Karen Nazarewych History

I’m just going to use Karen’s words for this one. I’m using her words from September here when she sent in this sort of hard to work with image. (Honestly when I saw it, I panicked for a moment because I didn’t want to mess this one up. Some of the pictures I get the privilege of working with are that special. This is one of them.) It’s Sephia colored and it was quite blurry. It was a little on the small side as well.

“This is the only baby photo of my husband. He was first generation baby after parents fled from Ukraine to US at the end of Hitler’s control and after his parents were in a German labor camp.”

So that is the picture… it’s the one and only.

Here are the results.

stitched piece web

So amazing, right?

I continue with the rest of Karen’s words because they are incredible.

“Hi, Just picked up this one.  I wanted a frame that looked somewhat aged. 

He is the 1st generation American Ukraine in their family.  A bit of history. 

Nazz made the stain glass Ukranian flag. 

Stained Glass Web

The Ukrainian dishes were his mother’s. We have a bowl with the Nazi swastika, which we will never use, and a serving spoon ‘US’ etched in it from when the US freed them.  

Ukrainian Dishes

His parents, as young adults  were captured during Hitler’s invasion. They were forced to work in a labor camp. They were one of the “lucky” ones who weren’t killed. 

A German General saved her from being raped by other officers. His mother was protected and became the cook for the General at the labor camp. This same man’s wife shared her wedding dress so Nazz’s parents could marry during the war.

They eventually made it to Ellis Island,  NY. 

We are glad they aren’t alive to witness Putin’s terror.”

So there is the history isn’t it incredible memories to share… isn’t this an amazing piece? I know I’m loving it.

stitched piece web
stitched piece web

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Here is a small sample of additional projects that have been done by the great stitchers of Advanced Cross Stitch.
August 1, 2022
Blue Unicorn by Karen Nazarewych

I love this chart. I created this chart for me and it’s hanging downstairs in my daughter’s room as one of her prized possessions. It was a hard decision for me to even offer it up for sale because it is kind of a personal chart. I decided others should enjoy it though, so here […]

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June 14, 2022
Man and Dog Sleeping by Susan Schober

Here is an amazing finish and fast. This is a chart that I did for Susan in October. It’s not huge that was one of her criteria, which also made charting it complicated to create. I had to work hard to not make this man look pink (He has really quite pink skin tone.) while […]

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June 9, 2022
Maria Felix Custom Completion

Wow! Another project done. This is the stitching of Maria Felix. She wanted the headdress flowers accented with colors and the rest of image without colors. This is a fairly small piece too, so a lot of details in a small area. (These are the most difficult pieces to chart.) It turned out amazing.

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June 6, 2022
Child’s Artwork Completed

Here is a cross stitch that Diane Brideau Laughlin completed for her grand-daughter Mia.  Mia is the artist; she was 5 years old when she drew that picture.  Diane wanted to eternalize her drawing on a cross stitch. Diane is a brilliant and fast stitcher. I worked on this chart in September and here is […]

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May 26, 2022
Artwork Stitched by Carol Scallion

Here is an amazing piece and Carol is a super stitcher. She put 294 hours and 4 minutes into this piece. Woah… This is the artwork of Jim Kreutz that was charted with permission, of course. The sunset was a dusk, so the charting was really hard to get it right. I actually lightened the […]

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May 3, 2022
Chicago Landmark Custom Chart Completion

Well, yesterday I showed you Alyson Evans first project that I charted for her. This is Chicago which she also visited. This one was much harder to work on for me. I remember the editing and frustration with the red train car. It was a good frustrated though. I think it turned out pretty great […]

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