Thursday, August 25, 2011

August Ornament exchange....

Comedy of errors.....that about sums up this month's exchange!

LK "Christmas Treats"
stitched over 1 25 ct. white evenweave
with DMC and overdyed

I have always loved this design
(click here to see orignal
and thought I might change it up a bit! 
Nothing says Christmas to me like red and
white and I do like the way it turned out.  
I had this great backing fabric too that
I wanted to use.  Despite my issues from
thread bleeding to finishing, I am at
least happy to say they are done.  

And this month's lucky exchange partner is....

Something for Cole

(who became a grandmother this morning...
she had a really good day!)

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P.S.   Not a good idea to do the finishing
after a bad day at work.....

Don't you love that fabric?
Can you guess which one Nicole
will be receiving?????

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On a side note, I made a quick trip to the
Carolina Stamper while in  Beaufort this
weekend and was excited to see this....

Works great for both paper and fabric!  
Upon closer inspection, I notice something is
amiss. Seems there is a little chunk of land
missing between Beaufort & Charleston
.... beach erosion maybe???  
I guess I can live with it.
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As always...thanks for visiting!
Now back to stitching!


  1. Wonderful ornies as usual! That's pretty funny about the chunk of land missing lol! I"ve been looking at maps of NC and SC a lot with the hurricane coming, so I can see it!

  2. Gorgeous ornaments. Just lovely. Beach erosion...that's too funny.
    I have not the slightest clue which one you'll send off. I like both of the backings.

  3. Love the changes you made to the ornament. So cute. And the SC die is too funny!

  4. Cute ornaments. Love them.
    They saw parts of California may slip into the ocean didn't know South Carolina too!
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  5. Your ornaments are adorable!!!!! I love both your backing fabrics.... I'm guessing the green one is for Nicole??

  6. both backing are nice, difficult to guess which one !

  7. Your ornaments are gorgeous. Love the backing fabric. I'm guessing the green one is for Nicole.

  8. beautiful ornaments love the backing to.

  9. Gorgeous ornies. That is strange about the map. xx

  10. very pretty! They look great...I still need to stitch an ornament for August...wonder if I have this one somewhere?!?!?!?!!?

  11. Lovely ornaments for this month, so sweet.

  12. OMG I did the same thing with an ornament last year. I don't think anyone really noticed except me.

  13. I'd say that one will be uniquely yours! and will always be a reminder of that 'bad' day at work. Pretty AND special!

  14. Such a cute pick for your August ornament giveaway, Karen! I think we've all done the sewing the backing fabric on the wrong way thing :) They both look great!!

  15. Great job on the ornaments, Karen! Hope you & yours stay safe during the storm and that the die isn't foretelling what's to come. ;) Is foretelling a word?? I'm going with it... Stay safe!

  16. OH NO! LOL! I can certainly see why you put that warning note in there. Despite that little change-up, I'd say they're adorable and Nicole will love hers :o)

  17. They are both adorable!
    The backing fabric is cuteand goes perfectly with the design!
    Oh well stuff happens! lol I've done that kind of thing but luckily I caught it before going further into the finishing and was able to rip it out and start over.

  18. I cant tell you how many times I have used the wrong side of the fabric. I had to invest in a superduper sharp and pointy seam ripper.

    Anyway, it looks lovely and i love the changes you made!

  19. Your ornaments took wonderful - As always ;)

  20. Cute ornies, and I"m sorry about the bleeding issue you had. Still, if they aren't both visible at the same time, no one will notice!!

  21. Thank you Karen ~ I'm excited to see that gem in person!

  22. Awesome ornies!! I'm a big lover of green so of course I'm partial to the one with green fabric. :)

  23. Such nice ornaments! Lucky Nicole!

  24. Two lovely ornaments. Congratulations Nicole on both your ornament and your new grand child.

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  26. The red Ornies are adorable. And over one! Nice job.

  27. Such a nice job on the ornaments Karen! Lucky Nicole!! I'm guessing that she's getting the one with the green fabric, right? It's so good of you to have these little giveaways. Thanks!

  28. Congratulations to Cole ~ doubly!

    ROFLMAO Sorry but you sewing the one inside out is TOO funny. Mind you, it wasn't funny when I did that one time or three...


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