Friday, 13 May 2016
Serendipitous Jo's May Ornament - Reindeer
I've been stitching the Primitive Hare Christmas Cubes for my ornies this year. But there isn't a Cube which fits this month's theme of Reindeer. So that gave me the excuse to finally start a series I have been hoarding for about five years! Daffycat's annual reindeer freebie!
Jinglebell Reindeer from 2008
I didn't stitch him twice but I couldn't decide which photo looked better. The colours are more accurate in the top one but you can see him better in the bottom one.
I stitched him over one on 28 count silvered white evenweave using the following colours:
Brown - 801
Green - 3346
Red - 815
Beads - 40557
I changed the red and green because colours can look different when you stitch over one and I wanted them to be a little brighter.
The reindeer himself took exactly one hour to stitch. I timed myself. The border took longer because my son came home from school and there were snack interruptions and I was needed to read the subtitles on a YouTube clip to him!
I have enough fabric to stitch eight of them, there are nine so far. I plan to stitch six of them and finish into a cube ornament and hope that Daffycat does three more so I can have two cubes! If not, then I will "flip" three of them and stitch them reversed. I will have to get some more fabric though.