Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Surprise Ornament

I finally finished my Surprise ornament for the exchange in July! It seems like it took FOR-EV-ER!
First Snow
by The Drawn Thread

available here

This scan is just a bit washed out. The colors are still subtle, but a little more saturated than this. Michael said he really liked it when he saw it finished. I'm feeling rather uninspired about how to finish it. Any good ideas? I picked up a book on kumihimo at Stitches South. (Egad, I still need to blog about that!) How weird would it be to use an ancient Japanese braiding as a border for a primitive cross stitch design??


Annette said...

I love it!

Kylie does kumihimo braiding now and then (she raids my fiber stash LOL). I've had her make some finishing braid for me - I love that I can pick the colors so it matches perfectly.

Sue in N. Va said...

Oooo... awesome ornament!!

imnverted said...

Very pretty ornie

anna s. said...

Heather, thanks for stopping by my blog and encouraging me to tat! I'm so eager to learn more during the summer, hope I can do it with the book bc if not, the next course will be in the fall.
You make fabulous ornaments! I saw the Diana and the other blue one... never seen anything like this before, major WOW!!!
Off to subscribe to your blog... very interesting reading! :)

Annie said...

Looks really pretty. I stitched that piece a couple of years ago and made it into a bookmark. But mine was on 36-ct over 2 so maybe yours is a bit too large for that.

StitchinKat said...

It looks great Heather! Would look nice as a mini bellpull, maybe with real pieces of branch?
I have that one kitted, and as always am inspired!

Susan @ Real Girl Designs said...

Very cute finish, Heather!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oooh looks as good as when I stitched it. Funny, I picked up a Kumihimo book myself a few weeks ago. I need to crack that baby open!

Jeanne said...

I found your blog today Heather. I remember seeing you on bulletin boards a few years back before everyone stampeded over to blogging. (Theresa Wentzler and maybe CSC?). Glad to see you out there still stitching.

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