Monday, November 30, 2020

Merry Days of Christmas, Entry 2....

Greetings and Warm Welcome to my blog ~

where I share my love of all things needle and thread.

Entry 2....
I have made a personal exchange arrangement with three friends of mine on Facebook to exchange Christmas ornaments (and to be honest I'm thinking about doing an exchange every other month until next Christmas - I love to exchange ornametns). The other night (literally the night before Thanksgiving) I was trying to come up with an innovative idea to finish a Christmas ornament. You know I don't want to do everything the same all the time and I love to come up with different finishes.

So I was thinking about this Prairie Schooler I had stitched for one of my very dearest friends that is exchanging with me and I wanted to make it special. I had an idea...
and the day after Thanksgiving I asked the mister if he would drive me to Michaels. He complied, so he wandered the aisles as I headed to the scrap book section. The idea included gluing paper to mat board. so I chose my colors and went to the check I pointed out Cricut machines, scissors, Cricut machines....
(I don't think he got the subtle hints 😂 )

Anyway...yesterday I began to create and assemble what I had in my mind...

a house shape....

trees to layer for depth...

mounted ornament on top of all...

to create a little scene...

and here is the result!!!! 

Up On the Housetop

"Up on the Housetop"
The Prairie Schooler - Book 25
32 ct. slate by Hand-dyed by Stephanie
DMC floss as charted

THIS is flying to its new home today...but this WILL BE HAPPENING again to stay here.

There you go sports fans (hi Edgar!)

I have to work for the next foreseeable future...
Did I tell you all that I work outside the home at a local quilt shop? Well I do...and although it is supposed to be a "part time" job, it seems to be "full time" job most of the time. 
It's all good, I love to work there and I can do what I want in between phone calls and customers.
So I have to work because the lady I work with is on jury duty and I teach classes this weekend there so....Who knows when I'll be back to do another entry, but I will definitely be back to share some Merry during these Merry Days!

Until next time...
keep a smile in your heart and one on your face and you just can't go wrong!
Love, Smiles and Big Hugs,
Vonna xxxx


  1. Lovely! Lucky friend. Glad to see you back.

  2. very, very clever - clean lines and not alotta too much, ya know?!?

  3. Vonna, what a precious ornament you have created for your friend! I know it will be cherished for years to come.

  4. Love, love, love that finish!

  5. Love it! Wishing you a good advent.

  6. Vonna, welcome back to blogging. I really missed all your stitching and heartfelt posts. Your ornament finish is so clever! I agree with dianne -- it coordinates and highlights the stitching, but doesn't take away from it at all.

  7. What a beautiful finish!

  8. Love it. Glad you are back.

  9. A beautiful, unique finish. I'm sure your friend will treasure it.

  10. I was so excited to see that you are posting for the Merry Days of Christmas! Each year I've enjoyed your holiday posts (as well as others during the year). You're very inspiring and I love to see your stitching and finishing. I love the ornament you made for your friend- that's a great idea! Thank you so much for all you do, sharing your knowledge and love of needlework. Hope Advent is starting out well, and you have some time to yourself to prepare for Christmas. Have a good week!

  11. Thanks for sharing your time with us. I love this finish. Cindy

  12. What a great finish. Thank you so much for sharing the idea with us.

  13. Such a cute ornament, your mind is always creating. Hoping that you will take time to spend on yourself and your family, you are such a busy woman, with a heart of giving. Christmas wishes to you and your family.

  14. That ornament is so cute. Your creative mind amazes me.