Some small completions...

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Some small completions...
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Thu, 09-13-2012 - 12:09pm

Instad of working on Birds of a Feather...

Having spent the morning kitting up the Janet Perry Stash Buster and Mittens & Mini-Socks for September, I decided to work on one of them as well... I chose Mittens & Mini-socks - "San Francisco Fog" and got both sock and mitten done:

 San Francusco Fog.jpg

Sab Francisco Fog mitten.jpg

I used DMC921 for the bridge (as close as I could come, in my stash, to my memory of the rustoleum color they actually paint the bridge). Bands of DMC 3072 alternated with four strands of 3072 blended with 2 strands of GAST "Pebble" for the fog (the blend wasn't very successful as the GAST was way too close in color to the DMC, I think, to show much variation in the actual stitched bands). I used up all my GAST Barn Grey for the cuff. 

Running through the stash of GAST pretty fast!

 

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Thu, 09-13-2012 - 7:15pm

Carol - I love those for San Francisco Fog!  

Liz

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Fri, 09-14-2012 - 10:53am

Me too --- I like how it takes me "home"! LOL

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Sat, 09-15-2012 - 11:02am

And yesterday (this one took two days to stitch because I kept getting lost in the pattern! AAACK!): - Scrap Stars, the September installment of Janet Perry's Stash Busteing Club:

Scrap Stars.jpg

It is meant to be an ornament and how nice that she provided a finishing option for it! Yay, one I can actually accomplish! LOL

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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 3:50am

Ooh, I really like that!  So what is the finishing option?

Liz

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Sun, 09-16-2012 - 12:28pm

She wrapped the square around a piece of foam board --- sort of like a package. Then she glued it to a square of ultrasuede, black, slightly larger than the wrapped foam board, so there is a border around the needlework. She inserted a cord loop in one corner so the ornament is "on point"...

It could be sewn to a backing or glued, apparently, although the backing should be relatively stiff, I should think. And I'm not too clear on how to stitch a three-D object llike wrapped foam board to a piece of fabric larger than it is (I use whip stitches all the time on fabric the same size --- usually more foam core covered in fabric and then stitch the two together... ) And I personally would get some trim or gimp or cording or something to cover the exposed canvas (and any visible stitches) on the sides of the foam board...

I suspect one could get really fancy with decorating teh backing fabric as well...