Tuesday, November 25, 2008

quick-stitch, part II

I'm back again with another quick-stitch weekend piece called Simple Joys. This design is complimentary at Tanya's website so go check it out and stitch it. I picked the design, floss and fabric on Friday. I stitched the piece and then reflected on its finishing Saturday. Sunday I was able to dye the fabric and assemble my piece with store bought supplies. This piece was fun to stitch because of its size. I've decided its life will be that of a Christmas ornament, but you can finish it any ole' way you like.

Simple Joys
designer: Tanya Marie Anderson of The Sampler Girl
stitched by:
Julie (me)
DMC Floss used
32 count Antique linen ~ coffee-dyed for aged look
Specifics: The cording is hemp cord. Poly-fil as cushion. I hand-sewed this together and then covered the seams with a free-handed cross stitch to give it that "not-so-perfect" appearance. Lastly, I initialed the back and included "08.

What I love about the backing fabric is that it is folk art which compliments the intention of the design. Ironically it has a tree and snowflake (also, but not shown on this fabric swatch, are holly and barns - all set in wintertime) which match the design motifs. And as it says, Simple Joys, it was to stitch and finish.


primitivebettys said...

Sweet finish Julie :)

I've posted an award for you on my blog... swing by when you have time. :)

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on a lovely finish.
Love what you did with this little freebie.