Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Year of the Pin Cushion and Ornament

This was the year for pincushions and Christmas ornaments for me. Many years I struggle to stitch just one ornament for my annual EGA guild exchange. But this year they flowed easy from my needle. Here is the final installment of pin cushions finishes for 2010.

This is M Designs- Miss Mary Mac all finished for the SECOND time! The first one I did not like at all and was ready to stuff it when I decided to start over. This finish looks much better.

This is Blackbird Designs Summer Iris. I loved the grey/brown trim on this one. But I see a mistake. I am very careful to be sure the stitching line is straight when adding fabric to a design. But when I added the brown grosgrain ribbon it moved on me and the left side is higher than the right side. Not enough to worry about, but if this was a gift I would have redone it.

I have also been thinking about next year. I am participating in the Crazy January Challenge 2011 and am getting ready to make another change in my lineup. :) More about that in an upcoming post.

But I also want to challenge myself to get ahead of the game for ornaments next year AND use freebie patterns only! There are so many cute ones! So I am going thru my files and hard drive to see what I have saved up and pick 12 for next year.


Anonymous said...

Mom, these both turned out so cute, I like them both. Great job! ~Emma

Christine said...

They are both lovely

Patty C. said...

Nice Finishing :)
Merry Christmas

Katherine said...

Wow! I love them all; great job.