Saturday, March 15, 2014

Halloween Pumpkin Ornament HD


I stitched this piece by Jeannette Douglas -- once for an HOE exchange and once for myself. I tried two finishing techniques. The orange ribbon is mine, and the green cord is the one for the exchange. For mine, I glued the fabric to the matboard and used ruched ribbon. I like the green one better, but I thought I'd have to thrown this one in the garbage at first! Instead of gluing, I stitched it to the matboard using a running stitch. Since the fabric is very stiff, the finished edge was not smooth at all (lesson learned). With the ruched ribbon, it looked terrible. My mom said what a shame it was to throw it away, so I tried again. I found the green cord in my stash, and it hid the uneven edge well. I also like the contrasting color -- even better than the one I did for myself. My ruched ribbon just never turns out that well.

Oh, I just got word that Jill Rensel received my pieces for framing. So exciting! I'm getting four TW faeries, Magnificent Wizard, and a little Halloween piece framed.

11 comments:

Lana said...

I think they are both beautiful!! Stitching and finishing!

Jan Jones said...

There both pretty, but I like the green cord better. [grin] Hope the turn around time for your framed pieces is quick. I'm dying to see everything.

Blu said...

They both look great!

Jo said...

Just what Lana said - they are both stunning! Great finishes in the last few posts too. I love the gingham pumpkin!

Sara said...

How cute, both turned out well. Can't wait to see your new framed pieces! I've been meaning to send a few to Jill Rensel but just haven't gotten around to actually doing it.

Tatkis said...

Cute Halloween pumpkins! I love both finishings :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I am the colour of your blog background, green with envy at you sending so much to Jill Rensel! I can't wait to see how she frames your work, especially the TWs.

Love your two ornies too.

Mariângela Maciel said...

Arthemise
Boa tarde
Adoro todos os seus trabalhos em ponto cruz, gostaria de saber se voce pode conseguir os graficos da
Santa's Village, não encontrei em lugar nenhum, estou apaixonada e gostaria de bordar.
Fique com Deus!
mariangelamaciel@hotmail.com

Arthemise said...

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Dani - tkdchick said...

Those look awesome! I love Jeannette Douglas's designs!!!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

It's really neat to see the same design finished different ways :) I think they are both spectacularly spooky! The spiders look a little too real for me, LOL. Ruched ribbon is something I've wanted to try, and I think yours turned out lovely. The colour is perfect, and the bow is so cute :) And then the charm on the green one is a great touch too! Can't wait to see your framed pieces when they come back ;)