Monday, April 30, 2007

LHN Pear Tree and some progress

Well, this is my April ornie, yep, I'm still making my way through the JCS 2006 ornie issue! I'm getting good value out it :) Love this design, there is a little error on the left of the chart as I think other people have mentioned but nothing serious. I used the recommended fabric and thread, apart from the pot which is GAST Cinnamon because I don't have WDW hazelnut. But just look at it compared to the photo! I'm quite disappointed in the rather overripe looking pears (CC Sassy Brass) which is very brown in places and in the border (CC Joshua Tree) which doesn't really show up at all. Oh well, I guess that's the randomness of variegated threads! I think I might rechristen it 'Little Nut Tree' instead!

I've also made some progress on Praiseworthy Stitches 'The Bird's Carol', I'm really enjoying this and hope to finish it soon, so I'll be one up and perhaps have a month of the SAL for finishing like Nicki suggested.

Have loved seeing all your ornies! Looking forward to next SAL weekend already :)


Chelle said...

I think both are lovely!

tkdchick said...

Your ornaments look great!

Barbara said...

Everyone knows pears are at their sweetest just before they're too ripe - so your pears look perfect to me! ;)

The Birds Carol is utterly fantastic!!!

Ruth said...

Wow, your pear tree is far prettier than the one in the picture! Congrats on the progress. Oh, and that is the world's cutest fox! lol