Monday, November 30, 2009

TGOSM Creative Cross Stitch Challenge #1



Kirstin Edwards, from the wonderful online stitcher's magazine, The Gift of Stitching,  has issued a challenge to stitch a motif and finish it in some way.  I love Christmas, it is definitely my favorite time of year.  So, since it 'tis the season, what else to do with the motif but make a Christmas ornament.  Without further ado, here's my attempt at the challenge.




You can click on the image for a larger view.  I tried over and over, but failed to capture the gorgeous opalescent fabric it is stitched on!  It's a 28 ct Solo from Silkweaver.

Here's the back of the ornament.



The thread I used is a silk from Vicki Clayton (Hand-Dyedfibers.com) called Zaffre Cobalt.  Again, the photo doesn't do justice to the luscious color changes in this varigated silk thread.

This was a very fun stitch!

Until next time, Happy Stitching!

Vicki in CO

5 comments:

Nancy M said...

You did a great job! I can never think of doing things differently!

Sandy In Montana said...

That is so very pretty, Vicki. Great job !!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Beautiful ornament!

Carolyn NC said...

Love this - fantastic job!

Lynn said...

This is so pretty! you did a wonderful job on it! Congrat's!