Sunday, September 17, 2006

Finished Christmas Tree Orn



Thanx for asking ... This is from the 1998 JCS/orn magazine -- The Heart's Content, Inc. c.1998, Maureen Appleton. As you can see from the magazine cover, it was designed to be a scissors fob. I used a cream-color linen scrap & dmc floss. I didn't add the eyelets or the date -- did change the border to red. The stitch count is 44h x 35W.

And yes, I do make working copies, in this case from the magazine... I like to have a copy to jot down notes - maybe floss colors, and b/c I can take the copy with me [in the car, room-to-room, etc].

When I stitch, I like to cut out [from working copy] the section I am stitching. I use a magnet to hold the pattern in place, right on my stitching linen. [I use a scroll frame or q-snaps most of the time]. This way, I don't have to keep looking from the desk-top to the linen.

5 comments:

Barbara said...

I like your idea for how you use your working copy. I may give that a try... :) Cute ornie, too!!

Jenna said...

Very cute! I like that ornament. I wouldn't have looked twice at it at it's normal size, but I really like it over 2. :)

Eclecticmk - Margie said...

That is a great suggestion for using a working copy. I'm going to give it a try as soon as I buy my Q-snap frame holder from Needlepoint System 3.

Von said...

Hmmmm, interesting that you cut up your working copy into pieces - that might just be worth trying! Thanks!

Chelle said...

This is so cute!

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