I did it! Here are my two very sparkly ornaments I showed you partially done last week!
First is Madonna and Child from Just Cross Stitch Ornaments 2010. The designer is Brooke’s Books. I substituted quite a few of the fibers because I did not have the called for Kreiniks. None of the sparkly threads were very easy to use but they give such a pretty effect!
Then I finished Variegated Snowflake from Fuzzy Fox Designs on Etsy. I should mention that I bought this pattern with an Etsy gift card from Jo of Serendipitous Stitching, which I won by taking part in one of her blog hops-I think the Easter one. Thank you so much, Jo!
I substituted the threads on this, using Thread Gatherers’ Silk N Colors Aqua Clouds and a blue Kreinik blending filament. The 2 went together pretty well-I think the silk helped the Kreinik go more smoothly. So sparkly!
I am trying to decide if the called for beads would add anything. I feel like it’s fine as is but I do love beads! I may try them out in a corner and see what it looks like…
I have finishing plans for both of these so you can look for them in the next couple weeks as part of the FFO Gallery.