Friday, November 02, 2012

2012 Frankensanta

(With thanks to Anna for the name!)
"Santa's Helper" by Mosey 'N Me
in the 2012 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue
I stitched this on a 32-ct. opalescent hand-dyed fabric, and substituted a lot of the flosses.  I also didn't do much (any?) of the backstitching - with the blue fabric instead of the natural linen used in the model, it didn't seem necessary.  I backed it with some beige checked fabric with snowflakes, and used DMC for the twisted cording.  I "signed" it with my little "heart, MOM" and the date, because it will be added to my daughter's annual ornament collection.  At 5 inches tall it is still a little bigger than most ornaments I make, but it should look okay on a full-size tree.


Lulu said...

Beautiful stitching!

Melody said...

This looks great! I love what you did with the DMC for the cording :)

Ranae said...

Super nice ornament

Caitlin Jordan said...

Gorgeous stitching. I love your finish.