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...