Sunday, March 16, 2008

Christmas in March

Finished ornaments
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

I have not posted this past week because it was spring break and My mom came to visit from the great white north to care for A. while I did stuff to make me happy, like stitch, shop, and clean. No seriously that DOES make me happy. One of the things on my list was finishing 2 years worth of stitched christmas ornaments. I stitched all of these (except the PS on the lower right, I recieved that in a tuck pillow as a christmas gift). So I measured and sewed and twisted cord, and sewed some more, and swore at those people who make finishing look so easy and perfect. (note that I did not show a close up photo of these 8 ornaments

Question of the day from a frustrated ornament finisher: How do you attach twisted cord? If you glue it it looks like a first grader did it (unless there is some fancy glue out there I am unaware of), If you stitch it do you go over the cord or through it? I tried it both ways and it STILL looks like a first grader did it, ok ok maybe a third grader. I can't seem to do it where the attaching thread is well hidden and doesn't distort the cording.


Anna van Schurman said...

See if this helps. If you have questions e-mail me: annavsxsATgmail

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your ornaments look great, well done on finishing mitten games, very cute.

Becky K in OK said...

Wow, I'm impressed. I think you did a great job of finishing. I attach my cord both ways. It just depends on what kind of mood I'm in and how rushed. I use Aleen's glue, it dries clear. When I sew, I try to get the thread to go the direction of the cord so it's hidden.

Margaret said...

Beautiful ornaments!!! And I'm a wimp. I don't use twisted cord.

Abi said...

Congratulations!!! I think I've only used twisted cord once. I sewed through the cording... It was not perfect, but didn't look bad either.

xsquared said...

All of your ornaments look great! I'm so impressed with your non-square/rectangular ones. I'm a big wimp about circles, etc.

My twisted cord always looks like a 1st grader did it, so I'm no help there.