Monday, June 15, 2015

Christmas Ornament Cross Stitch

My mother-in-law's Christmas tree is covered in homemade ornaments and she really wanted me to make one to go on it. She knows I cross stitch, so I went on Etsy in search of a Christmas themed 3" hoop I could copy. I narrowed in down to 3-4 designs, then let my mother-in-law pick her favorite. 

I started by finding the center of the 14 squares/inch Aida fabric.

I already had light blue embroidery floss on hand, so I began with the top left corner of the snowflake. And then I ran out of floss and had to go get more. I tried to match the color, but the rest of the snowflake is a slightly darker blue.

 I glued the excess fabric to the inside of the hoop so it doesn't get in the way.

And then I tied some twine around the hoop fastener for hanging purposes.

She loved it!

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