Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Final Sleigh Ride of 2015

Not much to show today, but I did decide to do one final small gift for a friend who really appreciates these little stitched goodies.  This flat fold pattern is "Sleigh Ride",  a Winter Snapperland design from Bent Creek.  I love that little guy all bundled up and riding in his one-horse sleigh.  It always amazes me how much personality can be displayed in so few stitches.  The fabric is 32 count bone jobelan.   Maybe a slight color change somewhere, but basically I used the recommended colors.  Skipped the snap and substituted a gold bead to suggest Jingle Bells.  And I added a couple of star-shaped buttons.  The cording is purchased.  The backing fabric was a stray fat quarter I bought in the fabric shop some time ago on a whim.  It's only in the photos that the cord looks so misplaced on the top back.  I didn't notice that at all on the finished piece.  Of course, it's there, but not so prominent.  Just ignore it please.







26 comments:

Angela K said...

Very nice gift Annie, your friend is lucky. Lovely pattern, great finishing and lovely colors. Happy new year to you!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a fun piece to stitch, finish and gift to your friend! I really like your tweaks to the chart. Wishing you a great 2016 with lots of stitches crossed!

Vickie said...

This is adorable and sweet. Love the gold bead too.

Cindy's Stitching said...

so cute annie.

Shebafudge said...

It looks great!

Carol said...

Really cute finish, Annie! I have that chart and never paid much attention to it, but seeing your finish makes me take a second look. Will add it to my way too big, "to be stitched" pile!

Happy New Year to you--maybe 2016 will be our healthy year?!

Margaret said...

That came out so beautifully! I love the design too. I bet your friend loved it! Happy 2016!

Preeti said...

Beautiful finish!! Your friend will love the gift :)

Jane Galley said...

Oh, I love that fabric, it's beautifully finished and I'm sure much loved

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely flat fold, I am sure your friend will be delighted with your creation and will be able to enjoy it year after year!

KimM said...

Beautiful finish - love the design - of course, I LOVE horses.....
xxx

Penny said...

What a lucky friend to receive such a sweet gift! I think you did a really lovely job on the finishing!

Holly said...

How wonderful to have a friend who appreciates cross stitched gifts! Another beautiful finish...hope you have/had some time away from work to relax and stitch to your heart's content!

Hetti said...

Such a cute design Annie and the finishing is perfect!
About 6 hours to go for the new year and I wish you a happy, healhty an creative year 2016!!
XXX Hetti

Tiffany said...

Very pretty

Brigitte said...

That is truly a lovely piece. Such a nice winter scene, and I love how you embellished it. You did a wonderful flat fold finish on it, thanks for showing the flat fold from the front and the back. The pictures will help me making my flat fold finish tomorrow.
Have a great 2016!

ArchangelDecker said...

It turned out great!

♥ Nia said...

Lovely work sweetie :D well done!!
Happy 2016 to you :D

Kirsten said...

Cute finish. The horse looks so pretty.
Happy New Year!

averyclaire.org said...

I am LOVING your post headline...very catchy and creative...and your little ornament is LOVELY. Wishing you a peace-filled, laughter-filled, and joyous New Year!

Mylene said...

Such a very cute finish!
Happy New Year and all the best for 2016!

Anna van Schurman said...

It's always a pleasure to stitch for those who appreciate it! Lovely finish.

StitchSave Live said...

Beautiful stitching! I just love these flatfolds, I think I will set a goal to try my hand at one in 2016.

Emma/Itzy said...

Lovely finish!

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful design and stitching Annie. Happy New Year.

Annette said...

What a lovely finish!!!
The piece is beautiull