Holiday Gift Copper Ornament
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
April 25, 2017--I've wanted to stitch Susan Portra's Holiday Ornaments ever since they began being published in Needlepoint Now Magazine in 2013, and at last, I've completed the first one--the Holiday Copper Gift. All that's missing is the beautiful ribbon bow which gets applied after it's finished into a hanging ornament. The photo doesn't do it justice--it has a lot of shine and glimmer to it. For more information about the series, click here.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
April 2, 2017--Lesson 4 and the nutcracker is done. He's a cutie. The instructions said to leave the space between the red shoulder epulets and hair blank, but I couldn't do that, so filled it in with an ecru colored thread T stitch--a very faint shading of color.
February 25, 2017--Here's the Nutcracker Santa through Lesson 3. Love all the shine. Due to the working threads rubbing against his nose, I'll have to stitch over some of the worn areas. Will do that at the very end.
February 21, 2017--Last Fall I signed up to take another Janet Zickler Casey online class through the Shining Needle Society (SNS) called Nutcracker Santa. This is my fourth santa class taken through SNS and I love how clear and easy Janet's instructions are. Below is a picture of my progress through Lesson 2 (out of 4 lessons). You've got to love the nose. It's satin stitches over a shortened cotton swab (like a Q-Tip). Click on "In Process Projects" on the right side of the blog page to see a picture of the project as it should look when done.
|Nutcracker Santa Completed|
|Nucracker Santa Through Lesson 3|
|Nutcracker Through Lesson 3 Side View|
|Nutcracker Santa through Lesson 2|