Sunday, April 22, 2012

April Ornament Finish

Hello Friends!
I hope that your Saturday was wonderful. I headed up the road to Greensboro for the 2nd meeting of our Sampler Group. I had scurried around Friday night to gather together my information on Carolina Samplers . There were 7 of us and we had a really nice morning followed by lunch at a local deli. We decided on our June field trip so we have another great day to look forward too.
After sampler group I ran some errands in town. I went to Kohl's but I didn't find anything. I have been dieting and doing Zumba so I have lost some weight but I think I will wait longer to buy any new clothes.



I stopped by my Mom's and saw this beauty. Her yard looks so pretty right now.

Rich was doing yard work when I got home.



He cleaned the paths.



Here is one of my peonies.



Now onto some stitching. Last night I did the finishing on the April ornament for the Christmas All Year Long SAL.



This the Rosewood Manor's 2007 JCS ornament. The blending filament in this piece doesn't show up in the picture.




I have had this fabric in my stash for awhile. I think it I perfect for this ornament.

May's assignment is a gingerbread person and I am having a hard time finding something. Any suggestions?

I want to say welcome to my new followers. And to all, thank you for your kind comments.

Have a great Sunday.


Chris

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26 comments:

Vickie said...

What a perfect ornament! The fabric is just perfect for it. Lovely flowers. :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Lovely ornament and the backing fabric is perfect.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your yard and flowers are really pretty! Love the paths.
Your ornament looks great, Chris and the backing fabric is perfect. I'll have to think on the gingerbread man thing.

marly said...

Field trip! Lucky girl. Also for losing a little - congratulations.
Great ornament but those flowers! Beautiful peony and iris colors. You have a gorgeous path and planting area.

Carol said...
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Carol said...

Keep up the great diet and Zumba combination, Chris--it is obviously working for you! How exciting :)

Your ornament is so pretty!! Great finishing. There are two cute gingerbread freebies here: http://www.xstitchhappy.com/2007/11/gingerbread-man-scissors-fob.html

and here:

http://www.xstitchhappy.com/2007/11/gingerbread-treasure-bag.html

Margaret said...

Lovely ornament finish! Nice that you have a field trip to look forward to also!

Myra said...

Your ornament looks great Chris!
I had a great time at sampler group - looking forward to the next meeting. Your flowers and yard are just lovely.
Congratulations on the weight loss too!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Congratulations on your weight loss! Your and your mom's flowers are glorious!!!! They must give you so much joy to look at them each day. Your April ornament is beautiful, can't wait to see what you come up with for May.
Linda

Robin said...

You are so lucky to have a group of stitchers, sampler stitchers, at that, to meet with! Congrats on the weight loss. Isn't that the way; when you are ready to buy new clothes, you can't find anything you like!

Lovely ornanment and finish! You are right, the backing fabric is perfect!

By the way, what is the name of the pinkish-purple bell-shaped flower? It's so pretty!

diamondc said...

Hi Chris: Lovely flowers, field trips are a blast when with friends.
Your ornament is beautiful, love the backing fabric.
I googled free gingerbread cross stitch patterns a great site I did find.
It is called images for free gingerbread cross stitch patterns.
Good luck.
Catherine

Christina said...

I love the iris from your mom's yard - it's a beautiful colour, kind of black? As you know I'm a bit partial to irises! ;0)

I've stitched the following gingerbread freebie many times over and I still love it.

http://whilstirisnaps.blogspot.co.uk/2011_12_01_archive.html

Congratulations on the weight loss/fitness regime. I wish I had your willpower!

Lynn said...

Lovely job on your ornament! That is such a pretty fabric that you chose to finish it with.
I'm afraid I can't help you with the gingerbread issue. I checked my freebies and I don't have one gingerbread man among them.

Barb said...

Your blog is full of lovely pictures-flowers and ornaments!!!

Krista said...

What beautiful flowers you have blooming! Love your new ornament finish. I remember seeing a gingerbread man in one of the JCS mags, but I don't remember which one. Have a great week!

Penny said...

You take such interesting trips! I may be crazy, but you have me thinking about zumba. :) Your flowers are so pretty. Your ornament is gorgeous! Love the color.

Anne said...

It's so beautiful Chris!! I love the cord you used and the backing fabric!! Lovely flowers too! Irises are so gorgeous aren't they?!

Anne said...

It's so beautiful Chris!! I love the cord you used and the backing fabric!! Lovely flowers too! Irises are so gorgeous aren't they?!

Veronica said...

Lovely flowers, Chris. You're right, the fabric is perfect for the ornament. Beautiful stitching too!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a beautiful deep purple colour the flower is. Good for you losing weight, it's never easy.

stitcheranon said...

A perfect ornament..just lovely. Flowers are fantastic too..just what we need to see on a rainy day!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a gorgeous job you did on that ornament! Its perfectly finished!

Jenny said...

I love all the garden photos, Chris! Your peony looks fabulous and your mom's dark blue/purple iris (?) is breath-taking.
Your ornie is fabulous too - way to go! :-)

geeky Heather said...

That iris is unbelievable!! I wish I could help with the gingerbread man. I stitched a really cute one (http://www.lottloft.com/needlework/images/gingerbreadMan.jpg) once...I know it was a Waxing Moon freebie, but I borrowed the chart, so I don't have it any more. I didn't see it on their website, either, but maybe someone somewhere has it!!

Sally said...

Your April ornament is lovely Chris.

Very pretty flowers.

Catherine said...

What a beautiful color your mom's iris is! Love your garden shots as well as your ornament ~ so cute!