Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ornaments...

Well my dears...
there goes the weekend. Another one for the books. Blink and its over...does it seem that way to you too?

I started...
my weekend off with a BANG! when I opened up a package that landed in my mailbox to discover this little treat from Teresa. She stitched me this beautiful ornament for our personal Christmas Ornament Exchange:


Teresa's Ornament to Me

"Faith, Hope and Peace" Ornament stitched by Teresa S.

Thank you...
sweet Teresa for stitching and finishing this lovely, lovely ornament for me :) It is hanging on our tree at this very moment!

And here...
is what I stitched for Teresa:

Prairie Schooler - Starry Night  Manger Scene

Prairie Schooler - Starry Night Manger Scene 1

"Manger Scene"
Designed by: The Prairie Schooler
taken from the "Starry Night" leaflet

I heard...
that Danica received my ornament too, so here's what I stitched for her:

JBW French Country Angel

JBW French Country Angel 2

"French Country Angel"
Designed by Judy Whitman ~ JBW Designs
stitched 1 over 1 on 32 ct. white linen
using Crescent Colours Belle Soie "Sister Scarlett"

I...
cleaned our house, top to bottom and side to side, on Thursday and Friday. I stooped, bent, climbed and reached so much that by Friday evening...my tail was dragging. But the Hubs brought some pizza to nourish us and then the fun began as we put up all our Christmas decorations. Saturday dawned and I could hardly move I ached all over...but I have a clean house and its all decorated for Christmas and after popping a couple of Advil, I was good to go! We decorated early because my husband is leaving on work travel to Seattle, WA after Thanksgiving and my three big kids have their birthdays the first two weeks in December. So ...game on.

I'll leave you with a little peek of my front door:

Stocking

Until next time...
I'll be keeping my hands to work and heart to God!
Hugs and love,
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67 comments:

  1. Beautful ornies Vonna! I think my fave is the Faith, Hope, Love one. Your handmade stocking looks fabulous on your front door. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love the exchanges, both givenand received! Glad you're recovered from cleaning -- I was doing the same thing this weekend, what a coincidence! lol! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  3. Wonderful gifts both given and received!!

    Love your stocking on your door!! It looks fantastic!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

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  4. The ornaments are all so beautiful!! I love all those blues in F,H and L.
    Blink is just about right. I feel like I missed the weekend. I worked and my eldest popped in for a short visit with his girls so things passed in just a whirlwind.
    Your stocking looks absolutely fantastic!!!
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday.

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  5. Beautiful ornaments. I still like that finish. I am definitely borrowing that!
    You front door stocking is gorgeous. Just love it.

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  6. Love the front door decoration. It's absolutely adorable. Amazing you have your Christmas decor up!!

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  7. Vonna: The stocking is so sweet, I think it really adds to your front door.
    I am going to post a picture of the ornament you sent me in exchange, my camara is not working well I can scan on the scanner but not so well.
    Thank-you for a great blog site.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Blessings
    Catherine

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  8. Teresa's ornament is lovely! But when I read "put it on the tree," I thought ....WHAT!!!? Tree's up already? You're a whirlwind! Loving the front door and pointy-toe stocking!

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  9. I love your door decorations! I could put the same items in the stocking and it would look awful. I just don't have that touch that you do!

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  10. What a beautiful job you did on your ornaments! I love them all! I love how a clean house feels, just wish it would last longer around my house! LOL! Can't wait to see the rest of your decorating, your stocking is darling.

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  11. First of all....congratulations on your beautiful ornaments. Second...congratulations on getting your house decorated and cleaned.
    And finally....Happy Thanksgiving!

    P.S. Love the stocking you made for your door.

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  12. The exchange gifts are all beautiful Vonna. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  13. The ornaments are beautiful!! I have the prairie schooler ones you are doing and I love the way you are finishing them. I would love to know who designed the Faith, Hope, Peace it is beautiful! Congrats on getting your house done. Your stocking is amazing and just the thing to set off your front door. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

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  14. Wonderful exchange pieces! I love the stocking that you made for your door.

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  15. Your front door stocking is genius!!!!! I wish I would have done what you did this weekend in terms of productivity......I will have to cram it all in this week.

    Hey, I thought of you tonight as I started Sugar Plum Fairy by CCN as it has your name on the pattern as the finisher! I know someone famous!

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  16. Great ornaments Vonna! Love that Door Stocking! Did you make it?

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  17. Gorgeous gifts given and received. Your front door looks great.

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  18. Vonna, the stocking looks great! I love the ornaments too. Have a great Thanksgiving Day....

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  19. I Love the stocking on your door, you did a terrific job with it. All the ornaments are lovely and the finishing great.

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  20. Dear Vonna, I love JBW designs and your country angel is super! I would like to stitch it too! Have you got this pattern or could you send me the pattern? I would very happy and maybe it can ready until Xmas.
    Thanks and hugs: Judit from Hungary
    Judit.Posch@gmail.com

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  21. Beautiful ornaments. Love the front door. x

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  22. Lovely ornies Vonna! I like the unique finishes you gave them. We start the cleaning today so that we can put our tree when DH gets here for Thanksgiving. Love the door!!

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  23. Your front door decorations are so cute!! I just love it. Your ornaments, both given and received, are gorgeous!

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  24. Cute front door! I am so excited to put up my Christmas decor. I wait until the day after Thanksgiving, so Friday is the day!

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  25. Looks like your personal exchange has turned out really well. Beautiful pieces. Your stocking is really adorable too!

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  26. Vonna! I love the front door! It is so unique. I can't believe you are so organized... I still have to find all my decorations, never mind the putting them up part.
    Your ornaments are so lovely.

    Wait a minute. It's not the weekend anymore?

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  27. Thanks for sharing the pics of your gifties, both giving and receiving. They are so precious (looking & meaning wise). Again, I Love, love, love your front door stocking. It is so cleverly different! Thanks Vonna, as always, for taking the time to share pieces of your life with us. :) Cathryn

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  28. Simply beautiful ornaments Vonna. I love them all including the one you received. All so beautifully stitched and finished.

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  29. Beautiful exchange ornaments!

    LOVE that door stocking you made!!

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  30. AWWWWW...love your front door stocking!! Really makes me want to see what is inside, how about more pictures???

    The ornaments are B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!! I am intrigued by the ornament Faith, Hope Love...it is so pretty, just can't think of who designed that?

    Your finishes just get better and better, I love them all!!!

    Get some rest from all of that cleaning, sit back and enjoy the rewards! I have my three trees up, just not decorated yet! I am hoping to knock out one tree per day, so I can be done by Thanksgiving...that would be a first for me!!

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  31. Beautiful ornaments Vonna - given and received!! I love the stocking on your door - too cute! :)

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  32. Oh my goodness! More gorgeous ornaments! The stitching and finishing are just perfect. I especially like the Manger one.

    I love the stocking one your front door. So different and unique! And now that your house is all decoprated how about you come and do mine? LOL

    I hope you and your have a wonderful and Blessed Thanksgiving!

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  33. I always love your finishes! Talented - yep, you are one talented woman!

    I love the ornie you received. Can't wait to see pics of your Christmas tree! I can only imagine. Your stocking looks smashing on the front door!

    You have 3 with birthdays in December. Oh boy, it is an expensive month for you.

    Hope DH come home quickly and safely!
    Smiles - Denise

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  34. Exchange ornaments are all beautiful!

    Smart woman getting the cleaning and decorating done before hubby left. Too much happening at the beginning for the month and before you would know it Christmas would be here and still no decorations. lol

    Love, love, LOVE how you did the stocking for the front door!

    When I grow up I want to be as talented as you with the finishing. lol

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  35. I so love that stocking Vonna, it has the cutest pointy toe!

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  36. Loving the ornies!!! Your front door is just the cutest!!!!! So much talent and such a lovely person!

    Have a great one!

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  37. Love all of your Ornaments. Your ribbon rouching amazes me. I love the look but haven't quite mastered it yet. Love your welcoming front door. Happy Holiday Season to you and your family.

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  38. The ornamets you makde are beautiful. And the stocking on your front door WOW

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  39. All the ornaments are beautiful and your front door looks amazing

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  40. What very nice ornaments, your finishing is always beautiful.
    I love the giant stocking on the front door. Neat treatment to the foot, never seen that before. The stocking is so inviting, have a great holiday time and lots of fun with all the friends that are sure to show up at your door.

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  41. Gorgeous ornaments Vonna, both sent and received! I really like the JBW angel, that gingham trim is so sweet - the design seems to have slipped under my radar, but methinks I shall have to get this one ;)

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  42. Wow, what beautiful ornaments, you and your exchange partners are very lucky.
    And I LOVE your stocking for the door, so original!

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  43. Love the front door and the ornaments!

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  44. Whew! Sounds like quite a weekend!

    Lovely ornaments all around, though. :)

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  45. Love the ornaments and your blog often gives me finishing tips. Or at least I can look! I love the JBW one, I only have the Love heart pattern, I really need to buy some others! I just can't do decorations until Thanksgiving is over...unless I had a good reason, like you! It will be more fun this year with Amberlyn being 18 mos old!!!

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  46. cute exchange ornaments. Love the front door stocking.

    Good for you for getting the house and decorating done

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  47. Gorgeous ornaments - every one of them - given and received! I love how your front door stocking turned out too Vonna. You are getting me in the holiday spirit!

    Pass the Advil! I'm cleaning from top to bottom too, and it hurts.

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  48. beautiful ornaments - stitched and received. I didn't even think about decorations for Christmas yet - yikes!

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  49. Love Love Love Love LOVE that front door stocking!!! Really great stitching ornies :) If I did ANY Christmas decorating before Thanksgiving, I think DH would go nuts. He's got one thing on his mind this week ... turkey!!! Me? I've got those sales on my mind come Friday ... love a bargain!

    Tanya

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  50. Sending warm hugs to you and the Pfeiffer clan! and Happy Thanksgiving.

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  51. Lovely exchanges! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and enjoy!

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  52. Lovely exchanges :)

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  53. Your ornaments are just gorgeous! I especially like the PS one:))

    I love your front door stocking! What a great way to greet visitors.

    Have a wonderful week.

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  54. You're just as smart as a cricket, aren't you? I've always heard the ones who have the most to do get the most done! Love your ornies, door decor, and you too! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  55. Hi Vonna!
    I asked the designer of the Faith, Hope, Peace ornament but forgot to leave my email. It is rosek1870@gmail.com. If you decide to sell it or can tell me where to buy it Please let me know. Thanks Rose

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  56. Could you come over and clean my house, and put up my decorations? You do a MUCH better job than I do! The ornaments you stitched are beautiful - I love to see the finishes you come up with. The stocking is wonderful - and Raggedy Ann is the crowning touch. I have only one December baby - my hat is off to you!

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  57. What a beautiful job! Celebratory mood!

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  58. Gorgeous ornies, congratulations.

    Your front door is stunning

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  59. Vonna - I hope you and your family have a blessed thanksgiving holiday. You're ornaments both sent and rec'd are just wonderful. Love the door decoration - hope there will be more sneek peeks of the holiday decorations around your home. Enjoy and don't work too hard (what a joke that is for a busy wife and mother) Melody

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  60. Simply gorgeous ornaments! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  61. Vonna, the stocking is simply breath-taking!! Congrats on that lovely one there :)
    Love your ornaments and also the one yuo received.
    Am sure it's worth all the pain when you see a great happy family at the end. Have fun

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  62. Both ornaments that you stitched are adorable - I especially love the ribbon on the second one.

    The stocking on your door is amazing - what an great twist on the typical wreath!

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  63. Gorgeous, Vonna! I love your door decoration and your profile pic too :) What a great feeling to have your home clean and decorated at the same time...LOL, the perfect setting for a stitchy Sunday.
    Hugs kiddo
    Ma TK

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  64. Such pretty ornaments - I love the variety!!! That stocking on the door is just rootin' tootin' cute! Santa will be sure to find his way to your house if he follows the beauties of Vonna! :)

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  65. Pointed Stitcher12:29 PM

    Wow, I love your blog. I just started a blog this morning and am still trying to figure things out. Love the ornaments and your front door....beautiful!!

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  66. All the ornaments are lovely! And I'm totally in love with that stocking on your front door. Fabulous!

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  67. Just found your wonderful blog! FYI, the designer of "Faith, Hope and Peace" is Primrose Needleworks;it's from the Just Cross Stitch 2010 Ornament edition. I stitched three of them as gifts!

    Keep up the great work.

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