Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Focusing on Finishing

This weekend I spent time trying to focus on the final finishing of some of my ornaments. So often I leave these sitting in a drawer figuring I'll get them finished and on the tree by Christmas. Does it happen? Not usually! The season catches up with me and I always run out of time or energy. I'm making an effort this time to try and get at least a few new ones up on the tree. To that end, here are the three ornaments I managed to finish off.


Here are the backing fabrics for them.


The pics look a little washed out but my camera battery is fading fast. I'm pretty pleased with how they've turned out. As you know, I've always said that finishing is not my forte and I do struggle with it. Honestly, it takes me hours to finish these! I can't make up my mind on fabric, trim, placement, etc. and I waste so much time fretting over things. I'm sure anyone else could have finished off these plus 3 more by the time I've made up my mind on the selection. I don't have much time this week to finish more but I'm hoping that Saturday will be a good day to tackle some of the others.

I finally started by BBD 'Tis The Season.


 I'm definitely loving this one and plan on spending some quality time with it tonight.

The ornament bug still hasn't left me though. I added another one to my collection this week. 


This one is by Full Circle Designs and called A Christmas Song. It can be found in the 2008 JCS ornament issue. I'm already looking for my next one to start on. If I can stitch a lot of ornaments this year then maybe I can forego the stitching next year and concentrate solely on the finishing. Of course, there are always new ones that I want to add to the mix! That's the problem!

 I hope your week is off to a good start. I'm off now to check out a few items for Christmas gifts. Wish me luck!

24 comments:

Nicola said...

Lynn, your header is a great and moving reminder of those who are or haved served.

Your finishing is looks great, very professional. They will look so beautuful on your tree.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, family, friends, and good food



Deborah said...

Great finishing! The new ornament is so cute.

Mary Ann said...

Your ornament finishes are beautiful!! Tis the Season is looking lovely, and the Christmas Song ornament is really cute!

EvalinaMaria said...

The finishes are lovely! Well done Lynn.

Carol said...

Your finishes are always so well done, Lynn-you would never know you struggle with it!! I love them all and the BBD WIP is looking wonderful, too :)

Kajsa said...

Gorgeous finishes!

~*Sharee*~ said...

Adorable ornies hun; I love the one from the 2008 JCS mag; I have that one on my ever growing "to do" list...lol

Hugs, Shar

Gabi said...

Wonderful ornaments! They looks so cute!

Chris said...

Beautifuk finishes and stitching! You are getting so much stitched...jealous!!

Jane said...

Lovely ornaments Lynn and beautiful finishing ~ believe me I would be no quicker than you and for me 3 would be some achievement!
Love 'Tis the Season, wish they would release it just as a single chart rather than it being in a book collection :(
Your Christmas Orni Tree will be a treat ~ can't wait to see it xxx

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Your sweet ornaments are LOVELY Lynn, BEAUTIFUL finishing! It is perfect :) Good JOB!!!

Jane Henley said...

Cheers to all of your finishes Lynn, each and every one of them is beautiful. Gotta love the seasonal strugles that turn out perfect.
As always

escargopotte said...

lovely stitching !

Denise said...

I love all you ornaments - great finishes!
Happy Stitching
And Happy Thanksgiving
Denise

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

love the finish on its snow cold - cute - everything looks lovely - as for xmas shopping, good on you for facing it - im wondering how long i can put it off for : [

Littlebit said...

Lovely finishes, Lynn! I know exactly what you mean about that task..it is my least favorite part. I am never certain of the backing, trims, etc., and am not creative at all in choosing them. I still have several to finish and have vowed to not start another until I sit myself down at the machine with them. (By the way, was it your husband who bought you a new machine this year? Forgive me if I got you mixed up with someone else.) Tis the Season is one of my very favorite designs!! Beautiful!

Gabi said...

Beautiful finishing. Love them all.

Siobhán said...

Fantastic finishes, Lynn! I love your start on 'Tis the Season, too. Very pretty.

Judy S. said...

Wow, Lynn, you are getting quite a collection of beautiful onraments! I have two kits sitting and waiting.......

Catherine said...

Love your finishes and stitches! Love that "Snow Cold"!

Andrea said...

Your ornaments are lovely. You'll have your tree filled in no time.

Tatkis said...

Oh my, they all are so beautiful!
I love the snowman ornament, and the pink snowflake fabric is adorable :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Katrina said...

These ornies are wonderful too Lynn, I love the fabrics you have used for the backing.
I look forward to seeing more of "Tis the Season, a wonderful design :)

Suzanne said...

Such pretty ornament finishes, the backing fabric is lovely. Nice start on 'Tis the Season and another great ornament finish. You really are putting me to shame.

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