Monday, October 29, 2012

a couple of more ornaments...

Here are two ornaments I have had finished for quite a bit.They have taken awhile to grow on me and I had to tweak them a little because at first I didn't like them. I want the ornaments that I do to be perfect...sigh The one on the right is a design from one of the ornament magazines of which I can't remember and I am currently too lazy to look up. However, I did adapt it by adding the metal hope sign, and changing the colors completely. You may recognize it. Lest you think I potentially may be brilliant-LOL, that idea came from someone else. The one on the left is from Blackbird's Winter Delivery leaflet. Both finished as pin keep ornaments.

Not much else to report here. I started Feast of Friendship by Blackbird Designs and I am still working on Christmas ornaments! Love the FOF! It is a lovely cool day here in NW Florida! I hope wherever you are the day is a great one!

Blessings my friends and Happy Halloween!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Still Here...(picture heavy)

I can't believe it's been two months since I last posted! Time is just flying by Before we know it, Christmas will be here.  It's been a  very busy two months for me. I have been working to much and Alexis has been sick on me twice. She is all good now! Thankfully! I have also been on my vacation as well!  Believe it or not there actually has been a little stitching going on here. Every year in September I begin having fits that I don't have enough ornaments, it really hits an all time high when the JCS ornament issue comes out.  I usually do two Christmas trees, one for just my stitched ornaments and the other the usual traditional tree. My goal next year is to kit more ornament projects so when I am ready to work on them I can just pick them and go with it!  Below are some I have just completed. I hope to get to finishing in the next week or two.

Winter House by The Trilogy. I changed the red color to a brighter red for Christmas. The snow buttons came with the design. The fabric next to it is the backing fabric.
This is Snowed In an oop design by Stone and Thread. The pattern came with the snowman button.  I stitched this on opalescent Ariel by PTP. I made some changes to this as well. The star is supposed to be gold. However, I used red Kreinik and I added the snow buttons because my white stitches got lost on the light fabric. I love this one because of the sparkle! Fabric next to it is backing fabric.

Seek and Ye Shall Find is a kit by Shepherds Bush. It's stitched on 10 count Tula with DMC colors. I used a gold Kreinik to brighten the stars. I love the little sheep button.

This is Bedford Falls by The Sampler Girl. These were not the colors that were on the key. I got this pretty palette from Jinger. The design is an ode to one of my favorite Christmas movies. It's a Wonderful Life. I also really like this one because 1946 is the year my mom was born.

This is Merry by Crescent Colors. It's from one of JCS ornament issues. I can't remember which one right this minute. It's cute I think and was really quick. Something I need these days.I actually finished it sometime ago but misplaced that little snowman button-but here it is finally complete.

Lastly I leave you with a picture of the cruise ship I was on. We were on the Carnival Conquest. We went to Jamaica, Cayman Islands and Cozumel. This was off shore at the Cayman Islands. The boats can't go right up to the island and have to dock off shore. Then you can catch a little boat to the main island. Next to it, is the Carnival Liberty which came at the same time we did. It was very cool to see both ships together. Lots of fun, no cooking or cleaning and for me no kids which led to a very restful week. We are already planning our next one!

Thanks for your visits and comments. Both are appreciated. I am off to stitch on a new pattern. Merry Christmas by Blackbird Designs and maybe just maybe I will pick up my needlepoint! Blessings my friends!