Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Backstitching? I Think Not!

I finished stitching my August ornament for the Christmas All Year Long SAL.



This is the Little By Little ornament from the 2004 JCS ornament issue stitched on a mystery piece of 35ct linen with the recommended DMC threads.
The chart called for some backstitching on the bird and on one of the ribbons and packages. I have decided that it looks great without it.
I hope to do the finishing on this before the end of the month.
Now for some stash diving to find next months ornament.

Sweet Dreams!

Chris
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35 comments:

Margaret said...

So cute! I love Little by Little! And I agree on the backstitching -- looks great without it!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I agree. I love this little piece.
Linda

Myra said...

It looks great Chris!

Parsley said...

It's perfect.

marly said...

Looks like it's unanimous - no backstitching needed.

Laurie in Iowa said...

It looks wonderful just as it is... I wouldn't bother with the backstitching. I've always loved this design.

Barb said...

Chris, Your ornament project is coming along very well!!Your tree will be so pretty!

Gabi said...

What an adorable ornament. Love it.

Anne said...

I think it looks great without too! Very cute design Chris!! Can't wait to see the next one!

cucki said...

So sweet.it is looking fine without back stitching .

butterfly said...

What a cutie Chis, looks beautiful,hugs.

Vickie said...

Good for you! Now you can move on to finishing. :)

Shirlee said...

I love it! Can't find fault with a design that has a bird on it : )

Christina said...

I agree Chris - unless it is absolutely essential - ditch the backstitch! ;0)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great finish! Congrats!

Carol said...

Very cute finish, Chris--you're doing so well keeping up with your monthly ornaments!!

stitcheranon said...

Very cute. I find the thought of backstitch is worse than the actual doing of the backstitch lol

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I agree! It looks great, Chris - can't wait to see how you finish it.

Penny said...

A sweet little ornament! I love it just the way it is. :)

robindefender said...

I agree, no backstitching necessary!

Cindy's Stitching said...

really cute.

Siobhán said...

Oh, how cute! Great job. I definitely agree--no backstitching needed!

geeky Heather said...

Too cute!!! And I agree...looks great without the BS!

valerie said...

Cute little finish Chris! Definitely doesn't need the backstitching!

Mindi said...

I agree with you, it totally looks great without it! Would you be at all interested in making 2013 the year of Jane Rees and us providing each other some motivation? I know, months away, but she's already been a WIP for almost 6 years for me.

Carol Nye said...

Chris,
What a cute pattern. You have a wonderful finish. Congrats!

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Chris! I think your ornament is beautiful just as it is also. I totally hate the backstitching on my cross stitched projects. It makes me nuts! Your work is always so lovely...Have a fun weekend! :)

BrendaS said...

Love the ornament just the way it is!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

That is a real cutie pie! Your tree is going to be (even more) beautiful.

Meari said...

It's adorable, Chris!

heidistitches said...

That made me laugh!! Yes, backstitching is just torture. As always, love what you're doing. I'm stitching but not enough to post about :(

Karoline said...

Lovely ornament, congratulations

Sally said...

I'm with you on backstitching! Your ornament is lovely. I need to get a move on with mine!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I really dislike backstitching and often think is spoils the look of a design.

Suzanne said...

Pretty finish!