Last Friday my stitching bud Jackie and I made a trip to our LNS--Stitchville and I picked up Blackbird Designs book Sweet Land of Liberty.
I couldn't wait to start this project:
This design is called Sweet Land of Liberty. I stitched it on
32 count Clay with DMC Threads.
I did tweak this a bit. I should have cut the mounting board a bit larger so that it
would have maybe covered the top of the candlestick more. So my modification was a twisted
cord to put around the edge.
Another view. Thanks to my hubby for spray painting the candlestick.
I love how it turned out.
One thing I would like to mention is that the design is bigger than the top of
this candlestick, which I guessed surprised me. So a bit of the design is under
the edge of the mounting board. Which worked out fine, I just thought in my little head
more of the design would show.
My grandson Silas wanted a checkerboard that he could fold up for traveling, so
a quick trip to JoAnn's grandma found some checkerboard fleece.
Then I cut out some felt circles.
Needless to say I am a hero in his eyes:)
Now a quick plug for Olfa cutters. I bought this cutter awhile ago to cut circles.
Let me tell you it worked great for the felt circles I needed for the checkerboard
and for the circle I needed for my candlestick project which was cut out of
mat board. I would highly recommend this handy tool.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.