Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ornament for Edgar

Edgar is October's recipient for the Christmas Ornament Swap. Again, I agonized over the finishing and let it sit for a couple of weeks. I believe I've said before that I don't sew. Anything around here is hand-sewn, which I'm not very proficient at. But, luckily, I think it turned out! And even better, Edgar likes it :)

"Quaker Christmas Tree"
by The Workbasket
JCS 2002
fabric: 32ct lambswool linen
fiber: WDW Collards

32 comments:

BeckySC said...

Staci, it's just gorgeous and obvious that Edgar loves it :) What a great choice :)

Cindy F. said...

Staci, it is beautiful! Stitches and finish!

Yuko said...

Staci, this is so gorgeous, and your finishing is superb!
It's very beautifully hand-sewn, the shape is so cute!
I'm sure Edgar loves it as it's Quaker! :D

Jurga said...

Oh, it's amazing! Very beautiful form and finishing :)

timetostitch said...

For someone that doesn't like to sew you did a fabulous job!

Carol R said...

I saw this on Edgar's blog. It's gorgeous - I wonder how I missed this in the JCS 2002 - off to check it out.

Ranae said...

Quaker Christmas Tree ornie is beautiful. And I love that pumpkin FOB.

Joei said...

Oh it's very lovely, Staci. I love the shape and the quaker design. Very well done.

Kathy A. said...

That is a beautiful ornament. You have done a great job~

karenv said...

It's gorgeous, you did a great job.

Annie said...

Very pretty finish. You made the bell shape so perfectly symmetric. I envy that talent.

anna said...

Blogger ate my comment!! How could it?? LOL I was saying it is so original in shape, great work, Staci!

Julianne said...

Staci,

Beautiful work! I like the floss color that you used.

Vonna said...

Gorgeously done Staci :o)
Perfect choice, as always!

Paula C. said...

Wonderful finishing job! I have a renewed interest in that pattern now!

Anne said...

it's a beautiful finish!I love the shape from your ornament!

xstitch.nl said...

I loved it when I saw the "sneak preview", and it's gorgeous still!!! You may not sew, but you can certainly sew...LOL!!!

Stitchingranny said...

Well done it looks lovely and no-one would guess you didnt think you could sew.

Angela said...

A very pretty ornament, fantastic finishing :)

Wendy said...

Why is it that those with the least confidence always turn out such gorgeous pieces???? This piece is absolutely adorable, and I, too, love the shape! So unique.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful job, Staci, and perfect for Edgar. I love it!

Irene said...

It looks wonderful !!

Nancy said...

Your finishing is gorgeous! An elegant ornament that Edgar must love!

Sally said...

Beautiful ornament for Edgar! I bet he loves it.

Sandra Ree said...

For someone that doesn't sew! It's easy to push a pedal, it's not so easy to sew stitch by stitch by hand! lol I'm with you there Staci, I can't sew a lick on the machine either but it looks like I'm going to have to learn, I just won a simple to sew "pillow book" in a giveaway! :D

Your Quaker Christmas Tree ornament is absolutely gorgeous! You did an excellent job as always, Edgar is very lucky indeed!

Daffycat said...

That ornament looks just like Edgar, doesn't it? What a wonderful project! Great job.

Paula Nunes Lima said...

It is lovely!
Edgar is very lucky!
Best regards

Olenka's Stitches said...

What a pretty Quaker ornament! And the pictures are so beautiful too!

Kathy said...

What a nice Quaker ornament. Now I need to go check out my 2002 JCS Ornament Magazine. Collards is one of my favorite colors, too.

Solstitches said...

It certainly did work out! Who says you can't sew? It's beautiful both in the stitching and finishing.

Teri said...

Staci, I love the design and the finish. Great job-as always!

mimimira said...

It's a great ornament, congratulations!
I don't sew, too and everything I do is by hand - but I think the final result is good.