Every year I promise myself I'm going to start earlier on stitching some ornaments as gifts for friends and family and every year I feel rushed because I forgot my promise. This year I'm not stitching as many so I may have a good chance on finishing the ones I want to.
First up is the LHN ornament #9 that I showed you all a picture of a few days ago. This one I'm just not too sure of. I found some fabric that I have no idea what it is...when I bought it...but it looks very primitive like burlap. It was very easy to stitch on but the design turned out a little bigger than I was hoping. I made the bag like the pattern said to out of WDW wool and I used strands from the fabric for the hanger and the bow. I think this really gives it a primitive look about it.
Next is a JBW design that I turned into Jenn's Christmas tree colors. This is one of her all red designs but I used teal and chartruse (sp?) dmc for the bells, fushia metallic for the holly berries and emerald green Marlitt for the holly leaves. This was a fun stitch especially using these unusual colors.
That makes me wonder.....do any of you ladies use unusual colors in your Christmas decorations? I just can't seem to get past red, white and green so any suggestions would be appreciated.
Now I'm unto the next one which is a Homespun Elegance Christmas Heart and of course it's in the usual colors.
Blessings as always,