O Christmas Tree Finished Ornie

I finished O Christmas Tree into an actual ornament!

Here is the front:

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And here is the back!

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I used Vonna’s instructions on flat fold ornaments and it was super easy!

But I did omit the cording around the edge.  I didn’t want to make my own since I can’t find a mini-cording thingy and the cording at the store didn’t match.  But I think it turned out fine without it!

It has taken a while to post this, but I did actually finish this before Christmas as it was a gift for a co-worker.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get around to finishing MY ornament of this same pattern, so it is still laying there all sad and unfinished.  But I will get it done and ready to hang for Christmas 2016!

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Snowflake

I stitched up this cute little snowflake last week.  I still have a few beads to add to the middle and the outside points, but that shouldn’t take too long.

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This was stitched on 28-count blue evenweave I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  I used one strand of Kreinik blending filament with one strand of DMC floss so it sparkles!  I also have some very cute white and silver backing fabric picked out.

 

 

 

O Christmas Tree (the 2nd)

This is such a cute and easy pattern that I thought I should make another.  Here is the one I finished in March of this year.

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I have a few people on my Christmas list that I want to gift ornaments to, so I thought this would make an excellent choice as it stitches up so quick.

I used a different color ground fabric for this one.  It is 28-count Natural evenweave.  This is what I have so far.

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I hope to be done with this one this weekend!  And then I might try to stitch one more before Christmas!  As the time nears to actually “finish” these stitched pieces into ornaments, I am getting super nervous.  I want to use  The Twister Stitcher’s  flat ornament directions.  I’m sure I can manage it, but it just scares me that I might screw it up and then I have ruined my stitched piece.

Snowman Joey Getting Close

Snowman Joey is almost finished!   I just have a little more to stitch on his scarf and some back stitching.

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I already have the black felt I plan to use to back these ornaments.  So, once the stitching is complete, it won’t be too difficult to actually finish Joey and his brother Rallie into real ornaments to hang on the tree.

I have not gotten nearly as much done on these as I had wanted.  I wanted to finish all 5 of the snowmen this year, but it looks like there may only be two to hang on the tree!  I still have some time to maybe knock out one more before Christmas, but didn’t I say just the other day that I needed to trim down on my open projects??

A “Frog” and a Snowman

I have made quite a bit of progress on my Joey snowman ornament.  At my last post of Joey, he was just a forehead, half a cheek, and half a nose.

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Here he is now with two eyes and his nose finished.

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If you look carefully, you will see a white pile of threads to the right.  That is what I had to remove between the cheek and eyes because I had stitched it incorrectly!  ARGH!!!  I hate un-stitching because I’m not paying close attention.  Unfortunately, I have been doing quite a bit of that lately.  Usually, I catch myself early and only need to remove a few stitches, but lately, it has been a frog-fest.

I am not stitching as fast as I need to complete my goal of finishing all 5 snowmen before Christmas!  I need to pick up the pace and get to stitching!

 

 

 

 

Snowman Joey update

I’ve been stitching, but not posting lately.  Here is my progress on my snowman Joey.

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He now has a cheek and half a carrot nose!

I hope to get a lot done on this project this weekend at retreat.  (Maybe a finish!)  I am taking with me several cross stitch projects, two quilts, a fabric tree thing I have been trying to finish for 2 years, and a sewing project.

But more on those later . . . .

Winter Fun Snowmen Ornament – Joey

Meet Joey.

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I know he’s not much to look at right now, but soon he will be the newest addition to my ornament collection.  He is the sibling of Rallie of the Winter Fun Snowmen series published in the December 2006 issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazine.

He is being stitched on 14-count perforated plastic using DMC colors.

He’s just a forehead at the moment, but he is coming together quickly.  I hope to get all 5 of the snowmen done before Christmas to hang on my tree.

 

Snowman Rallie is finished!

Rallie is finished!   YAY!!!

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Now I just need to trim off the excess plastic canvas, attach a piece of ribbon for a hanger, and back it with felt.  The hardest part will be finding the felt!  I know I have it somewhere in a box of craft supplies. . .

I’m not sure what small project I want to start next.  I may start one of Rallie’s siblings or maybe a butterfly from this series.  Or probably both!  One can’t have too many unfinished projects laying around!  Or do I have that backwards?  Maybe you can have too many.  Nah!