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Monday, December 08, 2008

Productive Weekend

Well as my blog title says, I had a productive weekend! A fair amount of Saturday was doing two framing jobs. Here they are :

When I wasn't busy framing on Satruday I was working on my Ivy (Holly & Ivy Ornaments) Ornament. I was able to pick up my ornament this morning and finish it in the early afternoon today (Sunday).
The Holly & The Ivy - Ivy Side
c2008 Dragon Dreams
Stitched on : 28ct Mushroom Jazlyn
Stitched with : DMC & Kreinik #4 Braid

When that was finished I saw this lovely ornament on Carol's blog and decided, this was going to be my next start. I even managed to finish it tonight! The "dots" inside the border of the ornament was charted to be a stitch, but I decided to use a bead instead to "jazz" it up a little.
The Red Noel Ornament
Maryse Dupont - Gift of Stitching November 2008
Stitched on : mystery 28ct evenweave
Stitched with : DMC 4210, Mill Hill 03003 Beads

I think I might now have enough ornaemnts for gifts this Christmas... tomorrow I'll make up my list and make sure!


Oh and there are days... I wish I was a cat! Hunter makes it look so easy.

24 comments:

Dee said...

Your ornaments turned out beautiful!

Sweet kitty too. I'm afraid in that picture he doesn't look much like a "hunter".

Jo said...

Great framing jobs. I love the Noel ornie, and the beads are a great addition

Christine said...

Lovely stitching! I like the beads on the Noel one.
My cat's day is like that: Get up, Eat Something, Have a little nap...

Redwitch said...

Great framing and stitching.

My cat is on the back on the sofa watching over my shoulder, she liked the photo of Hunter ;)

tkdquintmom said...

Now I would say that was productive! Furbaby looks soooooo cozy..mine has been sleeping on the heater lately lol

riona said...

Lovely ornaments ...both are beautiful but I particularly liked the Holly ornament. Thanks for the info about the Holly and Ivy ornaments you posted on my blog ... I regret that I won't be able to stitch them since they are "exclusive" designs ... but it makes me even more determined to make it to the Creative Festival so that I can take classes with TW and JAS ... two of my favorite designers.

Sally said...

Your ornaments are lovely Dani. Where did you get the Dragon Dreams one please?

You made a lovely job on the framing.

Dianne said...

Lovely ornaments! I say that you can never go wrong with a few well placed beads! Beautiful!

Brigitte said...

You have two lovely new ornaments - you can never have enough of them.

Karoline said...

Gorgeous ornies Dani, congratulations

Kathy A. said...

Nice work on those ornaments Dani. I love Jennifer's new one.
You did a great job framing those pictures.
Hunter is looking just too relaxed.

Karen said...

Great job on the ornaments. I like your substitution with the beads.

Ginnie said...

you were busy.... love the holly and ivy ornamnet, great colours.

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on your 2 ornie stitching finishes! Both are very pretty!
and Wow! great framing! You should open a shop!
Ahhh, the life of a cat....

Lisa said...

Pretty ornaments! I need to get started - I know but I mean for next year! ;)

Silverlotus said...

Way to go, Dani!

And I'm amazed at how much your Hunter looks like my Isis.

staci said...

Everything looks wonderful Dani! Great job!!!

Ranae said...

Wow! That is productive.
The framing is fabulous and the ornies are beautiful. Love the bead additions.
Hunter is a gorgeous cat.

Laura said...

Your ornaments are wonderful. The Holly & the Ivy one is now on my "must do" list. And Hunter looks adorable.

Daffycat said...

The H & I ornament is gorgeous! I love the beads you added to Noel, perfect!

Oh, to be a housecat...what a life!

Julie said...

Lovely ornaments, its so much nicer to give a handmade gift i think.

Hunter is gorgeous, furry cuddles...

Claire said...

You're an ornament stitching speedster. It amazes me how quickly you get them stitched.

Andrea said...

I love these ornaments you have chosen to stitch.

Squazi said...

Your ornaments are fantastic.