02 October 2011

Ornament time

Ornament-making is in the air.

Between making the four ornaments I have made for exchanges, I've managed to finish two ornaments for myself since the JCS ornament issue came.

This is the My Big Toe ornament. I chose two colors from my stash, and I think it turned out really well.

Here is the very cute Sampler Girl ornament. Left-brain chose the fabric, a really pretty silvery-green color from Picture This Plus called Valor. I used the recommended threads. I think it's very pretty!

Today was stitching group day. I really enjoy this time with these ladies. It's a nice break from the day to day. We chat, and snack and have some good fellowship. I decided to start this project today, just as a project for October. I chose Autumn Shadows by the Gathering Place.
I am using most of the threads that were called for, except for the color for the tree. The chart called for NN Serengheti, but I'm not using any of my NN floss, unless I have to, so I subbed out La Tierra, a CC floss. I think it's a warmer brown than the other one, and I like it.

It's been a good weekend. I saw a great play, sang some karaoke last night, and I found the only Sonic on this side of the Chesapeake in the state of Maryland. Life is good when you're facing it with a tasty cherry limeade!

I hope you had a good weekend.


CindyMae said...

Sounds like a great weekend indeed and lovely stitching!!!

Karen said...

Nice ornaments! Totally agree... you can't go wrong with a cherry limeade!

happy stitching....

Cindy said...

ooohhh...i like your finishes....lovely colors and good for you finding the that place :D!

Siobhan said...

Oh wow, what gorgeous ornaments!! Beautiful work, Rachel! Love your WIP, too.

Carol said...

Great work on all, Rachel! That little bunny Sampler Girl ornament really caught my eye, too--love your finish :)

country stitcher said...

Love your ornaments and good start on Autumn Shadows. We are forunate to have 2 Sonic's in our area.
Happy Stitching

Vicky said...

LOL I started the Sampler Girl ornament yesterday for an exchange piece (over one!!! and I have never done over one!!) this is one that I will also be doing for myself.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls