Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ornaments!


They aren't finished and I'm hoping to do some more before Christmas, but here is what I have so far. Thanks to the snow day I was able to finish one of the little Christmas trees and the Hardanger ornament. :) The Little Christmas trees are by Elizabeth Foster, and the Hardanger ornament is Nordic Needle, The mitten is Calico Crossroads and I cannot remember who designed the NOEL offhand. Will have to look that up and post later when I finish the ornaments. I have been wanting to do the mitten ornament for 5 years now since it came out in the 2001 JCS ornament issue, but have always been intimidated by the finishing. Decided to just do it this year finally. I really like how it is coming out so far - only I have to stitch 3 more of those mittens to make front and back of a matching pair to hang on the tree! It is time consuming, but I really like this ornament, so I'll plug on. Hope to show some more pics when these and any others I get to are all done and finished! :) The little trees are for Katie's teachers at daycare, the mitten is for me (with all that work!) and I haven't decided what to do with the others yet. Likely one will go to my SIL in VA and one to my sister whose name I drew in our family exchange. I like to include a hand stitched ornament on the package for our Christmas exchange.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

I always love looking at your stuff Jenn! I love 'em all, but the hardanger ...?! Wow!

Happy Holidays!

bunnyhead said...

Beautiful ornaments! Can't wait to see them all stitched up.

Autumn said...

I like those mitten ornaments too! I've wanted to do them, but like you said, the finishing intimidated me. Keep us updated how it goes.

Michelle said...

Your ornaments look fantastic. I love your Band Sampler too...what a pretty piece!

Susan said...

You're doing much better than I am! I've stitched one ornament so far!