Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ornaments and a Winner!

Hello, Hello!  The R#G picked Faye/Carolina Stitcher as the winner of my final giveaway for 2010!  Congrats Faye and thank you everyone for visiting me and commenting...I wish I could send each of you a heart!

And lo and behold, we have some stitching content today...and will wonders never cease, they are actual Finishes!  I better come clean because if you look closely enough, there's a little "09" in the corners.  That doesn't seem so bad, except that they were stitched in JANUARY of '09, like, 23 months ago.  Pitiful.  But part of the reason they sat in the drawer so long is that I didn't leave quite enough fabric border around (you can tell in the pic here.)  And I've been in a quandry ever since about the best way to finish~finish them.


I've been wanting to copy Lynn B's felt ornament finish for a long time, and it turned out to be a perfect solution to my 'not-enough-border' problem :)  The kiddos' 2009 ornaments are finally hanging on our 2010 tree.


Quaker Scissors Pinkeep by
With My Needle
JCS Ornaments 2006
fabric:  32ct cream belfast linen
fibers:  DMC 115
kiddos' first name initial in Carrie's Creation Gator Green


Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods and for your sweet comments.  I'll be back soon to show you some really lovely birthday gifts I've received and to show you more finishes (of the knitty kind.)  Have a Happy Holiday Weekend!

32 comments:

Carol R said...

Congratulations to Faye!
I love the ornaments you have stitched for your children and the way you have stitched their initials in green. I might steal your finishing idea for mine if I can get the right colour felt.
There's a draw on my blog for a Christmas beaded scissor fob - it finishes tomorrow at 6pm GMT - don't want you to miss out!

Cindy's Stitching said...

The pillows are pretty. I live the colors of the thread. You did a great job finishing the. Better late then never.

Jan said...

Congratulations, Faye! You ar4e SO deserving of these pretties!!

I love these finishes, Stacy, they are so pretty!!! Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!!

Deborah said...

Congrats to faye! I ove how you finished the ornaments. I think that I will bee trying that finish as well.

Jules said...

Very nice finishes! And better late than never, huh?!

Congrats to Faye!!!

Katrina in NZ said...

Your ornaments are lovely Staci, and what a neat way to finish them. Best wishes to you and your family for Christmas!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely finishes. Congrats to Faye.

Roberta said...

Congratulations Faye.

Love how the ornaments are finished, what a great idea.

Enjoy the season.

Cathy from Kentucky said...

Congrats to Faye. Love your finishes. Miss your stitching.
Merry Christmas!!

Irene said...

Great finish they look wonderful !

Daffycat said...

Really lovely ornaments! I love personalizing ornaments this way...unobtrusive and yet, very special.

Congrats to Faye!!!

Linen Stitcher said...

Faye's the lucky one this time. Congrats to her!!

Actually, 23 months to finish sounds pretty snappy compared to my finishing schedule. Love the way your ornaments turned out. Cute!

angelasweby said...

Congratulations to Faye. I love your pretty ornaments, Staci. This is such a pretty way to finish them. Also DMC 115 is one of my all time favourite colours :>)
Angela xx

Karen said...

Those turned out cute! Better late than never....

Annie said...

Great way to finish ornies. I'll tuck that idea away for the future.

Congrats to Faye.. she's a lucky girl.

Faye said...

I am so grateful to be the winnner!! Thanks so VERY much for the giveaway!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours....Faye

Catherine said...

Congrats to Faye!!

Love your ornaments!

Kathy A. said...

Congratulations Faye! Your ornaments turned out wonderful. They look like you designed them that way. Very nice job!

Michelle said...

Congratulations Faye - your finishes are just lovely. Well done x

pat said...

absolutely beautiful, great works!
Congrats!
Pat

Bekca said...

The pillows are lovely, great finishes. Congrats to Faye!

Christine said...

Great finishing idea! The ornaments are lovely.

Brigitte said...

Staci, your finishing is always very special and creative.

diamondc said...

Staci: I think your ornamrnts are beautiful I think you left enough fabric on the edges, very nice finish.
Congratulations to Fay.
Merry Christmas

Cathy B said...

Faye is a lucky gal! Your ornaments look great!

Julie said...

You're ornaments look great! I really like how you finished them!

Virginia said...

Gorgeous projects. And congratulations to the winner!

Robin-Samplerbird said...

Beautiful finish! Love that you stitched each of your children's initials in the green. What a keepsake for each of them. Sending congrats to Faye for winning your giveaway!

Lois said...

These are lovely. What a nice way to finish them! Congrats to Faye!

Sally said...

Congratulations to Faye!

Love your ornaments Staci. Love the way you've finished them.

Julie said...

Super ornaments, so beautifully finished

Lynn B said...

Ooooo Staci, just catching up on some blog reading and saw that you finished the cushions with the frayed edge idea, they look lovely!

Happy New Year!