Thursday, November 20, 2008

A banner day!

Carol posted that she received my little thank you gift, so now I can share this! This is Praiseworthy Stitches' Christmas Poinsettia Ornament, from the latest issue of The Gift of Stitching. I saw it and immediately thought of Carol, working on her Quaker Christmas piece!! I had to swap out some of the colors - I used WDW Turkish Red for the red and The Dye Is Cast Split Pea for the lighter shade of green. Making the banner was a bit of an undertaking for me.....this was the first time I've made a "pointed" banner, and also the first time I did a rolled pocket for the dowel hanger instead of just adding tabs to the top. I'm so glad you like it, Carol! (The picture on Carol's blog includes the soap I included in the package -- a locally-made giftie that I thought was kind of neat.)

In other news, DH goes for his sleep study tonight....perhaps there is an end in sight (or would that be earshot) for the snore-filled nights??? Since he'll be away for the evening, I'll be stitching away on Santa's Garden!

3 comments:

Karen said...

The ornament is lovely! Great finishing, too! With your husband gone tonight, I'm sure you'll get a fantastic and quiet night's sleep, too! I hope they find a way to help his snoring. My hubby snores only rarely, when he's over-tired, and even that little bit makes me batty.

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful piece and finish!
I hope your husband's sleep study goes well:)

Theresa said...

What a beautiful piece and a great finish~~ I love the red you used here.