Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Snowman's Holiday Ornament

I finished up the finishing of this ornament last night, and had to wait for daylight (if you could call this rainy, dreary day "daylight") to take a photo. I love how sparkly it is, but if I were to stitch this again I think I would convert the entire thing to cotton floss - either standard or hand-dyed - and I think it would become a more enjoyable stitch.

Snowman's Holiday Ornament

Lizzie Kate

Silkweaver 32 ct Solo Lugana, DMC Floss, Kreinik #4 Braid, Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid


Thank you to those of you who left nice comments about the exchange from Goldie yesterday - she really did a lovely job on it, and I am sure she enjoyed seeing your kind words :-)

Stitched on today: Started a gift, and started a PIF gift

22 comments:

Carol R said...

What a cute little snowman Carol. Lovely finishing as always!

Danielle said...

This looks great, Carol. Very colorful and patriotic. I agree about floss choices if you should stitch it again. I find myself moving away from metallic threads of any kind. This piece would look great in overdyeds.

BeckySC said...

Great finish, Carol :) !! You did a great job :)

Susan said...

That is so cute, Carol! I agree with you, though, on the sparkling fibers - I'd much rather stitch with plain old DMC.

Mary said...

Great finish!!!!

Kathy A. said...

What a sweet little snowman. Beautiful finish!!

Kim B said...

This finished up beautifully! I love the vivid patriotic colors! Well done!

Nic said...

Cute finish!

karenv said...

What a cute finish Carol!

I've decided to get rid of all my sparkly thread as I'm not a big fan and haven't used any for months, if not years now. I'd much rather use cotton or silk ;)

ollie1976 said...

cute finish!
-Jen

Wendy said...

Wonderful little ornament! Stitching with Kreinik and treasure braid is a challenge...but worth it in the end. Don't you love the sparkle!

Michelle said...

Your little snowman ornament turned out so cute! Congrats!!

staci said...

What a cute ornament Carol :) And congrats on the lovely exchange you received :)

Janaina said...

Loooove it!:o) Adorable piece!

Barbara said...

It's such a cute finish, Carol!

Jenna said...

Your snowman looks very sweet! That much metallic stitching in one little piece must have been a bit frustrating for you. But you did a great job!

Mylene said...

Such a cute ornament, Carol.

Ranae said...

ohh! How adorable, I love it.

Jessica said...

Carol,
I am Deb from Laven rose ramblings daughter, Jessica. She asked me to email you, and let you know that she will not be able to mail out the project this weekend. She is in the hospital recovering from diverticulitis. She has finished the house, and it looks beautiful. She will email you next week, and let you know when the project will be sent. She apologizes for the delay. She is feeling better everyday, and I hope that she makes a full recovery over the weeks to come.

tkdchick said...

Cute little ornie!

Tanya said...

Oh Carol- that is so cute!!!

Tanya

Sharon said...

Too cute!