Wednesday, November 19, 2008

One Project Completed


A few weeks ago, stitch pattern artist Annie Oakleaves put out an all-call for test stitchers. If she sent us a pattern from her new Holiday series, would we please stitch it up before Thanksgiving and send her a photo? Would I ever???

I stitched most of this little snow-girl up yesterday, and put the finishing touches on this morning and sewed her into...a door hanger? A Christmas ornament? I'm going to go with door hanger, because I think she'll look so sweet saying goodbye to all our guests!

I'm so glad I started stitching this past summer- it's such a relaxing thing to do, and so versatile. I'm also glad I found a big bag of embroidery floss at the thrift store for $1, because I haven't had to purchase ANY! This is a good thing, because every time I go near the floss display at the craft store, I'm paralyzed with indecision. So many colors!!

I used split stitch, back stitch, satin stitch, and a little bit of seed stitch (because I STILL can't manage a french knot.)

4 comments:

One Year Older and Wiser Too said...

Adorable! And, drat! We never did have that french-knot moment. I'm so sorry! Maybe I focus a bit too much on your little, sweet ones. :-)

Aunt LoLo said...

If you're nice, maybe I'll teach you how to do a French Knot next time I see you. ;-)

The little snow girl came out ADORABLE - she's perfect for hanging on a door!

Tammy said...

For the record I have a really hard time with French Knots also, so I have taken to letting my mom (AKA Max's auntie in law) do them for me when she comes to visit... unfortunately HERS are perfect...

Miss 376 said...

She is gorgeous and making it into a door hanger is a fantastic idea