Saturday, December 19, 2009

Some stitched ornaments....

Here are pics of some of the ornaments I've done lately. The first one is a freebie by Carol, well, most of it at least! (HAPPY BIRTHDAY Carol!!) It's stitched on 36 ct. Antique White Edinboro with DMC. The "tree" fabric was given to me by Nicole earlier this year & I just love it. I decided to copy a finish Vonna had done for me last Christmas and here is how it turned out. I like it!



Next are two by Milady's Needle (the trees), Joyeux Noel is a free design that I will stitch again for myself, and again, the lovely freebie by Carol. The Joyeux Noel is done with a pretty red Anchor (sorry, don't remember the color) and it went home with Karen last Saturday. The Milady's Needle trees are stitched on 25 ct Antique white over 1 using 12 wt. Sulky Blendables thread - color is Forever Green. Have to say, I LOVE the thread. Can't wait to use it for something else. The tree on top when home with Faye last Sat. The other two (on the bottom) are on my tree!





See how good these next two pics are? That's because Nicole took the pics! lol I sent her this ornament on Wednesday & she got it yesterday. I forgot to take a pic of it so she did & sent them too me. I love this design by Tanya (The Sampler Girl) and plan to stitch it several more times.... It's on 36 ct Antique White Edinboro with DMC. Oh, and I used the same "tree" fabric Nicole gave me for the ornament I sent her. Just love that fabric!

And here is the last one (for now) that I mailed out to a friend today. I do hope the recipient will like it. :-) Once again, 36 ct Antique White Edinboro & DMC. Just love this design AND this fabric. I picked it up at a quilt shop in Myrtle Beach in early Nov. Looking forward to going back there... ;-)



And look at this LOVELY ornament - Nicole made it for me. She said we must have had ESP - because we both mailed ornaments to the other on Wed without the other knowing it! ;-) You can read on her blog the reason she made this for me - though I told her several times there was no need. BUT I'm so glad she did - I just love it! It's a Blackbird Designs from the Joyeux Noel booklet that was new this fall. Isn't it great! Thank you again Nicole! :-)

Now I'm off to stitch! I'm working on a Val's Stuff "Snowman" for a family friend that I really need to get done tonight so I can finish it & give it to her tomorrow. Then I have a couple more pieces to do & share with you between now & Christmas! I'd better get to stitching!


Thanks for visiting - love to read your comments. Happy stitching!

19 comments:

Catherine said...

Your finishes are so lovely and inspiring! I spent my snow day baking and doing laundry. My snow Sunday I plan on doing some stitching and finishing....now I have some cute ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

I love that finish on the Christmas Greetings and the Believe ornaments. I might have to try that someday. It makes me wish I would have gotten more done before Christmas. I ran a little short on time. Beautiful ornies!

DebbieSFL said...

Anita, your ornament finishes are great and I love the Believe finishes!!! I have been trying to come up with interesting finishes and I like that idea.

Nicole said...

Amy, thank you again for my ornament! I love it! I'm so glad you like the one I sent. :) All of your ornaments and trees are beautiful!!! :)

Cathy B said...

Lots of lovely ornaments Amy. The finishing method you used looks great! Happy Holidays!

Barbi said...

All of them are lovely! I just love stitched ornaments!

Karen said...

Love your ornaments. I like the way you finished the "Believe" and "Merry Christmas" too. Will have to borrow that idea.

Love the ornament Nicole did too! Very cute. Think I will have to stitch this one again for me too.

Your needle must be smoking...can't wait to see more.

Blyn said...

All of your finishes are so beautiful..I love the Joyeux Noel is that pattern still available. I so want to stitch it. Blyn

CindyMae said...

Oh everything looks wonderful!!

Pike said...

I just love your ornies!

Danielle said...

Fantastic ornaments~ I really love the way you finished the Believe and Christmas Greetings ones. I will have to try that finish someday.

Lee said...

Those are wonderful! The fabric and trim that you used to finish them complements each ornament so well. Beautiful!

Tommye said...

Precious ornies and lovely finishing. Good job.

Carol R said...

Great stitching with beautiful finishes Amy! Merry Christmas to you

Andrea said...

All of your finishes are wonderful. I love the pillow style finishes.

Lisa said...

Such lovely finishes!

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Micki said...

Your ornaments are just wonderful! Merry Christmas!
Micki

Bonnie said...

WOW Amy,
All the ornaments are lovely and you have certainly been busy stitching. You are a lucky ducky to receive such beautiful gifts.