Nov 24, 2006

Enroute to Australia

One of my blogger buddies offered to participate in an ornament exchange with me. Wasn't that nice of her? I actually stitched this ornament up on 10/22/06, but couldn't show it until now. After all, I wanted Tessa in Australia to be surprised.

This ornament is called Cardinal Snowflake. It was designed by Thea Dueck. I changed the design a bit and added Mill Hill Beads. It's stitched on 28ct seafoam green linen with DMC floss, #8 perle cotton, and Kreinik #4 braid. I made the cording myself with DMC B5200. I thought it turned out pretty good for my first time making an ornament out of linen. There's a few flaws, but that's what makes it unique, right? Right! In my opinion, these photos don't do it justice. It's the best I could come up with.

I re-created the snowflake design on the back and put my name, country and year in the center. The frog came out a couple times before I got it right.

This is the 2nd project completed that goes toward my Project Challenge:

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Tessa said...

I love it Meari - the little red beads really add to it and yes, it looks lovelier in 'real'. I can't wait to hang it on my tree.
Flaws, what flaws???
Thanks Again Meari xxx