Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Starting the New Year With a Small Finish

 Well I decided to join the Christmas All Year Round Stitch-A-Long. You can visit the blog HERE. I wasn't ready to sign up for one of the Stitched With Love Exchanges right now or one of the other Stitch-A -Longs taking place. They just seemed to much for me to think about right now. This little exchange seemed to be just my speed and I figured maybe I could get some ornaments finished this year.
  So this months theme is Santa and here is the little guy I picked. He is from The Prairie Schooler chart 172 Christmas Favorites. I pulled a piece of mystery 35ct linen and the charted DMC floss out of the stash and this is what I came up with.  I used the corner patterns from one of the other designs for the back. If I am finishing this way I like the back to have some detail too instead of just the date. Sorry for the poor pics. I think I need to invest in another camera.
 This project kept me still and quiet in my chair so I didn't move around much and start coughing. I am planning to go back to work tomorrow. I am hoping to feel better in the morning.
So I will start back on my Loose Feathers stitching soon.

Have a good evening, stay warm and keep stitching.

Chris

26 comments:

Margaret said...

Wow, I really like how this came out! The back is as pretty as the front! Hope you're feeling better.

Gabi said...

What a beautiful finish. Love it how your finished it. Gorgeous.

Shirlee said...

Wonderful ornament! Blessings, Shirlee

Catherine said...

Love it - love the back too! Hope you feeling better...

Myra said...

Oh that turned out great Chris! Love your new blog design. Feel better soon.

Peggy Lee said...

It's just lovely! I especially like how you finished it and the design on the back.
Way to go!

Krista said...

Great finish for the new year, what a cute santa! Love the finishing technique. Your 2011 finishes are all stunning. Happy New Year to you! Feel Better!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I love the ornament and the little extra stitching on the back really makes it special.

Barb said...

Chris, what a lovely ornament! I like the way you did that back.

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Your Santa is gorgeous. I particularly like that you have made the back so pretty as sometimes you do see the back of ornaments on the tree.

Your banner photos are always so nice. Is that a picture of your home?

Good to hear that you are on the mend.

Nicola said...

That's a gorgeous ornament, Prairie Schooler is one of my favouirite designers.

Thank you for visiting my blog and for the kind comment that you left.

Siobhan said...

Wonderful finish, Chris! I just love PS Santas! I love how you did the back, too.

natalyK said...

Great finish! Love it!

dixiesamplar said...

Loving the PS ornie...turned out perfectly!

Carol said...

Nothing like a PS ornament and yours is adorable, Chris!

cucki said...

aww very sweet finish..
hugs and love cucki xx

Deborah said...

Beautiful!

Kat said...

That is really lovely. You do such nice work! Hope you feel better soon!

~Kat

robindefender said...

I'm glad you're feeling a little better. Your ornament looks so cute! Great start to the new year.

PS. We are probably going to Hawaii. I'm campaigning hard for the big island, although Alton really wants to see Pearl Harbor too!

Colleen said...

Congrats on a super finish. I love how you stitched the back of the ornie. Hope you are feeling better; don't over do it! I finally went to the doc. and I have acute bronchitis, with ear infection. Ugh! My day has been antibiotics, fluids, pj's, with alot of kleenex!

Paisley said...

Beautiful ornament finish! Hope you feel better soon!

Mindi said...

Beautiful little finish, and the back is amazing. I sure hope you start feeling better.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

How adorable! Great job. Be well!

Anne said...

What a sweet ornie!! It will be great to see all the ornies you decide to stitch each month!!

Christina said...

Such a cute ornie Chris. Get well soon! X

Suzanne said...

Great ornament!