Saturday, February 17, 2007

Happy Presidents Day Abe!

Abraham Lincoln
Originally uploaded by lasassone.
This stamped block was a gift from a friend who loves Abraham Lincoln as much as I always have. I did the portrait all in outline stitch using the spooled Sulky size 12 thread for the first time. It makes a VERY fine line! I did his name in a tiny chain stitch, but for the dates, which were a thicker print, I first did an outline stitch. Then I did a line of tiny chain stitch along side of the line so the numbers came out bolder.

This piece will be framed and will be hung in our entryway every February from now on. The image itself is 8-1/2" x 11" in size.

Stitch on!

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