Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Finished Ornamentally

As you know if you read my One World One Heart post, this ornament is going to go somewhere after I draw the name on the fifteenth.  Trying to be prepared, I finished the ornament this past week.  The canvas and directions had come with a "Flying Needles Finishing Form" from Dallas, Texas.  I had never used one before, and it was not what I was expecting.  The package said it was easier to use than doing it yourself.  I found it harder, actually, following their instructions.  The only step it saved was cutting out the round forms from mat board.  The rest was the same, and a bit harder because of the hollow of the forms.  On top of that, they were not exactly the same size, so they were harder to stitch together. 

This wasn't a product I'd buy on my own.  I'd never heard of it before using it this time.  I wonder if anyone's had any better experience with it.