Monday, September 12, 2011

Ornamentals...

A hearty hello to all my friends and readers!
I hope this finds you all well :)  We had a busy weekend here at the el Pfeiffer Ranchero, but I received my Just Cross Stitch Special Ornament Issue last week and in betwixt the moving and the shaking, I snuck in a few stitches. Today I finished these and couldn't wait to share them with you all.

CCN Merry Christmas Ornament

"Merry Christmas"
By: Country Cottage Needleworks ~ Nikki Leeman
Design found in the Just Cross Stitch Special Ornament Issue 2011
stitched on recommended fabric with recommended fibers

VS Peace on Earth Purse Ornament

"Peace on Earth"
Designed by: Victoria Sampler
Design found in the Just Cross Stitch Special Ornament Issue 2011
stitched on recommended fabric using the recommended DMC fiber colors


I just think...
these two ornaments are the cutest little things :) They will bedeck, bedazzle our tree this Christmas season.

Part of our busy weekend...
was filled with Katie's marching band performance. We were definitely night owls Saturday night returning home at 1 a.m. The Marching Panther Regiment won "Crowd's Choice" during the award ceremony. They have a fabulous show playing songs from Chicago, like "Saturday in the Park", "Free", "Make You Smile" and "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is"....brings a smile to my face thinking about it :)
Katie Band

That's all folks...
so until next time I'll be keeping my fingers busy with my "hands at work and heart to God"!
Hugs and love,
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66 comments:

  1. WOW lovely ornaments. I'm still waiting for that issue to hit our magazine stands.

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  2. The little purse is so adorable. That was my favorite in the issue. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I love your ornies and the way you finished them. So great! Love how the Victoria Sampler one looks like a little purse. :D Must have been fun to watch the marching band!

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  4. The ornaments turned out great. I love the purse and have been thinking about doing it too.
    Ah, marching band, brings back such fond memories. Hope Katie is enjoying it.

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  5. Love the ornaments you stitched and finished, Vonna! Both very well done! Also, what a special night as you watched Katie in the marching band! Sounds like they are off to a great start!

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  6. pretty finishes Vonna!

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  7. Your work is beautiful as always. So nice to see some of the first new ornaments done up. I was able to just perruse the issue on Friday at my LNS. I will have to wait a couple weeks until payday to purchase. Thanks for a better sneak peak.

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  8. It's so nice to see the ornaments made up already! Love the Merry Christmas, especially. And aren't the days of being a band parent absolutely the best?!!

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  9. Vonna, The ornaments are just adorable!! Your finishing is so beautiful!! Congrats to Katie! My oldest son just started playing an instrument, so it's a new experience for us! :)

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  10. love love love those ornaments! Your finishing is lovely :)

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  11. LOVE your ornaments! Your finishing is exquisite:)))

    Congratulations to Katie and the band! What a fabulous time in her life:)

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  12. Oh, that's my favorite ornament out of the JCS Christmas issue! Nicely done! As a former band parent, I enjoyed the marching band pic.

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  13. Both of the ornaments are so cute. will be looking forward to getting my copy soon.
    Happy Stitching
    Denise

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  14. Beautiful, Vonna, just beautiful. Always your work is amazing. I am so glad you share.

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  15. Beautiful ornaments! I love that Peace on Earth Purse. I will be making that one for my sister.

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  16. Beautiful ornaments. I look forward to that issue every year. Very nice job!

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  17. Lovely ornaments. love the purse one.

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  18. Gorgeous ornies Vonna, and beautiful finishing as always :) My magazine is on its way from the US, can't wait 'til it arrives here!

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  19. The ornies are beautiful!! Congrats to your daughter for the award :)

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  20. Love the ornies! Your finishing is beyond words.

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  21. Love your ornament finishes. I have stitched the one by JBW just haven't had a chance to finish it into an ornament. How wonderful to watch Katie in the marching band. Enjoy your time with your children as they grow up way to fast.

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  22. Awesome finishes, Vonna! I seriously love the pink ribboned ornament (although they're both really sweet). I'm just in a pink mood these days.
    Great band pic! Sounds like you had a great time!

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  23. Beautiful finishes! That purse ornie is so cute, one of my favorites from the Christmas issue! I loved when my oldest was in marching band, good times!

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  24. Love the ornaments! I just got my ornament issue and can't wait to get started on my Christmas gifts!

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  25. Cute ornies! I am still waiting for my issue...

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  26. Very lovely ornaments dear. It sounds like you had a great weekend!! Very happy for you and all your accomplishments. I mean Katie can't get all the credit...she had to have a mom like you to get where she is right now!!

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  27. What beautiful finishing on your ornaments!

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  28. Vonna your ornaments are lovely. I especially like Nikki's ornament, it is such a cute finish.....

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  29. love, love, love your ornaments....they are just too cute....thank you for sharing :D

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  30. Both ornaments turned out great :)

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  31. Wow your ornaments are gorgeous. I especially like the CCN one. Can't wait for my issue to arrive.

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  32. Wonderful finishes, Vonna! I am on the fence about getting the issue... I asked my mom to pick it up if she sees it but don't know if I'll go to the trouble of ordering it if she doesn't. I can't believe I am saying that!

    Love the marching band picture--1 am--yikes!! Priceless memories, though. You can sleep in about another 15 years or so. ;)

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  33. Your ornaments lool lovely Vonna ;)

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  34. Darling ornaments! Can't wait for my issue to arrive... No particular song or tune, but with your mention of marching band I can hear in my mind's ear the sound of horns and drums... Have a great week yourself!

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  35. oooohhh so pretty those ornaments and well done on the award for the band too :) love mouse xxxx

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  36. Perfectly darling ornaments, Vonna. I love the tiny purse. Still am anxiously awaiting my JCS ornament issue--not sure why I haven't received it yet...

    The marching band photos sure bring back some fun memories :) Enjoy!

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  37. Oooh Vonna those ornaments are just divine! I wish I didn't have so long to wait for the ornament issue but never mind. The way time is moving on it'll be the end of October and it should hit our newstands!

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  38. Vonna, Love your ornaments. I know they will look beautiful on your tree. Those caught my eye, too, in the JCS orny issue. :) Wooo Hooo for Katie. nice pic. TFS :) Cathryn

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  39. Your ornaments turned out perfectly. I love the finishing on Merry Christmas. The band must have been really fun to watch. :)

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  40. Beautiful ornaments, Vonna!

    And, congratulations to Katie and the band!!

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  41. Your ornies are so pretty. My favorite is the CCN one - love the colors and the way you finished it. I just received my magazine in the mail yesterday. As always, thanks for sharing your lovely finishes.
    Carolyn

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  42. Two very pretty ornaments. Congratulations to your DD on her band success.

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  43. The ornaments are gorgeous!!! I really love the colours and finishing of the top one. Beautiful!!

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  44. How many ways can I say CUTE!!! I so love pink and these really make me smile big time - you are on a wonderful roll with the needle and keeping those kids going - congrats to Katie. Judith

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  45. What lovely ornaments. Your stitching hands have been busy. I love how you finished them. So creative !! I'm enjoying the band pictures, brings back memories as I too played the clarinet and was in band all thru high school. Oh, so many years ago.........

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  46. Your ornaments are beautiful. My copy hasn't arrived yet so I shall have to make do with enjoying your finishes for now

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  47. Wonderful ornaments and it won't be long before you can use them! Doesn't a marching band remind you of Fall? I see one and feel the air should be cool and crisp. lol.

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  48. Gorgeous ornaments Vonna. I can't wait to pick up my ornament issue. Isn't marching band exciting?! I have such fond memories of my years on the rifle squad and as drum major.

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  49. Awesome dear, just awesome!! They are both precious..that purse ornament is so cute and different!!

    Marching bands are so special, I remember when my girls were in it..such wonderful memories. I know that your Katie is going to be such an asset as well as have wonderful memories for herself to cherish. Love the pics!!:)

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  50. Beautiful ornaments Vonna! I love that pink ruched ribbon!
    The ornament issue still hasn't shown up on our magazine stands yet.

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  51. Wow, the ornaments are very pretty

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  52. congratulations ... you have a very nice blog
    Pat

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  53. I make an ornament each year for my four grandchildren and I am inspired by the way you finish all your pieces....they are beautiful!

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  54. Your ornaments are absolutely GORGEOUS!! I'm always so inspired when I see your gorgeous work. I just recently got my magazine and now I know for sure I'm going to do those 2 ornament. :D

    Sounds like you're busy, but it's a good kind of busy. Have a great and blessed weekend!

    God bless you - Julie

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  55. These turned out so cute. I wait all year for the Xmas ornament issue. I always fine several that I must stitch.

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  56. Love the ornaments - put me right in the mood for Christmas stitching!

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  57. Precious ornaments, and precious band girl! :) Terry in Texas

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  58. Cute little ornies - and great band pic!

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  59. Gorgeous ornaments, congratulations

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  60. Oh I love your stitching

    marylin France

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  61. Ooooh, I just bought that magazine - there are so many cute designs I can't make my mind up which one to choose. The two that you did look absolutely beautiful! Great finishes.
    Hugs, Kaye xoxox

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  62. You're right, Vonna. Both ornaments are so cute, but I just got to do the little purse. I don't think I had noticed it...my bad for sure,
    thanks for sharing,
    hugs,
    babs

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  63. Gorgeous ornaments Vonna and the finishing is just so special. Love your first needlepoint finish - it is quite impressive. NP can be addictive because you have so many more choices of threads than for linen stitching - generally speaking - Enjoy ! Mel

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  64. Love the ornaments. I just got my ornie issue the other day but haven't stitched anything out of it yet.
    Ahh - marching band. I remember those days. Middle kidlet was in band from grade six until he graduated high school.

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  65. Such cute ornaments - and lovely finished!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  66. I.just finished making this ornament and my finishing wasn't nearly as pretty as yours. Did you use ribbon that was already twisted and then pin it?

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