Monday, June 1, 2009

Of Partridges and Pears

I couldn't stop staring at the Ink Circles ornament in the new issue of JCS. Maybe not the right season for it, but I knew the only cure for me was to stitch it up. And once it was stitched, I had to do the finish. I was going for a pear shape, but I guess it's more of a tree shape. Added some chain feather stitching and a little brass heart to cover up the spot where the piping ends meet. I also changed the shape of the pears in the tree to be a little more to my liking. The stitching is on Vikki Clayton's 35 ct linen. I'll put it away now and hold it til a more appropriate time of year.

17 comments:

karenv said...

That turned out great! I really like the way you finished it :)

staci said...

Awesome!!!

Miss 376 said...

Another lovely finish, you'll enjoy getting this one back out

Joke said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I went over to yours, and I enjoyed looking (a feast for the eye!)and reading. So many lovely finishes and this is one of them :)

Patty said...

I just love how you finish things!

Ranae said...

wow! so pretty and so fast.
Awesome finishing job

Mylene said...

Love it!! You finished it perfectly!

mainely stitching said...

Oh, that came out great! Wonderful finishing! :D

Olenka's Stitches said...

It looks fantastic!

Annette said...

What a lovely finish, great job

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great job! I've really enjoyed reading your blog and will check in often to see what you're up to. You've got some great finishes - love the rock stars!

Pumpkin said...

Great job Annie! Boy, your needles are flying ;o)

Rachel S said...

That is just beautiful!

Art4Sol said...

I think this one looks great anytime of the year!

Sandra said...

Looks great Annie. It does look like a pear, but to make it more obvious needs a little something: a small leaf on the cord.

Still I think it's perfect the way it is. And Christmas is right around the corner, I must hurry and start my stitching!

BeckySC said...

That's looks just wonderful!! Congratulations!!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

This ornament immediately caught my eye when I picked up the magazine last week too! lol Great minds think alike? It looks lovely worked up - I like the way you have done it.
Hugs,
Kerry