Stitching Finish

  • Posted on August 25, 2005 at 10:35 pm

Yes, your eyes do not lie – this is my 3rd post today. What can I say? The SBQ and this happy dance were waiting for me to take pictures, which I did tonight.

I finished this month’s ornament for the Chartswappers JCS Ornament SAL in record time. I was able to pretty much start and finish it while Terry was mowing the lawn yesterday evening, so just about an hour or two. The August ornament was Sapphire Star by Patricia Bage of Patricia Ann Designs.

I’ve been looking forward to this one for several reasons. One, I expected that it would be a quick stitch (woohoo!). Two, it uses my current favorite Waterlilies color, Blue Lavender. Three, it’s the kind of symmetrical, geometric type design that I like so much, done in pretty sparklies and silks. How can you go wrong?

My only complaint is that it was stitched on white opalescent lugana, with straight stitched accents using Kreinik Very Fine Braid #4 in 032 (pearl), which is … a white opalescent. It blends in with the fabric and minimizes the impact. But hey, I’m too lazy to rip it out and redo it in 001 (silver) to match the beads and I’m sure that whomever the recipient ends up being won’t really care. Though, at the rate I’m pumping out ornaments this year, I may not be able to find enough people onto which to pawn these off!

Sapphire Star

3 Comments on Stitching Finish

  1. Isabelle says:

    It’s lovely. Lavender blue is a favourite colour of mine as well! All those sparkles… It’s really beautiful.

  2. LeliaEvelyn says:

    Your ornament is so elegant & beautifully stitched! Waaaay to go. Must admit your bunnies in the teacup steal my heart — I cannot admit how many bunny charts I own …. Stitch well & keep posting ; )

  3. There is nothing wrong with three blog entries, really! It keeps people like me who do nothing but surf and stitch someting to read! And lovely ornament – feel free to send me some of your extras!

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