Saturday, April 2, 2022

Almost Done

The needlepoint ornament is nearing completion ~ so slow stitching (geesh). The fancy blue thread and red beads are last to be sewn. Today I'll decide which sparkly blue fiber to use for the light colored dots against the dark blue. I'm leaning toward the one on the right (on a spool).  Red glass beads will be the holly berries. 


Next I'll try my hand at finishing the ornament ~ adding cording, fabric backing, etc. Several you tube videos have been quite helpful.  Stay tuned on outcome (fingers crossed). 

Looking forward to a spring quilt retreat next weekend. Speaking of Spring, despite have a bit of ice, sleet and snow this past week, the crocuses have emerged.  Note to self, plant more bulbs for next year. Love that purple!


This Sunday I will be joining kindred stitchers at 

Jill

11 comments:

Kim said...

Oh yes, there needs to be lots of bulbs planted in readiness for Spring. =) Your Ice Skates look gorgeous, Jill. I rather love the blue thread on the right, too. I look forward to seeing this pretty ornament all finished. Enjoy your quilting retreat next weekend. It does sound rather wonderful.

CathieJ said...

Oh how I love this ornament. That sparkly fiber is so pretty. I am looking forward to seeing how you finish this. Enjoy your retreat next weekend.

Sarah said...

This is such a pretty project. I said exactly the same as you, our garden needs more blue crocuses!

Kyle said...

I say that to myself each spring and by fall the yard work has done me in. Maybe we'll both remember this year.🤪

Design Originals by KC said...

Your crocuses are amazing looking! Such a nice bunch of them too.... we just planted bulbs last fall so each is one or twosies for us this year... next year will be better!
I love the ornament... can you put a link or two in next weeks post on helpful youtube vids on finishing an ornament with cording????
Kathi

Ivani said...

Lovely ornament, Jill! I agree the blue right thread will be perfect.
Your crocuses are wonderful.

Karrin Hurd said...

Great ornament, and lovely crocuses!

Jenny said...

Your ornament is looking gorgeous, cant wait to see it finished. Love those spring bulbs.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Such a pretty ornament in progress. I am looking forward to see how you finish it. Hav a lovely week.

The Cozy Quilter said...

sometimes, we, as slow stitchers, can take "slow" to a whole new level!!! Your ornament is lovely. Those tiny beads will make perfect holly berries.

Carol said...

I'm just catching up on blog reading after being away in Florida, Jill. Your skating ornament is looking so pretty. I look forward to the final finish. I imagine it would be more difficult to finish a needlepoint oval than a cross stitch one because of the heavier canvas, but I don't know? Good luck! Love your crocuses--something I always mean to plant, but forget about each fall :)

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!