Sunday, November 8, 2009

Monday Challenge - second week

This past week I finished the tea cosy. I even managed to get the piping braid in neatly too!
I added a little face to the angel. She is ready to be mailed. Her wings are three layers of sparkly white organza ribbon. I drew the pattern on the ribbon, sewed small running stitches on the pattern line, then embroidered blanket stitched over the running stitches very close together and I trimmed very close to the stitching. The Florida part of my holiday wall hanging is finished. I redid the sunset reflection in the water and added a few grasses around the feet of the upper bird just so he doesn't look as if he is floating, but has his feet on the sand. I took out the cross stitch mesh, because my stitching on the cross stitch angel was very uneven and some of the crosses went the wrong way. So this needs to be taken out and redone. I might use a bigger mesh the next time.


Gerry said...

Diane, the tea cozy is lovely!

GailM. said...

Ahh, very nice. I don't think I ever thought to do CQ on a tea cozy, but it certainly is nice.