Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Some more mail and ornaments

Hello everybody! Yesterday brought another ornament in the mail from the Ties That Bind exchange. My partner was Leeanne . It reminds of a vintage Christmas post card. The fabric is sort of a salmon colored pink which adds to the vintage look.Very nicely done Leeanne!

I got my tree in the kitchen set up. I mainly decorated it with things that you'd find in a kitchen. I used gingerbread men cookie cutters, little tiny candy canes that my sister made me, the cookie and s'more man ornaments that I made, along with other things that would compliment the tree. Yesterday I felt that the tree needed a little something else so ...

... I made this little gingerbread man. I just adore him! You can't see it in the picture very well because of the flash, but his nose is pink and not white like the rest of the 'icing'. I didn't have any garland for the tree but I did have some ribbon with candy on it that I thought would be perfect for it. I also had some Christmas candy fabric that I used as the tree skirt. You can kind of see it in the picture above.

I've been working on ornaments for our own tree in the living room inbetween the stitching for exchanges. This first one is one I'm sure a lot of you recognize from Blackbird Designs. I used a 'B' initial as that is what our last name starts with. The stitching was faster than putting it together!

This next one is a freebie pattern from The Drawn Thread titled 'Home for the Holidays'. I just love how it turned out. I wish I had gotten a closer shot of the beadwork...maybe tomorrow.

This last one is from Little House Needleworks that was in last years JCS ornament issue. I'm usually not keen on religious designs because so many of them seemed to be on the tacky side.Shouldn't something like that be more on the elegant side? I think so anyway and I find very very few I like. I think Diane did a great job with this one.

Well that's it for today. I hope you are able to fit some stitching or other crafting into your life today.It makes the day so much brighter! Thank you all for all your wonderful comments. Keep 'em comin' !

'til next time,

happy stitching!



  1. Your kitchen tree looks lovely Sharlotte! The ribbon and fabric for the skirt are perfect.
    Love the ornaments that you have made, I am not sure if I will have time to do any for our tree this year.
    Have a great week

  2. What a cute tree! And the ornaments are lovely. I think I have that Drawn Thread pattern-must put it on my to stitch list. lol

  3. Your kitchen tree is just adorable, Sharlotte! :) I love the ornaments, too. Great job!

  4. Sharlotte...have been catching up on my blog reading and just couldn't pass the opportunity to tell you how beautiful all your ornies and American Star turned out! And the Christmas trees are lovely as well.

    I have missed your Friday posts, so I was excited to read that you will be back to it soon!

    And that turkey looks delicious...I think I will visit your house next Thanksgiving!! LOL!


  5. Come on down Terri! The more the merrier!

  6. Great ornament...I love the colors used in this one too. Nice job on your ornaments too! You've been busy!

    BTW...I love the finished piece in your header at the top. I have this in my stash and love the way it is finished. May have to steal your idea!

  7. Your kitchen looks fabulous! Love your tree and all the ornaments you have made. I especially love that Drawn Thread one. I am off to look for that freebie! :) Have a good rest of the week!

  8. It's all beautiful - the tree and ornies are awesome!

  9. Love all your ornaments! As soon as I saw the Drawn Thread I immediately printed out the chart!

    I stitched Glory to God last year. It is really pretty.

  10. That is a gorgeous ornament you received. Your tree is so pretty with the kitchen theme.
    Love your pretty ornaments.

  11. Your ornaments are beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas!


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