Friday, November 30, 2012

progress still in the works

 I am finally on my very last of 8
~ Prairie Schooler ~
'Father Christmas' ornaments.
that's the blue Santa (bottom left)... 
I WILL finish in the next two days!!!

  The green guy was in the trash at one time, when I had an epiphany to try and salvage him.  He was the first one I attempted to finish with the backing and ending up being all lop sided ... not at all acceptable.  Then the linen started to fray when I began ripping apart.  I came up with the solution to work around the frayed ends using fray check which is visible as a darker tint around the frayed edges. 
Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this 
or blend it in???

He will not match the others but then that is better than trashing all that work.

  This is the backside (center) still needing to be hand sewn to the stitched side with some polyester batting in between.

The one on the right is how the others all look finished... with yet one more to go this weekend.  I am so ready to get busy with some other project ... like finish my "Briar Rabbit" by La-D-Da that was interrupted to stitch these guys when I was so inspired by Marly and her works of the same pattern.

My brood of Father Christmas ornies stacked in a knife tray with some Sweet Annie in the back and twigs of Cedar tucked in around the front side.  They all do not fit & that's OK.
 Not sure where they will be displayed as I have just dismantled all the Fall stuff.
YUP, those are my sad cloved Pears ... 
bottom right. 

Gots to get busy and to work or Christmas will come and go and I'll  still be at it ... hahaha, so typical of me ... Pokey Grama.

Thanks so much for visiting ... Enjoy.

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Firecracker Kid said...

Well, those are real nice and you've worked hard on them.

MaryMaryQuiteContrary said...

Gorgeous! I love your santas and deco!
Mary Jo

Ally said...

to blend ur fraychecked santa, u cud try drybrushing around ur design with a similar shade paint so it looks like a randomly shaded fabric?

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Thanks Ally, I am still plundering around trying to decide what to do. Your idea gives me another wonderful option and I'm still undecided as I have more or less moved on which means (I hate to say) it is another unfinished project.
Thanks for visiting...very happy to meet you!
Blessings be and Peace too,