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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Christmas Finish

Hello dear friends!  I hope you are all enjoying this wonderful spring weather.  The plants are growing, the birds are singing, I am upright, ...life is good.  :o)

I was anxious to use the gorgeous chenille trim I won in Nancy's giveaway and as a bonus she sent along a skien of her matching floss.  I went digging through my charts and decided on this:


"Emblem of Friendship"
Cherished Stitches
32 ct Forest Linen/Victorian Motto Floss (color name unknown)



You know I had to have a cardinal in there somewhere, didn't you?  I loved stitching this from start to finish.  The Victorian Motto floss was a joy to use, no knotting and very little twisting and the chenille trim was wonderful to work with.   I really want to stitch this one again using a light colored linen.

I think my next stitch will be something summery.  :o)


27 comments:

CATHI said...

Wonderful finish!

Cathi

Deborah said...

Great finish!

butterfly said...

great stitching love the colour.

Deb said...

It's very pretty Myra!

Friendship Crossing said...

That is just darling Myra!


Tanya

Heather said...

Love your finish!! Your cardinal on the back is adorable! ;o)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

What tiny stitches! Wonderful Myra. Very pretty.

Christina said...

A lovely finish Myra - the colour is divine. How organised are you? Christmas in spring?! And of course you had to include a cardinal! ;0)

msmartello said...

Love it Myra!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh que c'est joli !!
bisous de France

Vickie said...

What a great piece Myra. Love all of it. :)

Daffycat said...

Beautiful!

LOL You should "sign" every piece that way!

Nancy said...

Very pretty!

Shirlee said...

Looks lovely! Don't you just love using that chenille trim : )

BeckySC said...

Very pretty dear Myra :)

Simple Pleasure said...

Myra
This certainly is a fabulous creation. I agree with you, Nancy's trim and floss are fabulous...I'm enjoying a heather set of floss that I recently won...she is not only a creative soul but a most generous individual.
Your signature cardinal is the perfect finish to the ornament.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Ellen said...

Gorgeous, I love it! Red is one of my favorite colors!

Hugs,

April said...

Very pretty Myra. I love the colors.

April

Penny said...

So pretty! :)

Barb said...

Love that finish!!It looks a bit Quaker.

Lois said...

What a lovely finish Myra!

Chris said...

Gorgeous finish!!

Carol said...

Such pretty trim and floss you won, Myra--I've never tried chenille. How do you apply it?

Your ornament is darling and your little signature tag is so "you"!!

Glad you're still upright--too funny :)

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Myra,
Wow your finished piece is lovely! Yes, I did see the little Cardinal on the back. :)
Hugs

Vera said...

So pretty Myra!! Lovely finish. Vera

Sally said...

What a beautiful finish Myra. The thread really pops on the green fabric. Both fabric and thread are beautiful colours.

Catherine said...

Love it Myra!! You always finish things in the neatest ways!