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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry HO HO

Just wanted to hop on here for a minute and share my latest creation, which became our new doorhanger this yr.  I am very happy w/the way it turned out.  I finished it a couple of wks. ago and decided that since it ended up being a really good size, I would hang it on our front door for all to see.                                 
 I stitched it on 10 ct. White Birch Heatherfield fabric that they no longer make, using all #8 Pearl Cotton, mostly WDW overdyed threads. I love the little flecks of color in this fabric and think it gives a more rustic look to it.  Most of you know that I can't seem to leave the color chart alone, so I changed up the colors just a bit and also added the silver metallic pearl cotton in several places to give it more zip.  (Santa's beard however, doesn't show up too well and I even changed it for a brighter white).
 Santa's sleigh runner and the design inside his sleigh, for instance......
 And the star, plus underneath the letter 'C' and also above it just a bit.
 I added several rusty bells across the bottom for a more prim look.......(ok now Santa's beard shows up better from this angle)........
 It was a fun stitch by Pineberry Lane and I'm so glad it got finished right at the start of  the season for once!


Danice said...

How cute. I just love that design. Wishing you and your family a happy holidays :)

Country Prims said...

Lovely finish Tanya. I love her patterns too and on your door makes for a lovely winter welcome. Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and hope 2014 brings lots of happy stitching!

Farmhouse prims said...

Oh, Tanya do I ever love your pin keep. It is beautiful!! I wish I lived near you so you could teach me to do counted cross stitch. I admire your talent! You should be so proud of how beautiful it is. Wishing you a Merry Christmas! hugs, Lecia

denise said...

Too cute! Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!

Carol said...

Oh, I love it, Tanya, and your changes make it all the more special! May your Christmas be blessed in every way...and my best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!

Barb said...

Simply Fabulous Tanya!
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Christine said...

It looks wonderful Tanya! Love those patterns by Pineberry Lane!
Have a blessed Christmas

Myra said...

I love it! Merry Christmas!

Catherine said...

So cute!!