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Monday, 23 January 2017

A Prairie Schooler Partridge from Mary


Hello! This is my Very First Post with you all! And here is my Partridge in a Pear Tree from Prairie Schooler, found in 2005 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments. It is also my first Prairie Schooler design! I can see why everybody loves this designer-it is a very nice design I think. I used the recommended colors, stitching on 32 Lakeside Vintage Examplar 2 over 2. It's finished with some calico I had that was just perfect, and my 1st (successful) cord made with my new Kreinik cord maker I got for Christmas. (Does anyone else have one of these? Do you find the 3:1 ratio is accurate? I needed more like 4.5:1 to get the amount of cord I wanted.) However,  I love being able to match trim so perfectly and make the cord so quickly and easily! I think I'll use it a lot.

Here's what I have coming up for February! Cottage Garden's Turtle Doves! I like how it is so frosty-wintry. I am doing it on 40 to keep it small as an ornament. Wish me luck!




14 comments:

  1. Your partridge is lovely! And I love how you finished it! Great choice for next month, those colors are just yummy!

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  2. Lovely partridge, Mary and I absolutely love your choice for February.

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  3. Lovely ornie, very nice finish too.
    I really like that you are choosing a different designer for next month. Do you have enough charts to do a different one each month?

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    1. Thanks, Jo, and everyone!! To answer your question, I am not planning to do the 12 days for the whole year. I have a couple other charts from Cottage Garden which I hope to work on, but I will probably also bounce over to the other "variety" theme for some months. I guess my goal, more than making a set, is to try to do a bunch of things from my collection!I love ornaments so this whole project is right up my alley!

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    2. That is great, Mary, the important thing is to have fun with the SAL blog and the themes.

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  4. Beautiful ornament! I like your February choice - totally different colour palette.

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  5. I love the colors on this partridge - and your finish is lovely!

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  6. Such as lovely PS ornament. And your choice for February is just as beautiful.

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  7. Very pretty ornament!! I have the Kreinik cord maker ;)There are some youtube videos for making cord with that. I just used the cord maker 2 or 3 times...
    Your next piece is really lovely! I love the colours!!

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  8. Lovely finish! I can't wait to see next month's finish - it looks like a lovely design!
    Welcome to the blog :o)

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  9. Great Partridge and I love how you finished it.

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  10. Great Partridge and I love how you finished it.

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