Monday, 3 June 2019

Finishes

It has been a productive weekend and finally the Christmas Ornaments are crossed off the list.   Creative finishing is not really my forte but here we go -  all but one are from 2018 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue
I really liked the wreath style finish used for Noel and happened to have one - re-purposed from a greeting card - so here's my attempt to copy the finish that JCS used.   Rather an amateur copy but .....
The pompom trim seemed to suit this ornament and I am quite satisfied with this one.
The elf has turned out well with a simple hanging finish.  I like him but stitched over one means he won't be repeated too soon:-)   A simple gold cord hanger and pins with gold beads holding a red ribbon edging he looks really cute.
And this one came from a chart on the internet and the finish is certainly not professional.   But for a brief appearance on a Christmas tree once a year this will have to do.

Now I have to decide on what to do next.   No hardanger inspiration yet but I am wanting a new mat to go on my bedside table so may revisit my charts and see if there's anything suitable. 
The Betsy Morgan etui needs construction but that is currently put to one side.   I need energy to concentrate on that.

8 comments:

  1. Lovely Christmas ornaments! Good for you to have
    accomplished these already. Wish I could say the
    same! I continue to really enjoy your blog.

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    1. Thanks Denise. Having finished these I am in a bit of a quandary as to what to do next. And the weather has turned very cold so maybe knitting a pair of woollen socks would be a good idea?!

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  2. Three great finishes, perfect for the Christmas tree. I really love the elf!

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    1. I love the elf too and want to keep him for my own tree!

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  3. Oh, you are much better at finishing then I am! Great job.

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    1. Thank you but these don't bear too much scrutiny close up! Sufficient for a tree though.

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  4. Nice work. I like the Noel Finish and the pompom trim is perfect too.

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    1. Thanks. I intend to keep a look out later in the year when decorations come out for another small/mini wreath as this finish is so cute.

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