This is Lizzie*Kate's Christmas Love from the JCS 2012 Special Christmas Issue. I'm using Cottage Garden Threads - Red Carnation; DMC 936 and DMC 312 on 25 count Dublin. I am rather partial to Cottage Garden Threads and this red one is just perfect. The picture is from when I started it on Friday night after an eventful afternoon at work......It shows where some of the stitches have been pulled tight!
My Sweet 16 lives where we would put up a Christmas tree (I'm sure you understand.) For many years I've been finishing my cross stitch ornaments byputting them in frams, as little cushions, needle cases or inserts into Christmas cards. Every year I drool over the flat finishes I find online and think to myself, I will do that next year. Well, the only way to get one finished is to make next year this year!
I'm leaning towards Dani's
method of finishing, without the loop at the top of the cord. The Floss Box
has slightly different finish, which I have in mind for finishing my next ornament, Do You Hear by Shepherd's Bush.
The Twisted Stitcher
has heaps of great finishing tutorials and I will be finishing Mosey 'N Me's Santa's Helper as a flat fold
. in a couple of ornaments time.
My weekend progress.
The stitching is finished. :smile_cat:
I finished this one just in the nick of time. I got up at 5am yesterday morning.....I gave it to my friend a few hours later.....and she loved it!