Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Me, Myself & I ornaments....

JBW Designs "Christmas Keepsakes II"
Homespun Elegance motif from "Merry Winter Bellpull"

I decided to take a break from the JCS Ornament issues and stitch some stuff from my stash.  I love the JBW ornaments and stitched two using DMC 115 and 94.  I loved the green and think I will be stitching these again.  I had an unfortunate accident with a water bottle and my Homespun Elegance ornament suffered the consequences ... oh well I still like the way it turned out.

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Thanks for all your wonderful comments on the Sparrow's Song.  It's amazing how much I have thought of my grandmama over the last few days.  I can vividly remember the smell of her house, the pictures on the wall, and the homemade straw broom that was always in the corner.  Oh how I wish I could spend another afternoon with her.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you are having a wonderful week and wish you many happy stitches!

39 comments:

  1. As always, these ornaments inspire me to get some patterns out and start stitching! All of them are great and I'm so impressed that you've got the finishing done too!

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  2. Beautiful stitching and finishes, Karen.
    I am a fan of Judy's too! Merry Winter looks great despite the run in with the H2O (*HUGS*)

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  3. Sorry about the whole water bottle incident - at least it wasn't grape koolaid (we won't go there)

    Your ornaments are fabulous - thanks for sharing ;)

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  4. Great ornaments Karen! Your tree will be full this year!

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  5. Nice finishes Karen. I think I might have to try out some of my JBW designs soon.
    LISA V

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  6. Fantastic finishes Karen! JBW and Homespun Elegance, two of my favourites for Christmas designs.

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  7. Lovely ornaments Karen. Reminds me that it's about time to start my Christmas stitching.

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  8. beautiful finishes, as always. I love how you have the perfect fabric to go along with all of your finishes!

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  9. Love the ornaments particularly those delicate trees.

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  10. Those are so sweet. I don't see any evidence of an accident.

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  11. They are very beautiful, congratulations.

    Daisy

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  12. I missed Sparrows Song because I've been a bad blogger, but it came out wonderful!

    And I just love your ornaments too. You've really got a head up on Christmas!

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  13. Good thing it was only water! I love all your ornaments. Makes me want to get started on some myself.

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  14. This is my favorite post each month!! I am going to have to look up those JBW Designs - they are terrific!!

    Great job, as always.

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  15. Beautiful collection of ornaments for your tree.

    It strange how sometimes these memories seem to be with us, treasure them and the good times you shared with her. xx

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  16. Very pretty ornaments Karen!!

    I had an "accident" with water once with overdyed threads. Except mine wasn't from a spilled water bottle....It was from me *forgetting* I used overdyed floss and I wanted to wet the fabric a little before I ironed it! It was a gift for my son's teacher. Luckily it was a LK design and I was able to re stitch it quickly.
    Actually I think the color bleed gives it a nice look. I may try that on purpose sometime lol

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  17. Congrats Karen! Three more lovelies to put on your tree this year :o)

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  18. These ornaments are very beautiful ! I love them and you give me ideas for next Christmas. Isabelle

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  19. I love your finishes! You always do such a nice job with them.

    Very touching to hear some of the things you remember about your grandmothers home. If I could pick anyone to spend the day with it would be my grandmother too!

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  20. Beautiful finishes Karen!

    Remembering our loved ones is such a precious thing.

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  21. Such beautiful ornaments, karen. Congrats!

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  22. Love this month's offerings; I just couldn't pick a favorite! :D Homespun Elegance's things just lend themselves to a bit of "oops", I think. I just finished one where I cut the edging in the wrong place for the blanket stitching--I just grabbed another length of thread and 'visibly mended" it. :D

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  23. P.S. How many times did I use the word "just" in that comment, lol!?

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  24. Your tree is going to be fabulous this year. Great ornaments.

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  25. Love the JBW trees.You make me want to stitch some for my tree.
    Like the plaid fabric you used on "Merry Winter".

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  26. Lovely finishing, Karen. I love them all. :)

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  27. Pretty ornies ~ and you've done a fantastic job finishing all these ornies this year! Congrats!

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  29. Beautiful Karen!! I love the hemp or twine (?) around the middle one. Too cute!!

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  30. Lovely finishes! Can't see what's wrong with the Homespun ornie...

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  31. Great new ornament finishes Karen! Your tree is going to look so lovely this year :)

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  32. Very beautiful stitching and finishing.It's really admirable that you finish your ornaments right after stitching them. I wish I could be the same ...

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  33. Beautiful finishes, Karen! Your ornaments are always so nicely done :)

    I enjoyed reading about your recollections of your grandmother's house--isn't it amazing how a single thing like your Sparrow's Song piece can stir up so many memories. She sounds like a wonderful woman...

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  34. Stitching already for Christmas that's smart. Your tree will be beautiful at Christmastime! I love your JBW ornies!

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  35. Lovely stitching and finishing. Wish I could get some of mine finished up. I like the greens you chose for the trees.

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