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Today I have to share another ornament I stitched:
by Homespun Elegance
Found in the 2009 Just Cross Stitch Special Ornament Issue
I stitched mine using DMC on a scrap piece of unknown linen 32 ct.
I finished this with simple twine that I made into cording and a red gingham bow at the top. I think it just turned out darling. It certainly makes me smile :)
I've had some questions about how I make my twine cording...
If you look on my finishing blog you will see in the tutorial for the Little House Needleworks Sheep Virtues: HERE that I make it using a single piece of twine. I then make slip knots on each end and twist it with my Krenik corder to make the cording. A *note* about twine cording.... twine is not a type of material that is "perfect". Its raw jute and as it is made there are lumps and bumps and imperfectness in it. When one uses it to make cording, the resulting cording will be "uneven" or not the same thickness in places along the cording because of the very nature of the jute twine. You are not doing anything wrong, that's just how it is. Twine cording lends itself to the "country" look or the "primitive" look perfectly. It does not lend itself to "perfect" and "polished" finishing. If you are the type of person that does not like imperfectness, then do not use it, as you will not be happy with the end result.
I've also had some questions about...
how I make my bows. If you would like to see how I do my bows. Please follow this tutorial I authored on my Tutorial Blog at this link: Making the Bow... And please remember, if you use my tutorials, please give credit where credit is due. Thank you!
My 25 Days...
has only 10 days left! I can hardly believe it :) I don't know if I'll do this again next year. It seems that blogs are dying. I know that many people that I love to follow and were "old timers" on the blogs don't blog anymore. Last year, these 25 days were highly popular and I got a lot of feedback. This year, I've noticed that I get around 2000 page hits each day, but I'm only averaging about 10 comments per day. I'm going to be honest and say, I blog for the feedback. I've made so many, very close relationships with people across the globe by authoring this blog. It just seems that Instagram and Facebook, where one can just quickly click on a Heart Icon or a Thumbs-up Icon is what people are leading toward. I like both of those venues as well and use them a lot, however my true love is reading someone's thoughts and words and looking into their hearth and their home. Learning their true feelings on different topics in life. Viewing their gorgeous handwork and almost like forming a relationship, a friendship with them. I know that people are very, very, very busy all the year long and particularly at this time of year, believe me I'm with you! We will see what 2015 brings.
So that does it for Day 15 folks....
I'll be back tomorrow with something else to share with you!
I'll be keeping my hands to work (doing laundry...YUCK!) and heart to God! Just like always :)
Love in Stitches,