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.)