You remember Jeanine, don't you? She was my friend who stitched that cute turtle for this project.
Well she is at it again. First let me show you the two Ink Circle ornaments she did. They are the same pattern, but a different count fabric and two distinct overdyed threads.
I had to show the back of the pink one. It has the most fascinating colors. They are pink, brown and a touch of green. She managed to find backing fabric that has all those colors in those shades. Even her trim is perfect!
And even though the stitch pattern is the same (the blackwork one) these all look different. Remember there are different colors for different kinds of cancer. Green is for kidney or bladder cancer, blue is for colon and colorectal cancer and purple is for general cancer awareness.
Orange is for leukemia. Now these two orange ornaments might look the same, but they are not. One has a distinct starburst fabric backing and the other is almost like an overdye.
Jeanine has also designed a streamline way to finish her ornaments. The backing is finished off with a little pocket. Then she just slips her stitching into it. The way she finishes everything off (beaded hangers, cording, beads added to the bottom of the ornament, etc.) makes each one look different.
Jeanine, thank you. The job you do in your "real" life is so important, but your "stitching" life is so important also. I appreciate you so much!
By the way, we have now collected 51 ornaments with many more on the way. I have seen some on blogs that will be heading my way and I have heard from many others that they are in the process of making them.
We are going to do this!
PS. Don't forget to see the previous post about the new design from Vee.
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