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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Ornament Victory

I hope each and every one of you had a lovely Christmas, celebrating with all who are near and dear to you. 

As previously mentioned in my last post, I managed to stitch up six quick ornaments by JBW Designs for the ladies in the office at work. Every year they have received an ornament from me as a gift, and I felt I couldn't let them down. 

Last week on my one night off (Wednesday) from my second job I set to ornamentifying the six ornaments I stitched from French Country Ornaments II. I went with something simple due to the fact I had to finish six ornaments in one evening!  I backed the stitching wig green felt, cut with a wavy blade on my rotary cutter, and a fancy ornament hanger. It's amazing how the most basic of finishes can be just perfect. As they say, less is more. Needless to say the girls were over the moon with them!

I had another small finish on Christmas Day, for a fair part of the year I've been working away at Prairie Schooler's Cranberry Christmas Ornaments. I've finally stitched the second to last ornament, and I've started the last tonight. All are being stitched over two on 40ct linen, mellow from Picture This Plus. I'm hoping to have this last one completed before the year is out. 

Until next time. 


Carolien said...

Lovely ornaments!

Linda said...

Pretty ornaments Dani.


Brigitte said...

No wonder that your colleagues were over the moon with their ornaments. Great finishing, Dani.

D1-D2 said...

I'm always impressed with your finishing skills. They look wonderful

Vickie said...

Woo hoo! I knew you'd do it!!

Robin in Virginia said...

Your finished ornaments look great. I really like your idea of using an ornament hook for its hanger. Congratulations on PS Cranberry Christmas ornament finish.

Jackie's Stitches said...

They are lovely Dani! I'm not surprised the ladies loved them. I can't imagine finishing 6 in one night! You're a rock star!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Awesome finishing skills! I can see why your colleagues loved them.
The Partridge is cute too.

Julie said...

Perfect finish - they looks super.

Kaisievic said...

You have finished them beautifully, I bet that your colleagues were very happy to receive them. So sweet of you.

Bea said...

Wonderful finishing on the ornaments. You were smart to not over complicate things. Nice partridge.

Barb said...

You stitched some very lovely ornaments! It can't be easy to find time to stitch with two jobs.

Justine said...

I can't believe how quickly you finished these! Beautiful ornaments which I'm sure were well received. Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

Melinda Forbes said...

Your Ornaments are the perfect gift. I know why your co workers love them.

Carol said...

The little deer ornaments are so darling, Dani--that hanger really adds so much! I'm glad your coworkers appreciate all of your hard work!

Wishing you and your family every happiness in 2017!

Carol said...

And I just want to add how impressed I am with your weight loss journey--you look amazing :) Keep up the amazing work next year!

Von said...

Lovely ornaments, Dani! Here's to a wonderful 2017!!

Heather said...

Great job on them!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous Ornaments, I hope 2017 is off to a good start for you

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