Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Really Done !

Can I have an AMEN!!

I finished this today and am really happy with how it came out. I am using filler that is in little clusters (about the size of a pencil eraser) and they aren't fun to work with on small projects. It is a nice filler because it fills in nicely and doesn't leave lumpy spots or get matted down.

It seems like there hasn't been much activity in the blogging world. I imagine everyone is busy finishing things or are lurking!!

This is a freebie by Blue Ribbon Designs. I changed the lettering as I don't particularly care for words written in all Upper Case Fancy letters. I tried to make them a little less like first letters of a capitalized word. I'm pleased with how it turned out. I used most of the recommended floss, though a few might be different.

The backing was a problem. I just realized that I have no Christmas fabrics and Joann's doesn't have any! I was in a hurry to finish this and picked up the checked fabric at Walmart. We're lucky our Walmart still has fabric, though I hear it is being phased out.

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!
Love and stitches,


Kathy said...

I love it! It turned out great. I love the cording on it. Definitly an ornament to be proud of.

Michele said...

what a sweet finish Jean! congrats, you are rocking out these finishes :)

Ginnie said...

well done on a great finish.

Megumi said...

Sorry to hear this was sort of a torture project for awhile - I've had plenty of those myself. ;) Glad to see you finished it - it turned out terrific. :)

Daffycat said...

Wow, your ornament turned out perfectly! I really like the simple colored check for the backing fabric.

staci said...

Your ornament looks wonderful! You've done a really stunning job with the stitching and finishing...and you've got a headstart on the holidays too ;)

Theresa said...

Your finish is beautiful!!!! I think the backing fabric works nicely with the design~