Hello everyone, I hope you are having as wonderful a summer as we are! I've been having a lot of time off from work, so there's been extra time for sewing and crafting. I decided to try something different, I had never made a pinkeep type ornament before, so I thought it was worth a shot. It was surprisingly not very difficult and I think it turned out fairly well even though it's not perfect.
You can find the chart at The Floss Box. I used the recommended colors of DMC thread except for changing the greens to some variegated greens. I didn't put any pins around the edges, I'm just going to hang it up somewhere instead.
This is a little draw-string bag made with some brown calico print fabric and a little chart from my Rouyer book. I used some of the new Valdani Silk floss which was wonderful to work with. These two colors are Golden Grass and Silky Rust. I'm thinking of having a Blogaversary give away next week and thought maybe I could give this bag along with some fun stash to the winner. Do you think this would be OK? I have never done this before, but I think it would be fun! I will give the details in a few days on my next post.
One last picture, it's an embroidery from a wonderful set of vintage patterns that I was lucky enough to win from a drawing at International Hand Stitchers, a fun yahoo group that I belong to.
It felt a little odd doing the cross stitched parts by just following the X's on the fabric, and they don't come out quite as neatly as the counted way, but I thought it kind of was in keeping with the whole vintage look of it. I think I may make a pillow out of this one. As always, thanks for stopping in, I'm always happy to have you visit!