Freeform Katia

December 12, 2007

the end draws nigh

Filed under: projects — Tags: , , , , — freeformkatia @ 8:10 am

I’m coming to the end of the cross stitch for Maja’s stocking. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out, considering it’s the first cross stitch pattern I’ve ever done. I like to start out easy … ha ha.

All that needs to be done so that I’m finished is to sew on the beads, the pine branch and finish outlining it. I didn’t think that the outlining was a big deal, but as I compare the outlined and non-outlined sections (click on the picture to get to a close up of the ornament. the upper left side is outlined, the middle-upper right side is not) I see that it does make a difference. It looks much tidier.

Regarding the pine branch (which you can see on the original design here), I had initially thought that I would not do it but instead cross stitch the stocking holder’s name there and have the ornament hang off of one of the letters, like the J in Maja’s name, the T in my name (if I do a lower case t with a hook on it), the second A in Richard’s name and the second E in Madeleine’s name. I may still do that… it’s just when I showed Maja the pattern she was emphatic that I put the pine branch in. Maybe I can do both… a little pine branch and the name?

The other challenge remaining is how on earth am I going to get this on the face of the stocking? Oi vey. More on that in future posts.

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2 Comments »

  1. that is absolutely gorgeous…a bit different from usual designs…and my color

    Laura

    Comment by laniki — December 13, 2007 @ 2:46 pm

  2. you are almost there …. what a beautiful job!
    Mom

    Comment by Mom — December 14, 2007 @ 4:16 pm


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