Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ornament for Vonna

Vonna is the September recipient of the Christmas Ornament Swap. We seem to share a liking for a lot of the same things, so the hardest part was mailing it off, lol! I didn't know if I could pull off the finishing. My sewing skills are very basic :) I'm supposed to rectify that this year while the kiddos are in school ;)

My Christmas Pear by

Hands to Work

JCS 2005 ornament issue

fabric: 32ct cream belfast linen,

wool felt

fiber: DMC


I'm pleased with the way it turned out and happily, so is Vonna ;)

38 comments:

Barbara said...

VERY nice!!!

xstitch.nl said...

It's gorgeous! How the heck did you finish that? Would love to take a sneak peek at the back... *grin*... Looks like those sewing skills aren't too bad at all!!!

karenv said...

That's beautiful! It's been on my to-stitch list for ever but I can see it moving up to the top very soon ;)

Carla said...

You call this basic?!!!! Not at all!! It's very pretty!!

Annie said...

Very inventive finish. Just perfect for that design.

I love the whole fall them you've created for your blog.

Tammy said...

SO pretty!! I am in love with that little pear!

Michele said...

wow, very pretty Staci! Love the finishing .. doesn't look very basic to me :)

lynda said...

This ornament is wonderful! I'd love to try something like that but my sewing skills are not the best. You did a beautiful job on this.

anna said...

Absolutely stunning! I've been looking at it several times today :)

Angela said...

Such a beautiful ornament, as usual you did a fantastic job with the finishing.

Irene said...

A wonderfully fantastic finish !!

mymarkdesigns said...

I love the way you finished this!

tkdquintmom said...

HOW do you do it???? Now I'm hungry for a pear...I would have to make mine with a little bite out of the side of it! LOL Very pretty! You made fabric look edible.

mercy said...

Stacy this is beautiful!

Dora said...

Very creative way of finishing!
Looks great.
Dora

SFOFO279Stitch said...

It´s beautiful,great finish

Ginny said...

Your ornament is amazing!! You did an awesome job of stitching AND finishing. A real treasure, to be sure.

Nic said...

That's lovely!

Annemarie said...

Cute. Nice. I want one for me. Now-ish. Off to look for the pattern!

Yuko said...

Oh Staci!
What a lovely pear you've made for Vonna!
This is NOT basic at all!!
Your finishing is perfect!

becca said...

AWESOME! Love the way you finished it.

Nancy said...

This is a beautiful pear ornament! Your stitching and finishing are wonderful, and I think you should be VERY pleased!

"Magnolia" said...

Staci, that has to be the CUTEST ornament I've seen this year! Absolutely precious...

Wendy said...

Lovely stitching and your finishing looks look awesome to me! What a sweet pear to hand on the tree!!

Sharon said...

Wonderful ornament Staci!

Ruth said...

Congratulations! Your sewing skills lack nothing as far as I can see! :)

Lelia said...

yummy! looks delicious! Stitching and finishing are perfect : )

Aren't those ornament magazines fun to have?

BeckySC said...

Most gorgeous!!

Susimac said...

Perfect finish and perfect for our dear Vonna

Cricketstitch said...

A very creative finish, nothing basic about it.

Sandra Ree said...

It's perfect Staci! :)

Lillie said...

Such a lovely and adorable ornie.

Stitcher said...

That is so pretty.

Olenka's Stitches said...

What a pretty ornament, you did a great job on finishing it.

shakatak66 said...

Your ornie for Vonna is absolutely stunning - it just takes your breath away - great job :)

Hazel said...

Beautiful Staci! x

Kathy said...

Great job stitching and finishing your pear. Cute design.

Solstitches said...

How lovely. This is so unique and very special.