Friday, October 23, 2009

JCS Ornaments

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!

The Travelling Sisterhood is on her way to the UK! I mailed her yesterday.


Carolyn NC said...

Awesome finishes - have a great weekend!

Jill said...

That is alot of ornaments! Great finishes. I love the long skinny "Halloween" the best. That is one of my favorite finishes.

Tracey said...

Wow, great finishes!! And not all of them need a lot of detail, cording, etc.. sometimes simple is the way to go! :)

Gloria said...

Love all of your ornaments. I think you did great on the finishes.

Debbie said...

love the finishes, great job.

Can you tell me about the No Peeking Ornament, who is the designer, was it a freebie?


Andrea said...

You have some lovely ornaments. Great finishes.

Lizy said...

All your ornaments came out really pretty Lizette

Shari said... have finished a lot of ornaments! They all look great. Congrats on the accomplishment!

Daffycat said...

Holy cow, Sara, these are all fantastic! Great finishing.

I have a pile of stuff that needs finishing too. ***someday***

LindaMc said...

Love the ornaments and the determination to finish them. I need to get to my own stack of unfinished little treasures!

staci said...

Wowza! Look at you Sara! You must be so thrilled to have all these gorgeous ornaments finished and ready to be hung on your tree...good going!!!!

Charlene said...

Wow - now I'd say you're a Finisher! They all look so neat and pretty. My least favorite part, too, but you're an inspiration!

Carol R said...

Wow you have been busy with your Christmas ornaments - they are wonderful. I wish I had been so diligent with mine!

Kathy A. said...

Wow, what an amazing collection of ornaments. Great finishing job!!

Sonda in OR said...

Wow! Those are all wonderful! I too have all the JCS ornie mags but very few stitched up. Perhaps I need to get to work!

Teri said...

What wonderful finishes! I look forward to seeing these on your tree!!