Monday, October 6, 2008

Ornament stitching

I've had the urge to stitch ornaments for a while, and this past week I did just that! I didn't have the suggested WDW for the sheep, so I took a skein of Ecru DMC and spot-dyed it with coffee. I'm so pleased with the way it turned out, that I may substitute it for all of those white/cream colored hand-dyeds :)

Christmas Ewe by

Elizabeth's Designs

JCS 2001

fabric: "staci-dyed" linen remnant (32ct?)

fibers: DMC

And somehow, Hubby's latest ornament snuck in with mine, LOL ;)

Christmas Hearts by

X-Appeal Designs

JCS 2001

fabric: misc R&R linen

fiber: DMC, my own substitutions


Thank you for stopping by and for all of your sweet comments! Have a Holly Jolly week!!!

32 comments:

Theresa said...

Your hand dyed fabric and threads looks great!!! Love the designs, too!!!
You and your hubby are both so talented!!

Vonna said...

Your coffee spot dyeing looks FABULOUS Staci! You have the best ideas :)
Love the hubby's new ornament - what talent he has! And your ornaments are especially sweet, of course I LOVE the sheep :)

BeckySC said...

OOOH GF! Your fabric looks great and I love your ornies :)

Irene said...

Great ornaments and Santa.

Dora said...

Great idea to spot dye. Cute ornaments! Don't forget to share a photo when they are "completely finished." You always have great ideas.

Olenka's Stitches said...

You are very creative with your ornaments.

Ranae said...

I love the ornies and the santa is awesome.
I love to spot dye my finished pieces, people think I am crazy, what if I ruin it?
hasn't happened yet, lol.

timetostitch said...

WOW, your dyed fabric and threads looks great! Your ornaments are too cute...and love your DH ornament...it's got definite character!
Petra

karenv said...

Great idea to coffee-dye the thread - both ornaments are wonderful!

Cindy F. said...

Your thread came out perfect! Love both ornies!
Cindy F.

Kim B said...

They're beautiful! How clever you were to hand-dye some fibers of your own! That's very resourceful!

Annie said...

It never would have occurred to me to dye the threads with coffee. I really have to learn out to think inside the coffee cup!

Michele said...

soooo how did you spot dye your floss?? Love the finish! and I love DH's finish too! I think his stitching should sneek in more and more :)

Carol R said...

Great spot dyed floss Staci and lovely hand-dyed fabric too! Really sweet ornament.

Love the Heart of Christmas - does DH do his own finishing?

Kathryn said...

Considering how UNvariable some hand-dyed thread is becoming, I think dying your own is the way to go. I love the look of the sheep (and I LOVE sheep). I also love the Heart of Christmas design. I love how the single thread is wrapped around the border. The whole thing looks great.

cathymk said...

They look great! Congratulations Staci!

Raven/Missy said...

Those look great!

Big Sis :) said...

Ok my sweet little Sis...

You look wonderful in all your pretties! Love the pumpkin color. Looks great...mom will probably try to nab those from ya!

And love...love...love the ornies!
You and your wonderfully sweet hubby have been very busy! Looks like Santa will be very good this year!?!?! Those are for us right???? Well can't hurt for wishing :) Love the hearts and I think I did see the word family??? And love the face on the Santa, Big D does do such a wonder job on all his carvings. Finish is perfect as always! Ooooo and loved the perfect pair....PEAR! Ha :)

I know we have been very blessed with our wonderful tree pretties from you two...and always have lots...make sure you read that right! Lots & lots of room on our tree for more!!!

I was reading some of your commments...we wont tell them that I got a whole package wrapped so pretty of your dishclothes! I still love the way Mom hasn't opened her pack yet...you can't pick such pretty colors and wrap them up cute...and expect anyone to want to tear into them! But soon she'll have to...out of need! Ha :)

Keep up the WONDERFUL work! It's wonderful you're sharing all your talent...It almost made me want to knit!!! Ha... Did I just say that????

Meari said...

Great job on the ornies

Angela said...

They both look wonderful :)

Quirky said...

They look great.

Nancy said...

Your ornaments are lovely! Reading your blog and looking at your photos always gives such a content feeling!

Julianne said...

Staci,

Great job on the ornaments, and the one your Dh made is really special.

Lelia said...

Good job on creating your own 'over dye' fiber : ) And your husbands carving is great! Did he also make the floss bobbin I saw in your pictures? Very kewl :)

Mel in Dubai said...

Wonderful ornaments and the spot dyeing ... brilliant idea!

Solstitches said...

Oh my, a hubby that also stitches?
Do you fight over the stash?
Great work from both of you :)

Andrea said...

Both ornaments are great.

Kathy said...

Great ornaments and dye jobs on the fabric and the floss. You are so talented.

Like DH's Santa, too.

Cathy B said...

Wonderful ornaments Stacy. Very clever of you to use coffee to dye your own DMC! That sheep looks great!

Dani - tkdchick said...

fantastic ornies!

Stitchingranny said...

The sheep has turned out great in your new HD thread. Well done.

Sharon said...

They are both gorgeous!