Thursday, December 15, 2011

Santa Claus is "Comin to Town"....

Happy Day Blog Buddies and Stitching Friends!...
It is my sincere hope that all of you are enjoying your days of good cheer! I squeezed a few minutes out today to finish my Prairie Schooler project that I showed you the other day.

Here is what I came up with for a finish:

Prairie Schooler_Comin to Town

"Comin' to Town"
Designed by: Prairie Schooler
copyright 2011
Limited Edition Santa Kit 2011
Stitched on: 28 ct. natural raw linen
Stitched with: Crescent Colours

 I finished "Comin' to Town"...
as a plate/wall hanging. What that means is, that I added to the back a ribbon hanger so that I can hang it on the wall if I want, or display it on easel. I have visions of having all of the Limited Edition Santas on my mantle. Now this part is between you and me...I have all of the limited Santa kits...this is the only one I've ever opened and finished. Shhhh.... There is always 2012!

As I was stitching...
"Comin' to Town", I kept thinking that the waving Santa was cute as a button. Then I got to thinking about my "vision" of my Santa mantle, then I got to thinking about how I lust after a Prairie Schooler Santa Tree. I got to thinking really hard after I saw THIS ONE over at Pricilla's, (be still my heart) and you know how it goes when I start thinking. So to bring a vision one teeny, tiny step closer to fruition, I stitched up this:


Prairie Schooler_Comin to Town_ornament

"Comin' to Town" Santa Ornament
taken from motif found on the Prairie Schooler
Limited Edition Santa Kit
Copyright 2011
Stitched over two using three stands on 25 ct. French Country Mocha Lugana

Turned out...
Just like my vision! now I have a pretty picture to display and a sweet ornament to hang on our tree. And I'm one step closer to my Santa Tree! In fact, in 2012 my goal is to stitch at least one ornament a month so that I can see that Santa Tree standing smack dab in the middle of my house someday!

Here's the pretties...
I stitched and finished this week. It's been a productive one for me :)


Prairie Schooler_Comin to Town_Picture and Ornament

"Comin' to Town" Plate/Wallhanging and Ornament
Alrighty folks...
that's all I got for you today. We're travelling this weekend celebrating with our extended families the Christmas Holidays so that we can observe our own family traditions and celebrations here at our home over the actual holiday. We made that decision about 5 years ago - to stop the insanity of travelling all over - and observe in our own home our own traditions with just us. It was the best decision we ever made.

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

  1. What crisp and beautiful pieces!!! And, you are right, I PINE for a Santa tree also....hmmmmm...Maybe I will try for a Santa a month also in 2012~~ Merry Christmas my friend, Faye

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  2. Lovely work - as always

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  3. Once again some wonderful stitching and finish.
    Christmas Blessings.

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  4. Oh, Vonna, it is too wonderful!! Seeriously!

    I laid out all the ornaments I stitched this year since the summer (plus one or two from a year before) and there were 12 of them! EEk! :) And, 5 of them are PS Santas! Guess you and I have some similar dreams. :D

    (Now, for some finishing mojo!)

    Seriously, these are darling; can't choose between them, but that darling ribbon bow on the ornament has me leaning towards it!

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  5. WOWZA!!!!!! I truly love it. You have such an artistic eye.

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  6. Fantastic! They look so great together! I hope you have fun with family this weekend!

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  7. Vonna, they are absolutely adorable!!!! I'm so looking forward to seeing your Santa ornaments next year. :D

    Safe travels!!

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  8. Love your PS Santa wallhanging and ornie! Definitely a start to that tree you covet! :) Merry Christmas!

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  9. Really beautiful finishes, well done.

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  10. Vona your finishes are lovely as always.

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  11. Coming to Town is ingenius. Love the three color edge.

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  12. I love how you finished the PS limited addition piece. Just beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  13. So cute! You always have the cutest finishing! Hope you have safe travels.

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  14. Such a lovely finish and the Santa ornament is just the cutest. Vonna, I confess to having all the PS Santas as well, some done some not.

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  15. You've made a great start on both your tree and your mantel display, both beautifully stitched! Travel safely, and enjoy your families.

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  16. Beautiful stitching and finishing as usual!

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  17. Gorgeous finishes as always! They will be beautiful on your mantle and tree. Happy Holidays!

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  18. Two great finishes! I would like a PS Santa tree too. I have been busy stitching a couple of PS ornies this week. Love me some PS!

    Safe travels to you this weekend!

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  19. Anonymous9:11 PM

    Congratulations to you on your PS finishes! Looking forward to seeing your PS ornaments in 2012!

    Wishing you safe travels this weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

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  20. Beautiful stitched piece Vonna.
    While away visiting for Thanksgiving I picked up PS 12 days of Christmas Santa and vowed to have a PS Tree also (one day). LOL.
    TFS your lovely work.
    Many blessings.

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  21. Vonna,

    I just love your stitching and fi ishing on the PS limited edition pece.

    I have stitched manyPS ornaments but I have never kept even one of them for myself. I guess I need to start stitching for myself for a change.

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  22. So cute!!!!! Your finishes are always so refreshing~~

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  23. Vonna..
    Love your prairie schooler finishes ... So wonderful ! Thanks for loving my santa tree ! Hope your holidays are fabulous !
    Priscilla

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  24. Really cute, Vonna!

    Bobbi

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  25. Wonderfully creative finish, leave it to you!

    Safe travel ~ wishing you a wonderful holiday visit with your family.

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  26. I always love seeing the ways you come up with to finish your pieces. You are so creative! (Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, BTW.)

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  27. Both pieces are absolutely stunning.

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  28. Vonna, both pieces look great. I love your idea of the santa button. The way that you have finished the main piece is fantatic. Well done :o)

    http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/

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  29. They are gorgeous, I love the way you've finished them

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  30. Another beautiful finish. How neat you decided to make part of the design into an ornament. You are so creative !!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family

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  31. Wonderful finishes Vonna.

    I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  32. ohhhh just perfect and well done on your start for you vision for the end of next year ... beautiful finishing as always :) love mouse xxxx

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  33. beautiful work..as always xx

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  34. Oh, what a brilliant way to finish your limited edition PS pieces, Vonna! Just beautiful!!! And the little waving Santa is cute as can be...

    You CAN do an ornament a month, Vonna--it is such a wonderful feeling to see all of your creations finished and hanging on your tree at the end of the year :)

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  35. Beautiful finishes Vonna! I have lots of stitching plans for 2012 too - isn't it fun to make them and even more fun to have it come true!

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  36. Beautiful pieces! You gotta love anything Santa and a Santa tree is perfect! One of my 2012 plans is to do more Santa stitching!

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  37. Cute, cute, cute.. I love your blog. Someday, too, I hope to have an ornament tree. My goal for this year is to stitch 1 ornament a month. We'll see. :-)

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  38. My goodness...you never cease to amaze me with your finishing ideas and abilities! These are absolutely lovely, Vonna...you are definitely on your way to that Santa tree my friend, LOL!

    Thank you for all theinspiration you provide to all your readers...I look forward to every one of your posts.

    Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and God Bless you & your family!!

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  39. Love your new pieces! And hurrah for you in your holiday plans. After my oldest was born, I told my mom and brother that I wasn't going to travel for Christmas anymore, but that they were welcome at our house. Mom came every year until she died, and my brother and his family are still coming. So glad that I decided to do it that way!

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  40. Vonna --
    As always beautiful finishes! I love the black/white gingham.

    Have a wonderful Christmas this weekend with your extended family and next week with your own family!

    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful goodies throughout the year:))

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  41. I love the way you finished both of these. That black and white check is perfect! And I can't wait to watch your PS Santa tree come to life! (I might need one too)

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  42. They are lovely! I really like the way Comin' To Town looks on the black and white background. And the ornament is so precious.

    So will we see pics of your Santa mantle next Christmas? (big grin)

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  43. Your finishes are beautiful as always. The little ornament is my favorite. So, so pretty. Have a great weekend.

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  44. Beautiful, Vonna! I love how you finished everything. Yeah--I pine for a santa tree, too! I love me some PS. :) Safe travels, and safe home!

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  45. Great idea about the Santa Tree; I can't wait to see your other santa's all stitched up. Have a safe and fun weekend w/your family hun...

    Hugs, Shar

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  46. As usual Vonna you have the most amazing stroke of creativity with finishing! Your PS Santa looks fantastic and the little ornament is just adorable. Your house must look like a magazine cover all decked out for the holidays!

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  47. Love your latest finishes! Very inspiring! Merry Christmas Vonna!

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  48. Vonna, your finish is sooo sweet!! Love it! Your ornament adaptation is pretty cute too! I'm imagining that tree and just how wonderful it will look. Here's to our aspirations!
    A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. Safe travels!

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  49. I have visions dancing in my head, too, but they rarely make it out into real life! I'm happy to have a friend like you to watch who gets 'em out and on the tree! I so agree - home is where our children's traditions should be built if at all possible. Enjoy them one and all.

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  50. Vonna what gorgeous finishes. I just love what you've done with them.

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  51. Wonderful finish of the 2011 PS Santa, I love that black and white check and the huge rick-rak. I've always wanted a tree dedicated to hand-stitched ornaments, but never seem to get them stitched up and kept in my possession, maybe this was my year to start on that since I made quite a few.

    I love your goal of a PS ornament tree! I'll have to try and join you in your 2012 goal of one ornament a month. Does my head start on the 12 Days of Christmas count?

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  52. Those are wonderful!! I love the idea of making an ornament a month.
    Merry Christmas!!

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  53. c'est vraiment merveilleux !
    bisous bisous

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  54. It's always such fun to see what you will come up with for finishing ideas. You have an endless supply of creative ideas. And you are the queen of ric-rac - I love how you edged the button. Have a wonderful and peaceful holiday.

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  55. Vonna, I love how you finished your PS designs. The black and white check is a great fabric to use for that!

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  56. Absolutely brilliantly awesome!! Love this particular one and your finishing just sets it off, just so 'right nice', it takes my breath away, dear Vonna!!

    Merry Christmas, dear friend!!

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  57. Love your finishes. I've just discovered Priscilla's blog this very day, I'm just blown away by all of her trees!

    Have a very Happy Christmas!

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  58. The cross stitch design with the houses is something I would love to make. Wonderful, wonderful! I love houses.

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  61. Gorgeous finishes, congratulations

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  62. Vonna your finishes here are just gorgeous!! I love them! Here's wishing your and your family a Merry Christmas and happy 2012 from our house to yours!! :))

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  63. As always, oyur stitching and finishing is beyond compare! Merry Christmas! Nancy

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  64. Dear friend,
    Merry Christmas !!!!!
    2012 heart I wish you full of creativity and friendship!
    With love, Laura.

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  65. Your finishing is so creative and fantastic as always. I love PS too but just don't seem to get them stitched either. I gave the little mini cards by PS to everyone in my sampler guild this year so hopefully we'll see some finished next year. Hope you have a lovely christmas and many happy stitches in the new year! Melody

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  66. This is one of my favorite Santa pieces and your finishing is lovely :) Happy stitcholidays!

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