Sunday, December 13, 2009

My First Candle Mat finished

I spent the day resting and completed this candle mat from Kitty Kringle Christmas Booklet by The Sampler Girl. I was lucky to have a piece of fabric that fit this just right. It's 32 count Belgian natural linen with DMC threads. I got it at Pigeon Forge back in the summer on a remnant table.
This is the first candle mat I have completed.
Here is one of my favorite angels sitting in the middle as I do not have any tiny candles right now.

She's playing Silent Night.


After I took the pics I see loose threads I need to trim. However, this is the back. I used a different wool than what was called for in the pattern. I also substituted the colors above from my stash.
I enjoyed making the hay in the manger.


I followed the directions and pressed the piece around the edges inward then secured the wool fabric with blanket stitches by hand. You can see I don't blanket stitch much! It was fun learning a new stitch though and I always wondered how to do that. I actually just looked on Google and found a tutorial on U-tube.


I"m going to find a little cinnamon candle to go right in the middle this week.

Hope your Sunday was cozy too. Hmmm.......what will be next in my stitching basket? ;)

6 comments:

  1. I love your candle mat!, you used pretty colors, it doesn't matter you have an angel there, looks beautiful, I love angels and I collect them on!

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  2. I love it, Jennifer, and that angel is darling! Great finish :)
    Tanya

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  3. Congratulations! It is just lovely.
    Love
    Patti xxx

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  4. Oh Jennifer, your candle mat is gorgeous! The fabric looks antique, and your stitches, as always are so perfect.....ahhhh my inspiration :) Your home looks beautiful too.

    Hugs

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  5. Your candle mat looks fantastic! You'll have to post again when you have a candle - but I do think the angel is precious as well1

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  6. Your candle mat is beautiful. I love the colors you used and the fabric. Great job.

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