Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jan Ornies

When it came time to put up our tree this past Christmas, I was rather disappointed with myself that I hadn't made any new ornaments...we didn't even have one of my felted heart ornies.  This year, I'm doing an ornament-a-month SAL with Valerie, Lois and Carol.  And I'm putting a little twist on mine.  I have several stitched ornies in my needs-finishing drawer, so in addition to stitching an ornie a month, I'm also going to finish one oldie a month too.


This month's ornament is a kit I've had a long time.  And to be perfectly honest, I hated every stitch.  I've never stitched with pearl cotton over 2 on 18ct linen, and I didn't like it.  It's a darn good thing that snowman's so cute...


Bent Creek Zippies:  Snowman
linen, pearl cotton and button incl in kit


This month's oldie-from-the-drawer was stitched for me by my dear, sweet friend Jody.
Thanks Jody, I'll finally enjoy looking at it on my tree!



So now I'm going to sneak in a little giveaway.
(I love doing that at the end of post!)


If you'd like the Snowman Chart,
leave a comment on this post only.
Be sure to include your email address if it isn't attached to your name.
I'll draw a name on Sunday (Jan 9th.)
Good Luck
and Thanks for Stopping By!

72 comments:

Denise said...

Not even one week into the new year and you have not one but two ornies completed. My jaw is dragging on the floor - GO YOU! I haven't even thought about next Christmas. Impressive!

Great idea to finish an older ornie a month!

Shari said...

wow, you are doing super!!! Way to be!!! I also do an ornament a month...the past year I was bad & didn't make that happen, but it WILL this year.
I would love to be entered for your snowman chart. It is adorable & would be a super ornament.

Nicola said...

Lovely ornaments staci. I only stitched one ornament and that didn't get "finished" in time to hang on the tree. Oh well, maybe it will be for this Christmas.

pam1228 said...

Wow! You are really "zippie" getting 2 ornaments finished already! I LOVE the little snowman; so adorable. Please enter me for a chance. Thank you!

Rike said...

Hi Staci,

you made two beautiful onaments. I barely touched my stitching these days.
Will you please enter me in your giveaway?
Happy Stitching
Rike

Virginia said...

He is cute! Although I don't do cross stitch (I can't count) so I won't enter myself into the giveaway. :)

Sally said...

I adore your ornaments, Staci, especially the snowman. I would love to be entered into your giveaway please :)Thank you.

Sally said...

Both adorable! Love the snowman!

Cindy's Stitching said...

you did a great job on finishing both ornaments. Would love a chance for the chart. You are off to a good year.

Melody said...

I'm impressed with your finishes! I love the snowman chart, and would like to be in your drawing. You do such nice work.

RuthB said...

Cute finishes! I'm with you on the perle cotton on 18-count-- yuck. I did one of their Zippers like that and I wish I hadn't. Such adorable patterns wasted on awful canvas a perle.

Happy New Year!

Harmien said...

What a great idea stitching up some old and new ornie's, Staci. And I think that snowman is very cute too. The backing fabric you chose is just perfect!

Valentina said...

bellissimo quel pupazzo di neve!

Gabi said...

Beautiful stitching. Love that ornament. The angel ornament looks amazing too

KarenV said...

Very cute ornament! I like the idea of finishing an old one up too - two for the price of one, so to speak ;)

Sadie said...

Love the ornaments Staci and also love the idea of an ornament a month too. Your tree will be so pretty :-)
Please add my name into the hat for the snowman chart, he is adorable!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Your stitching is wonderful and so is your finishing.

I would love to be included in your giveaway. My sister loves snowmen and this would make for a cute new addition to her collection after being stitched. Thank you.

Julianne said...

Great ornaments! I love the fi ishi g fabric on the snowman. What a perfect compliment to the design.

I would love to win the pattern. Thanks.

Siobhan said...

You inspire me so much, Staci! Every time I think about wanting to do ornaments each month, I remember your posts about how you've been able to give friends home made things. I'd so love to be able to do that this year! I am going to enjoy watching your ornament SAL this year! I love your finishes and your own twist to the SAL, too. YGG!

~*Shar*~ said...

I'd LOVE to have this pattern hun; I love snowmen. :) I also said I would try to make at least 1 ornament a month this year; so far nothing; I'm doing the crazy challenge and have been starting a new project everyday (for the first 15 days) then I'll hopefully be able to stitch a ornament. Great finishing hun.

Hugs, Shar

Diana said...

Love your snowman ornament! Snowman are one of my favorites and I would love to win the design. We actually had a few flurries here today! diana.h@comcast.net

Bekca said...

I'm also doing an ornament a month challenge this year, and I will look forward to seeing all your different ornaments. I would love to win this chart to stitch up this year.

rebecca.hill@shpm.co.uk

Thank you!

Gayle said...

I am not a fan of pearl cotton either but the snowman sure is cute. Nice finish! Good luck with your SAL.

Teresa S. said...

I love the snowman-even on the larger fabric and with perle cotton. Please include me in your drawing!

Melanie said...

I think the snowman is adorable! I'd love a chance to win him. :)

I've done a bunch of their zipper kits and hate stitching them too because I don't like the threads or the stiffness of the fabric but they are so darn cute I keep getting sucked in by them! lol

Kathy A. said...

Wow, you are on a roll. I like the idea of your plan to finish an ornament a month too. It will be wonderful next Christmas to add these to your tree.
Please enter me in your drawing!

tmartell said...

I am new to your blog and just love it. You'll be hard to keep up with! But I am willing to try! Please enter me in the drawing. I love ornaments and snowmen!

Thanks!

Nancy said...

Very pretty ornaments Staci! I'm doing an ornament a month with some friends too. Just think, we'll have at least 12 new stitched ornaments by next Christmas!

valerie said...

Wow, Staci...you're starting off the year with a bang! They both look great and I love the snowman. I'd love a chance at the pattern. Now I'm scared about 18ct...I have a whole stocking to stitch on it...eventually. lol

Deanne J said...

Beautiful ornaments. Please add me to the draw.

thebusybeehive said...

Wow, you are speedy. We all knew that though! Love them both!

I would love to have a chance at the chart. Snowmen are one of my favs...

LauraB
stitchinmaniac at msn dot com

Lois said...

And cute he is! Great ornaments already! I have been dragging my feet in deciding what ornament to stitch this month but finally inspiration hit this afternoon so now I'm all set to get started stitching! Would love the chance to win this snowman.

Karen said...

very cute! i don't mind the perle cotton just not liking the 18ct linen. LOL I would love to enter for this little cutie!

katica said...

Very cute! Love both of the ornaments! I would love for a chance to win this cute little chart!

Many thanks for the chance!

Berit said...

I'm impressed by your stitch-one-finish one operation! Nice! :D

I'll sit out on the giveaway, though--I won a lot in the last 6 months. Thanks for the chance, though!

Cisca said...

I love your ornaments and like to win the chart!
Thank you for the chance!

Greetings, Cisca

Ulla said...

Cute finishes! I would love to enter in the drawing.

suunnittelija @ suomi24.fi

Theresa said...

These ornaments are sooo cute!!! It's only the first week of the year and you are on a roll!!!!! Thank you for offering the snowman chart!! I would love a chance to bring it home~

Patty C. said...

OOOOO I love Snowmen at Christmas !!!!! I really adore that chart !!!!!
Good Luck with your Ornament Goals this Year !!

Michele said...

Love your idea about stitching/finishing an ornament a month and then finishing an older one! I think I'm going to copy your idea!

I truly hate 18 ct and pearl cotton too, but I do love the Zippies .. the designs are sooo cute. So when I stitch one up, I substitute the floss/fabric I'm comfortable with. Good for you for stitching him ... he is adorable. And of course, add me please in the drawing :)

Edige said...

It's really a cute snowman! Please count me in too!
edige08 @ gmail.com
Thankyou,
Edit from Hungary

Shelly said...

That is one plump snowman! Please enter me in your contest. Thanks! On a side note-you sure make some beautiful things!

azcampis@yahoo.com

Shelly

Tara K said...

That snowman is sure cute ... :) You are right about that! :)

Becca said...

What a good idea, stitch a new ornie and finish an old one. Your snowman was worth the effort. He is very cute.

Tatkis said...

Such a lovely ornaments! Great work!
And I'd love to have a Snowman chart - it's really cute :) so please count me in your draw!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Chris said...

Love the snowman love the blog - sooo cute : )

christinerisler@rocketmail.com

pj said...

Cute snowman Staci! It is the perfect time of year for this giveaway...time to stitch and watch the snow fall....at least where I live.

Happy New Year to you. Love your blog and hope to hear more from you in 2011. Good luck with you ornaments.

pjstitcher @ mchsi dot com

Kathy said...

So funny that you hated every stitch because it is so adorable finished!!!

Blu said...

Cute snowman. Sorry to hear that he was also a pain.

The oldie is very pretty! What's it called & who's it by?

Ranae said...

Your off to a great start with two fabulous ornaments
Thanks! but no need to enter me this time

Phyllis said...

What an adorable snowman! Two ornaments down for the next year--and I thought I was doing well to have one made! Please enter my name in the drawing. Have a blessed day.

pdaw4790@austin.rr.com

Renee G said...

I'd love to have the pattern for the Snowman ornament. He's darling.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Solstitches said...

Two lovely finishes Staci. It's a great idea to start the ornaments now.
I don't want to enter the drawing. It's a lovely design but I already have plenty!

Margaret

Marilyn said...

Oh, your ornaments are soooooo cute!
I would LOVE the Snowman Zippie.
Could you please post who the designer is of "stitch upon a star"?
Thanks!
Marilyn
Murf_2@ameritech.net

Hilda said...

Dear staci,
oh - he is wonderful!!
Although I am normally not very lucky at drawings, I'll try!
Thank you - and have a nice weekend
Hilda
kreuzstickerin@gmail.com

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

Adorable ornaments! Thanks for the chance to win the chart. It's one of the few BC's I DON'T have LOL....Nancy

Ellen S said...

Love the ornies!! Please enter my name for that cute snowman chart!!!

Ellen S
UKFAN52@MSN.COM

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Love all that you have created. I tried to work with pearl cotton, basic embroidery..........however, I also do not like it as well as regular floss. I know that it is used in crewel work..........I might try that later. Pretty stitches! blessings,Kathleen

annemarie said...

Love the snowman - please put my name in the hat!!

Frances said...

I'm a new follower to your blog!
I love your idea about stitching an ornament each month! You'll have a tree full when Christmas rolls around again! I love the Snowman chart and would love a chance to win it so I can work on filling up my own tree!
fnelson1@comcast.net

Daffycat said...

I love your ornaments, Staci! That's a great idea to try and finish an already stitched one. I think we all have those laying around!

Oooo, BENT CREEK! And a SNOWMAN! Enter me, please!

Carol said...

Great start on your ornaments, Staci! I have yet to start even one for January. I've heard others say that about the pearl cotton stitching--guess it's something I should stay away from :)

I'll pass on your giveaway--I have way too many snowmen waiting patiently for me to stitch them!

Looking forward to seeing your ornament collection grow throughout the year...

Mary said...

Great idea...one new and one old every month! The first 2 are real cuties!

Please enter me in the drawing! Thanks.

Lisa Clarke said...

I would love to stitch this - please add me to the drawing!
Thanks,
Lisa C.

jeffandlisaclarke@gmail.com

mainely stitching said...

Wow, I'm so impressed!!

Elaine said...

Aww Staci don;t get upset at the darling Snowman thats not allowed..lol. You know how I feel about my men, please enter me in your draw. Hugs!

Lisa Russell said...

I love the snowman chart! You did a great job on it.

Heather said...

wow, hope I made it in time

Cathy from Kentucky said...

I would love to be chosen for the Snowman. I collect and love them I am working on a Bent Creek right now. Good luck with your goals.
cgd4603@msn.com
Cathy from KY

Dani - tkdchick said...

Adorable ornaments! I've stitiched one ornament a month for years now but this year I'm vowing to finish them as I go instead of waiting until 2 weeks before Chrismtas!

Lizzy said...

Beautiful ornaments, Staci and as always lovely finishing! I am bound and determined to stitch and finish at least one ornament a month this year for my tree... and then a few gifts for others as well... You are off to an excellent start thus far! I Loved all the lovely, lovely eye-candy I usually find on your blog, stitching and knitting... been trying to catch up...

Wishing you much love and joy, glad tidings and good cheer, a cosy warm hearth and blessings abounding... and many a heartfelt hour of peaceful stitching thyme in the New Year!

Julie said...

2 cute ornaments, you tree in 2011 will be filled with wonderous stitching if you accomplish your goals with the ornaments