Next up is my Christmas ornament for August. I did have this stitched in August but thought I’d wait and share until I had it all completed. This is Holiday Spirit by Samplerbird Stitchery and I sent it to KarenV to finish it in a tree shape for me. Another lovely job by Karen, this is how it looked when she returned it to me
Holiday Spirit by Samplerbird Stitchery (found here) on white 32ct with CC Bandana & Mill Hill beads
The little flowerpot I found in Hobbycraft when we were in England in July. I decided to keep going with the white and red theme so painted this white and attached the ribbon.
All was going well with Three Crows until I started the satin stitch border. Has anyone else stitched this one and found that the satin stitch border was a pain in the neck or was it just me?!?!?! Having frogged twice – now in reality I didn’t get that far each time, just a couple of triangles and then I’d discover I was ‘off’ – I realised that if I wasn’t going to be completely bald from tearing my hair out I needed to think about this logically and come at it from a different angle. I decided to do some basting lines and that has made my life much easier! This is what I did first of all.
A line for the top of the triangle, a line for where each triangle started and finished and then a line for the middle so I would know I was spot on for the longest satin stitch.
And this is where I am now (and hopefully the frog has gone on its merry way!) …
Another weekend almost here! Where do the weeks go?!?!?! Wishing you all a good weekend. Thanks for dropping by and I hope all is well in your part of the world.
Until next time …..