Saturday, December 22, 2007

FInally, Happy Dance.


Christmas ornament 2004 side 2
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Is there anything more pathetic in the needlework world than a stitcher sifting for her ort bag looking for a piece of thread longer than an inch to use to finish the last few stitches. I don't think so. I did manage to find the last bit tonight.
And the other side:



Christmas Ornament 2004 side 1
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.



Christmas Ornament 2004, by Periwinkle Promises. The red is Thread Gather's Silk N Colors In the Burgandy, and the green is Forest Green. This is on 28 ct. white linen. I stitched the 2 sides together with some white sewing thread, and gave it a bit of stuffing for dimension (a suggestion from a friend).

Abi asked if I limit the size of my ornaments. and at first my gut reaction was yes, I like smaller ornaments. But then I looked at my collection and really...no I just stitch what I like (I do have some big ones). This one in particular I thought would be smaller than it ended up being, About 4 inches square. My big question for her...how in the heck is she able to stitch so much with a baby the same age as mine?

As for christmas...My house is clean, decorated, and my gifts are wrapped....bring it.

6 comments:

Doris said...

beautiful ornament!

Jen said...

Beautiful ornament

Abi said...

Great ornament Heather!

I am so lucky to have a baby who loves to nap. That and I only work 20 hours a week from home. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Ornament. And I always love to see baby pictures! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and glimpses of your life.

xsquared said...

Gorgeous ornament! I like that finishing idea, I'll definitely be trying that out next year.

Carol R said...

Beautiful ornament - I just love queen stitches especially in a cluster