Friday, December 24, 2010

Last-minute Stitchery

There's still time! This is for those of you frantically scrabbling around in a pile of fabric remnants and bits of string, waving scissors and a glue stick, muttering about Christmas and Martha and perfect trees/centerpieces/decorations/gifts. I guess it's also for those rare creatures who are planning next year's projects, but who really does that? Not me, that's for sure, although every year is the year I swear I'll start - no, really, I mean it this time.
Seriously, though, this took me about 3 hours from start to finish - from cutting out the fabric to mounting the finished piece.

I created this embroidery to use for my holiday cards and for a decoration. I pressed the finished piece and scanned it, then printed it on cardstock for the cards. I want to start doing this every year, with a new design each time, and build a collection.

Get the embroidery pattern here! I'm traveling, and using a borrowed computer, so sorry for the imperfect pattern. I'm planning to redo all my patterns soon(ish) so they look better anyway. I used blue linen, and cream and very pale blue floss. Stitches are outline stitch, lazy daisy, brick and satin stitches.


  1. What a cool idea! It looks fabulous. Merry Christmas!

  2. thanks! it's given me all kinds of new ideas that i don't have time to do anything with!

    happy new year!


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