Thursday, December 04, 2008

Ornament Models finished


Before the magazines were published, Sue Hillis asked me to find some fabric and fibres for these two ornament designs. Her local model stitcher had already stitched them on 25 count fabric over 1, but Sue thought they were a bit big, and wanted them done on 28 count fabric.

I found the fabric she wanted and brought it to her, and then, silly me, I volunteered to stitch them. Only at the time I didn't realize they were to be done "over one". For you non-stitchers, that is really, really tiny! The stitching wasn't so bad, but the frogging was terrible!
Anyway, the charts can be found in the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Preview Issue and in the Ornament Issue itself. They were done on 28 count Lugana, on white and Victorian Red, with GAST - chalk, and WDW - garnet.

8 comments:

Kim said...

I really love the white on red. Perfect for this piece.
I love the look of over one but it does test your eyesight.
Lol!

Cindy F. said...

I love them both and will probably stitch them as you've shown.
Beautiful work Eva!

riona said...

Very pretty ... but you are so right about over one stitching ... it can be quite a challenge ... but the delicacy of the finished piece makes it worth the eyestrain and the frogging.

Connie B said...

beautiful!!!

katica said...

they look wonderful! and thanks to you they are more than likley going on my stitching list!

Laura said...

these are both really nice, and strange me, I like over one stitching. now where did I put that JCS ornament issue?

staci said...

Lovely job!!!

Dawn B. said...

Very nice !!!!