Friday, 23 December 2011

A finish in the Nick of time!

Yesterday was slated to be my finishing marathon for my granddaughters' Christmas ornaments. I saved myself some time by eliminating the beading. I tried a few different beads on one of the ornaments and wasn't really happy with the look. The ornaments were stitched on opalescent fabric and once I added the beads it just seemed to be too much. So I snipped off the few beads I'd added, stitched on my crystal stars and got started with the finishing. By noon I had both of them finished. I used the same backing fabric on each one but I ran out of trim to do both the same so each ornament has a slightly different look. Here's the results....
M Designs Name Tree - Oceanne
32 ct Silkweaver Solo opalescent
using DMC variations

M Designs Name Tree - Summer
32 ct Silkweaver Solo opalescent
using DMC variations
I'm pretty pleased with the results. It only took me two years to complete them, lol!
I took the pictures of them as they hung on my new little twig tree. It will be able to accomodate a lot more ornaments than my present tree. I had a few holes on the tree so I hung some little birds on the branches and hung a few of my smaller glass ornies as well.

I've been getting my list together for Measi's WIPocalypse. I have very few unfinished works so most of my list will be made up of new starts.

Two unfinished works that I do want to complete are The Trilogy's Secret Snowdrift as well as Plum Street Samplers Gobble.
Other works I'd like to stitch in the new year include the following:

1. Feather Your Nest by With Thy Needle and Thread

2. Paradis Perdu by A Mon Ami Pierre

3. Snow Day by With Thy Needle and Thread

4. Turkey Love by Plum Street Samplers

5. Tis The Season by Blackbird Designs

6. Olga by Plum Street Samplers

7. Prairie Moon's The Good Shepherd

8. Prairie Schooler's Garden Sampler - the Birdhouse Sampler

In addition to these I want to continue stitching more ornaments both for Christmas and Halloween.
Let's see how far I can get with these aspirations!

I wish all of my readers a very blessed Christmas and all good wishes for a Happy 2012! I thank you all for the friendship you have extended to me in the past year. I've been so very blessed to have so many stitching friends. Thank you.


  1. The name trees are lovely, as is your ornament tree. I really like the addition of the birds. Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed Christmas.

  2. I love your M design ornaments! They really did turn out wonderfully. the fabric and your finishing are fantastic. I agree with you that they did not need any more beads.

    I am also in WIPocalypse, but my list is full of current WIPs......

  3. The name trees look fantastic and you did a wonderful job with the finishing! The girls will love them!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. Your ornaments for the girls are beautiful! They will treasure them im sure.
    Happy Christmas to you and your family x

  5. Oh, I know your granddaughters will be thrilled with their name ornaments, Lynn--great job on finishing them. Your little ornament tree looks so pretty!

    Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas Day!

  6. Wonderful finishes.

    Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  7. Beautiful ornaments!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog with your well wishes! Enjoy your time with your boys all back together. You must be so excited!

    Merry Christmas!

  8. Beautiful finishes, Lynn! Your finishing on them is fantastic, too. I love your WIPocalypse list. I need to get mine gathered up and post it. I keep remembering things I've put here and there--not so sure if I'll want to finish it all--but will enjoy it all the same! :)

  9. Your Granddaughters will love their special ornaments.
    Good luck with the WIPocalypse, I am not joining in as I know that as soon as I say in public what I will stitch on, I will change my mind. LOL
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful 2012 Lynn.

  10. Beautiful finishes! I have lots of WIPs that I need to focus on next year.

  11. Good for you! They look great and you did a fantastic job on the finishing :o)

    Hey, you have the same tree skirt as I do! Trying to find a small tree skirt is HARD! Love your new tree though ;o)

    I hope you had a Merry Christmas Lynn!

  12. Adorable finish, and so quick!
    Your Christmas tree is so cute!