Thursday, February 07, 2013

Shepherd's Bush ornie received!

Janet has received her ornament, so now I can share...
This little Santa is from the Angel Sampler in the "Angel Pie" booklet.  I stitched him on some mystery evenweave - maybe it is antique white? - and he fit perfectly on the 3-inch round ornament form that I had.  The swirly star fabric is the backing, and I made the cording with the green used in the pattern.  There is also green in the backing fabric, so I think that ties it together pretty well!  I'm so glad you liked it, Janet.

And an update on Snowflakes in the Pines -
I realized after this picture was taken that the pine boughs on the lower left were off by one stitch - somewhere.  Grrr.  I did finally find  the stitch, but of course it was in the middle....so I frogged the whole thing out.  Argh!  But you can see the divider band I decided on.  It is an upright cross done with 2 strands of brown, and then 2 elongated crosses over the top done with one strand of green.  I thought about topping that with a cross in white, but when I tried it, it looked too busy.  So just the green and brown, I think.  I am thinking of trying some beads, either between the stitches or maybe below.  We'll see!  I also need to decide what color to do the text in.  The green might show up best....but brown was the dominant color in my sister's wedding.  I'm pretty sure I will have it framed with brown mats, so that will help.  Guess I'll just have to try both and see what strikes my fancy!

4 comments:

Cole said...

Beautiful exchange!

Caitlin Jordan said...

Gorgeous finish!

Patches said...

Looks good

Thoeria said...

What a lovely ornie!
And don't you just hate it when the frog comes to visit?! Lovely progress though :)