Apr 23, 2018

Another Finish and WIP Update

First up is my third finish of 2018.  This time I stitched up an inexpensive Stitch-N-Hang kit called "Santa's Sleigh" (#3609).  


I made the FFO into a round ornament with Ho-Ho-Ho ruched ribbon and a handmade bow with a snowflake button.  The photo doesn't do it justice, but I added some Kreinik on the stars for a bit a sparkle.

Design: Santa's Sleigh
Designer:  Needlemagic Inc, Kit 3609
Fabric: 28ct White Evenweave
Fibers: Cotton Floss, Kreinik Blending Filament
Embellishments: Ruched Ribbon, Snowflake Button, Handmade Bow
 
Linked up:
Super Mom Stitchery Party #139

I've put in over eight hours on Swallows since the last time I showed the WIP I'm finishing up for a stitching buddy.  This is what it looked like back in January:



Here's what it looks like now:


The entire right side is finished.  I'll be starting on the left side when I pick it up again.

Until Next Time...

15 comments:

Brigitte said...

Such a sweet little Santa finish, and so beautifully made into an ornament.
Great progress on your WIP.

connie said...

Your ornament turned out so cute..nice finishing..I have enjoyed watching your swallows piece come together..

Donna Pheneger said...

I saw this on FB earlier today and thought it was lovely then. You are so talented! Your swallows are gorgeous too!

Robin in Virginia said...

Well done on your ornament finish! Your Swallows piece is looking fabulous, Meari. Enjoy your day!

Sandie said...

Nice finish on your santa ornament. Those swallows are coming on nicely too. How is your Japanese Garden coming on - haven't seen that in a while!

Deb said...

Beautiful work Meari!

Sandy In Montana said...

Very cute Santa ornament and Swallows is just gorgeous. Great work.
Hugs, Sandy

Faith... said...

Swallows is coming along so nicely! I might have a hard time giving it back. Love how you finished Santa, he looks great.

Katie said...

Fantastic finish. Looks so much better your way. Love your progress on swallows. Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Love the ornament, and the swallows are gorgeous.


Marl

Daffycat said...

Beautiful ornament finish! Much, much nicer than the plastic frame, lol!

The birds are very pretty. So elegant.

Akila said...

Beautifully finished. Wow, love the colours in swallows

Kaisievic said...

Oh, my goodness! Swallows is so very gorgeous! Love your Santa finish, too.

Carol said...

Love that cute Santa, Meari--much better as a round ornament, too! ANd that Swallow piece is so, so lovely--I'll bet those long strands of flowers are not the easiest to stitch. What do the characters say in the bottom right?

Hope you enjoy your weekend--more DIY projects?

Super Mom - No Cape! said...

I love the ornament you made with your Santa cross-stitch. It turned out really pretty. And that swallow piece is going to be beautiful.

Thanks so much for linking up to this month's Stitchery Link Party. Aloha hugs!