Monday, October 28, 2013

October 2013 IHSW 3

I thought I'd post an update to the Santa and Reindeer ornament I've been stitching for my nephew, William.  I finished the front side of the ornament this weekend.  I had an absolute blast doing the backstitch for this adorable design.  Margaret Sherry designed it using loads of tiny little stitches going in any direction and through any holes she felt the needle should pass through to create the most curved lines I've ever seen in a cross stitch pattern.  I think the result is enchanting!

Santa and Reindeer Ornament (Margaret Sherry)
Stitched over two on 32 ct. beige evenweave.
My next steps are to chart and stitch William's name and birth year on another piece of fabric to be used as the back of the 3 1/2-inch ornament.  I'll fill it with fiber-fill and add a nice braid to hide the seam from stitching the pieces together. 

Stay tuned!  I'll post a picture when it's all done.

Happy Stitching!


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