Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Tonight's joy...

Tonight's joy came in two forms.
First a surprise 'fat' letter from Pamela with some really cute sampler fabric and a variety of delicious Japanese postcards.  This surprise was such a wonderful pick-me-up after a hard day at work.  Thank you so very much Pamela.
Second a completed Christmas ornament.  
This one is stitched on 40 count linen -  my first time on linen of such a high count!   I wanted to use up stash and had a small piece of 40 count linen gifted to me by Amy
The red and gold threads are German variegated thread given me by a friend who doesn't stitch!   I have never used them before and truth to tell I won't again if I can help it.   DMC flow through the needle much better although to be fair using two threads of floss on 40 count linen may not have been a wise choice.   However I wanted to colours to be dense and that aim was achieved.   I will make this into a rectangular hanging ornament for the Christmas tree.   But..... I have one other ornament with the stitching complete and another half way stitched and so the construction will wait until I can do all three together.
Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for you and for me!

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful gif.such joy in the mail..
    Sweet stitching.
    Big hugs x

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  2. Lovely finish! So nice to get a sweet surprise in the mail!

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  3. I'm so glad you like the little package!
    The ornament is rich!

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  4. How sweet. What a blessing you received. Glad it improved your day. Hugs Margaret

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  5. What a great little pick-me-up gift. :) Your JOY ornament turned out lovely. I don't think I would even try stitching on 40ct. Too hard on my old eyes lol.

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  6. Sometimes it's fun to try new threads... yes, it might have been easier to stitch with one strand. But it turned out lovely!

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  7. Lovely ornament & what a great pick me up in the post

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  8. Hi Margaret,

    I love reading your blog and have been doing so for quite some time now! Just not a big commenter. I love you "Joy" ornament. Wherever did you find the pattern? I would love to stitch it if I could locate the pattern. Your fabric for the new dress is lovely. Enjoy your iPad tutorial, I adore my iPad.


    Amy Varnell-Miller
    tangerinedream73@gmail.com

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