Sunday, 23 August 2015

Ornament of the Month - August

Umm yeah so... I said I'd post this shortly after the last ornament and then stuff happened and I didn't, I do apologise for that.

August's birthstone is Peridot - which I can spell without too much trouble despite my dyslexia (and the spell checker telling me I should write Period) but I haven't a clue how to pronounce it hehe. It's a limeish green for the most part although it does several other colour variations. I decided to head towards the lime side of things when I chose the colours for the ornament as that is the most recognisable colour when one thinks of the stone.
This month I started with the backstitching after doodling around a while and coming up with the pattern I liked the look of, it was then a bit of a challenge to fill in the spaces left with some cross stitching but I think that the flowers I created look rather nice.

The August ornament was stitched on 16ct antique white Aida with 3 colours of DMC - pattern can be found here: Ornament of the Month - August - The hanging loop and tassel were made with green craft thread, the beads are size 11 seed beads and there is a green flower bead on the tassel. The finished size is 3". As is becoming a bit of a habit I've not yet stitched the garland ornament, summer stuff seems to have really slowed me down.

Not sure when my next post will be but I'm pretty sure that I need to catch up on my Tons of Tiny and Tusal posts and there is of course still the patterns left for the pincushion and scissor case that go with the Fob a Month pattern I gave yesterday.

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  1. What a pretty green thing! I need to get catching up, I think I should have the colours for the pink June one now as well...

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    1. Thanks! Yes! You do :D Awesome, can't wait to see what you do with those :)

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  2. This might be my favorite, that green is to die for!

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    1. Thanks! I'm so glad you like the green - it's not a colour everyone likes.

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