Magical Monday #3, Piano Keys, Snowman Nose, and Gift May 13 2019

Welcome Stitchers! 

The more that I stitch on this project, the more exciting it becomes. The story of "The Magic Gingerbread House" is truly coming to life on this canvas! Please spread the word and invite others to join our stitch along. And, please ask questions, and post comments, as well as post work in progress photos. We all love to be inspired.

Let's stitch!

I think that I found the absolute perfect combo for the piano keys...mixing shimmer and sheen. So, let's begin with them. 

The Black Keys are stitched with 1 strand of Kreinik Metallic #12 braid, Color: #010 Black HL.

Stitches:  The Upper and Lower Lines are in Outline Stitch, everything else is just tent stitches. 

The White Keys are stitched with 1 strand of Kreinik Silk Serica, Color: #8000 white.

Although the photo doesn't do justice, it's truly a lovely combination!


We're taking it easy this week, with tents and long stitches. With that in mind, we're off to the gift under the tree. I'm just stitching the ribbon with 1 strand of Kreinik Metallics #12 Braid, Color #9032 a shimmery white iridescence. I'm stitching the ribbon that wraps around the package in tent stitches. Later on, I'll come back and make a small bow with white iridescent ribbon and stitch it on for a surprise 3D effect. You won't need to stitch all of the center bow, leave it unstitched in the center for easier attachment. As you can see, I have a wee bit of stitching to do!



Snowman Nose:

I stitched a horizontal layer of padding with 2 Strands of Orange DNC  #5 Pearl Cotton, Followed by an overlay of long stitches at a slight angle, using 5 strands of Weeks Dye Works Cotton Floss Color: #2228 Pumpkin. Cute!  I'm thinking of adding a couple of brownish strands in and will share, if it works! 

Snowman tongue is tent, 1 strand of Kreinik #9200...for a touch of shimmer. 


Head on over to my website to order your The Magic Gingerbread House Set.

Happy Stitching!

From My Little Corner of The World,