Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Another contribution to the Bride's Tree

Okay, okay, so I stitched this piece about 4 years ago, but I only just got around to finishing it. I always knew I wanted to make it into an ornament, but sometimes the best laid plans....


Victoria Sampler Hearts of America - Hawaii
stitched over 2 on 25 ct. evenweave fabric with DMC and specialty threads

I stitched this as a gift for my best friend and her husband who were married in Hawaii, and I thought, what better way to incorporate the "heart" into their collection than to commemorate their wedding day on a heart shaped ornament?

I used the same fabric on the back and stitched their names and the date, laced both pieces on heart shaped pieces of cardboard (what a pain! but surprisingly easier than gluing once you get the hang of it, especially for non-heart shaped pieces!). Then I stitched the two halves together, and finished the edge with some fancy gold cording (that I bought. AND attached with hot glue. The horror!)

I know it's a little after Christmas, but the recipient is my best friend, and also still has her tree up, so there's a good chance that this will be hanging on her tree in Virginia by the weekend. Woo hoo!!! And only 10 more in their set to go!!

11 comments:

Brigitte said...

A very nice ornament, and so thoughtfully chosen for your friend.
Hmm, I know everything about that glueing job. Next time I'll try to lace as well.

Sally said...

Beautiful ornament for your friend:)

Angela said...

A lovely ornament.

Kathy A. said...

That is truly a lovely ornament and what a special gift for your friend.

staci said...

Beautiful ornament! I'm sure your friend loves it and will treasure it :)

Ranae said...

Beautiful ornament for your friends.

Pumpkin said...

Very impressive and thoughtful. I'm going to send all my heart shaped ornaments to you ;o)

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wow! A very pretty and thoughtful gift for your friends.
I never use glue for the ornaments, I whip stitch them - no mess;-)).

Dianne said...

Another lovely, personal piece! Lucky them!

Carolien said...

This one makes me longing for Spring. It's beautiful!

Hugs, Carolien

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