I am very excited today to show you my 2013 ornaments in all their glory:
Sorry about the picture. The garland is long so I tried to get it as even as possible, if you look close enough they are all there. I can’t believe I actually did something I said I was going to do. LOL! It is probably my only New’s Year’s goal of 2013 that I accomplished. Better than nothing!
I also wanted to show you my little ornament tree:
I bought it last year to hold my stitched ornaments. I know I will have to upgrade or add a new one in a few years but it is great for right now. I have a small house so skinny trees are the best.I don’t have lights on it so I have more room for my ornaments. I will need every branch on this tree.
I have been thinking and I am going to see how many ornaments I can make in 2014. I’ll have my 12 and then I’ll have extra for gifts or whatever I want. I’ll keep you posted.
Since we are on the topic of ornaments, I am curious to know what your favorite ornament is and why?
Here is mine,although I LOVE all my ornaments I am partial to this one:
This is one of my oldest ornaments given to me in 1974. I was 3 years old and my friend, Doug, who lived next door was 2 years old.We ( or should I say our mothers) exchanged gifts at Christmas. He gave me this bird’s nest( made by his mother of course). The verse with it read: It is an old Swedish tradition that a golden bird’s nest and egg on your Christmas tree will bring you health, happiness and good fortune in the New Year. This I wish for you.
This sweet bird’s nest still has a special spot on my Christmas tree. Doug and I are still friends today although we don’t see each other too often. He lives out of state with his own family.
Hope to hear about your favorite ornament! I think every ornament has a little story to it.
Happy Christmas Stitching!
You’re probably getting sick of all my posts being ornaments. Sorry about that. I just go crazy during the Christmas season with making ornaments. I just love them. So without further ado here are 2 of my newest creations:
Peace on Earth and an Elf Stocking!
Peace on Earth I stitched up and trimmed with chenille(my favorite) and put a star at the top. So cute! I listed this on ebay just to see what would happen. I also listed a candy cane pin I made last year. Wish me luck!
An elf stocking is my last ornament for the year. #12 Woo Hoo!!! I made this design and when I was thinking of colors one of my friends at work suggested I do blue and silver. I gave it a try and absolutely love how this turned out. My friend liked it so much that she ordered one from me. It was so fun to stitch that I don’t mind making multiples.
I have some more ornaments in the works so this may or may not be my last ornament post. So sorry! Just bare with me and I assure you, you won’t be dissappointed.
I am going to end this post today with a picture my baby girl and her best bud on her 10th birthday. Her birthday was Monday, Dec. 2 and although she had to go to school, she had a great day. I can’t believe my girl is 10 already. Where does the time go!
Not to panic anyone but 3 more weeks till Christmas!
Have a great weekend!
My Christmas stitching is in full swing now. I hope I get everything done. I feel like I have no time. I must be though because here a few finishes to show you.
First is my only LHN ornament for this year. I wanted to do more but I always found myself doing something else. At least I managed to squeeze this one in. I love him, he’s so cute. I finished him as a little pillow and he fits nicely in my cubby with my other ones. I will show a picture of my cubby later so you can see them.
2 more ornaments: one of the Merry Birdies by Homespun Elegance. It came out pretty well even though I made a mistake somewhere. Which hopefully no one can see but me.
My 2nd ornament is Dear Santa. I really like how this one came out. I found this really cool rick rack at Joann’s. it’s red with swirls of white and silver in it. I thought it fit perfectly with it.
I just need need one more ornament to round out my collection for the year. I have the last one stitched, I just have to finish it. I really like this one as well and I hope you do too. I think I will do one ornament a month for 2014 as well. This was a lot of fun and I list have a long list of ornaments to do.
Until I show my final ornament I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and if you are traveling be safe. There is a big storm on its way.
Yeah! My friend Erika received her birthday gift so I am now able to show you:
I stitched up Friends which was a freebie by Cosmic Handmade. When I saw it I knew it would be perfect for Erika. I finished it as a flat ornament so she can hang it wherever she wants to.
I also wanted to show you this sweet Christmas basket by Homespun Elegance. It was a gift last year from my friend, Erika. It came as a kit and included the basket. It stitched up and finished very quickly. Why didn’t I do it before? Oh well, it is done now and oh so cute. Love it!
Does anyone have their Christmas decorations up yet? How long does it take you to decorate?
Have a great weekend everyone and Happy Christmas Stitching!!!
So here is my little story: When Sept. rolls around I am obsessed with getting the Just Cross Stitch ornament issue and reading it from cover to cover. I subscribe to Just Cross Stitch so I usually get it as part of my subscription. Well, when it didn’t come by the time I went to Virginia for the Dyeing to Stitch Retreat I bought one there. I just couldn’t wait anymore!
I was beginning to think I wasn’t going to get it when tho and behold, it appeared in my mailbox yesterday. It’s mid November for gosh-sakes and they expected me to wait all that time to flip through those wonderful pages full of ornaments. I am glad I bought it.
Well, since I now have two I am putting one up for grabs.I know everyone has it by now but in case someone out there does not I am giving it away. Please leave me a comment letting me know that you want it with your email address. If there is more than one person that wants it I will draw a name.
This is the best magazine ever!!!!
Have a great weekend!
2 more ornaments to show you. My reindeer ornament which I bought as a kit on a trip to Williamsburg and I just love it. It will remind me of my trip and spending time with my friend, Erika. I finished it flat and put gold rickrack as trim. Although the trim is a bit larger than I like, it still came out nice and I like it.
The next one is my dove ornament. I like how little this one finished. I finished this one flat also. I did run into a little trouble with my hanger. It did not want to knot at the top so I had to put another bow at the top. Works for me! Sorry you can’t see that in the picture. I am going to post a picture of this year’s ornaments when I get them set up at a later date so you will be able to see how I finished the top then.
Short and sweet today!
I do want to give a shout out to my good friend Erika. today is her birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIKA!!!!!
Hope you have a great day!
Happy Stitching Everyone!
Hope you have a great day!
I’m on a roll! I have wanted to post at least twice a week and have been doing that for a few weeks now. I just have to keep stitching and finishing so I have things to share with you. This time of year shouldn’t be too difficult because I am always making something for someone.
Here’s what I have today:
Black Cat Inn which was a freebie from Pioneer Homestead. I did leave off the border and used the fabric in the picture for the back. I them used black rickrack for the trim. I liked the Pioneer Homestead. When I looked at it recently, it came up with can only follow by invitation only. Seriously! Is anyone still able to follow her or have you come across the same thing? I am a little disappointed.
So I made my first candle wrap:
Work in progress I guess. It turned out OK but it could be longer to cover more of the candle. Improvements are forthcoming. Any suggestions? I welcome them!
Thanks so much for the sweet comments on my ornaments. I really appreciate them!