Friday, February 23, 2007

Swedish Christmas Star, Hearts, & Reindeer

c.1998 Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin, Just Cross Stitch Ornament Magazine.

I started this a couple days ago because Tori let me know she might be home over the week-end. [and YES, she is going to be here later this evening!!]

For more ornaments, check out Christmas Ornament SAL Blog over the week-end. The SAL dates are 2/24-25.

Swedish Christmas Star, Hearts, and Reindeer

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Regarding my previous post:

Thank you for all the comments & e-mails re. my pinkeep. I started this kit last January (2006).

I was reminded that the linen will be stretched over cardboard & padding during the finishing & I might like the end result with 40-count. So, ok, I"ll take your word for it!! I have NOT stitched the other side, which has lovely motifs. And, no, I have not ever made a pinkeep in this style before.

My immediate plan was to either stitch it on the remaining 40-count linen ... over two thready for a pincushion -- OR -- to try this again over one thread for a pinkeep, using 32-count linen [over dye & dmc threads from my stash] While it will be a bit larger in size, the stitching will be manageable for these fossil eyes.

Stay tuned.

21 comments:

Barbara said...

Oh, I just love the Mary Garry design, but I love all her stuff. ;)

Have a WONDERFUL time with Tori home! (Like that needs to be said - LOL!)

Michelle said...

Beautiful ornament! Congrats on the finish!

Heidi said...

What a pretty ornament! Congrats! And how exciting that your daughter is coming for a visit.

Chelle said...

Love your Mary Garry! Keep us posted re: the HC pinkeep. Decisions, decisions...

Have a fun weekend with Tori!

Vonna said...

Oh....you are up on everyone with that Ornie...it's beautiful...funny how you see things in a mag and you think..."nice, but not for me" and then I see it stitched up and I think "Whoa! wait a minute I need to stitch that!" Seems to be a problem with me :)

cathymk said...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love the ornie - very nicely done!

KarenV said...

Cute ornament! Enjoy your weekend :)

stitcherw said...

Very pretty, and have a wonderful visit with Tori.
Sue

BeckySC said...

Love it, GF! It's on my list :)

My Life In Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching!
Enjoy the weekend with DD home!
Happy stitching,
Annette

Carol said...

How beautiful!!!

Sue said...

Very pretty ornament.

Karin said...

It's a lovely ornament - have a great visit

Anita said...

I love the colors of this ornament and great stitching.

Jenna said...

Hey, I recognize that design and precise stitching! I'm proud to won one myself. ;) I'm glad that you're making up another one for yourself.

Wendy said...

That's gorgeous!

Lizzy said...

What a lovely ornie, Lelia! As for your pinkeep... congrats on stitching it over one on 40ct... it's beautiful! There's no way I could have done it... My *fossil eyes* will not let me! lol

I loved wandering around your blog... your stitching is lovely!

rose_michelle said...

I found your blog through stitching bloggers. That's a cute ornie. I love the colors!

Cheryl said...

I think your ornament is so lovely!

Dawn said...

The ornament is beautiful! Congrats on th finish.

Linda litlaskvis said...

That design is so pretty! I love it!

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