Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Monday, April 27, 2015

A little finish

If it hadn't been so fiddly, and taken so much time, I may have titled this post "A tiny finish".  I stitched this for a cousin, who spent hours taking photographs of my Christmas decorations, and last year made me an incredible DVD of my Christmas house, set to my favourite Christmas music (Elvis singing Christmas songs).  She expressed an interest in having a pendant to wear during the Christmas season.  I found this double-sided pendant at a market in Brisbane in January, and it inspired me to stitch this double-sided pendant.  Santa is stitched over 1 with one thread on 28 count Jobelan.  The Christmas tree is stitched over 2 with 2 threads on 28 count Jobelan, and decorated with DMC Fil Or and colonial knots.  I mounted each design on card (I used the 10c coin as a pattern) and stitched them together with a buttonhole stitch.

Front
Santa is adapted from a rag rug Santa chart
 in LA's Celebrations magazine, Premier edition

Back
 No designer to credit for this one -
 it just grew as I stitched.

Front

 Back

That's one more off my stitching list.

Susan at Super Mom-No Cape invited me to join her  Stitchery Link Party, and I was pleased to accept the invitation.  Pop across to her blog to see what some other needleworkers are making.

11 comments:

SuperMomNoCape said...

Both the Santa and Christmas tree are amazing! I can't imagine working on something that tiny! She is going to love the pendant you made for her.

I've started a new weekly Stitchery Link Party and I would love to have you come link up this post so that my readers can see it too. http://www.supermomnocape.com/2015/04/27/vintage-embroidery-monday-and-stitchery-link-party/

sharine said...

Wow! That is so awesome:)

Brigitte said...

This pendant is fantastic. Such tiny stitches. Your cousin will love it.

Julie said...

A very wonderful idea and will make a super gift. Very clever!

Christine Barnsley said...

This pendant is so beautiful... what a fabulous gift it will make! :) x

Stitches said...

Your pieces are wonderful and such a special gift for someone special..

cq4fun said...

Oh, my gosh! That is SO tiny! And so cute! Thanks for not having an embedded comment box, since I can't comment on those.

Justine said...

What a clever idea! Your stitching is so neat even though it's tiny. Your cousin will love this, I'm sure.

SuperMomNoCape said...

I'm just popping back to thank you for accepting my invitation to link up to my Stitchery Link Party. I'm so glad you decided to join in. Thanks so for linking back and helping to get the word out about the party.

Wendy said...

what a lovely pendent! I love that Santa and the tree looks fab!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Gorgeous, I just love tiny stitching!