Sunday, January 11, 2009

Finally I stitched an ornament



After receiving several ornaments from others and hearing that new ornaments were on the way, I decided since I was the one that started this project, I had better get busy and stitch one myself.
The top picture is the blackwork ornament that shows the work I did last night and the bottom pic is showing the completed stitching. I did this on 28 count Cashel linen with Wildflower thread.
OMG! I hate to admit it but I did some serious cussing last night. I could not count for some reason and kept getting off track. Mr. Frog and ALL of his froggie friends came to visit me. At one point I thought about throwing the whole piece out the front door.
So I after 3 hours (seriously 3 hours to get that little bit done) I put it down and went to bed. With lots of alcohol. I muttered to myself "I love to stitch, I love to stitch".
Then I got up this morning and what do you know, Mr. Frog took his entourage and left my house. It was a dream stitching this. I loved watching it all come together. And the beads are so pretty on this.
I am going to finish this as a flat ornament and use my new, handy dandy Crop-A-Dile to put an eyelet in to hang it. The backing is some fabric with purple ribbons on it.
I have committed to myself to do 2 more of these in this pattern, one in pink and one in turquoise for ovarian cancer. Then onto the other patterns.
Remember, we love to stitch, we love to stitch...

12 comments:

Sadie said...

Donna that is beautiful. I think we have all had times like that, so glad the froggies have left the building! Who is the designer for that pattern, i may just have to get me that one! It is so gorgeous. Congratulations.

Donna said...

Sadie, it is a freebie by Dragonfly Stitches. The link to it is on this blog on the right hand side that says blackwork pattern. Thanks!

Terri said...

Looks great. Very pretty cannot wait to see your finish.

Carolyn NC said...

I love this, Donna!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

That is beautiful Donna.

crossstitchbibs said...

Very beautiful - just don't send your froggies my way - they will get lost in the snow.

CameoRoze said...

Very, very pretty, Donna. I'm glad those darn frogs finally went away!

Cameo @-->--.---

Cindy's Stitching said...

It came out amazing. They are all so pretty.

Rene la Frog said...

Sorry about the froggies but the finish is just beautiful. I hope to get one done for you this month.

Kelly said...

Very very pretty, well done!

kaghos said...

awesome again an other great piece

Nancy said...

That's a very pretty and dainty ornament. It will look great in any colorway.