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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Saturday Stitching

 Lots of Christmas Stitching this week....hoping to move on to working on my samplers soon.

I finished my SIL's Prairie Schooler Sheep.



I was trying to iron out the wrinkles but then realized it was the mottling of the fabric.:). This is one of my coffee tea dyed Aidas and I like the way it turned out. If you need to stitch a sheep I think Classic Colorworks Tea and Biscuits is the perfect color. In the original chart the sheep was black. I wanted a white sheep so I just reversed the colors.  

I also finished Holly Jolly by Shannon Christine Designs


This one does have a wrinkle I will have to attack with Best Press. I changed the bottom border to a buffalo check as I have some buffalo check fabric I hope to  use to finish this ornamen.

I also finished up Brenda Gervais's December Word Play. I left off the words joy and merry along with some small trees that are charted at the extreme right. I have so many Christmas stitches that I am going to turn this into a tree topper or a bigger Christmas ornament.

 

Yall pardon the breaks in this blog. I thought I had all the kinks worked out with the new platform but it is giving me fits this afternoon. 

Finally I have to share my solution to a less than stellar ornament. Remember this one?

I took off the original hanger and then I started playing with some things in my stash.
I found this metal form from the Spring Shop at Hobby Lobby.

I had already changed the ribbon to the red check. Could I hot glue the ornament to this piece? And could I pick out that black border that was driving me crazy?



Why yes I could! An hour and one million black fuzzies later I was done.  I like it so much better.   Here is the side view. Remember I had mounted this on a smaller HL ornrmanet earlier.

I found this spring metal piece because I was cleaning out the armoire in my bedroom. I had stashed several finishing things there that I had completely forgotten.  So ladies, sometimes cleaning over stitching is profitable. 

Happy Stitching...hope to have some finishes to share next week.

7 comments:

Sandy said...

Good solution to the problem. All of the stitches are adorable. I have done some small stitching this week for Lindsay and myself. I keep stopping and starting on different ones. I think that may mean I am not loving any of them.

moosecraft said...

All of these stitches are super! I especially like the sheep and holly jolly! Good going on repurposing stuff to suit your stitches!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the word play stitching and the way you finish things off. When you are writing a post, are you staying in normal? If you are in paragraph, it will add spaces. My hubby taught me that. I still am just barely getting by with the new blogger! lol Hugs!

Robin in Virginia said...

Love your sheep finish, Arlene! The Tea and Biscuits thread does make a lovely sheep color. Holly Jolly looks good and of course, deer rack. Enjoy your weekend!

Georgia said...

Arlene, you have so many great finishing ideas. I love all of these, Anxious to see how you finish your sheep, and the Shannon Christine design. I think that Frog, and really been getting around, he has visited me this week too. Have a good and "frog free" week my friend, many blessings to you and yours.

Mari said...

I like the sheep! And I love how you finished that ornament.

Carol said...

Always enjoy popping in and seeing your Saturday stitching posts, Arlene! That metal form you found at HL works perfectly as a base for the deer stack... Love the December Word Play, too--not sure why I haven't stitched this one yet! And the PS Sheep is adorable. Hope you are finding lots of stitching time this week ♥