So, here's what I'm working on right now. It is the Heirloom Memories Ornament from Victoria Sampler. Of course, I cannot leave well enough alone, so I'm changing it a bit and making additions. My co-worker is getting married in a few weeks, so instead of making an ornament, I will frame the finished piece. I am adding the name of the bride and groom to the top and their wedding date to the bottom of the design. I am also swapping out the colors of the forget-me-nots to match their wedding color - bright fuschia, and a lighter pink for contrast. I chose a brighter shade of green for the lazy daisy leaves and backstitch to coordinate with the brighter flowers.
As far as hardanger goes, I find cutting the threads unnerving, but I love the finished look and how easy it is to stitch the kloster blocks. The dove's eyes were fun, too. I can definitely see more hardanger in my future projects. I'm sure, with practice, I will feel more at ease doing the thread cutting. Also, I need to invest in a good pair of tweezers for removing the cut threads!
|Heirloom Memories Ornament - Original finish from the Victoria Sampler website.|
|Heirloom Memories Wedding Sampler stitching on 28 ct. antique white evenweave.|