Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Ornament is finished


I finally got some finishing time this weekend! If you remember this is the Talavera ornament designed by Judy Harper that I stitched a little bit ago. Her website is: http://elegantwhimsies.com/
I first cut out my foam core shapes and put the layer of ultra thin quilt batting over both of them. Then, I did the back in red satin. Next I used my spare perle cotton and laced the back of the stitched piece. Next, I glued, yes, I said glued, the front to the back, with the white tassel in the middle of the bottom. I then started trimming the sides with red twisted cord. Last, I sewed the red and gold beads on the white tassel. Next, I will be taking it to show off at the Saturday stitch group and will be hanging it up to display!
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5 comments:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

That is impressive! Good job - makes me want to dig one out of the box and start stitching! Beautiful job of finishing. Do you hire out?

g said...

Pat...that is very pretty...and you did the finishing yourself...!!! wow..
now please tell me , your house is messy, you serve the peanut butter sands,once in awhile...your laundry is piled up...and you can write your name in the dust, somewhere in the house...
It is all I can do to paint and keep the board of health from shutting us down,,lol
maybe you don't sleep ?...a pod person...perhaps?....lol
too perfect...that could become a problem among the us mortals...
xoxoxo
g

NCPat said...

Thanks, gals! Sorry, I don't hire out but do know some great finishers are out there! Gail--LOL! I am sure you can write your name in the dust somewhere in my house!

LovetoStitch99 said...

Another beautiful project. I love the tassel attached to it. It gives it a nice finishing touch.

Pierrette =^..^=

Happy Heart Designs said...

This turned out really nice. I'm impressed that you do your own finishing. Better watch those sticky-fingered stitchers, this is so pretty it could just go home with someone else!