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Love As Thou Wilt by NevaSirenda Love As Thou Wilt by NevaSirenda
Been wanting to do this for a while and it struck me that it would be a good theme for Valentine's Day. So here you go. This is from the Kushiel books by Jacqueline Carey; Phedre's Marque and Elua's Precept. I'm still slogging through the books off and on; she has such a lovely, lyrical voice but it's SO DAMN SLOW. But that's my fault; I get bored easily when there's not a lot of stuff going on or a good puzzle to solve in a book. As for the colors I used this sequence previously in a vampire-themed Halloween design I did for one of the calendars, and I liked it so much I wanted to revisit it in another context. I thought it was perfect for an anguisette.

Phedre's Marque and Elua's Precept copyright Jacqueline Carey and Tor Books. Cross-stitch adaptation copyright me 2013. No profit was made from this design. For personal use only, not for duplication, download, transmission or sale.

****PATTERN CORRECTION**** Sorry for the misprint, the # symbol should be DMC 3021, NOT 3029 (cuz in fact there is no 3029...) Thanks to rodenajoy for catching that error!
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feline1976 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  New Deviant
I see what you mean; the books are quite slow at times, especially the first half of book one. But it's worth it being patient and going through it all. I enjoyed them even more the second time around. Thank you for the beautiful pattern. I just finnished it, and I'm very pleased with the result.
Btw, would you have any idea of some place online where I can turn photographs into cross stitch patterns? I would really love doing my cats.
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NevaSirenda Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you enjoyed the pattern! I'd like to see how it turned out.

I don't know of any place online, unfortunately. I personally use two professional programs since I also do this for a living. I do know there are some out there, though, so you should find them if you search. One word of warning, most places like that are just going to scan your photos and let the computer pick the colors and symbols, which will result in a very complicated pattern with a lot of unnecessary color changes. If you can find someone who will hand-chart them for you, it may cost a little more but will eliminate a lot of unnecessary difficulty from the pattern.
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Keeshaba Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so gonna do this. I've read all the series (that's out) and it is ABSOLUTELY one of my favs. It might be slow, but it's soooo worth going through.
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NevaSirenda Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think part of my problem is that I started with the second book for some reason,so I didn't have a chance to get invested in the characters. I may see about getting the first book and trying again.

Enjoy the pattern!
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Keeshaba Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm...quite possible. There's so much in the first that ya' just gotta know! :3
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mivanova Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Magnificent! I love it!
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NevaSirenda Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I've had this design in mind for quite a while, and I'm glad it turned out so close to what I envisioned.
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is REALLY lovely! :D you should try finishing it on time for the Valentine's contest at stitchingpirates right now!
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NevaSirenda Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Unfortunately I'm probably not going to have time - this is my busiest month of the year (see journal). Plus I have a baby gift that needs to be finished pretty darn quick. Wish I could as I'd love to enter it.
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No worries, I understand. :) I'm probably not going to have time myself this contest because of school.
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