Saturday, 9 February 2019

Christmas Ornament Number 3

This ornament is adapted from the one designed by Forget Me Not In Stitches in the Just Cross Stitch 2004 Christmas edition.
I stitched on 32 count natural Belfast linen with DMC threads.  To make the white stand out more I used whipped back stitch only for that colour.   On reflection I should have thought more about the interlaced effect....but it is what it is :-)

9 comments:

  1. I love it = looks a wee bit like tartan. Very Celtic in design.

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    1. Thank you. I like the slight Celtic effect too

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  2. I hope you can get your lovely ear-rings repaired Margaret. I hope too that your mum is doing better.

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    1. Thanks Ann. Hopefully both Mother and earrings will be fully restored quickly.

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  3. So cute, but I think my eyes wouldn't let me work on that linen...used to enjoy the Aida, but sometimes then you could feel more than see the spot for your needle...and my eyes were younger back then, lol.
    Sandy's Space

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  4. It looks lovely. Interlacing would have been too much thinking if I had to do it!

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    1. Yes. Probably better I didn't think of it in time as I'm too frazzled to think that through!

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  5. The white looks stunning! I'm not sure how whipped backstitch works, but I will have to look it up.

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    1. Whipped backstitch is something I often use if I'm not happy with an uneven row of backstitch. It does make it look more like a cord though.

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