This pink and green version of my "Gretchen" egg is all finished and ready to join the two pastel mini-socks for next year's dining room Christmas decorations!
It took very little time to stitch the one remaining ribbon--the center horizontal one--to wrap up this project. I used the DMC floss #503 which already formed its edge and DMC floss #3733 in mosaic stitches surrounding Scotch stitches in DMC floss #819.
Am I "hooked" on mosaic stitches? Not really, although I seem to have done quite a few of them lately! But the mosaic stitch is such a tidy way to work areas covering an even number of stitches, and can form interesting patterns in combination with other stitches. I've used it to form hearts, flowers, checks, plaids, wreaths and Christmas trees. It's a stitch that's easily mastered and looks good using any number of different threads.
At some point, I'll probably stitch another egg-shaped ornament to add to this collection, but I'd like to include ornaments in different shapes as well. Hmmm....I'll have to think about that one!