Friday, October 31, 2008

Peace stocking

U.S. to Canada mail comes through again. Vivian, my partner in the October ornament swap on Brooke Nolan's BBInteractive group, received the ornament I made for her. I'm always so relieved when I hear that an international package arrived safely.

I stitched the stocking ornament by Brightneedle from the JCS 2003 ornament issue. I think I saw another stitched version of this recently on someone's blog and that's where I caught the bug to stitch it myself. And I got a chance to use a little crocheted flower I made. I put a little bead in the flower center, so you can't see the crocheted center, but I used a technique called the Magic Circle to start it off. It's a crocheter's dream. Very easy and makes a perfect circle. My thanks to whoever invented that technique. The beaded edge is just made by adding a bead to a regualar straight pin and inserting the pin into the seam just as you do for a pinkeep.




I added this little floss tag with a Prairie Schooler design to the package:

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Annie
Thank you again for the lovely exchange. I must go check out this crop-a-dile tool. Sounds like something I need (teehee).
I am still ooing and aaaing over my little treasures.
Vivian

Jan said...

What a great exchange gift you made. I may have to dig out my JCS 2003.

Daffycat said...

Beautiful exchange gift! I love the floss tag too!

Barbara said...

Cute with a capital C!!!!

Mylene said...

I just ove these two finishes. They are just lovely!

Pumpkin said...

Adorable finishes Annie! The colors in that stocking are so vibrant and beautiful :o)

staci said...

The BN stocking is adorable! As is the floss tag :)