Thursday, December 13, 2007

SBEBB Christmas Ornament Exchange 2007

I received this beautiful ornament from Yuko in Japan. It's a design by Sharon Cohen of The Nostalgic Needle titled "Tudor Rose Ornament" from Just Cross Stitch 1999 Special Christmas Issue.

Yuko also sent me some fabrics, floss and a cute apple pin-cushion which are useful for me. Thanks Yuko for such a great exchange. I love them all. I am hanging this ornament at my work desk now.

Took a close up look of her ornament.The stitches and finishing of her ornament were superb. And see the cute apple. It even comes with a stalk.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

SBEBB Stitcher's Christmas Ornament Exchange

This is what I stitched for Carol. It is a complimentary design by Jean Farish Heart And Home, titled '3D Holly Band Ornament'. This is my first attempt with a 3D project and I am happy with the end result. I sewn the pattern on a 28 ct Jobelan bone with DMC floss. I did not follow the finishing method as indicated but instead I used the pinkeep mattress style finishing technique. I then tied 8 different coloured bells onto DMC metallic red and green floss and sewn it to the bottom of the ornament.