Monday, January 31, 2011

A finishing weekend ...

I had 3 exchanges all due tomorrow so I spent my weekend doing laundry and finishing.

There what I started with ...
and here's what I ended up with ... I can't show you the front of two of the pinkeeps since they are for two of the exchanges, but here are the backs, plus one Christmas ornament for me . I was really please how everything came out. Oh and my other exchange I can't show you a picture of because the finishing would give it away. Be sure I'll be back to show you all the pieces when they arrive at their new homes.

I'm going to try and stitch at least one ornament a month this year. Here's my January ornament ... I had so much fun finishing this one!

I've been reading Staci's blog and she's stitching an ornament a month too, but she's also finishing an older ornament from her finish stitching pile ... I loved this idea so here's my 2nd ornament finished ... this was so much fun to finish. I had this great reindeer ribbon and I just love how it turned out ... I received these two stitched squares from Leena in a Fair and Square exchange ... here's the front ...
and here's the back ... fun fun fun
and here's an ornament I finished in December but forgot to show you pictures of this cute little guy ...
Heart in Hand - Monthly Markings December
stitched on an unknown piece of fabric
with the recommended floss

Sure hope my February ornament finishing goes as well as January did!

The last things I have to share with you are gifts I received last week. First is from Lynn (no blog) ... she made me a travelling ort collector/pin cushion. Last October at PALS Fall Fling in Myrtle Beach Lynn and her two buddies had these adorable ort collectors and I fell in love with them, the girls and the ort collectors! lol ... Lynn made a bunch for Christmas and remembered how much I loved them, so she made me one! I just love it and can't wait to use it at my next retreat :) She also sent along these really cute little scissors too. Thanks bunches Lynn!


Carolyn was having a birthday giveaway and I was the lucky winner! Look what arrived on Saturday ... two charts and a lovely pair of Gingher scissors ... they are the new Sonia scissors ... RED and I love them! Thanks so much Carolyn for the giveaway!

I had a great stitching January hope you did to! I'm really excited to see what February brings. I have a few wips that I would like to get done and of course there's lots of new stuff I want to start ... decisions decisions decisions.

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for my kids ...

25 comments:

Beth said...

Well, aren't you the big tease - can't wait to see the other finishes. The ones I can see I think are really darling. Great job on those finishes!

The presents the mailman brought you this week are just wonderful! It must be fun to go to your mailbox each day!

mainely stitching said...

What fabulous finishing!!

Blu said...

Gorgeous finishing! The hanger on Jingle is so cool and the ribbon on the reindeer is so cute!

Jennifer said...

Love the finishes! I am totally stealing the sparkly twisty trim idea.

Kathy A. said...

That was a great finishing weekend. Nice work there girl! Love that reindeer ribbon!

Catherine said...

Great finishes! And congrats on your win!!

Peggy Lee said...

Your finishes are lovely...even the BACKS of them! Can't wait to see the finished fronts.

I agree with Beth...you must skip to your mailbox each day!

Nan said...

Well isn't that just like you....
TEASE! LOL!
I love how your Jingle ornie turned out and the reindeer ribbon is too adorable.
You were a busy little stitcher in January. Sending you stitchy mojo for February. :0)

Lisa said...

lovely finishing, I really need to take time out and finish my ornies

lovely prize you won

Carol said...

What cute ornaments, Michele! And how cute is that reindeer ribbon--I've never seen anything like that!

Wonderful prizes you received from Carolyn--enjoy :)

Nancy said...

Such fun finishes! Your January ornament is so pretty and festive!

Karen said...

looks like some great finishes. great "finished" finishes too! love the little ort bag, now you have two traveling ones. (i now have a new and improved one i made)

Melanie said...

Your finishes are lovely! Really darling. :)

Fiona said...

What a busy weekend you have had finishing things. Everything looks fantastic. Love your gift from Lynn and your gift from Carolyn is gorgeous too.

tmartell said...

Love the cute ornamnets you've made. Keep up the great work. Love the ort collector also. How did she make it? I definitely need one of those. I use an old tin for traveling. I love saving my orts. I have a big jar I put them in and I like to see all the colors I have used for projects.

Shelleen said...

cute ornaments. I am also stitching one a month.

Pointed Stitcher said...

All of your ornaments are great, I especially like "Jingle All The Way"

Sonda in OR said...

Love all of the finishes, especially the Reindeer round one!

Sally said...

Lovely gifts etc you got :) Those scissors are gorgeous.

Lovely finishes. Can't wait to see them all.

Carolyn NC said...

Adorable finishes! Love that ort collector, too!

Brigitte said...

Oh wow, that's what I would call a finishing frenzy. Great pieces!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What fantastic ornaments who is the designer for Jingle All the Way? Love the look of it!

What fantastic gifts you've received as well!

Michele said...

The finishes look great!

Tammy said...

Nice Finishes!! And congrats to winning the travelling stitcher have fun with choosing your colours. I noticed you like wizard of oz so does my friend Trina you can find her link on my blog stitching oz

Lesleyanne said...

I love your finishes especially the L*K.