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Thursday, December 10, 2009


Hi there!  Yesterday was cold and blowing snow, so what better way to spend some time than stitching and finishing a prim ornie!  Worked on Zweigart 18 ct. white aida, stuffed w/poly, jute hanger, wee rusted bell below and according to Stacy Nash's easy instructions.  My first attempt at coffee staining w/paint brush and baking, repeating process til primly sweet and perfect.  This prim stitcher is so very pleased with the end result that I am gushing with pride, even if it's not done on linen.   You'll find this hanging off the knob of our wall lamp in our kitchen, I can't keep my eyes off it!  Funny how we stitchers take such delight isn't it?  Now that I have some confidence in this coffee staining process, it'll be fun~fun~fun to finish more like this:) Thanks ever so much Stacy for a SUPER prim design.

What do you all think?  Thx for taking the time to share this satisfying finish with me and Sweet Stitchin....

Tootles, Sue

PS ~ Did I mention about the GUSHING - LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. Sue it is gorgeous. Love it.

  2. Very nice! I still haven't tried dyeing yet. You did such a great job!

  3. It came out great. I'm going to have to try that paintbrush method. I tried Vonna's tea and coffee dyeing this morning and was pleased with the results, but I think a paint brush would add a little bit more to it!

  4. Cute finish and great job on dyeing the fabric. I'm afraid that's one i'll never will try.

  5. Very cute Sue, you did a great job.

  6. You have every right to gush. It is lovely and you did a great job on the paint brush dyeing.

  7. What a sweet ornament, Sue! Isn't it a wonderful feeling to have a finish/finish?


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