Sunday, 30 January 2011

An ornament and a reveal...

...making finishes 3 and 4 for 2011.
The ornament is for the Monthly Ornament SAL and is a portion of the Fancy Work ornament from last years JCS Ornament Edition. It is stitched over 1 on a scrap of linen using left over threads and the shiny beads at the bottom are off a Christmas cracker making it a very economical ornament.
The reveal is for the January Monthly Challenge This months design was by Tra La La and proved very popular, there are lots of wonderful finishes in the album here, there are two pages so don't miss the 2nd one!
The overdyed floss is Chocolates from Carrie's Creations.
My finish is designed to answer the perrenial question in our house "Has anyone fed the cat?" The main part is finished like an ornament, with the hook part of a dressmakers hook and eye stitched in at the bottom edge. The second part is basically a very small ornament with AM on one side and PM on the other, which I finished with a beaded edge to give it a bit of weight,  and which hangs onto the hook.
The whole thing is hanging above the fridge, and the basic idea is whoever feeds Spike turns it to face the appropriate way so the next person into the kitchen can see if he has had his breakfast/tea.
Its kind of working, 75% of us remember to turn it around. Guess who doesn't! (Clue: Its a he)

13 comments:

Julie said...

Brilliant, what a clever idea for your challenge piece, i had no hesitation guessing who was the culprit not to use it!!! it would be the same here LOL

Super ornament too

jane said...

That's a great use for the challenge piece, if your cat is anything like mine she spends ages trying to convince people that she hasn't been fed for days!
Love the thread you used too.

Sally said...

Lovely finishes Christine! Love the finishing idea for the Tra La La one.

Sheilasembroidery said...

Great finishes and I love the cat ornament, what is it made from?

Stitcher said...

Love the finishes, and I love the idea for feeding the cat.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your challenge piece is so creatively finished! Well done!

Nancy said...

Your Joy ornament is very pretty, and I love that Tra La La kitty! What a clever way to finish this!

Lisa said...

lovely finishes Christine, great idea with the cat ornament, I hope the culprit remembers to turn it round

Karan said...

Beautiful finishes as always Christine & I love the idea for using the Challenge piece. Enjoyed my catch up. :0)

Kate said...

Fab ornament and I love the challenge piece - great way to use the design

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Christine! Your stitching is is all just beautiful!...I'm in love with the heart in the post below, but EVERYTHING here is sooo pretty!...So nice to meet you! :D Paulette

Cindy's Stitching said...

The cats are my favorite. I love the colors.

Mylene said...

Beautiful finishes and such a lovely finishing idea.