Thursday, December 22, 2011

Some more ornies and finishing

As with my Grandchildren I try to stitch an ornament for each of my six children. I didn't think I as going to make that happen this year. But I was going through my stash and found I had started stitching these--I had two done. So Sunday I got busy and started stitching. They were a pretty fast stitch. I managed to even stitch one for myself. I did the finishing yesterday.

This was a freebie chart from Samplerbird Stitchery called Holiday Spirit. I stitched them on 32 count with DMC 115. I think they turned out pretty good.

After seeing Cathy B's Circling Angels by Sheepish Designs (OOP) I had to stitch up one for myself. I stitched it on 32 count with CC Ye Old Gold and GAST Maple Syrup. I also stitched my LHN ornie #11--Winter Forest. I stitched it on some coffee dyed 32 count with DMC. One more 2011 LHN ornie to go:) Just need to get the pattern.

I have been stitching the dictionary series by Cherrywood Designs. I have had "scissors" done for a couple of months. Had to dig through my frame stash and I found this one which I painted. I like the results on this finish.

I started this piece which is Poppy Maye Russell by Heartstring Samplery before I started my seasonal job. Well I was pretty busy working but decided I needed to get this finished. Then I was on the hunt for a frame. Found this one in my stash of frames and again just had to paint it.

I stitched this La D Da design called My Friend for my friend Lori's birthday--which was in September!!! Now I had the stitching done but just got it framed this week. I was so happy to find this frame in my stash.

I am sure you are wondering about my frame stash, well I have bought quite a few frames over the years at thrift and antique shops. I have had to stop collecting because I really have to many but it is nice to rummage through them and find just what I need. I guess I am cheap--I mean thrifty because it can get quite costly to frame your pieces. Plus I enjoy doing the framing myself.

Well there you go for now. I should get supper ready.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Mouse said...

ooo well done on your ornaments :) and I am with you with the frames ... I scour the charity shops over here for them too and alter them if needed :) hope you have a lovely Christmas and a stitchy new year :)love mouse xxxx

diamondc said...

Lovely finises on all your stitching I love a great find at thrift stores.
Merry Christmas

Melody said...

Joan, I'm all for collecting frames. I do the same thing. It just feels so good to be able to frame something yourself with little cost. I couldn't afford to have all my projects professionally framed.

Merry Christmas.

Catherine said...

Love all your finishes and the frames are perfect!

CathyR said...

Great ornies - such quick stitches give a great sense of accomplishment. Finishing them is even better! Now for the question...are all your framed pieces hung on your walls or do you rotate them? If you rotate, where do you store those not hung?

Merry Christmas!

Lesleyanne said...

Your ornaments are gorgeous. Love framed pieces too. Merry Christmas.

Lois said...

What lovely ornaments and I love the frames for your pieces. I have Poppy Maye Russell in my stash and I really must try to stitch her in 2012.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Great finishes! I'm a frame stasher, too. Love it when the perfect one is there. Merry Christmas and may 2012 be filled with your favorite pieces!

WendyJo said...

Gorgeous finishes Joans. The frames are awesome!

I am a "frame stasher" too :)

Have a great Christmas and happy 2012!!!