This next one is a freebie pattern from Primitive Traditions and Needlework Press. It was intended by the designers to be stitched with a shade of blue from Crescent Colours with the word 'persevere' at the bottom . I omitted the word and used Crescent Colours Wild Berries for the the flower and a dark olive shade from DMC for the bottom. I stitched it on 32 count lambswool linen. I was hoping that the color changes would make it look like a poinsetta and I think it pretty much does. I then made it into an ornament . The fabric in the background is what I used for the backing. I don't know if you can tell much in the picture but the backing fabric is mistle toe and has a little sparkle to it. I made a two color cording out of an olive green shade and a dark red shade from DMC, specifically 3051 and 221. I like the way it turned out. Simple but elegant at the same time.
Here's a little close up.
Not much to write about today. I got extremely busy this past week and didn't get a chance to work on the Friday homemade gift idea. I won't be able to do it tomorrow morning either as the guys will be in the deerwoods and they are taking the camera. So unless I dig up some pictures of past projects, I won't have anything to show for a post either so I may not be posting for a few days. :( Sorry about not having the time to think ahead this week and not have anything to post tomorrow like I had scheduled. I must make it up by coming up with a really good gift idea to make up for it.
Thanks to all of you for your wonderful posts. They are so appreciated!
'til next time,