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Friday, May 01, 2009

The Master Plan...

Most years when I stitch my ornaments for the year, I don't have a plan. I just go through my magazines, patterns, and freebies and stitch whatever catches my fancy. I don't have anyone in mind at first but often my ornaments find the right home as Christmas presents. This year I have hatched a master plan for the ladies in the office, because every year I give them each a stitched Christmas ornament. I have decided that this year they're each going to get their first initial, stitched using the alphabet from Rosewood Manor's Red threads using some sort of festive colour.

Here's my first one

Letter P - Red Threads
c2002 Rosewood Manor
Stitched on :32ct Queen Ann's Lace Joblean
Stitched with : DMC 302

Seeing that its the first of May I suppose I should review my April goals and set new ones for May.

April Re-cap
Finish Top Secret Project - Yes! Finally!
Stitch Three Ornaments - Got one done
Work on Paradigm Lost - FINISHED!!!
Stitch Fair & Square Round 12 - Yes

May Goals
Stitch Four Ornaments
Work On Blackstone Fantasy Garden
Start & Finish Flip Flops
Scissor Fob


CindyMae said...

That is gorgeous and I think a great idea for the ladies at the office! I am sure they will all love them! Great goals!

Lillie said...

A beauty in red and a wonderful thought. Am sure the ladies will be glad.

Becky K in OK said...

What a great idea for your Christmas ornies. Love the first one.

Karan said...

Lucky ladies - very pretty. Best of Luck with the goals Dani. :0)

Beatrice said...

That's a good idea...I love my fob!
They will love their initials!
Soooo pretty.

Christine said...

That is a lovely idea for the ornaments. Well done on your April goals

Brigitte said...

That sounds like a really good idea. The ladies will like having their initial on the ornament.

Lisa said...

Great idea! And I know they have to always love your ornaments.

Julie said...

Super idea, how lovely for them all, it's wonderful.

Cindy F. said...

That is an excellent idea!! and I love your "P"!!

Karin said...

Fantastic idea - lovely ornament, Dani

Aussie Stitcher said...

That is cute, it will make a great ornament. Congratulations on finishing Paradigm Lost, it looks amazing.

AnnMcD said...

Good plan Dani!

Carol R said...

A lovely idea Dani - the red 'P' is wonderful. I have 6 ornaments to stitch for the children - maybe I should steal your idea ;o)

Crazee4books said...

Hi Dani,

Your plan for stitching Christmas
ornaments for the ladies that you
work with sounds like a great idea
to me. And this first square did
turn out brilliantly. Love the
red. I think these will be a big
hit when they are received.

Imagine my surprise to find Mr
Hungry hanging out on your blog.
Cheeky devil!! I might have to
get one of his cousins to sit on
the refrigerator door here as
well. A little furry orange
reminder to be good.

Congratulations on finishing
Paradigm Lost!! It looks
fabulous, even with the cat
sitting on it!! But even
better without. What a wonderful

Sounds like the weekend at
Beatrice's was a fantastic one.
I would have loved to have had
the opportunity to hear her sing
as well. Think she'd give us a
song at Kathy's gathering this
year??? It's good to hear that
Kathy made it home to Ontario
again, and that she was able to
join you for stitching and
visiting on the Sunday. Love
that pretty little fob that you
secretly stitched for Beatrice,
by the way.

My first month with Weight
Watchers has seen me loose a
total of 7.4 pounds!!! I'm
thrilled and delighted. Still
a long way to go in my journey
but it's a good start.

It's been a nice weekend weather
wise. Especially today. Hope
that's the trend for the rest of
the good weather seasons.


Abi said...

That's a great idea, Dani! I love the color you picked also.

Billie said...

Hi Dani,

thank you for your comment on my blog. I stitched that hang gliding picture while we were still together. I broke off last year just before Easter. I just remembered the picture and that I still have to show it on my blog. There will be more older stuff to come, but the designs are getting bigger ;-)

Have a great week

Tracy said...

It looks lovely what a great idea to stitch their initials

Wanda said...

Great idea! And I love your "goals" list too.

Kathy A. said...

Great idea to stitch the initials.
I know first hand how beautiful they are.
Congrats on your big finish of PL. I know what a labor of love it has been.
Glad to hear that Secret project is finally finished. Sounds like it gave you on end of trouble.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Lovely stitching on the ornament, you've got a great idea about them.

claudia said...

I think that is a great Master Plan! And it has started out beautifully. I love that deep rich red color! That pattern for the alphabet is a great one for Christmas. I can't wait to see what letters and colors you come up with through your Christmas Ornament are going to share aren't you?

Gabi said...

What a great idea. The design is lovely as is your stitching.