Old Ornaments Made New
With Thanksgiving approaching quickly and Christmas not far behind, we know everyone is very busy. So, we are really happy you came by for a visit today. We have two of our older ornaments updated to show you. And, we have included a free pattern we hope you will enjoy.
RJ's old ornament made new
I chose the pattern The 12 Days of Santa by Heart Strings. I love this Santa with his "argyle like jacket". You can't tell but different shades of yellow are used in each of the squares. There was a lot of counting to get the white individual x's in the right place. And then, it was my first time using the Wisper thread for his beard and mustache. I was really happy with this sweet Santa. But like all our older ornaments, it needed a bit more to dress him up!
|Love this Santa stitch but why not dress him up for his big day!|
After: Well I thought I had a cute new idea for this ornament. But after working on it for quite awhile, it wasn't coming out like I wanted. So I went back to a tried and true method of hand stitching some red pleated ribbon around the ornament. I added a red check bow to the corner with a charm that says "believe". There is also a cute little cardinal button still sitting on top of the tree. Now he looks more dressed up!
|He seems at home in the greenhouse!|
|Or maybe he'll stay here in the basket of flowers|
|Closeup of the bow so you can see the believe charm and how the pleated ribbon ruffles|
|The 12 Days of Santa|
by Heart Strings
35 ct. unknown linen
called for threads
Wisper thread for the beard
Believe charm from Joann's
Mary's old ornament made new
My Christmas update is one of several ornaments I received from RJ as part of my 2013 Christmas gift. ( I have a very generous friend!) It is Tiny Tidings XV by Lizzie Kate.
RJ suggested updating some of the older ornaments she had stitched for me. I hesitated, as I love the stitches "as is," but I am running low on my own stitches so I took the challenge.
|Love this sweet little stitch but RJ asked me to doll it up!|
After: I added some cording around the edges, replaced the bow with jingle bells and a tiny bow on the wreath. I know she will love the new additions to her pretty stitch.
|The cording colors were a perfect match and I found it on sale in Hobby Lobby which was an added bonus. You can see the little bow made with six strands of thread on the bottom of the wreath.|
|Love the fabric she used for the back. We both wish she had more. You also can see the cording separated for decorative back finish.|
|Tiny Tidings XV|
by Lizzie Kate
Weeks cocoa linen
English Ivy, Cayenne and DMC blanc threads
Cording from Hobby Lobby
Free Pattern for you
We hope you enjoy this pattern we found on Plum Street Samplers. It is perfect for the season.
You can find the chart here
Hope you all have a lovely and blessed Thanksgiving. We know we are most thankful for each and every one of you that come by and visit. We are truly honored that you like our blog and take the time to comment. We hope to see you next week...we are working on a double post to end the month of November. Mary and RJ