Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Closer View of Cross Stitch Christmas Cards

A closer look at my finished Christmas cards. As I said in an earlier post, these were freebies in the Cross Stitcher magazine. I added a few additional touches to one or two of them. For the one above, I used a metallic thread for the straight stitches on the middle bauble.

On the red snowflake, I attached the sequin in the middle by using a tiny seed bead. I was going to sew the other sequins in place but decided in the end that was too fiddly and just stuck them down.
Really like the Christmas pud card. Again I used metallic thread for the straight stitches. I also sewed the sequins in place with tiny seed beads and also did this with the Christmas tree below.


NCPat said...

These are really nice! I could not find an email for you, but wanted to answer your ?. In npt, I do the French Knot twist and go down in a hole next to where I came up so as not to lose the knot.

Elaine said...

Thank you.
As I mentioned in a much earlier post, they were freebies from the Cross Stitcher magazine.

For anyone who reads your comment and wonders what you're talking about, I had been wondering how Pat did the mass of French knots on her Otto the Sheep that you can see at http://needleartnut.blogspot.com/2010/11/so-for-thursday.html

He is a truely splendid chap :)

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