Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas prep

Another ornie done, totally done.

Merry Christmas by

Carriage House Samplings

fabric: 18ct tea-dyed aida

fibers: my own selection (DMC variations?)

Sorry this photo isn't very good. But the fabric is really pretty, trust me. I bought it last year from Hobby Lobby and finally found a project to use it on~~hurray!

Hubby and I ran a few errands this morning and one of our stops was Borders. Alicia's new book was there. If you've never read her blog, do. You'll love it. I also picked up Susan's book. I have Itty-Bitty Hats, but didn't have a reason to get the nursery book (even though I tried to find one.) A friend is going to have a baby, a girl! So now the book is mine ;)

I also picked up a couple of ornament kits at Michaels for the kiddos. They're out of school all next week for Thanksgiving break, so thought that might entertain them for a couple of hours (I hope!)


Hubby is hanging Christmas lights outside while the weather is so nice. Nearly 80 degrees!

Thank you for all the Harvey-affection :) The elasticized ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. The fabric I'm using for Parson Brown is a piece of remnant linen I tea-dyed...I love the way it turned out and probably won't be able to replicate it.
I've been tagged several times, and I swear I'm not ignoring you. Just have to think up some odd things about me, cuz you know there are so few, LOL!!!

26 comments:

Annie said...

That's such a pretty finish. Love the photography. And I could use a Hobby Lobby around here. Thanks for the source of the ribbon.

Ranae said...

I like that design and he finish is fantastic.
Have fun next week with the kids

Cindy F. said...

~~HAPPY DANCE~~ Congrats on another beautiful finish!

Laura said...

You really have the knack of making unique and beautiful ornaments. Congratulations on your Christmas finish!

Theresa said...

Absolutely LOVE the backing fabric!!!! And what a fun finish~
Totally shock by the fact that Thanksgiving in next week.... REALLY?! I still have so much to do!!!!

Hannah said...

I love the ornie! You always stitch up the cutest things!

mainely stitching said...

GREAT finish! I love that design and hope to actually stitch it this year, rather than just intend to ... ;)

Karen said...

I love the design and the fabric! I never shop Hobby Lobby for fabric but will have to go look around.
Karen SC

tkdquintmom said...

Staci, one question....do you sleep? (hehehehehe) your needle must be on fire because you are SMOKING with the finishes. Very pretty.

Karrie said...

Lovely design and a great finish!

At the Honeysuckle Tree said...

Great ornie finish, Staci! That backing fabby is grand - I love it!!! I love those Michaels crafty Christmas kits - luckily Ben still enjoys doing those.

Tanya

Margaret said...

My you have been busy. I wonder to myself how you can accomplish so much in a day or do you have more hours than I do??? ha ha ha
Lovely ornament and that material truly is great

Paisley said...

Another gorgeous ornament! Simply beautiful!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Fabulous finish!Happy Christmas preparations!

Carol R said...

Great stitch and finish Staci - love your colour choice and the backing fabric is gorgeous!

Yuko said...

Staci, this is so beautifully finished!
I also love the backing fabric so much, it's just beautiful!!!

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful ornament! I am finishing a small Thanksgiving sampler, and you are getting me in the mood to stitch Christmas!

Sally said...

Your finish is gorgeous Staci. I love the backing fabric.

I LOVE the ornament in your previous post. I must stitch that one as he's so cute!

Carla said...

Beautiful finish, and great choice of backing fabric!!

CraftyT said...

absolutly love the backing fabric!!
Natasha

anna said...

Waaaah!!!! This is still a chart I need to get, but Staci, honestly, if and when I get it, I'll never be able to finish it as beautifully as you did, I am totally in awe seeing it!!!

Irene said...

Lovely finish !!

Loreta said...

What a beautiful work!

Angela said...

It's wonderful :) You do such an amazing job with your finishing, I enjoy looking at your stitching a lot!

sylvie said...

i love christmas !

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finish!