Monday, February 26, 2007

Ornie SAL again

It was the ornament SAL weekend and here's my February ornament! I didn't have a lot of stitching time this weekend so I actually finished off an ornament I started last year. It's Fancy Work's Sampler Noel stitched on 28ct Haystack from Countrystitch with Gloriana Cranberry. The fabric it's on is what I'll use for the backing when I make it up.


The original is missing 'J' from the alphabet so I added it and then had to move the rest of the letters to fit them in. All a bit fiddly! If I'd realised soon enough I could have just squashed it in on the line but I'd stitched 'H' before I spotted it and I wasn't frogging over one red silk!

The last of my gifts arrived too - a humbug for Lina! I forgot to take a photo but you can see it on Lina's blog. It's soft colours that I hoped Lina would like. There's a link in my sidebar for a humbug tutorial if anyone wants to give it a go - they're fun to do!

17 comments:

  1. What a beautiful ornament!

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  2. Very pretty ornament! I can attest that frogging over one red silk leaves quite a mess...but I didn't really have a choice on mine :(

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  3. What a beautiful ornament Nicki! Frogging over one is a pain... and with red silk... I think it's gorgeous as is!

    And the humbug is adorable! :-) I will have to try one of those.

    I loved wandering through your blog... Your stitching is lovely!

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  4. It's gorgeous Nicki - congratulations!

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  5. Wow! Nicki, that's a gorgeous ornament!! The red and the lettering are amazing.
    Just saw the humbug you made Lina, it is adorable!! :)

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  6. Very pretty! The shape is going to make a very interesting ornament!!

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  7. It's a lovely ornie, congratulations

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  8. Oh Nicki - that ornament is really gorgeous!

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  9. It's beautiful! But how annoying to have that one letter missing (!). I wouldn't have frogged either :) And it looks great the way it is!

    I do really like the colors on the humbug! Thank you once more! I just posted a better picture of it on my blog. I'll have to try making them myself one day!

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  10. Lovely! Job well done : )

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  11. Wowsie, that's a gorgeous humbug!! And your ornament is beautiful - those colors are fabulous!

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  12. Beautiful! I love the fabric you've chosen too. Great humbug - they are such cute little things!

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  13. BEEutiful :)

    I am getting nervous about a package I sent out to you on the 13th ....

    hugs :)

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  14. What a lovely ornie! Great color, too!

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  15. nicki , that is so lovely, and you used that yummy cranberry gloriana..
    great ornie!

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  16. That's a gorgeous ornie, Nicki. Congrats! :)

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  17. Your Ornament is beautiful, I have fancied to do this one. I love it's shape very much :-)

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