Actually while rumaging in my sewing drawer I found another UFO, that just has to be completed by Christmas. Last year, at Festival of Quilts in Birmingham I bought this kit for a X-mas ornament that is cross stitched over paper. As you can see I have made a start but then put it to a side. There are 16 parts so I will have to dedicate some time to this project in order to have it hanging by mid December.
Have you ever stitched on paper? Do you have any advice for me?
I have added the following:
French Knots (TAST #15) for the daisy.
Upper stem, Wheatear stitch #16, lower stem Chevron #6.
Straight stitches and Woven Cross #77 for the flowers.
The upper stem is in Knotted Cretan #22 and the lower stem in Coral #66.
The buds are buttonholed #2 and have some Chain stitches #8, the petals of the rose are edged with Half Chevron #18 and the centre is surrounded by Buttonhole Bars #65.
Upper stem, Crossed Buttonhole stitch #17 and lower, Palestrina #24.
The Swedish Cushion
I went on filling the Sailor stitch circles #56 with red and yellow Cloud Filling #78. There were som circles with the spikes turned into the circle so I worked some free style Algerian Eye stitches #29, in light blue.
Gosh, how awfully grey the fabric looks! It really IS a beautiful blue colour, but my camera just won't let it shine!
I have marked some new lines for the next step of the embroidery. More on that next week. Until then, I wish you happy stitching on YOUR UFOs.