Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Czarina: Dodecagon Ornament series designed by Jim Wurth

I finished stitching this ornament yesterday Dec. 31st, 2007, but decided to start the new year 2008 with the posting of this 8th ornament called Czarina from the 12 Dodecagon Ornament Series designed by Jim Wurth. A nice way to start 2008 and put the Christmas season behind me.
Still four more to go and the series will be complete.
I am always amazed at the amount of work that goes into such a small ornament. My husband told me that this is the one he loves the best so far, but there are quite a few that are very close second.
I have made myself a long long list of projects that I would like to stitch in 2008, a very unrealistic list, I am afraid, but hey it is fun to dream of all the things that I will be able to work on in 2008.
It will be interesting to see at the end of 2008 which projects I will have completed, which ones I will have left undone and which other projects that are not on my list that will have somehow made their way in my stitching hands.
The way I see things, a list is just a list to guide me as I have so many projects waiting in the wings that if I don't go through them once in a while I forget that I have them.
Now, I need to decide which one will be my very first project for 2008 (big smile). Ok, I have just decided. I will actually be working on multiple projects but the project that I consider to be my first for this year is called "Terra Rosa" and is a Elsa M. Parrish design. I have purchased this many years ago and have always wanted to work on it, but for whatever reason have never done so. This year is the year. I have already mounted the design that Elsa has drawn on congress cloth on stretcher bars and will now be reading all the instructions while having a good cappucino and then it will be a start. I know I made the right decision as I feel all excited (big grin)
Pierrette =^..^=


Terry said...

This ornament is really lovely and the colour combinations remind me of heather and the highlands of scotland.

Beautifully stitched and look forward to seeing the next one

Jacq said...

Your ornament is beautiful. I have enjoyed looking at your work.

Wawanna said...

Jim does the most awesome designs, you are quite accomplished to have completed so many, congratulations. May you accomlish all your goals for 2008 and it be the best stitching year so far. Your work is very well done, really beautiful. Thanks for sharing, your blog is nicely done.

Elisabeth Braun said...

This looks pretty - I love anything to do with lilac and purple shades.=)

Thanks for putting me on your blogroll!

NCPat said...

This is lovely! Great job!