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Friday, December 11, 2009

Tree Ornaments are coming along!

Seasons Greetings!

I've stitched three ornaments for the tree this year, one is on the tree and two are waiting to be turned into ornaments (which, hopefully, will happen this weekend). I've added a few pictures below.

A Cookie For Santa
Hillside Samplings
1999 Just Cross Stitch Special Ornament Issue
I love chocolate chip cookies and just love this little design! And it doesn't even have calories! I stitched it on light mocha linen with a dk brown shade of Theadworx and used a piece of dk brown fabric for the back and satin cording from my stash for the edging and the bow. 

Night Before Christmas
Birds of a Feather
1998 Just Cross Stitch Special Ornament Issue
Birds of a Feather designs just crack me up. I stitched this one on a scrap of raw linen and used overdyed threads. I plan to use the fabric in the background for the backing. Edging is still a question mark.

Festive Redbird
Homespun Elegance
This one I stitched on a scrap of overdyed tan colored linen with overdyed threads. I switched the recommended shade of red to a brighter red to match the little cranberry beads that I substituted for the charted french knots. I'm not sure yet what fabric I'll use to back it but the fabric in the background of the pic is currently at the top of my list.

Once the ornaments are finished and hanging on the tree, I'll take a few pictures and post them here. I have a few more gift finishes to accomplish, shopping to finish, and wrapping to be done before the big day. I just can't believe that Christmas is only two weeks away! Egads, I'd better get busy!

Hope all your plans are falling into place and you are enjoying the season. Thanks for stopping by.


Barbi said...

Great ornaments! I really like the cookie for Santa :)

JOLENE said...

Hi Robin, I am dying over your beautiful ornaments and your Christmas tree and those beautiful icicles (like the ones I hung on our tree one strand at a time), and your cat in the sink just cracks me up as I have a cat that does exactly the same thing!!! I must confess though, I need to stitch that adorable Night Before Christmas you have made. I absolutely love it....would you be interested in an exchange of some sort? You would make my Birthday and Christmas!!!! Let me know what you think. Have a wonderful Holiday season!!!