Without further delay, here is the Gold Ring, all stitched up, #5 in the series of patterns in the 12 Months of Christmas Stitchalong! Apologies for taking so long in my finish, but with 2 surgeries since we last spoke, and a week-long vacation, it was very hard to get motivated to finish!
I had all my pieces cut out before my first surgery in May, right on time:
My motivation level was non existent however, as I recovered, and it was no fault of the lovely pattern! The pieces patiently waited until this week, when I picked them up and finished in a record 3 days!
Why so fast? This pattern has much less embroidery in it, and if you use glue, rather than hand-sewing little bits down, as I do, it could go even faster.
I once again used many of the same familiar threads I've used in the previous patterns in this series. I love how the pink metallic thread looks as a bevel on the central gem:
Here's a closer look at the metallic thread:
Overall, this pattern included quite a bit more hand-sewing vs. hand embroidery, but I found it very enjoyable and easy.
I liked the ring even without the decorative bands sewed on...
I'm not impressed with how I stitched the band decoration - my stitches being rather uneven. Nevertheless, I was determined to press on!
A look at the back:
And the finished front:
Another ornament finished, and only 2 months late. ;) What do you think of this Gold Ring? My take on this one is that it is quick, and very beginner friendly!
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