This sweet little ornament can be finished in a few different ways and it's a great size to use up all those little scraps of linen you have laying around.
This can be stitched on any count linen....over 2 strands of linen or just over 1 strand.
I like to stitch it with a good red color thread.....like DMC 221 or Gentle Arts Mulberry on a dirty color linen or just cream color.
You could use a piece of wool or any type of cotton fabric for the back.
Place right sides together and stitch 1/4" seam leaving an opening for turning.
Turn and press.
Stuff with cotton or wool scraps.
Whipstitch opening closed and finish the seams with tiny little X's.
Add a ribbon for hanging and maybe a couple little rusty bells and it's a sweet little ornament.
Or, cut a piece of cardboard just a little larger than your design.
Cover one side of the cardboard with cotton batting and position your linen on the batting.
Wrap the raw edges around the cardboard and glue down on the back.
Cut a piece of wool for the other side of the cardboard and whipstitch the wool and linen edges together.
Add a little ribbon for hanging and you have yourself an ornament to hang on the tree or on a nicely wrapped present.
Mittens is getting so big now.
She's worn herself out chasing Phoebe and the dogs around this morning.
And she discovered that there's a fish in the fish tank so she spent a lot of time staring him down.
Never turn your back on a fish in a tank : )
She's cute when she's sleeping but if you're trying to cut tinsel and ribbon for kits she turns into a real pain.
I can't tell you how many times she was put in 'time out' during that process.
I mean....it was funny at first.....she would grab long pieces of ribbon and run off with it turning the house into an obstacle course.
But then every time I would sit down to do a little work there she was.....just waiting for me to touch something so she could pounce on it.....or lay on the paper that I'm trying to read....or sit in my lap when I need to get up.
Oh my.....she's just lucky that she's so darn cute.
Phoebe just looks at me with her ears pinned back in annoyance....I can hear her saying ' I told ya so '
Happy Stitching my friends...