Saturday, January 2, 2010

First post of 2010

For my first post of the year I am starting with a picture of our Christmas tree here in Aberdeen. I meant to post this sooner but just haven't had the time. A little story about this tree. I went to the local Salvation Army Thrift store and purchased this tree for 59 cents. It is not exactly what I had in mind, but I think it did the trick. Then for $2.99 I purchased some battery operated Christmas lights for the tree. I think it's quite a cute little tree.

Then I did some stitching for some friends. I did this one for Lori. It is Merry Christmas by Carriage House Samplings. I stitched it on 40ct over 2 with 1 thread of DMC. I really like this design and may have to stitch on for my self.

I stitched this M Designs "Cure" Tree ornament for Jill. I stitched it on 36 ct antique white, two over two with Weeks Dye Works Bubblegum. I thought this would be a nice addition to Jill's pink collection.
This ornament was a freebie from Carol R. I stitched it for another good stitching friend, Jackie. I stitched this on 36 ct over two threads with one thread of DMC 4210 and 4045.

I decided to stitched some ornaments for myself and I would like to stitch some theme pieces. So I am starting with the "peace" theme. So I stitched this Blackbird designs Peace ornament for the JCS ornament magazine for 2009. I used some 28 ct coffee dyed fabric, I dyed over the summer and used DMC threads.
Since I decided to join the Little House Needleworks monthly ornament SAL, I stitched up this LHN Pear Tree ornament, the second in the monthly series.

This is also a LHN Pear Tree design that was in the 2006 JCS ornament magazine. I stitched this one up while I was waiting for the pattern of the other LHN Pear Tree. So I now have a "pair" of Pear Trees!!!!

Here is a pic of the two ornaments side by side.

One last item to share. I received this cute little ornament from Cathy B, when I was home for Christmas. I just love how cute and small this ornament is. I love the long skinny look.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish everyone a great 2010.


Kelsey said...

I LOVE your Christmas tree!

Jill said...

I love all of your ornaments--especially the pink one you stitched for me! Keep warm!

Carol R said...

Great collection of ornaments Jill!
Happy New Year to you

Teri said...

Adorable ornaments, and they all look so cute on the little tree!

Shari said...

wow, you gave away a lot of wonderful stitched pieces. Great job!!! Keep it up!

Nic said...

What a lovely selection of ornaments! And your tree looks very cute - you can't beat 59 cents!

staci said...

Your ornaments are gorgeous and your tree turned out really cute :) Happy New Year Joan!

Brigitte said...

Your ornaments look all so beautiful. A great collection.
May the new year bring you a lot of stitching time. Happy 2010.

Shelleen said...

all of your ornaments look great and what a great find for the tree.

Daffycat said...

Such beautiful ornaments, Joan! I really love your little stitching tree!

Happy New Year!

Suzanne said...

You have stitched some really beautiful ornaments. I love your little tree, it's very cute!

WendyJo said...

What a great deal on the Christmas Tree! I love it! The ornaments are fabulous!

(I must admit...I have added the Merry Christmas by CHS to my wishlist now :))