Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thirteenth Finish For 2010

Run! Run! Run as fast as you can! You can't catch me because I'm the Gingerbread Man :o) LOL!

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The mojo must have gone into high gear yesterday because I completed Gingerbread Tree by LHN right before 11pm last night -

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Again, I'm very pleased with this finish and the changes that I made. I decided against changing the DMC 221, so in the end I only made two colour changes.

Do you realize that there are TWENTY-FOUR French Knots in this teeny tiny pattern? Ugh! What scared me more was the thought that I had made a huge mistake and would have to frog the gingerbread men on the outside! Thankfully this wasn't the case. If you are going to stitch this pattern, note the extra DMC 221 stitch under the arms of the gingerbread men holding the candy canes. Maybe I'm the only one that didn't notice this ;o) Luck was on my side though because those spots were empty so I just had to go in and fill in that one stitch. Whew! That saved a lot of cursing and swearing you know ;o)

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I can see this being finished as an ornament or pinkeep. Nothing extravagant. I'll probably use the same gingerbread fabric that I used for my cube.

What am I going to stitch next? Ohhhh...I have it already kitted up :o) I even have the backing fabric! Actually, this fabric is what shaped the ornament. I'll leave it at that and make you sweat it out for a few days :oP


29 comments:

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

you are amazingly quick on the draw my friend. Kudo's to you.
Be always in stitches...but I guess you are...

Deborah said...

excellent job and done very quickly. 24 french knots , I hate them.

K-G Knitter said...

It's a lovely finish! I hadn't decided if I wanted to stitch this, but your finish has convinced me, it's SO lovely in person. :)

Anonymous said...

Well slow down girlfriend lol...as for the french knots...all I can think of is BEADS lol. Looks great...love it.- Tina

Patty C. said...

You just love to leave cliff hangers don't you

Your gingerbread ornament looks great

P.S. If you don't hear from me for awhile it's because I can't seem to get the word verification letters right when I post comments - Does anyone else have this problem -lol

Lisa said...

Congratulations on the finish! Love the title and intro to your post...lol! Your stitching, as always is beautiful and this is no exception! Can't wait to see how you finish it off :)
Take care!

Ranae said...

I just love quickies, lol
You are fast.
Gingerbread Tree is awesome.
oh wow! word verification is ginger
how funny is that?!

natalie said...

Very cute!! Colonial knots are my knot of choice. They behave so much better for me! I can't wait to see your backing fabric. :)

Annie said...

Super cute. French knots have been the bane of my stitching existence forever. Mine are either so big they look like chocolate chips or so small the disappear almost completely!

Irene said...

Great finish ! I have this one stitched but can't do french knots so it's waiting for some beads.

Cole said...

Lookin' great! I used to hate french knots, but I found a tutorial online somewhere years ago and that helped me tremendously.

If it wasn't so darn expensive, I'd ask you to ship me some of your mojo :)

Melanie said...

I do believe that gingerbread man up top wants to kill me. *scared*

Mel said...

So cute!
Your needles are smoking.

Bridgette said...

Great Finish!! Cute,Cute Design.

How are you going to finish it, is it a ornament?

~Stitch~Save~Live~

valerie said...

Congrats on the finish...so cute! I don't mind french knots so much. I wonder if I'm the only one.

Blu said...

It's cute! You're terribly terribly early for Christmas!
I will admit that I find the Gingerbread Man the cuter of the two!

Jennifer said...

I love your gbread ornament and the cube that you put together in the previous post looks great right down to the ribbon . Merry Christmas in July from Ontario!

Karen said...

Great finish...lucky number 13! Can't wait to see it "finished".

mumzy said...

Cute project! Where did you ever get the gingerbread man at the top. I think he is so cute!!!
{{{Love & Hugs}}}
Mom

Michele said...

Congratulations on your finish! I keep thinking about doing that ornament, but you have it all finished!

Karen said...

I love that tree I so have to stop looking at your blog I keep seeing things I like

Paisley said...

You brave girl, tackling those french knots! Congrats on a fabulous finish!

♥ Nia said...

This is too much!!! I'm fainting!!! LOL! Love the first picture :D
And your stitching is so adorable!!!
I'm already curious for waht will come next!! :)

Have you seen Gingerbread Haka? Really funny!! :D

Brigitte said...

Oh wow, that was a fast finish. Congratulations! Sometimes the stitching mojo comes back when we want to finish something very fast. I'm still searching for it, lol.

Daffycat said...

Oh sweet finish! I like French knots but I DON'T like trying to make them all match...eyes are the worst!

You are such a tease. Hurry and stitch some so we can see!

CathE said...

Lovely finish. I don't envy you those french knots though.

Gen said...

What a lovely finish! :)

TammyK said...

Sooo cute! Great job bud :)

Sharon said...

Too cute! Your needles are hot!