Thursday, June 3, 2010

Prizes and New Stitchery

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.


LenZie said...

Hey Debbie I like the way this piece turned out and the boarder make this piece pop. You are soooooo talented. Hugs, Len

Kim D. said...

Congrats on the win Debbie. Love your stitchery, it's really cute.

Dorothy said...

Conratulations for winning such nice prizes.
Just love your stitchery.

moosecraft said...

5 prizes! Wow! Lucky you! :-) The stitching on the border looks perfect! Thanks for the tip about the batting... I would never have thought it would make a difference.

Jacque said...

I like the stitching in the border. question--- are your stitcheries done right on the batting and not on cloth?

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Nice winnings Deb! Awesome stitchery!

WoolenSails said...

I do the stitcheries on the fabric first, then I add the border. Once the border is on, I add the batting and backing and do the side stitches to sandwich them together. I have done a piece that I added the batting first, to see how it looks, still working on that one.


Deb said...

Congratulations on winning those prizes. And you've turned out another wonderful stitchery!

Kim Owens said...

Debbie, Thank you so much for your kind words and such a wonderful "Thank You". It's contest winners like you that make contests so fun to participate in. I'm so glad you won!

~Kim Owens
Folk Art From The Heart