Saturday, December 15, 2012

Small finishes

Today I finished up LHN's "Pine Tree Hill" design from the 2006 JCS ornament preview issue.  (Thank you, Rahenna, for the extra Roasted Chestnut floss!  It was perfect.)
 
While I did use the Roasted Chestnut and the DMC colors called for in the pattern, I used a different red and green.  I just couldn't stitch pine trees in "Desert Mesquite" when I had a perfectly good skein of "Pine" sitting in my stash drawer!  And I didn't have "Ruby Slippers" red so I used Buckeye Scarlet.  I haven't yet decided whether to finish this as a pillow or a flat ornament, but I do think I will use that pretty plaid fabric in the pic.

I also got around to pillowifying the autumn leaf piece that I didn't manage to finish before Thanksgiving.  This is the October Leaves pattern from Vanessa Ann's 1992 "Holidays in Cross-Stitch" book.  The finishing fabric was sent to me in an exchange...I had just enough to make this little pillow for the basket of smalls that sits on my kitchen table.  

4 comments:

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

i love that word - pillowifying - your autumn pillow looks awesome and the colours in pine tree hill are lovely and bright - hugs, Amanda

Lesleyanne said...

Your finish is lovely. The backing fabric is perfect for it.

valerie said...

Cute finishes!!

Caitlin Jordan said...

beautiful finishes