Ornaments,Ornaments, Ornaments

Hello all,

A few ornaments to share, one of my favorite things as most of you know. First, is the Reindeer putting the star on the tree:

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This is last year’s freebie from It’s Daffycat. So cute! She does one every year and although I have several of the patterns this is the first one I have done. I have this year’s as well, the reindeer with the present. I intend to stitch this one as one of my 2015 ornaments. Who else has stitched these?

My next one is Faith:

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This one is in the 2014 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue and it is by Nikys Creations. A very sweet design. I finished as a flat ornament with the fabric shown on the back.

My last ornament is Noel by Hands on Design:

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This was a kit that my good friend Erika bought for me while she was at the Pals retreat this year. Cathy  graciously signed it for me. I wanted to be sure to get it stitched up to enjoy on my tree this year. The kit included everything to finish this sweet ornament. I especially liked the wool penny for the o. I did however, use beads as holly on the garland instead of stitching them on. It might be lightly uneven but I still like how it turned out. When is garland ever perfect anyway!

This is probably my last ornament before Christmas although I am still stitching some, I may not have them done. I really need to start my baking since some of that are for gifts for co-workers and teachers.

I have LOTS of ornaments already lined up to stitch for 2015 so I will begin working on those right after New Year’s. I will be back next week to show my 2014 ornaments.

Have a great weekend everyone!

~Maureen~

Naughty or Nice

Hello,

Super quick post today to show you my little Naughty/ Nice hanging pillow. I did it as a hanging pillow because there are 2 sides to it. One side says Nice:

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and the other side is (you guessed it) Naughty:

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I have been using it to keep track of who’s been naughty or nice in my house. Even the dog and boy has he been naughty the past few days. He asked Santa for a new bed so he better get on his nice list.

I may offer this next year and make 2 separate ornaments but haven’t quite decided yet.

Have a great weekend!

~Maureen~

Fun Ornaments

Hello,

I have some fun ornaments to show you today. Madison made these ornaments to give as gifts:

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She made the faces and I helped her fill the inside of them. We had such fun making these. The 2 odd ones there she made with her looming rubberbands. Those are hanging on my tree as well as one of the snowman ornaments. Now to wrap up the rest and give them away.

My next fun ornament is my 2014 orts ornament.

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I am going to start doing this every year. This holds all my orts for 2014. I can tell which colors I use more. LOL! These little ornaments are bigger than I thought because  for some reason I didn’t think all my orts would fit. I like that they do though because I like to see all the colors I used in one place. Looking forward to making these every year.

That’s it for today. Finishing up some holiday stitching to show you next week.

Have a great day!

~Maureen~

Freebie

Hello all,

One last freebie I wanted to squeeze in before the end of the year. Ho Ho Ho:

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It’s a super quick stitch so you still have time to finish it before the holiday. I finished it as a small pillow to add to my cubby. My mom suggested I put red jingles in the corner so I still need to do that. I got the Santa fabric specifically for this design.

Hopefully, you should be able to print this image if you want to stitch it. Happy Holidays from me to you!

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Have a great weekend!

~Maureen~

New Pin Cushions and a Birthday

Hello everyone,

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. Now we are officially in the holiday season. Yeah!! I love this time of year!

I just wanted to show you my cozy flannel pin cushions today:

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I just listed them in my Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/stitchorizeit/shop. There are some penguin ones coming probably next week. I didn’t get them ready in time.

Thanks for looking!

Today my little girl turns 11. She is growing up so fast. I am going to stand outside and greet her when she gets off the bus with this:

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Good thing she is not at the age where she gets embarrassed yet. I’ll enjoy it while I can!

Have a great week!

~Maureen~

Ornaments and a great find!!!

Hello friends,

Ornaments are in full swing now! All I want to do during the holiday time is stitch ornaments so I probably will be making a bunch between now and Christmas. I already have ideas for  ornaments I am designing for next year. I have two to show you today. One is the 3rd in my Christmas Story series called A++++.

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Remember when Ralphie was dreaming about the grade he was going to get on his theme and the teacher wrote A+++++++ on the chalk board and kept going onto the wall, etc. So funny! I stitched it on black linen with white floss to resemble a chalk board. I used a black and white check for the back and white rick rack for the trim. I am making a collection of these because I adore that movie. I would appreciate your feedback to this question: Should I list my Christmas Story ornaments in my etsy shop? Thanks so much in advance.

The next ornament I want to show is Lizzie Kate Love:

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It is from one of the Just Cross Stitch ornament issues but I cannot remember which one. I do believe it is within the last few years because I haven’t dug that deep into my older issues yet. I am going to be sending this to a special friend for Christmas.

The last thing I wanted to show you is my great find at the antique store. I am addicted to scissor frogs now and I found this last week:

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Imagine my excitement when I found not just a frog but a green one. It’s my first one and it had my name on it. Isn’t it fabulous!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Happy Stitching!!

~Maureen~

Goodies and a Witch

Hello all,

Just a quick post today to show you a few things. First, I wanted to show you the fabulous goodies my friend, Robin sent me.

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She stitched the So Thankful and I just adore it! These look fantastic on my fall tree. Thank you so much Robin! They make me smile!

I guess you could say my tree is really Fall/ Halloween so I have also added the Vintage Witch by The Little Stitcher:

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I loved stitching this. I also coffee stained my fabric to give it that vintage look. Although I noticed it is hard to tell from the picture. It looks good trust me!

Thank you to those that have visited my etsy shop and made some purchases. I truly appreciate your support. Please check back often as I am listing things every week. Trying to anyway! I assure you more good things are on the horizon. You won’t want to miss them.

Have a great week everyone and Happy Halloween!!!

~Maureen~