Wanderer's to the Cabin

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Another Original Design Finish !!

I finally finished one of my "Memory of Daddy" ornaments after scrapping the original one I started with a couple months back (didn't like the Carolina Linen I used) and designing a whole new chart. I like the new one much better and will be making the other three in the same way. I may need to work on the finishing a bit more I think, but am pretty well satisfied.

Here is the finished stitching.


Design: "Memory of Daddy" - Ornament
Designer: ME!!
Stitched on 32ct. cream linen by Zweigart using DMC Satin Floss (and lots of Thread Heaven), and Mill Hill beads.
Specialty Stitches: Half Diamond Eyelets, Small Rhodes Hearts, & Rhodes Diamonds. Also used cross stitch and running stitch.
Edge hemmed using the hem stitch (first time I tried this stitch).
Tied with satin ribbon and hanger made from DMC Satin Floss.
The ornament is 3-1/2" tall and 4-1/2" in circumference not counting the hanger which is another 1-1/4".

16 comments:

  1. That is beautiful. I love your designs, they inspire me to try designing some of my own.

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  2. That looks great Sandy.
    Congrats on the great finish!

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  3. This is just SO beautiful!!! You are a very talented lady - can't wait to see what your future holds!! :)

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  4. The needleroll is absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful tribute to your Father.

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  5. That is lovely Sandy! You did a great job, a beautiful memorial piece.

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  6. Great little ornament. Looking forward to the rest of them.

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  7. What a beautiful design. You did an awesome job putting this together. You are so creative.

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  8. This is wonderful! Congratulations on the design!

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  9. Lovely design and beautiful gesture.

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  10. Hi!! You did a great job. I would love to stitch your patterns for our lost family. Would be nice to stitch for a friend that just lost her brother. Do you publish your patterns? Email me at mjbender54@hotmail.com. Thanks.

    Marilyn

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  11. Beautiful finish! I am sure your dad is smiling.
    You do such a wonderful job on these.

    Hugs,
    Mare

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