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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

October Week Three

Something Old Made New
Free Pattern

Hope you are all enjoying the fall weather.   Do you have changing leaves by you?   What has your weather been like?   I know it is beautiful in New York by Mary but here in Florida it is still hot and muggy.   It seems like summer is here for a very long time this year.

We have two old ornaments made new to share with you this week and a nice, free pattern for fall.   

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RJ's Old Ornament Made New

My old stitch is Snow in Love by Little House Needleworks.   It's such a cute, little stitch but you can see I just sewed it up and put a ribbon hanger at the top when I made it four years ago.  So it needed some dressing up!  



I added some red pom pom fringe that I found in the dollar bin at Michaels.  The needle went through this fringe pretty easily when I was hand stitching the trim on.  It is not top quality trim but it did the trick.  At the top I added a red check bow and then attached a snowflake charm. So you can see it does not take much or cost a lot to make a difference!
Just a couple of little extras to perk this ornament up


The red pom poms are a little bright but for a dollar who can complain?

Snow in Love
By Little House Needleworks
Called for threads
35 ct Weeks cocoa linen
Red pom pom fringe from Michaels
Snowflake charm from Etsy

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Mary's Old Ornament Made New

My "old" Christmas ornament nearly made it to the garbage bin.   I was so frustrated that I cut both ends too short.
What to do?

I had none of the red fabric left to add a strip on the the top so I decided to start from scratch and dismantle the ornament.

Remember measure twice and cut once!

I have admired the ruffled trim that RJ has done on a few of her ornaments, so I decided to try that technique.   Well, I now know why it took RJ so long to attach the trim!  After two frustrating hours of sewing, I removed the trim and decided to try gluing it on as Carol from Stitching Dreams had suggested.   I pinned the trim on and then gently lifted each pin, put a drop of glue on the seam and then reinserted the pin to hold the trim in place.   After a few minutes of the glue drying, I gently removed the pins.   I used the called for threads with the exception of two colors. I substituted GA Carriage Black for Weeks Onyx and GA Dungarees for the Weeks Williamsburg Blue.  


My stitch is salvaged and I'm very happy with my "new" ornament.
Ribbon trim is from Michaels
Free Pattern
Can be found on the Shepherd Bush site
Thank you Tina Herman for this sweet, free stitch
25 ct. even weave
Called for thread colors 

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Free Pattern:  Hope you enjoy the free pattern we found on https://samplers-and-santas.blogspot.com/p/free.html  It's a neat one for the fall season.  




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Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting.   We are so grateful that you took the time to comment.   It makes our day!   Next week we will be back with our new themed stitch.  Hope to see you then.  Mary and RJ


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35 comments:

  1. Two adorable ornaments made fresh and new---good job!!!

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  2. Aww, Snow In Love is such a cutie. I like the way you did it up RJ. I am so glad you salvaged your SB freebie Mary. It is so sweet. Love that ruffled trim. I have done it once. It requires patience and TIME that is for sure.

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  3. I really like your updates. Finding items in the $1 bin that you know you will use is the best. Thanks for the freebie.

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  4. Both of your old ornaments made new are super. Mary, I am glad your SB ornament didn't end up in the trash bin. RJ, what Etsy shop do you find your charms? I look forward to seeing next week's reveal of your new stitches.

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  5. First of all, thanks ladies for the giveaway on last post. I look forward to stitching Batty.
    Oh Mary, I have done the same thing on stitching it too close to begin with. You salvaged it beautifully. That rusching is a slow process.
    RJ... the trim and bow are adorable. I love how it turned out. I need to refresh an old one as well. You have given me a great idea.

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  6. I love to see y'all refurbish older stitches. I love the pom pom trim. I need to be looking for some here in NoAla.

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  7. Love the way you dressed up the ornaments!

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  8. Your "new" ornaments look just wonderful. It is so amazing what just a little trim can do.

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  9. Love how you put a new spin on a could of old ornaments!

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  10. Absolument magnifique!
    Les finitons de tous les deux coussinets sont si jolies,vous avez si bien rattraper l'erreur du second,on ne remarque rien,j'aime beaucoup,j'avais une fois réalisé une bordure avec des petits pompons c'est si mignon.
    Merci pour le lien du free,il est charmant
    Amicalement
    Douce journée

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  11. @RJ - i love the new version of your little cushion. It looks perfekt.
    @Mary - I like it very much how you changed the little pillow. It has become beautiful
    Thanks for the freebie Link
    Best wishes, Martina

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  12. Both ornaments looks great.
    Thank you for the freebie.
    Best wishes Manuela

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  14. Hello dear RJ and Mary,

    It's always fun to see what to do with the lovely patterns. The snowmen must be happy like this ;) and oh! Mary, I so understand your frustration with your finish! It turned out all right now, victory, victory :)
    Thank you for the tip of the freebie. Mmmm, it would go well next to Jenn's lovely pumpkin ... I think that will be something for next year (me being very strict: a playpen quilt, a Lone Star quilt and a shawl first LOL).

    Have a great day, dear ladies! And the leaves are falling quickly here ...

    Love, Carolien

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  15. Great work on both finishes!
    The new versions are definitely the best :)
    Oh yes, I too much prefer using glue for my trims rather than sew!
    Great find on the freebie pattern too.

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  16. Very cute "do-overs"! Great ideas!

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  17. Those ornaments look beautiful with all the new spiffy bling you've added to them. Great job!

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  18. Love your ornament, RJ! The pom pom is so pretty, it gives life to the two little snowman's.

    Mary, your ornament is to cute! So glad that you managed to save it.
    The trim is adorable! I never used glue on trims. Can I ask what type of glue you used?

    Congratulations, two beautiful ornaments!

    Happy stitching,
    Lili

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  19. Oh my they both look so cute (and different) with the addition of the trims! You ladies are amazing with your ideas of dressing up your old ornaments and making them new again!

    Here in Tucson, our leaves do not change color. Most of our trees are either palms or fruit trees. I do miss that part of Fall!

    Thanks for the freebie, I am off to check it out!

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  20. Love how you make the old new again .
    Both are amazing results .
    A great idea for all.
    Thank you for the freebie.

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  21. I'm so glad you didn't throw the stitching into the bin! Both ornies look wonderful with their little make-overs!

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  22. Great work on both your Ornies! Love that ruffled trim but I don't think I have the patience, maybe I could attempt the pom-poms instead.

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  23. I just love seeing how both of you can spruce up older pieces and make them look brand new again. I always enjoy coming here and seeing what's happening.

    Our weather here has been gradually getting cooler and the last couple of mornings and evenings have been downright cold! I slept inside last night for the first time since May! No pretty foliage here in this part of North Carolina, but we do have flowers that bloom this time of year. The Camellias are in full bloom for one and very pretty.

    As always...I love your blog and look forward to all your posts.

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  24. Hi RJ and Mary.... I always love to see your old ornaments made new again! Honestly you two are very talented!

    RJ... your Snow in Love ornament is just precious! Those two snowmen just made my heart smile! Aren’t the dollar bins at Michaels just great? I have found some great things there! The red pompoms look just adorable and add just the right touch to that ornament! I just love it! Oh yes another great idea to remember... thanks so much!

    Mary....Your Shepherds Bush ornament is just darling! I have always loved their designs but have yet to stitch one...this freebie pattern just may be the one...lol! I am so glad you were able to save this ornament! It really is just precious and what a great idea to glue the trim on! It looks just wonderful! Thank you for the great inspiration!

    Have a great weekend my friends! I am sending hugs your way! Thanks also for the free pattern! It is just adorable! I think it is wonderful that you two take the time to find these patterns and share them with us!

    Happy Stitching!

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  25. Both ornaments look great with their new facelifts. love that ruffle ribbon trim, makes all the difference. great work.

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  26. I enjoy your creativity in repurposing your older stitches.

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  27. I have that freebie, but haven't seen it stitched--thanks for the photo! I think your "refurbished" finishes are my favorite posts! :O)

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  28. Very clever of you to redo the finishes so nicely! Now you can really enjoy these ornaments for a lot time to come! Thanks for your visit and comments to my blog recently! I really appreciate it!

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  29. Something old made new is a very good idea, your finishes are really very nice.
    Thank you for the freebie link and thank you for your comments on my blog, too!
    Hugs from Berlin, Jutta

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  30. I'm always surprised to see how a new trim and/or new colours or a new charm can change the look of a finished stitched ornament. You were doing great, Mary and RJ. I really love these posts.

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  31. Both of your ornaments are fab! It's surprising what a little bit of trim can do.
    Thanks for the freebie link.

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  32. Love the old/new ornaments. Nothing like finding great trims at cheap prices! Great save Mary! It looks wonderful. I am going to take a look at my ornaments and see how I can freshen them up.

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  33. What fantastic make overs, ladies. I really do need to get it together and actually stitch some smalls.

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  34. That was an amazing rescue project on your old ornament Mary, it looks amazing :)

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  35. I had an ornament fray so now before cutting out I use zig zag stitch on my sewing machine to stop this. Happy Stitching.

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