Wednesday, January 19, 2011

First Cross Stitched Ornament of the year

DMC Freebie Pattern
DMC floss used
Stitched on Natural Linen

This is the first ornment I have ever made.  I have always admired them but never sewed one together.  After veiwing so many beautiful handstitched ornaments on trees this season on various blogs, I felt I should give it a go.  I have cross stitched ornaments, but I used to put them in tiny small frames and then hang those on the tree.  After seeing Faye's coffee ornament for a friend, I knew it would be a perfect gift for one of my dear friends whose birthday was just a couple of weeks ago. She loves coffee SO much, and I had it in mind that she could hang this off of the doorknob on her pantry door in her kitchen. 
Here is the backing fabric.  I loved the swirls in the design and copied Faye's idea of using a swirl background to back it, and used a silver and copper colored bead at the base of the gingham ribbon.

Here it is hanging on MY closet door!  I did choose other colors for the cup itself, and used two different colors of floss to make the "froth".  Thank you Faye for sharing with us your design!  I just love how it turned out!
This is now my NEW stitching bag!  I get so many complements on it.  My friend Annette, who I made the coffee ornament for, made me this bag for Christmas and I just love it!  It has a padded pocket inside where I place my scissors and it is SO big, I can carry my stitching, graphs, books, even my iPad!  Next I am working on a "LOVE" ornament for another friend.  I do need to make some for me though!  Hopefully soon!

5 comments:

Faye said...

Wow!! Your ornament is fantastic!!! Glad I was able to enable you~~~~ I see many many more ornies for you in the future!!!

Always, Faye

Cindy's Stitching said...

I love the ornament. You did a great job. I am sure you friend will love it.

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your finished ornament! It's always good to start the year with a finish.

Carol said...

Hi Lisa...Just wanted to drop in and say thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog. I'm happy to have found yours, too...

Congratulations on your first ornament--it is so cute and I'm sure your friend loves it!

Annette said...

I loved the ornament, thank you, and am obviously way behind on checking your blog. Glad you like the bag so much. It was a pleasure to make.