Sunday, September 3, 2017

Working at finishing

I've had this piece stitched for ... I honestly don't know how long as I didn't photograph it once the stitching was complete, but I'm guessing it was from somewhere between 2002 and 2006 since I'm pretty sure it was stitched as part of a Christmas ornament SAL with the now-defunct Yahoo Group Chartswappers.  Of course sharing with you has made me curious, so I'll have to dig back through the JCS ornament issues to find out what year!

For some reason, my heart got set on making this an oval ornament.  Maybe because of the arc made by the juggled stars?  Anyway, had cut posterboard ovals ages ago and put them with the stitched piece but was leery of starting for fear of smooshing everything when gathering the fabric around the form - this is a rather stiff unbleached linen.

Then yesterday I remembered the scraps of foamcore left over from framing Noah.  Yes, the how-to-do-it has been right there all along, waiting for me to figure it out.

Maybe I can finish it today - will certainly be inside all day as it is pouring!  Now if I can just find my box of trims....

How's your holiday weekend - what are you doing for fun?



  1. Sweet little Santa...the backing fabric is perfect...looking forward to seeing the finished result!

  2. Oh my goodness, it is time this little ornie was completed. Very adventurous to try an oval too.

  3. This is just too cute--can't wait to see the finished Santa!

  4. I think the oval is the best shape for this sweet guy.

  5. Santa is so cute.
    relaxing and stitching this weekend after working way too much overtime.

  6. He'll be so cute when all finished up, Deb! I really should be finishing ornaments myself today, but I just can't seem to get motivated. Oh well--tomorrow's another day :)

  7. He's great! Looking good with the finishing so far!