Even More Sharing the Gifting

Let’s wrap this up, shall we?

First off, a tea towel I did for my mom:


I had a very difficult time deciding on something for Mom, and when I saw this pattern I just fell in love. Hope she likes it.

I also gifted her this little cross-stitch; pattern here. I did not follow the pattern exactly – I used the colors I had on hand, and outlined in gold which came out fantastic!

Christmas Cardinal

An additional gift for my sister-in-law was this little brooch. I am SO proud of it. Who doesn’t love buttons?

Button Tree Brooch

For those of you curious about how I embroider on felt (I’ve had several questions): I trace my design onto tissue paper and pin it onto the felt, hoop the felt, and stitch away through the felt + tissue paper. On this particular piece, I removed the tissue paper once I had the outline of the tree done, and then just filled it in (all stem stitch on this one). So far, the tissue paper method “works” for me, though I’m sure there are other ways of doing it!

OK, I think that’s all for Christmas. Whew!


2 responses to this post.

  1. O O Ooooo, I just love your blog, and when I get a chance will have to update mine to look more like yours. The comments, the dates and more. I have so wanted to stitch on felt but could not figure out how to trace my images over to the felt. Thanks for this great tip! I had to go grab a bite, after looking at some of the photos in your Flickr photostream. Now I am going out to take some pictures, paying bills and grocery shopping. I think the rest of my day will be spent reading your blog and storing notes. Lucy


  2. Posted by tnemily on January 14, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Wow, I’m blushing….thanks! Hope you find the rest of the blog a worthwhile read.


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