Saturday, February 28, 2009

4th Christmas ornament of 2009 finished!

And there it is! It's actually much larger than I wanted so I'll probably use it as a hanging decoration instead of an ornament. (Most likely it'll be displayed during the holidays on that exact same hook. LOL) The pattern is 2006 Santa Ornament "From the Heart" by Homespun Elegance. It is stitched over two on 28 count linen with DMC threads. The linen color is 18th Century Brown. I covered the back in a matching tan flannel fabric and the trim is just Lion Brand yarn that I found at Wal-Mart, braided, and sewed on per the instructions on the pattern.

This is the fourth ornament I have stitched in 2009. If I can keep up this pace then we might end up with a Christmas tree decorated with lots of Christmas ornaments for the first time ever!

The other day, I finished one of my mother's gifts that I plan to give her for Mother's Day. I can't reveal it here because she is known to loiter here. Er, I mean...read here. Good thing I live over seven hours away from her or she'd just come over and steal it like she did my frog fob. *snort* ;-)

I've had a great lazy Saturday today and trust me, it's much needed. It's tax time and guess who's doing our taxes? Lucky me!!! Oh well, just remember -- if you hear a distant scream next week, it's probably me.

Now I'm off to work on Mother's Day gift #2. *hee hee*

10 comments:

tkdquintmom said...

Lori that turned out REALLY cute! Love it love it love it.

Gloria said...

That ornament is really pretty. You are making good progress on your ornaments.

I took a vote. We all want to see what you are stitching for me. So go ahead and post pictures. You are right, if you didn't live so far away, I would already have it in my hands. :-)

Love you!
Mom

Cyndi said...

That's a really cute ornament, and I love the finish. Is a heart shape any harder than square or circle? Tell you Mom she has to wait! Don't spoil the surprise! LOL

LoriRay said...

Nice try, Mom! LOL

Cyndi - I found the heart shape to be much harder than circles or squares but it was also the first heart I'd ever done. There are some ideas floating around in my head on how to make it easier (and neater!) next time. I hope. LOL

Thanks for the comments and compliments, everyone. :)

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on another pretty ornie!

Daffycat said...

The ornament is adorable! Great job on the finishing!

Pam said...

That is a really pretty ornament! I'm always afraid to finish things in a heart shape because I think it will be hard to, but yours turned out beautiful. And I like what you've done to your blog.

Erynne said...

The ornament adorable....I love it!! The yarn trim looks so good...I will have to try that!

Oh yes, I agree, we want to see what you are making for your Mommy! ;)

BeckySC said...

Hey LoriRay :) Thank you for stopping by my blog-I appreicate it so much :) It led me back to yours :)

What a great ornament :)

Kellie said...

Love the ornament! :) Congrats on your finish!