Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Day 6....

~ Greetings and Warm Welcome to ~

I showed you a the finish of the 2014 Prairie Schooler Santa...
but I neglected to mention that I finished a second Santa while I was in California.

It was the 2015 Prairie Schooler Santa and yesterday I finished them. 
Here they are right before I slapped them on my Prairie Schooler Santa Tree.

2014 and 2015 PS Santas

I finish all of my Annual Santas the same - red pillow ticking on the back, grosgrain red ribbon for the bow and hanger. I also make a little initial and year patch that I tack on the back with a dot of fabric glue, so that when I die, my family can see when I stitched these ornaments. I do this to all of my ornaments that I have stitched. 
2014 and 2014 Prairie Schooler Santas Back

Have you heard the old adage....
"Less is More"
In my opinion, The Prairie Schooler Santa's speak to this adage. They don't need any jazzing up, because they are beautiful and jazzy all by themselves. Simple is best in a lot of things. This being one of them. 

For your viewing pleasure...
I have created a tutorial that shows exactly how I make a "Simple Pillow Ornament". 
Simple and Perfect with my "secrets" shared for your own finishing prowess to grow.
You may view it on my YouTube Channel at this LINK HERE


Merry Christmas!
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Until tomorrow....

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful ornaments Vonna, thanks again for another tutorial!

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  2. I love your Santa's. I like they are all finished the same and you include your initials and date on the back. They are very elegant !!
    Merry Day # 6 !!

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  3. Beautiful Santas!! Just ordered a few of the Santa patterns after seeing yours. GREAT WORK VONNA....

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  4. First, I have been stopping by, just not commenting...love your Christmas days! I am heading over to watch your video...first my cup of coffee.....

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  5. Love the Santa's. You're tutorials have been a big help to me. I still have a long way to go on my finishing, but it is coming along.

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  6. Your PS Santa ornies are perfect! Someday I'll get mine stitched, along with all the other ornaments on my to-do list, lol. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  7. Love your PS Santas. I have had most of the patterns for years but just finished my first one this year! WOO HOO! I used your tutorial for a standing flat fold as I want to stand them all together on my entertainment center someday. The tutorial was great, thank you so much!!

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  8. I love reading your blog and seeing all of your finishes. I just discovered your you tube videos and have truly enjoyed them. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

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  9. I agree . . . simple is best. Let the SANTAS shine!

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  10. I love that they all match. :D

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  11. I saw the tutorial when I went perusing youtube/flosstube this morning. And I must say thank you, because I learned something new AGAIN! About stuffing from the back... awesome! Thank you so much for all you do for our stitching community! Hugs!

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  12. Oh Vonna, thank you for the chuckle about here they are being you slapped them on your tree! Both turned out great and you are so right about keeping it simple. Actually, I love the way you have finished yours; they are quite elegant.

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  13. Gosh I just love these ornaments!! I could just stare at them forever!! I love the way you have finished them, simple and elegant!

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  14. thanks for the tutorial on your PS santa finishing. Lovely ! and the video is beautifully done. I have gained "some" confidence in finishing from your tutorials but I'm sure it takes years to become an expert like you. I always look forward to every post on the 25 Days of Christmas - you mean so much to so many ! Hugs Mel

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  15. Thank you for the great tutorial. Off to finish some Santas.

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  16. Vonna, you have no idea how much your tutorials are appreciated! After seeing your PS ornaments I've decided to start stitching them and will finish them the same way - why mess with perfection? Also, your project bag tutorial inspired me to make ten of my own and I'm going to make more after Christmas. Thank you so much for all you share with us!

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  17. Thank you for all the time you give to us! I agree that less is best....especially when it comes to these Santas!! I hope you are having a great stitchy kind of day!

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  18. Oh those are just gorgeous. Your finishing is just amazing.

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  19. Beautifully stitched and finished Santas! Your tree must be lovely.

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  20. Love, love the Santa's, and the finishing is perfect!! Red ticking on the back is just right. Merry Christmas!!

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  21. Your way of finishing the Santas is perfect. They are just beautiful.

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  22. Ahhhh, Prairie Schooler Santas, such a pleasure to see them here.

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  23. Great job on your finishing. I agree, sometimes less is more.

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  24. I agree - less is more - the Santa's are wonderful 'as is'. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  25. Beautiful finishes. I like your idea of the patch on your ornaments with the year and your initials. It is discrete.

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