> I bought the December issue of Just Cross Stitch purely to read MB's
> article (great job, by the way!) and was quite taken with the snowflake
> ornaments. With appropriate color changes, I thought they might make nice
> (and, more importantly, quick!) Chanukah gifts, but I can't for the life
> of me figure out how to finish them. I searched the magazine for
> instructions, but could only find how-to's for the pillow-type ornaments.
> Can anyone offer suggestions? (If you haven't seen the magazine, the
> ornaments in question are round, appear to be flat, and have semi-thick
> cord around the edges which extends into a loop at the top for a hanger.)
> I would be most appreciative of any assistance.
I am making the snowflake ornaments too! I have finished stitching one in
Kreinik #4 gold braid on garnet aida and started another in pearl braid on
teal blue aida. They stitch up really quickly-- the first one only took
me five days.
Redirecting topics slightly: does anyone know of a source for ROYAL BLUE
aida? I would like to stitch some in silver braid on royal blue, but can
only find light blues, denim blues and navy blues. I don't want to mail
order without some advice, since it's hard to know what shade to expect
just from the names in a catalog.
I am planning to stitch the year on another piece of Aida to use for
backing fabric, and buy some batting to stuff them lightly. Then I'm
going to use some gold cording for trim (like in the picture) and
handstitch it around the edges, tucking the ends into the ornament before
closing the seam.
Of course I warn you that I have a tendency to plunge right into things
without knowing what I'm doing... most of them turn out okay though!