Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, September 12, 2010

More Christmas stitching

Lisa has received my Ornament Swap! I stitched her LHN's Pear Tree and backed it with the fabric it's laying on here. It's so nice going to the fabric store and having the perfect fabric jump right out for you. Who knew they made yellow Christmas fabric? I played with the colors (since this was an exchange) and stitched the "L" and the "S" in red to represent our initials. This ornament was such fun to stitch ~but~ I had a little goof...I tea-dyed some 32 count fabric with this project in mind and dyed an extra piece of 28 count just to have it done. I guess I mixed them up because somehow I ended up stitching this on the 28 instead of the 32! I was having such a blast stitching that I never even noticed until it was almost finished. That made this ornament a little bit larger than I intended. Whoops! I'm pretty sure Lisa doesn't mind because she said she loves it!

Design ~ Pear Tree
Designer ~ Little House Needleworks
Fabric ~ 28 count Jobelan
Fiber ~ DMC with Mill Hill Beads
Finish ~ Pillow Ornament

I tried a new-to-me finish with this pillow, trying to follow the directions in the instructions. I may have stuffed it a bit more than the model shows and I could only find jute for the hanger/bow (it called for twine.) But I'm happy with the way it turned out. Cutting & sewing my stitching is nerve-wracking. I don't breathe easy until it's all finished!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

37 comments:

CalamityJr said...

I like it on the larger count - it shows how lovely your work is! And I've read Lisa's blog and she caught on to what you did with the initials. Very clever of you!

zoomcity said...

Beautiful. Beautiful stitching. :)

P. G. said...

Cute fabric!! I'm glad she likes it!

Pam

Dee said...

It is an absolutely adorable ornament. I love the jute hanger.

That fabric is very pretty! Fabrics DO seem to be getting much prettier! Christmas fabric doesn't have to mean silly Santas and weird reindeer anymore.

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish.

Patti said...

Well I LOVE it. It's gorgeous.
Love
Patti xxx

Meadows08 said...

It's a great finish, I really don't think you need to be worried about your sewing skills! Love the personalization too. It makes a stitched piece that much more special.

Tanya said...

I think it looks great the way it is! You did a wonderful job finishing it!

Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Myra said...

I think you can breathe easy with that finish. The backing fabric is fabulous.

Barbi said...

I love this piece, and the way that you finished it as well, that yellow Xmas fabbie is GREAT! You lucked out on that one

Hillery said...

The pillow is perfectly preportioned, very pleasant.

Lisa said...

Love the ornament, the size looks fine & the finish is perfect.

Annette said...

I love it what a lovely design....
You made it into a very beautifull pillow, it's looks great...
Your sewing skills are very good....

Pauline said...

Beautifully stitched, beautifully finished!

Jackie said...

I'm stitching this now. Where did you find the yellow Christmas fabric? It is perfect for the piece. I like the twine too.

Lisa V said...

Great ornie Sharon!
LISA V

valerie said...

Beautiful stitching and finishing! The ornament is so cute!

Berit said...

Lookin' great; love that backing fab. choice!

Glenna said...

Exactly--who knew they had yellow Christmas fabric! I didn't! And if you got it recently, who knew you could get it already. Eeek--just a bit over three months to go! What a pretty ornament and finish--on any count!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

It is beautiful!

Carol said...

Another beauty, Sharon! I love how you spelled out Daffycat and highlighted your initials--it really personalizes it! And I love the yellow fabric, too :)

Terri said...

I think it's a very nice finish!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Very pretty - I have done this piece also. Such a pretty finish - you did a great job

Julie said...

A super exchange ornie for Lisa, i love it when a stitcher personalises a piece just for the receiver, makes it such a special thing to receive.

Pumpkin said...

It looks FABULOUS Sharon! I love the personal touches you put on it :o)

Bekca said...

This is a lovely exchange piece and the fabric you have chosen is great. I must say I am a fan of the reds and greens of Christmas though :) Happy stitching.

Shari said...

very nice piece! You did a great job on it!!!! Isn't it fun to do new finishes?!?!?!

Rachel S said...

Great job!

Finishing wracks my nerves too!

Lindsay-ann said...

Your pear tree is gorgeous. I am sure your partner was thrilled with it.
Lindsay
x

Lynn said...

I'm with you on the fabric cutting! I'm a mess until everything's done.
I love how you personalized this one and your jute bow is perfect!

Christine said...

Its beautiful, I love this design, and personalising the alphabet just makes it extra special

Siobhan said...

Great job--both stitching and finishing! Super cute.

Kajsa said...

That's really pretty! What a great exchange!

Patty C. said...

Lovely finish

Carolyn NC said...

I'm sure she loves it - it's beautiful!

Solstitches said...

Love this design and you did a beautiful job on both stitching and finishing.
Margaret

Suzanne said...

Lovely ornament! I have mixed up my fabrics before as well, your not alone.