I took one of my all-time favourite photos of Marilyn by photographer Bert Stern and turned it into a counted cross-stitch pattern. It is 11X14 inches on 14 count Aida fabric and uses 60 different DMC colours.

You can check out my progress from start to finish below...

MARCH 17, 2002

MARCH 24, 2002

APRIL 6, 2002

APRIL 28, 2002

JUNE 2, 2002

JULY 14, 2002

SEPT.4, 2002

NOV. 7, 2002

JAN. 5, 2003

JAN. 19, 2003

APRIL 20, 2003

JULY 3, 2003

AUG 8, 2003

AUG 18, 2003

AUG 29, 2003

Well, after more than a year and a half, I finally finished my Marilyn project. There were times when I didn't think it was going to turn out and I almost quit but I'm glad I stuck it out because I think she is truly breathtaking. The photos below are of her hanging on the wall framed. The final size with the frame is 18X21 inches.