Since 2000, I have been buying the JCS Ornament Issue and loving each and every one of them! But I wasn't hardly stitching a single thing out of them. So last year, MD and I decided we ought to start stitching some. Last December that's about all I stitched.
Well, then the problem was I had all of these stitched ornaments that weren't finished into anything. (You know I HATE that part of stitching!) So this month, I decided I've just got to get them done!
Most aren't very fancy, cording is about as good as it gets for me! And some don't even have the cording attached yet, but at least they are stuffed, right?!
You'll have to forgive my little "No Peeking" ornament. I had put him together a few years ago with HOT GLUE and it looked terrible! So I took it apart, but it only left me about four linen threads past the main stitched area to work with. So he's still kind of crooked, but at least he looks decent! I love his cording!
I've wanted to stitch these little boys in the bed for years! And finally got it done. As you can see, I still need to figure out how to finish it off, but I love all the little buttons. The pattern had a boy and girl, but since I have two boys, I changed it. :) And don't you love the little piece of candy?! Yum! I need to find a candy cane button for the middle of the ribbon and two glass round beads. (HEY MD, do you have two glass beads?) And I LOVE the Noel one in the background. Love those colors!
The Santa isn't from JCS and neither is the pink snowman. The snowman was a freebie on line, isn't he a cutie? I love it on the pink fabric! The little red bird was my favorite when he was stitched, not sure he's too great at the moment. These all need little hangers or cording or SOMETHING! But at least they are closer to being finished!
Whoops, I put the cardinal on here twice! I do love him! The poor little deer (he's not from JCS either) I just couldn't figure out how to finish him off. I think I'll stitch with the red and green cording, I like that, and take off the shiny hanger. Oh and the poor little October scarecrow got confused and went into the wrong picture! :) Still need to add triming for these guys too.
Then in adition to all this: JCS decided to do a Halloween Issue last year and boy were there some cute ones! And another one this year, so I had to stitch something from that too! The little witch isn't from JCS, she's a little pattern from somewhere! LOL She was supposed to have a silver charm for a necklace, but I had the little pumpkin and I think he's cute! Can you see the spider on the kitty?
And for when finishing gets way too annoying, I'm working on this project. It's called "A Maker and a Mender". It's gonna be great. The colors aren't as true as they are in their cover picture, but I think they'll be fine. I'm a little worried about how soft the pink is, I might have to change that.
This will go on the back of the project. I just need to finish the vines. This part is all over one.
And here's how it will look when it's finally finished!
Well, I'm off this computer for the weekend. DH has a weekend trip planned for 200+ teenagers at the beach. Hope we don't freeze to death!
Oh, and yes I've spent way too much time finishing ornaments. My house is messy, the boys rooms are terrible, I'm taking care of the bathrooms TODAY, at least my laundry is done, right?!!
Sadly, I still have around ten ornaments to finish off. I haven't even started with any in this years JCS ornament issue. I'm making myself finish the others first! I have to give one up for an exchange at my stitching retreat in a few weeks...whichever one will I give up?!
Have a great weekend ladies!
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