Saturday, November 29, 2014

Mega Mini Month Madness - November post #8

I don't know if this really counts as a mini, but since I was able to finish almost all of the cross stitches in just two days, I'm going to call this a mini anyway. :p

It's Christmas Ornaments by Nora Corbett, and it's available as a PDF download from Herschnerrs, which is convenient! If you use the coupon code CSN20, you can get 20% off your first order of downloadable patterns, so I picked up this one and the Halloween Fairy too. I'm stitching this one as a Christmas present for my MIL since she seems to really like all the stitched gifts I've given her so far. They're all on display in her house year-round. :D

There's just one more ornament on the bottom of the right side, and then a few star-shaped fancy bits around the ornaments... and then a TON of beads. Seriously, a LOT of beads. And I look forward to that because I looooooove beading. :D

I just... that solid-ish red ornament, the second one down on the left side, does that look okay to everyone? With the large dark area on it, it creates the illusion that it's caved in rather than round. Or is that just me? It kind of really bothers me and I'm thinking about redoing that area in another color, but I'm not sure if that will make it better or worse... sigh.


  1. I see your point about the bauble... but... having just popped over to Herschnerrs to see the finished piece think the colour will look fine once you've added your thousand-or-so beads. They'll definitely detract from the block of colour but, if you're not happy with it, change it now before you start the beading. Whatever you decide, it's a beautiful piece and happy beading! :)

  2. I think it looks great as it is. And 8 are really taking the mickey! Well done.

  3. I like it too and I think after the beads it won't stand out as much. They actually have old fashioned ornaments like that though.

  4. I think it's beautiful, and I love it on that fabric!

  5. I didn't really notice the "caved in" effect until you pointed it out. I think that the "light source" illusion is from the upper left, through, so once you're done, it should look fine!
    I keep meaning to pick this one up - yours looks fantastic! :)

  6. I agree with the others, it looks fine to me. My Mum does have some old concave baubles from the 1960s which still come out every year.
    Can't wait to see this with all the beads.


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