Sunday, January 11, 2009

“Red Cardinal with Snowy Tree -- January 11, 2009

I stitched the “Red Cardinal with Snowy Tree” probably in the early to mid 1990’s.



At that time we were pretty much limited to DMC, Kreinik metallics, wool, and Mill Hill beads. Or at least that’s what I had access to.

The cardinal and tree, including the snow, were stitched in DMC Floss. I then stitched the blue sky using a Kreinik metallic for night time sparkle. Beads were added on the tree to add some depth and glitz. I also added french knots for the snowflakes.

It’s been finished as an ornament with a red velvet back and with blue cording. The finished ornament is about 4” across.

I don’t have any records as to the designer. If you know, please let me know.

Hope you enjoyed my “Red Cardinal with Snowy Tree”!

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

8 comments:

Frontrange Stitcher said...

Very pretty, Cyn.

Stitchingranny said...

A beautiful ornament Cyn I bet it looks stunning on your tree when it catches the light.

Vonna said...

Boy is that pretty! DMC is still my favorite to work with :)

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Very pretty, Cyn. You remind me now versatile DMC threads are. And their color range and available and price are unparalleled.

Daffycat said...

Beautiful ornament!

NCPat said...

I like this! Thanks for sharing!

Edy/Grandma said...

One of my favorite birds...especially when I get to spend part of the winter here in Evansville.
Edy
NYC

Lelia said...

Cyn: A spectacular ornament! Job well done : )