Hello people! I'm still playing with interfacing and decided to try a shape without corners. Since I don't have any - that I can find or remember stitching - I made one up. And guess what? I don't like it. I used Jobelan for the project as a test for the Santa ornaments. I would have much preferred one floss color for the alphabet on an unusual linen color. And after all my bleaching and dyeing - I have that! Instead, I picked five fall colors on sage Jobelan that was later coffee stained.
I'm going to post the chart and template at the end of the post if you would like to stitch the pear. If you don't want to be bored through my photos and routine instructions, just scroll down. Blogger has changed the format when you click on a photo but you can still right click to print or "save as" when the new page opens.
Please understand that posts sharing my experiments or trials certainly are not meant to imply that you need my advice or that I know it all. After 25 years, I'm learning again, and dragging you down with me! I get emails from readers asking for more clear information on subjects, as well as emails telling me the mistakes I am making, or suggestions to help. So I'm learning from you while I'm sharing my progress.
After I stitched the piece, I used a marker and just followed the outline at least an inch from the stitches on one side. Folding it exactly in half and then cutting on the outline gave me evenly matched sides, then stitched right sides together to a piece of felt.