have cross stitched pieces rolled round an inner tube from something. I keep saying I will have framed......someday maybe someday.
Have a Great Day

Patricia x

scottish crafter said...

Hi Marie Louise, what patience you must have had for this masterpiece. The Taj Mahal is a romantic feeling building, and the time taken to stitch this must have been long. A work of art.

Wilma x x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Hallo Marie Louise
Leuk dat je ons mee laten genieten van je mooie borduurwerk.
Het is schitterend
Ik weet wat voor werk het is .Zelf heb ik ook veel geborduurd.
Lieve groetjes Gerrie

Christine Harrop said...

Stunning piece of work Marie-Louise. It is so beautiful.Like others, I have quite a few pieces of work in a cupboard waiting to be framed. One of these days......... I have had a few pieces framed that I gave as gifts but then the guy I used to use for framing retired and I couldn't find anyone else and then I guess it just goes out of your mind. ANyway hope youhave a better day today. Oxfordshire was the same awful day too but this morning looks as if it might be an improvement. Christine x

Olga said...

you are amazing, this is beautiful!!!

Craftyhugs said...

This Marie! This is just outstanding and stunning work and must of took a long time to do. It's nice to have something to make and frame which has a sentimental value too. It's fab! Hugs sharon xxx

coops said...

wow so stunning marie-lousie.it must of taken your a long time to complete :D

xx coops xx

Ger said...

Beautiful Marie-Louise. Such a lovely work to have hanging in your craft room. How wonderful to have seen the real thing!
I hope the weather has brightened up where you are, the light has been so poor down here too. Fed up of rain! Today was brighter though.
Ger x

Shirley-anne said...

WOW this detailed work is definately worth hanging and sharing with all your visitors .What a fabulous showpiece. Cold here too .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is just fabulous, huggles Pops x x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Marie-Louise
I have no problems with Digis and I only use compatible inks in my Brother printer.
I always use 160gsm Graphic paper from Staples
I like using Digis as you can vary the size
Thank you for all you lovely comments on my Blog
Have a Great Weekend

Patricia

Dora said...

Wow this is stunning Marie-Louise.. must have taken you ages. Love it and well done. Wishing you a nice weekend xxx

pam said...

hi marie-louise, this is stunning work, must have taken forever to do, you must be so proud of it.
I have`nt as yet used digis, I have heared if you print in draft setting & spray with cheap hairspray this stops it bleeding, I have printed and gone over with pro makers, on other things with no problum..
pam

May said...

Stunning needle work.. Fabulous keepsake I can see why you have this in your crafty space... lovely memories of your visit... Simply Beautiful.. Hugs May x x x

Lena Misquitta said...

Marie-Louise, I have never seen anything so beautifully made ! It is perfect.

Planetsusie said...

This is beautiful Marie-Louise - as someone who also did cross-stitch some time ago now, I know how much work and concentration would have gone into this piece. Well done you, it is amazing.

Hugs Sue Pxxx

Dortesjs said...

gorgeous cross-stitch

Teresa Kline said...

wow, you are very talented...this is awesome!

enjoy *~*

Jenny L said...

Hi Marie- Louise,
well this is a superb picture. A lot of hard work gone into this one. Fabulous just fabulous.
My mother used to walk my sisters around the Taj in their prams. She was born there, but her Dad was from Ireland, and my great grandmother was nanny to the Rajs children.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

June Nelson said...

Wow this is amazing hunnie just love it sooo much its brilliant big huggies June xxxx

Patricia St Martin said...

OMG your project is stunning..... I use to do the cross stitch also many years ago.
Hugs, Patricia

Izzwizz said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Really effective having the lighter colour stitching on a dark background. I'm so glad to hear that it is hanging up on a wall, it deserves to be seen! Maddy x

otomys said...

What an amazing piece of art! Beautifully done Marie-Louise.
Amelia x

Sandy said...

Beautiful cross stitch work - I used to do cross stitch too but now old eyes what can I say!!
sandy