Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Last Stitchey Finish of 2011

Here is my last finish for 2011, I hope to have more finishes in 2012 but you know how it goes when your a stitcher with all of our ebbs and flows.
I finished this earlier this month, but only got around to making and attaching the tassels today.

This is the front of the ornament, I saw this in someones photo files (sorry can't recall whom or where) and loved the outside edge design on her mini pillow but changed up the middle for a simpler stitch. It is stitched with woven bars with picots and doves eyes, algerian eyelets and then a satin stitched star center with satin hearts in Kreinik and Mill Hill beads in gold.

This is the back of the ornament.

The Ornament is stitched on 32ct. ivory linen using Caron Wildflowers in Black Watch
for the kloster blocks, the red is DMC Color Variations floss in 4210, DMC #8 Pearl Cotton in Ecru, Kreinik #4 braid in gold and Mill Hill beads in gold finish off the stitching.
I made the tassels with 4210 as well.
I made a pillow out of dark green satin for the inside.

I hope everyone had a wonderful and Blessed Christmas / Holiday Season.
Wishing you love, good health and lots of stitching in the New Year.

Take Care and Happy Stitching
Hugs, Sandy


  1. What a nice finish, Sandy.

    Happy 2012!

  2. That is so pretty Sandy! Congrats on the finish

  3. It's darling, Sandy. I love it. You're hardanger is so pretty. I would never dare change a pattern too much!!

  4. This is divine! I love it. Happy New Year!

  5. That's absolutely stunning, Sandy!

  6. I love it!!!! I have yet to put one together like that, but still have one on my todo list. Love the design!!! Great Job!!!!

  7. It's lovely! What a beautiful ornament! And your finishing is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

    Melissa J.

  8. It's beautiful Sandy, congratulations x

  9. It is beautiful! I have a hard time doing the finishing on ornaments. Yours are always lovely.

  10. Great finish and lovely stitching! That's always my issue, the finishing.

  11. Very pretty! Congrats on the finish Sandy.

    May the 2012 be the best year ever!


  12. Your ornament is so nice, Congrats!


  13. Beautiful finish.


  14. Sandy

    Your Hardanger Pieces are just out of this world. You amaze me with all of your beautiful stitched Hardanger Pieces. They are sure beautiful....All of your Finishes are just out of this world.


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