|Peace Pin Button by Jeanette Douglas Designs, JCS 2012 Ornaments|
on perforated paper w dmc 3856 and NPI 605, dmc 902, dmc 924
When I saw this ornament in this year's JCS Ornament issue I really loved it.... However, the tricky part was dealing with the over one parts on the perforated paper... so I did the over one as the regular cross stitch and then the white snowflake part I did over two as all smyrna crosses. I love final effect. In effect, it doubled the size of the pattern to about 4-1/2 inches, perfect for an ornament. All of it is in dmc except for the purple 'Peace' which I pulled out some NPI silk I had. Love working with the silk. I will have to plan to do more in it.
I love this time of year, with everything all decorated, and all of the holiday tunes and shows playing... it is all so cheery! In the next week, I will share pics from my neighborhood, there has been quite a lot of decking the halls here. Here is one for now, this is our living Christmas Tree on the Town Green where I work.........
Tonight I am settling in, stitching, and watching the special 12.12.12 concert, what an amazing group of talent for such an important cause. And tomorrow I am off and headed to New Jersey to see the ROLLING STONES, woohoo!! It's only Rock 'n' Roll but I love it!! It has been a long 5 years since I have seen them last so I am SO excited!! I hope to get a pic or two to share with you all :D
Enjoy your evening! and Happy Stitching!! xxxx