I entered a contest a week ago and was surprised when I actually won.
The contest was sponsored by Baby Cakes ... Merry Whatever and consisted of five prizes, I got two today. The really neat folk art ornament is done by Kim Owens of Folk Art From The Heart. She does the most wonderful folk art pieces. The second prize is from Lisa of Skunk Hollow Country Store, a pair of wonderful stitched pillows for Halloween. As you can see the theme was holidays, so I will be getting gifts from different holidays, what fun.
Today I finished another stitchery. This is another design by Twigs n Sprigs, so if you like the pieces I have been making, be sure to visit Tiffany's site and check out all of the wonderful designs that you can make. I decided to try a little of my own hand stitchery on the border, what do you think? I also learned something new on this piece. I ran out of the cheap acrylic batting, which is what I was using on my pieces and started using the nice cotton one. What I learned is, when you use walnut spray, it comes out differently with cotton batting. On acrylic it soaks in and stays, so I have to spray heavier. But on the cotton, as it dried it left really dark spots, so I had to wash it down and do a lighter spray so you could see the design. Something to consider when using walnut spray, different battings will react differently to the stain.
Before They Invented the Design Wall
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