Saturday, July 20, 2013

Christmas Heirloom: Diagonal Heart Ornament

Published in February 1992 as part of the Christmas Heirloom series under the Needle Adventures name, this red diagonal heart ornament turned up on eBay this week.  Thanks to the kindness of the eBay seller, I have photos to share.  If anyone has stitched this or has a better photo of the cover photo, please let me know.

Feb. 1992 Christmas Heirloom Heart
According to my informant, the heart is approximately 3 1/3 inches by 3 1/4 inches.

Cover Page

The instructions are in the typical Needle Adventures style, with the ornament displayed hanging from an evergreen branch in front of a brick wall.


Line Drawn Heart


The piece is done on a line drawn canvas using 24 count Congress cloth.




Many thanks to the eBay seller for permission to share the photographs from the sale with Loretta's fans.

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Materials List:
line drawn heart on 6x6 24 count white Congress cloth
Needle Necessities overdyed cotton floss #152 "Moulin Rouge"
Cresta d'Oro #C22
AK pearls 2 1/2 mm
beading needle

Substitute ThreadworX cotton floss #1087 "Peppermint" for the Needle Necessites floss and size 14/0 or 15/0 pearls for the 2 1/2 mm ones.


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