Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Angel Ornament Finish and Japanese Tourism Article

I had finished the cross stitch on this one a few months ago, then put it away without finishing the ornament.  I pulled it out and did the French knot eyes and the outlining fairly quickly.

 
I put it together, sandwich style, which is my usual ornament construction.  There is a thin layer of batting under the fabric and I stitched the two sides together with green sewing thread. I made the cording with two colors of #5 perle cotton.

 
Here she is, all ready for the tree.
 
 
I was contacted about a month ago by a Japanese tourism organization after someone read my blog, asking me to write an article for their new soon to be launched website. I wrote this article with photos and it was published this week.  They changed my paragraph structure a little and added two sentences about animal shows near the end, but I guess I don’t mind. The website looks like a contest, but I think the purpose is to promote Japan. Articles are to be added each day and are translated into eight languages. 

 

3 comments:

  1. Wonderful stitches and a lovely ornament.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  2. What a great article, I loved the pics (especially the giraffe!). I want to go to that zoo!

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  3. Great work, promoting Japan, and your Christmas tree will have a sweet angel.

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