Sunday, October 25, 2015

Bambi ornament

I thought I should make an appearance in Bloggerville since I seem to have been AWOL for a while.  I guess I've just slowed down on the crafty side and I've never been one to show works in progress.  I have been stitching, just more slowly.  My eyes seem to be very tired in the evenings and that's my prime stitching time.   I finally managed to do a finish-finish this weekend, small, but sweet.

A while ago I discovered a French designer while browsing Pinterest.  Her name is Roselyne Pittet and her designs are released under the name  "Fleurs de Lin".   They are all charming, but one little ornament just caught my eye and I kept returning to it over and over.   I was delighted to see that it was available as a PDF download.  We are in a good period for U.S. stitchers to buy European patterns with the exchange rate between the Euro and dollar right now.   The design I picked is from the "Noel Nostalgique" sampler.  The sampler is a collection of 9 designs, but they can be purchased individually. 

Here's a link.

I fell in love with design #8 in the series, the two baby deer that look just like Bambi.   I stitched it up on 36 ct Summer Khaki Edinburgh linen with DMC threads.   My finish is a flatfold and I made a 3-color braid for the trim.  This time I used the method of tying a knot at one corner and letting the ends dangle.  I'm not sure I love that method, but I haven't found a better way of dealing the with trim ends when the trim is applied after the front and back are glued together.  This will make a nice little holiday gift for someone.





16 comments:

Sheryl S. said...

Gorgeous little design Annie, lovely colours and the finish perfect

Margaret said...

Beautiful! Love the design, and your finishing is perfect. I think the dangling braid looks great.

Jane Galley said...

beautifully finished, love the braid

Christine said...

What a lovely ornament

Vickie said...

Yay! I have been watching for a post by you. ;)
What a precious gift someone will be receiving. I like everything about it.

Mii Stitch said...

Annie what a superb finish!! It was worth the wait :)
Beautiful stitching & finishing :)

Nancy said...

Just beautiful!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I'm glad to hear someone else feels the way I do about posts. I just can't seem to post progress pics unless it's a BAP or a SAL. I too have slowed down on my stitching this year and my posts have slowed as well. Darling little giftie! Someone will be lucky when they receive it.

ArchangelDecker said...

That is so cute!

Holly said...

Yay, you're back! What a beautiful and sweet pattern as well as a stellar finish (as usual) by you. I love the dangling ends...it fits the feel of the design somehow.

Carol said...

I'm another who rarely posts anything but finishes, Annie, unless it is a bigger piece (and you know I do very few of those!)...

I really, really love this sweet deer and the way you've finished it. The braided trim is wonderful--will have to remember that myself. I just took a look at the link you provided and think I'm in trouble--such cute designs! But, how nice that our dollar is going further these days :)

Annette-California said...

Beautiful! The design is so precious & lovely braid trim. Your gift is going to touch someone's heart when they open it. love Annette

Emma/Itzy said...

Gorgeous project - thank you for the link I had not heard of them before!

Brigitte said...

You are right, Annie, at this exchange rate times are good for you to discover European designers. And this French one is even new to me. Thanks for the link. I love the pattern you got from her and I love your finished piece. I often use this finishing method with cords, I think it's better for me to make a knot and let the ends hang down than trying to hide the ends somehow. I tried that once and it was a disaster, lol.

Jackie said...

Gorgeous finish Annie! The linen color is perfect too. Really showcases the stitching. I've not tried a flatfold finish - for some reason I think it's harder than other finishes. You did really well with yours!

Gina E. said...

Ditto to all the above compliments! Such a sweet gift for the lucky recipient. Isn't Pinterest a killer! I spend (waste) hours a day on that darn site, pinning stuff like crazy, I'll never do any of them, but the eye candy is too lovely to turn away from !