Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Another Just Nan Finish

'C' for me, from Just Nan's Ornamental Letters. I picked this up quickly to take with me to stitch when I popped round to see my Mum a few months ago and it's been hanging around since waiting to be made up. Last weekend I decided to get it done and have finished it as an ornament. Stitched on 32ct Flax Belfast Linen using DMC threads. Can you tell that the Flax is one of my favourites! I've used it quite a bit recently and have it also in 28ct and 40ct. I've added Antique MH beads to the whipstitched edges. I've always liked this finish and after seeing Su's gorgeous ornament she had recently finished and trimmed with beaded pink trim, I just had to add beads to this too! It took a little longer to do then I had expected but I'm really pleased with how it's turned out...the beads add just that little bit of sparkle under the lights! I've also added a little of the silk ribbon to the tassel that I had left over from making the hanger.



A simple backstitched date done 1 over 1.

24 comments:

Nic said...

That is such a lovely finish, completely in keeping with the piece.

Dawn said...

WOW! It is gorgeous Carol - congrats on such a perfect finish :)

Sally said...

This piece is absolutely gorgeous Carol:)

Vonna said...

Oh my that is so dainty and feminine! Good going you!

Mindi said...

Gorgeous finish Carol, you really put a lot work into the small details.

Sheilasembroidery said...

A beautiful finish, well done

Danielle said...

This is completely gorgeous!! How exactly did you attach the beads? You can e-mail me at dhahn@myactv.net Thanks, Danielle

Anita said...

It is so pretty. I love the beads around the fob and the silk tassel.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Beautiful through and through, Carol! I particularly love the silk ribbon tassel. You did a really wonderful job on all the finishing.
Hugs,
Deb

Sarah (aka monroegirl) said...

Gorgeous! I love the beads around the edge :)

lena-lou said...

Very elegant Carol such nice finishing :))

Nima said...

great finish Carol...beautiful

Julie said...

a stunning project Carol, i have that chart too

Susimac said...

Oh Wow Carol - thats so exquisite.

Nelapx said...

guaoo esta muy hermosa c de carol....felicidades me encata el remate de beads...

Yuko said...

This is really beautiful and gorgeous!
I really love your works, everythings are so neat and elegant and beautiful!!!
And also love your clear photos very much!!

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous finish Carol, the beads really add to it.

Moreen (aka Armenime) said...

Gorgeous as always, perfect finish again. Love the beads.

Carol R said...

Perfect finish. I love the simplicity of the back - sometimes less is more!

Sonnja said...

Lovely embroidery!
Kind regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands

Stitchingranny said...

oh so sweet and your finishing is so beautiful Carol, I could do with some lessons.

Lelia said...

Beautiful stitching! Awesome job on the finishing!

Sachiko said...

What a lovely fob!!I love it ,too!!
Your fob,pinkeep~~so nice!!!

argone said...

really, a beautiful piece.
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