Friday, December 12, 2014

Day 12...

~ Greetings and warm welcome to ~ 
Day 12...
we are all a little hung over from birthday cake so today is going to be short and sweet!
I stitched today to share:

"Winter Night"
by Lizzie Kate
found in Just Cross Stitch Magazine 2014
stitched on random linen scrap using DMC

Lizzie Katie from 2014 JCS ornament issue

I finished it simply - mounted on felt, but I added some baker's twine for the bow and hanger. I think its cute :)
Here it is on our tree:
Lizzie Kate on tree - Copy

For today's tradition...
My sister-in-law, Susan, is very talented at painting. I can't paint anything to save my life except a wall....but she creates gorgeous ornaments. Here is one of them in my collection from her. It is the Holy Family:

Susan's Holy Family painted ornament - Copy

On the back she prints in paint a relevant Scripture verse. 
I have probably a dozen of her hand-painted beauties and I love and treasure each one!

Verse on Back of Holy Family

SO folks...
that's Day 12!

Until tomorrow...
love in stitches, 
Vonna xxxx

25 comments:

  1. Vonna I love the sweet lizzie kate ornament it is adorable! The finish is stunning! Your SIL ornament she painted is lovely! I hope you share some pics of the others. She is very talented! I am glad Katie had a wonderful day and you all had fun celebrating! Love the frozen cake!

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  2. Not only is 'Winters Night' cute, it's also so very neatly finished, its lovely.
    The baubles your Sister-in-Law painted are beautiful, I too, am hopeless at painting and admire anyone who can paint, and your SIL certainly can!! They are wonderful Christmas treasures
    Linda O xxx

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  3. Loved the cake ...:) and gorgeous wee ornaments and your SIL is fab at doing those wee painting on the baubles ... no wonder you love them :) love mouse xxxxx

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  4. Happy day # 12 of the season.
    The Lizzie Kate ornament is adorable.
    And I love the painted ornament by your sister-in-law. So much talent in your family.

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  5. Your sister in law is a very talented painter, indeed! And you are the most talented stitcher and finisher of stitchings!

    The new photographs of your family in the sidebar are amazing, Vonna!

    Hugs
    Hilda

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  6. Great job on your L*K. The painted ornament is beautiful.

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  7. Darling ornament, Vonna--love the baker's twine idea, too! How wonderful to be able to paint like your SIL--that is so lovely! How nice to have your very own collection of her little beauties :)

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  8. Super cute ornament Vonna ! You have so many new treasures for your trees this year ! Your sis in law's painting is great !

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  9. I hope Katie had a wonderful birthday! I love the LK ornament and how you finished it, and the ornament that your sister-in-law painted is gorgeous!!

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  10. Love the Lizzie Kate ornament and the painted ornament is lovely.

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  11. What a lovely painted ornament. That is very beautiful!

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  12. Very nicely done again, with the LK ornament and finishing. Love the triple felt effect. Must look for Baker's Twine... Your SIL is very talented--that ornament is definitely a keeper! Hugs!

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  13. another beautiful ornament and a belated happy birthday to Katie - hope you are all enjoying the season ! Mel

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  14. Love your ornament -- and wow on the SIL's ornament! She is definitely a talented lady!

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  15. The L*K ornament is cute! Your SIL creates lovely ornaments and what special treasures for your tree!

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  16. What a nice ornament finish and a beautiful ornament!

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  17. Vonna, I am really enjoying your daily Christmas posts. Your LK finish is so pretty - the baker's twine really adds that special something :) Your sister-in-law's ornament is just beautiful.
    Carolyn

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  18. Your L*K piece is lovely. The ornament your SIL creates are just the most gorgeous treasures. A very talented person.

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  19. Just wanted to say I am really enjoying reading your post. Thank you for sharing! Lots of talent in your family, love all the things you have been showing.
    Judy

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  20. All of your ornaments are amazing! Your SIL also makes wonderful works of art, I'm sure you treasure them.

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  21. So enjoying your daily posts Vonna...your ornaments and your sharing of your wisdom, life lessons, and faith.

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  22. Love the felt finishing idea. I may try that since I have some wool felt in my stash.

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  23. That is the cutest stitched ornament! And the hand painted ones from your sister-in-law are gorgeous. My brother can draw, sketch and paint and yet does nothing with his talent. That frustrates me so much as I can't even draw a stick figure!

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  24. Very cute ornament. I love the 3 layer felt, I've tried 2 so far, but never 3! I have a coworker that can paint and she has given me several ornaments over the years, although her are more whimsical in theme. I treasure them all. This year she used a lightbulb and painted The Grinch on it!

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  25. Your LizzieKate ornament looks great on your tree. And you Sister-in-law is very talented, her painting is beautiful!

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