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".


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. This is wonderful! Congratulations on the design!

  9. Lovely design and beautiful gesture.

  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 Thanks.


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



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