Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Christmas in July

As promised in my last post, some of my finishing results. Lisa, of Hockey Mom Stitchin' Hobby, has let me know she has received my offering for our Ornament Swap. I stitched this little cutie one over one!


Design ~ The Holly Berry Sampler
Designer ~ Bent Creek
Fabric ~ 28 count tea-dyed Monaco
Fiber ~ DMC 


I was caught out right after I kitted this one up. I thought I had until the end of August! No, I'd only just started stitching when I realized it was due the end of July. *mild panic* Starting a one over one project with less than a month to finish was quite scary for me, the Queen of Slow Stitching. Thank goodness, I made it.  


I just love finishing edges with ribbon and beads. The wine I guzzled that day really helped me loosen up and be random with the spacing. I'm prescribing wine every time from now on! This edging is super easy, just tack the ribbon in place with a bead. Curl and loop and go crazy with it. The ribbon hides the seam and the bead hides the tacking stitch. Don't be even and precise ~ you want it to look wild!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

48 comments:

Kate said...

That's a brilliant finish - love the ribbon and bead edging.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Beautiful!

Pumpkin said...

This is SO adorable Sharon!

Ali said...

Gorgeous - will you be my doctor - lol - I like the sound of your prescriptions xx

Annie said...

Cute finish! That looks much easier than ruching, with or without the wine catalyst!

Margaret said...

Oooh, very pretty! I love it!

gracie said...

Love it...very nice.

Karen said...

I love this one and think I will have to make one for myself. I will make sure I stock on the wine but shouldn't drink until after the stitching is done!!!

Very cute...

Bekca said...

The ribbon edging does indeed look wonderful. The over one stitching is beautiful, a really lovely finish.

valerie said...

Lovely ornie for Lisa! It looks great and over 1...wow!

Sadie said...

Beautiful little ornament :-) The ribbon edging is lovely :-)

Anne said...

Sharon you make me chuckle!! I love your advice to grab a glass of wine and go wild!!! Seriously though, beautiful finish and I really like the 1 over 1 effect. I will have to try out the ribbon/beading edging sometime.

Karen said...

A beautiful ornament and I love the way you did the ribbon around the edge! I just may try that sometime, thanks for the idea!

Claudette497 said...

Thant looks beautiful! I'm glad the "wine finishing" worked out!

Jenny said...

Oh wow - that is adorable! And over-one! I get exhausted just thinking about stitching that large of an over-one ornie under time pressure...
It turned out beautiful - love the edging too!

Nancy said...

Very pretty stitching and finishing! You work well under pressure!!

Kathy said...

I love your finish and the ribbon is just perfect. You make it sound so easy to do. I just might have to give it a try. :)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I love this one! It's just too cute. I'm glad you made it in time. I know Lisa will love it.

Christine said...

Lovely ornament. The wild ribbon edging is so pretty, I'll have to try that finish

Annette said...

Wow very beautifull made... Love what you dod with the ribbon!!

BrendaS said...

Very nice ornament and finishing!

Gillie said...

Glory be and it was red wine too! I'd probably have spilt the lot but it looks smashing, Sharon!

Julie M said...

Very beautiful and if you do that well all the time while drinking then I say have at it!!

Melanie said...

Just lovely!!!!! :)

Lisa said...

Looks lovely, I am a fan of Holly Berry, I have it hanging in my hallway all year around :)

Dee said...

I LOVE that ribbon edge. Simply beautiful!

Carol said...

That is a gorgeous ornament, Sharon--I'll bet it was hard to part with!! Think I'll have to try an edging like that very soon--it looks great :)

Lynn said...

A gorgeous finish! I love the ribbon. I think I'll take your advice and try wine next time I do finishing. Maybe then mine will turn out just as nicely!

Lizy said...

Hi,
As I can see you did not discontresate on finishing the ornament!!! I bet she is going to tresure it!!!!

Jackie said...

Is wine your finishing secret?! :) I guess I'll have to learn how to stay awake after one glass so I can benefit from it!

Beth said...

Now that is a really cool idea!! Good job on stitching over one - scary!

mdgtjulie said...

Love your finishing skills, Sharon. The ribbon you added is fabulous!! I love it! Can't wait to see what else you finished that night!

Lana said...

Yay! You did it!!! Got those needles smokin'! And got it done. and beautifully so, might I add!! Great job!!

P.J. said...

I just love working over one, nicely done.

Theresa said...

This is such a lovely ornament!!! I love the ribbon and beads!!!

wendy111 said...

It is a lovely ornament - I love the finish!

Patty C. said...

Great Finish !!!

Sally said...

That is gorgeous Sharon. I love how you've done the ribbon.

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. I love the ribbon edging.

TinaTx said...

It looks great!

Bec said...

Lovely finish! :)
The ribbon edging looks great!

P. G. said...

Looks great with one over one! I have yet to try a project like that.

Carolyn NC said...

So cute!

Kate said...

Lovely finish.

Sue said...

What a fabulous job!

Rachel S said...

What a beautiful ornament!

Patches said...

I love that ribbon. I will have to try that.

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish. How do you get your ornaments stuffed so the corners look good and the rest doesn't look lumpy??