I gave this snowflake ornament to my mother last year. She especially liked the shine of the beads and the metallics.
32 ct white linen (over 2)
DMC rayon, cotton, metallic floss
14ct light blue Aida
DMC cotton and metallic floss
I prefer working on linen but since I needed to get this stitched and delivered in a hurry, I had to work with fabric that I had. In this case, it was Aida 14 – the only blue fabric in my stash. I’m not crazy about Aida and I had to adapt stitches for this fabric. I also added beads & metallics (Mom loves glitz). HMMM – is that where I get that from?? Anyhow, I stitched seed beads across the top, dangled seed bead ‘icicles’ across the bottom, and knotted larger beads randomly in the fringe. I was going for an ‘icy’ look. Metallic snowflakes are scattered in the background.
And for my knitting friend . . .
14ct natural Aida
DMC cotton floss