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Saturday, October 12, 2013

I'll have another

So, I liked that linen so much I just had to stitch another ornament with it.

"2013 Ornament"
Milady's Needle
40 ct Vintage Cedar Plank
GAST Floss

 
I liked the floss colors in the Plum Street Stocking so much I used the same ones for this ornament with the addition of a gold and a lighter brown for the deer.  I love the look of ruched ribbon but I sure don't like making it.  I started ruching this ribbon twice before I was successful.  I started out using regular cotton thread but I found I have to use quilting thread to keep it from knotting and tangling.

I hope you are all enjoying a beautiful autumn weekend.  It has been a sad one for all of us with the loss of Cathy.  We will never forget her or her contributions to this wonderful community of stitching bloggers.

31 comments:

Beth said...

Love the scarf on your reindeer.

Catherine said...

Oh my gosh ~ love this finish, Myra!!!
I finally pulled my stitching out tonite in honor of Cathey....

Barb said...

That is a great ornament. I do love the colors!

cucki said...

I love it too..so sweet xxx

butterfly said...

Another lovely ornament, love the colours, hugs.

Jan Gartlan said...

Such a gorgeous ornament and finish. The world has lost a special person

Jackie said...

You might not like making the ruched ribbon but you certainly do a wonderful job of making it! It looks wonderful on this ornament. Great tip about the quilting thread too.

Lumiruusu said...

This ornament with a cute dear is very pretty too!
I have only stitched about four years so I really admire Your stitching and finishing skills :)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful finish!

Vickie said...

Boy, this little guy brought a big smile to my face this morning.=)

Shirlee said...

I love that ornament! Another "must stitch" for me ... lol!

Robin said...

What a super ornament to finish, Myra! I like your color changes/additions.

Robin in Virginia

Kay said...

Beautiful ornament, and the ruching looks great too.

Faye said...

Just perfect Myra~ your touching is the perfect compliment!!!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I love Cedar Plank, as well. You're right. The colors do "pop" on it. Your ruching is phenomenal! And, that is just the cutest ornament. I need to get in gear on mine!!!

Mary said...

This is one of my favorites from the ornament issue, Myra.
I love the colors and your ruching is the perfect touch!

msmartello said...

Very sweet ornament Myra! I am saddened about the news of Cathey. It is upsetting that she went through such hardship at such a young age.

Maureen

Lois said...

Love your ornament, the colour choices look so good! Well done on the ruching. I've tried it a couple of times and find it quite fiddly. Going to keep your idea of using quilting thread in mind.

Mouse said...

gorgeous finish and love those colours on there ... she has brightened many a bloggers life and I miss her dearly too love mouse xxxx

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Another Beauty! Love that ruched ribbon on the side.
Hugs

Deborah said...

Great finish!

Annette-California said...

Beautiful ornament, made me smile too:) The ruched ribbon is so gorgeous - compliments the pretty stitching you did in the design.
love Annette

Carol said...

Oh, I love the ruched ribbon finish on this one, Myra... It does take a bit longer to make, but it gives the edges such a wonderful look. Very cute little finish :)

Christine said...

So so pretty! The rushed ribbon around it was well worth the effort !
Have a lovely week
Christine

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such a cutie - and the ribbon just sets it off!

Chris said...

What a sweet ornament :)

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Well that is perfect! Gorgeous finishing too!

Cindy's Stitching said...

just adorable. really pretty finish

Karoline said...

It's lovely, congratulations

Maggee said...

Great job of stitching and finishing Myra! Rusching is a pain to do but it DOES look so good. I was doing some recently. Where did it go?? Hmmm... I especially like the Christmas tree with the ribbon band (?)on it... Hugs!

Sally said...

Oooh what a beautiful ornament Myra. This is on my list of 23 to stitch from the magazine!