Sunday, December 17, 2006

Some Finished Ornies




These are the ornies I've finished so far. I have two maybe three more to do, we'll see whether I run out of steam on that one. I'm really pleased with how they all came out. All the ornies are from issues of JCS Ornaments. From the top we have a hardanger ornament by Nordic Needle, the two tree ornaments are from Elizabeth Foster, the mittens are from Calico Crossroads, the NOEL design is by Sue Hillis, and the Nutcracker is by Just Nan.

The mittens are my favorite - I've put off doing them for years because the finishing looked hard. If you've been intimidated by the finishing for these - don't be - it was much easier than it looked and seemed to just fall together just fine. However, the stitching itself was very time consuming. Seemed that those four mittens I stitched to make the front and back of each mitten took a lifetime to complete! I'm keeping that ornie for myself - the rest will be given away as teacher gifts or to family members with their bigger gifts.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

LOVE the ornaments and I don't blame you a bit for keeping the mittens, they're stunning! Are those ... knitted? Beautiful, all the way around.

cathymk said...

Congratulations - some wonderful finishes Jenn! I love the mittens too (and yes, I've been frightened off by the finishing instructions too)

Jamie said...

Your ornies are lovely! I am a big fan of the mittens. Also I read down your blog and the conversations with your little one are too cute!

bunnyhead said...

Beautiful ornaments! The mittens turned out lovely!

Karoline said...

Lovely ornies Jen, congratulations

Karin said...

I *love* the mittens! You did a great job finishing them.

Needlearts Kelly said...

Your ornaments are great! You do a great job finishing - its definitely not my favorite part of my projects! The mittens are absolutely adorable.