Stitcher Showcase: Lynnette Hanzal

Lynnette Hanzal writes, “I wanted to send you a picture of my finished project, I purchased the patterns and fabric from Nordic Needle. I’m from Minneapolis, but was in Fargo in May 2010 for a college track meet, and Nordic Needle was my first stop when we got into town. I’ve ordered from you before, but have never been in the store. I had so much fun in there. I had never seen fractal patterns before, but loved the look of them and bought one bookmark booklet and another pattern.

Then, later on I returned and bought the other fractal bookmark booklet and another pattern. Overnight I came up with the idea for a project in which I could cross stitch all the bookmarks into a ‘sampler’, since I couldn’t decide which ones I liked best. So the next morning I was back again to buy fabric and another couple of other patterns. I can’t imagine how much more stuff I would have bought if we had been in town any longer. Anyway, this is stitched on 32 ct black lugana, 2 over 2, and took 14.5 months to make. One of the stitched bookmarks was a free download from xscollectibles that I substituted for one of the booklet patterns.

I’ve never entered anything in any fairs before, but I really wanted to show this off, as I thought it was rather unique–I ended up getting a second place ribbon for this, in this year’s Minnesota State Fair. Now, on to the rest of my patterns-I have enough to last for years!”

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