Monday, December 14, 2009

A couple of finishes....

This first ornament is a design from Michelle. She offered this as a freebie on her blog. I stitched it on 36 count with one thread of DMC. I added beads on the tree instead of the charted colors. I really like how it turned out.

Then I stitched this Prairie Schooler ornament from the book Songs of the Seasons. I received an ornament from Vonna from this book and had to have the book to do all of the ornaments. This is the book my hubby managed to find on Ebay and buy for me. (See post from November 21) I stitched this on 25 count, one over one. Another ornament for myself. Again I am very happy with the result.

I stitched this wedding sampler called "I do" by Bent Creek as an ornament for my daughter and her husband. They were just married this summer. I stitched this one over one on 25 count. I used jump rings from my beading stash for the wedding rings. I got this idea from one of my stitching buds--Chris who also did this for her own daughter, although I believe she stitched it on even a smaller count. I thought this would make a nice Christmas heirloom.

Well this is all for now. Thanks for stopping by. Stay warm and Happy Stitching.


12 comments:

Jill said...

Hello Joanus,
Well, you have been busy. Great ornaments and I love what you did for Chas and Ben. Take care.
Jill

Barbi said...

Joan, both of the ornaments are wonderful. Oh I wish they would have had the I Do one the year that I got married....what a great ornie.

bianca said...

Very nice ornaments. Greatings from germany.
Bianca

Nic said...

Lovely finishes!

Brigitte said...

Wonderful stitching and finishing. I love the Christmas-y house ornament, it's rare to see a nice house on an ornament. And the PS ornament is just great, of course. Your daughter will be sopleased with the wedding sampler. I'll have to keep this idea in mind ...

Daffycat said...

What lovely stitching, Joan! I love the wedding rings, clever idea!

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Suzanne said...

These are all such beautiful ornaments. I really love the wedding sampler.

Jennifer said...

What a fantastic idea to stitch "I Do" as an ornament! And I would never have thought to use the jump rings! I may have to stitch this up for my own tree

Margit said...

I love your ornaments!
Joan, I wish you and all your family also a very merry Christmas!
Hugs, Margit

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great ornaments and wedding sampler!

Shari said...

all are great!!!! I love each one of them. Keep up the great work!!!