Sunday, February 21, 2016

Stitching to Wear

About a week ago, I found this little pattern amongst my freebies ("Flora Vine" by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum) and decided I had to stitch it.  And then I got the crazy idea that by stitching it over-one it would fit in one of those little pocket watch frames that have been all the rage....  
So here is the finished stitching.  I didn't have any of the flosses called for, so I improvised....and the beads were my own addition.

And as I was looking it, inside the little pocket watch, I thought, "this is......uninspiring."  So I hunted around online for other ideas until I stumbled on Lynn B's "cross stitch necklace tutorial."  For about $4 worth of supplies from Hobby Lobby (I had a coupon!), this is what I created -
Pretty, no?  It isn't perfect, but I think it works!

15 comments:

Erica said...

What a nice idea! Very pretty and spring-like!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

It looks lovely. A great way to use a nice little design like this one.

Blu said...

What a pretty design. I love the way you've finished it!

Amy said...

Wow, that looks great!

Barb said...

So pretty. I love the way you finished it, very creative.

Suz said...

That is very, very precious! Congrats on such a pretty finish :)

Melinda Forbes said...

This is beautiful.... What a Great Finish.

Von said...

What a perfectly wonderful idea! Very nicely done! :)

Heather said...

I love it! What a great finishing idea.

KimM said...

Love this - it looks so attractive and a perfect finish.
xxx

valerie said...

Pretty!! Perfect for Spring.

Brigitte said...

A lovely design and a great way of finishing it.

Angela said...

A beautiful finish!

Margie May said...

Very cute and the colours work so well.

Annie said...

What a wonderful necklace - I love it!