I concentrated on getting some FFOs this past weekend in honor of the August Check-in for the FFO gallery over at Ten Hour Stitcher. Thanks for hosting, Rachel, and for giving me the motivation to get some thing(s) done!
First the easy one: the Blackbird Designs Quaker Strawberry from JCS Ornaments 2006. I finished it using the same lace as is recommended in BBD’s Deck the Halls but added the cute jewelry finding on top instead of the fluffy ribbon on top. I’m quite please how it came out.
Next is The Sunflower Seed “A Star A Star” also from a past issue of JCS Ornaments. I was looking for fabric for something else and found the perfect thing for this one, so I finished it up. I love this carol, I love this design! I will really enjoy it on my tree!
Finally, the fussy one, Hearts at Christmas by The Common Thread. Getting fabric wrapped around a heart shape is VERY HARD for me. I tried the recommended gathering technique as opposed to the lacing technique I used before. I gave it a lot of extra padding to wrap around to make it puffier and help with that top valley part. Stitching the back and front together helped smooth out the bumps. The rest of the finishing was straight forward. I love this design. It is so elegant.
That’s what I’ve got for you! No biscornu, sorry! I’ll work on that for the end of the month!