Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The last ornaments of January...

Success...
I kept my promise to myself to stitch 4 ornaments for next year's Christmas tree this January! Yesterday I stitched my 4th ornament and today I finished both #3 and #4. Without further ado, may I present to you:




Bent Creek Noel backside 
"Noel"
designed by: Bent Creek
copyright 2003
design found in the 2003 Just Cross Stitch Magazine "Special Ornament Issue"
Stitched on: 28 ct. Mocha linen 
using Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Weeks Dye Works Threads
Finished as a mounted flat ornament


 The ornament I stitched yesterday is this cutie:

Heart inHand Home for Christmas Heart inHand Home for Christmas backside
"Home for Christmas"
designed by: Heart in Hand
Copyright 2003
design found in the 2003 Just Cross Stitch Magazine "Special Ornament Issue"
stitched on: 32 ct. R&R Candlelight Linen
stitched with Gentle Arts Sampler Threads and Weeks Dye Works
Finished as flat ornament

And may I show you...
my basket of ornaments that I have stitched since December! If I keep this up I'll have a loaded basket, right?! Exciting stuff!

2012 Ornaments thru January

2012 ornaments to date

Since...
February is a shortie month and also because I have two Love Quilt Squares to stitch in February, I'm challenging myself to stitch only 3 ornaments in February. Fingers crossed that I can meet my goal!

Until next time...
my dear friends and blogging buddies, I wish you happy stitches and warm smiles while I'll continue on keeping my hands to work and heart to God!

Hugs and love,
Vonna xxxxx

92 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:20 PM

    What wonderful ornaments you finished up January with! Congratulations to you, Vonna! Your basket of ornaments is super!

    Robin in Virginia

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  2. Beautiful stitching and finishing! ....and they all look so pretty in the basket. I have no doubt that you'll have that basket brimming full of gorgeous ornaments.

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  3. Anonymous3:32 PM

    Your stitching and finishing is so beautiful. Maybe you could share some secrets to the perfect finishes. I am sure you will meet your February goal. Great job!

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  4. Vonna,
    One is cuter than the other. Love your display. Just think how beautiful your tree is going to be!!!
    Linda

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  5. *SQUEAL* Those are SO cute Vonna!! I must get my rear going and finish my three ornaments that I stitched this month.

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  6. Great work! I love the finishing on these; the colors are beautiful!

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  7. Oh my those ornaments are just darling. I love your finishing on them too! Good luck with your February goals.

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  8. Not only is your stitching and finishing so great, the photos are terrific ! I'm turing green with envy :)

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  9. Vonna those ornaments are so great!! I knew that as soon as I got rid of my ornaments issues, I would be sorry!

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  10. They are all totally wonderful Vonna, and what a basketful you will have by Christmas 2012!

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  11. Woo Hoo!! You go girl! :)

    Well done on getting them finished. They are lovely!

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  12. Wonderful finishes, Vonna. That basket will be filled in no time at all!

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  13. Love both of the designs Vonna - I'll have to hunt them up. And, as always, your finishing is perfection! You are going to have a basket-load of ornaments come the end of this year.

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  14. Love both of these and the finishing too! I sure hope I have that magazine!!

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  15. Lots of pretty pretties, Vonna. Great work done.

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  16. Love the last 2 and the full basket already. I really do need a basket and start filling it! I'm sure you have a tutorial on those perfect dark green bows too......

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  17. Your stitching is fantastic and your finishing is awesome. I wish I knew how to them.

    Lnda

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  18. Oh, are they ever darling, Vonna!! You know my love of ornaments and I'm amazed at how many you created this month alone. At this rate you just may need a second tree to hang them on :)

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  19. Vonna: What cute ornaments you have made and such beautiful finishing.
    Blessings
    Catherine

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  20. Oh Vonna
    I love the patterns you have chosen.
    I LOVE THE COLORS &
    most especially i love your finishing! !!!!!!
    What a beautiful tree that will be ;)

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  21. Gorgeous! The ornaments look wonderful in the basket!

    Hugs,

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  22. Your ornaments are gorgeous. Congrats on achieving your goal. I can't wait to see what you stitch in February.

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  23. You go girl! Come December you will be rewarded for your hard work and commitment!

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  24. Great stuff! I love your new ornies! Love all the ornies all together too! Beautiful! Don't forget, there's an extra day in February this year. :D So I think you can do it!

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  25. Great job hun..love the Bent Creek one; I've never seen that design before..Good luck on your Feb stitching...

    Hugs, Shar

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  26. Gorgeous finishes Vonna, it's lovely how two designs by different designers work so well together - they almost look like they would be from the same series!

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  27. Awesome stitches! I can't wait to see what your tree will look like with all of those wonderful ornaments.

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  28. Pretty, pretty! Job well done my friend.

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  29. Vonna, please tell me how you find the TIME to get so much accomplished! It takes me forever to get a project done. It doesn't help that I am so ADHD and forever putting it down to check FB, read some blogs, envy other peoples' accomplishments.

    I did the "home" tour at the top and your house is such a HOME! You have a beautiful design sense and the stitching is just gorgeous everywhere.

    Hugs,
    Chelle
    I would love to make some ornaments for our tree but I don't even know where to start. Right now, I am making a raffle item for a good friend with metastatic breast cancer, but I keep putting it down and that's really bugging me.

    You are awesome. Do you do finishing for other stitchers?

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  30. Beautiful ornaments and the finishing is just fabalous. Well done on accomplishing your goal. Very satisfying feeling I'd say.

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  31. What a cute basket of ornies! You're on a total roll!

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  32. Bent Creek is one of my favorite designers, so am loving the two you just finished! As always, your finishing is superb! Your basket is filling up quickly! Great going! Hugs!

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  33. Beautiful ornaments and the finishing is just absoutely wonderful. Can't wait to see February's.

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  34. Great ornaments, Vonna - congratulations on your achievement for January!

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  35. Love the ornaments you just finished and your basket full of lovely ornaments. You'll need a very big tree if you keep this up.

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  36. Wow Vonna, two more fantastic ornaments! Your basket will be overflowing at years end if you keep this up. Congrats on meeting your goal for the month!

    Take care!

    Julie

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  37. Love your ornaments, Vonna! Your basket is filling up fast!

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  38. Great finishes! love them all!

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  39. I love your latest ornament finishes! Beautiful basket full!

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  40. Vonna, is your needle connected to nuclear power? Wow, what a finish for Jan. Congrats. Love your basket of ornies! I'm thinking of starting a basket of 'smalls' for Spring/Easter, Mother's day, Summer,,,,etc. I better rev up my needle. Matthew 7:3, thank you!

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  41. Absolutely gorgeous finishes. I'm happy you met your goal. I started my January ornament, but didn't meet my goal since this month was full due to work obligations and other stitchy projects. Luckily the next 11 months won't be so bad. :)

    Jen

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  42. How Pretty. Good luck on meeting your next goal.

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  43. Oooohhh....what a pretty basket of goodies! Love your touch of the patch on the back of the ornaments!

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  44. WOW! I love these 2 ornaments. The finishing is wonderful, as always.

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  45. Wow, all of them look gorgeous. Very pretty backing fabric to set them off. And your signature behind each adds an extra touch too. Congrats on achieving your goal :)

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  46. Way to go Vonna! Congrats on completing your January goals. My list of ornies to stitch is growing by leaps and bounds but I like that it keeps a bit of the Christmas spirit with me as I stitch. You're going to need an extra tree this year I think!

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  47. Two of my favorite ornaments! They look wonderful and your basket is going to be brimming by Christmas at this rate!

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  48. O my goodness, that basket looks so fabulous with all these gorgeous ornaments!! I just love your Noel finish, it's perfection!!

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  49. Two beautiful ornaments. I love how you've finished then with the tartan fabric

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  50. oh absolument merveilleux !
    bisous bisous

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  51. Such cute finishes - congratulations on meeting your ornament stitching goal! I look forward to seeing your ornaments for February :)

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  52. What beautiful ornaments and finishing Vonna! WOW!!!

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  53. WOW........love all the ornaments. They look so pretty all together in the basket. You are amazing !!

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  54. Really nice ornaments. I can't wait to see that basket at the end of the year. :)

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  55. oh so cute....that is going to be one nicely filled tree by the end of the year

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  56. Not only you will have a loaded basket of beatiful ornaments to the Christmas tree, but perhaps you'll need another Christmas tree :-). Love them all and the finishings are a beautie!! One project down, another projects to start today!! Congrats
    Hugs and kisses

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  57. oooohhh well done :) beautifully finished as always and your basket looks lovely with them all in :) good luck with this months goals too :) love mouse xxxxx

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  58. They look wonderful. You can get the ornies done. I know.

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  59. Vonna your ornaments are gorgeous. You have finished them up so beautifully.

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  60. Your tree is going to look wonderful!!! Beautiful work!!! Vonna, You are an inspiration!
    Enjoy your day,
    Leanne

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  61. Vonna -- Your ornaments looks so LOVELY! I really like the way you personalized them on the back -- great idea:))

    Your basket is going to be overflowing with goodies (I just know you will have lots of new ornaments to put on your family tree:)))

    Take care!

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  62. Vonna, you see beauty in everything no wonder it comes out in your creativity. Wonderful accomplishments and good luck in your February goals. :) Cathryn

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  63. And my goal was just to finish at least one ornament this month!! Wow these are so beautiful . So glad I have that copy of just cross stitch ornaments to make one just like yours! Since I was first married in 1988 I have longed for a tree of x stitch ornies. Better late than never I will be starting soon . Stay tuned.. and again thank you for your beautiful stitching inspiration Vonna!

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  64. Love your basket o'ornaments. Your finishes are awesome. You go girl!!

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  65. Congrats on finishing your 4 ornies for January! Love your basket display but I think you might need a bigger basket in a few months! ;^)

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  66. Congrats Vonna on meeting your stitching goal for January - the ornaments are just wonderful. Love the baby sampler in the previous post - I missed that post since I was at rug camp.
    Hope your Feb. is a sweet one ! Mel

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  67. Another cute one, Vonna. :D I love your basket!!

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  68. Gorgeous, just gorgeous.

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  69. Vonna, your finishing is amazing. I am in awe!

    hugs, Kaye xoxox

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  70. Beautiful as always Vonna, you are such a talented lady and I am in awe of you xx

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  71. Beautiful ornaments, Vonna! Love coming here to see what you're up to and am never disappointed!
    Cathy

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  72. Your ornaments are beautiful Vonna. Do you ever sleep? :)

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  73. Awesome! I love all the ornies you picked. You will have beautiful tree next year!

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  74. Beautiful ornaments and I love the finishing. I wish I were better at that.

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  75. Keep on stitchin' girl. I know you can do it!

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  76. Such adorable ornaments! You do such wonderful finishing. Keep up the good work, and that basket will be full in no time!

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  77. Beautiful. Your basket will runeth over!

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  78. Such a beautiful, beautiful basket!!! Truly chock-full of stitched with love by Vonna treasures!

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  79. Congratulations! They're all beautifully done.

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  80. You're doing a phenomenal job on meeting your ornie goals! I love all your recent finishes especially the Bent Creek Noel. It's a personal favourite.

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  81. Dear Vonna: Your ornaments are beautiful! I love visiting your blog and am cheering you on in your ornament goal. Wanda :)

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  82. THey are amazing!!!

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  83. Such pretty finishes! I am in the middle of making one of my ornaments in the same manner as your noel piece. You have a lovely basket of ornaments already.

    I have to thank you so much for your tutorials. A few years ago when I started finishing smalls, your tutorials were an amazing help. Since then I have built on that knowledge base and tried new techniques and attempted finishes I would never have dreamed I would have the skills for.

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  84. Two more great ornaments and finishes! I think Noel is my favorite. Great job!

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  85. Dear Vonna -

    Hey! I've been inspired by your blog to work the Country Cottages series. But I have a question... the design is 5.5 x 5.5 the frame shown is 7x7. What size should the fabric be? 7 x 7 as well? Or bigger? (Or smaller?!) Thanks for your expertise.

    Rita

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  86. Two Gorgeous finishes :D

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  87. what a nice basket of ornaments....you're right - by December it will be awesome!

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  88. Hi Vonna, your finishes are gorgeous! I am so inspired when I look at your blog, you are my stitching hero. Thank you for becoming a follower of my new blog. Audrey

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  89. Lovely ornaments. It's good to see the older ornaments getting a new lease of life with an updated finishing method. A beautiful basket of beauties.

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  90. Stop it, stop it, I can't keep up.... :D

    Beautiful as always.

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  91. Que bonitos tus adornos navideños, a mi me encantan los arboles de navidad.

    http://peque-lu.blogspot.com/

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