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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Overthinking Things

This is one design I knew I had to stitch as soon as I saw it making the rounds last year. Cool Christmas, found in the 2010 JCS Christmas preview. I'd never heard of the designer, Fresh Thread Studios before and they don't seem to have a home page, just a Facebook one...

I really like the non-traditional colours of this piece. But part of the overthinking is the realization that that sun is too big! There is no way a sun shining from behind a tree can be that big.


And those are some massive presents, specially the skinny ones since they're half the size of a tree. (Or the tree is really tiny, but when you take into consideration the size of the sun...)


But it still adds up to a cute finish.


TitleCool Christmas
DesignerFresh Threads Studio
Start dateMarch 27, 2011
Finish dateApril 10, 2011
Total time9 hours
Fabric32 ct White lugana
Floss DMC as charted, except for 3848 in place of 3812

35 comments:

Ranae said...

it is a cute finish, I love the big sun and wish my presents were that big :)

Annie said...

Good job! I loved stitching this one with the unusual color palette. I'm not a stickler for proportions!

Christine said...

What a great design! Congrats on the finish!

Cindy's Stitching said...

I like this pattern also. It is on my to do list. I also like the colors.

Silverlotus said...

Some how I missed that one. It looks fabulous! Great job stitching it.

Lynn said...

I remember seeing this one in the magazine and liking it just because it was different. Even the colours are non-traditional Christmas colours. Very cute!

staci said...

This turned out really cute! It caught my eye when I first saw it in the mag because it's not as traditional but still very Christmas-y!

Jules said...

It is very cute indeed! Nice finish!!

Myra said...

I really liked this design when I saw it in the magazine, now I just love it since I have seen your finish. I am quite fond of the nontraditional colors in this one.

valerie said...

Fun finish! Love the colors!

Ziggyeor said...

I think that design was one of the reasons I got the magazine! Cute finish.

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. I love it because it is so non traditional. I didn't notice this until I saw it on someone else blog and then it caught my eye. I hope to stitch it sometime this year.

Kathy A. said...

Love it - quirky and cute!

Yvon (jioya) said...

It looks great, i think its fun to use non traditional colors.

Hugs Yvon.

Lumiruusu said...

My DD asked me to stitch this pattern when we saw it in the mag.

The design has a very freash
look,well done!!

Carol said...

What a fresh and fun Christmas piece, Blu! How will you finish it?

Giovanna said...

This is one which I want to stitch too. Yours is lovely, congrats! I believe Fresh Threads is an emanation of Full Circle Designs?

sorbert said...

Lovely finish, well done.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

You sound like my son, the pedantic one! I don't think the design is a literal interpretation of the sun, tree and prezzies!

It is, however, very sweet and a lovely finish. The question is - what is inside the presents? A rolled up umbrella maybe?

Topcho said...

So cute!
Lol, and I wouldn't mind presents, even if there are as tall as the tree! But I too wonder what's inside :D

Pumpkin said...

I think it turned into a brilliant finish Blu!

Annette said...

What a beautifull finish....
I love the spring colors in it!!!

Michelle said...

Such a cute finish! The colours are really great!

Kahlan said...

It is realy non-traditional colours,bur I like it.Nice work!

geeky Heather said...

Too cute!! That's one of the ornaments I wanted to stitch from that magazine, but by the time I decided I wanted it, there was nary a copy to be found around here. Oh, well, I certainly have plenty of other ornaments to stitch. =)

Congratulations on the finish! And don't worry about the sizes; 16th century embroidery was famous for having outrageous variations in sizing. Or think of it as a Picasso...the most important things are the biggest (i.e., PRESENTS and the SUN which we don't see much of during Winter). ;)

Joysze said...

Oh how cute is this????? Love, love, love it... all the more for it's quirkiness. Reminds me of a Tim Burton movie. :D

wendy111 said...

I love the colours and the design - very non traditional.

Beth said...

Very cute in a non-traditional way. It has sort of a Seuss look to me!

Karen said...

I agree ... it is just too cute to think about! Cute finish...

♥ Nia said...

I love those colors!!! Amazing finish :D

Sharon said...

Very pretty! I really liked it too.

Sally said...

A cute finish. I like the colours in it.

Gabi said...

The looks fantastic. I really like the colors. Wonder if they have more designs.

Karoline said...

Very cute, congratulations

awikkidwomanswords said...

lovely ornament, love the untraditional colour scheme