Saturday, December 3, 2011

Finishing Fool!

I lost the whole month of November! Oh well, this will just be jam packed with photos then.

First let me share my works Halloween costumes....and yes we worked in them ALL day. And if you didn't know I work in an Orthodontic office. I am Peppermint Patty, standing next to Charlie Brown (the boss!)

And then to get you into the Christmas mood, here is my view as I was driving into work on Nov 30th.
That should do the trick!

Now the is a progress picture of one more page finished on my Mystic- Seasonal Collide. I am actually close to completing another one, but I'll save that for when it's completed.

Now onto the title of this blog. I have taken a break from stitching for a few days and gotten some
finishing done. Here are all the fruits of m
y labor.

A freebie from Madame La Fee.


 Another freebie....that I have NO idea where I got it! I used Carries Joy Noel threads. If anyone recognizes it, please let me know where it came from! 

This one I changed the pattern to make it a red bird instead of white and a blue box instead of green. It's call Frosty Flakes by LHN, my only pillow type finish of the year. 
This is from the JCS 2010 Ornie magazine Festive Quaker Tree by Rosewood manor stitched over one on 28 ct. Using the charted flosses.
From the 2007 JCS Ornie issue, Joyous Noel by Cat Whiskers.The material its laying on is what the backing is.
From the 2008 JCS ornie magazine by Midsummer Nights Designs. I added metallic threads both purple and silver that are hard to see in the photo. This is for the daughters of a fellow cross-stitcher who lost her life WAY too early. So far I have sent them an ornament every year in her memory.

This the from the 2006 JCS magazine. I changed the color of the dog to match a golden retriever and added the dogs name in the stocking. This will be a gift for the family that has watched my dog this fall when we have traveled.
Some of these are gifts and some are staying with me and some I am giving to my daughter who now has 2 trees of her own and needs some more to fill them up!!!

Here is Amberlyn the first time she saw my curio filled with Santas. Well she actually does this every time she comes over too! She just loves looking at them!!
With all that is going on this month, I doubt I'll have another post....but I do hope to put the finishing touches on my MH Houses RR so that I can hang it soon! I really procrastinated on that one. But I have everything cut and mounted. I just need to add the trim and put it together. I will probably just post a quick photo of it when it's done. I also joined the new SAL that Vonna put together for the CCN Cottage Series, I think there are a few spots left, so if you like cottages, come join us!

I'm thankful for all my followers and commentors and I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season and makes lots of memories to last throughout the year!


  1. Those costumes are hilarious! What a fun office you must have! All your finishes are beautiful, it's a real kindness for you to hold the memory of your friend's daughter.

  2. I's so glad you shared your ornament finishes with us! They're all wonderful and it's nice to be reminded of designs from past JCS magazines. Classics!

  3. What a great post! I love seeing everyone's ornaments this time of year and yours are especially lovely :)

    What great costumes, too, Nancy (or should I say Peppermint Patty!)--looks like you must really enjoy the group you work with.

    Love the photo of Amberlyn gazing at your Santas--I sure miss the wonder and excitement of little children at Christmas. Enjoy your holidays :)

  4. What fun Charlie Brown costumes
    Lovely collection of ornie finishes
    Love the colors in Mystic Seasonal Collide

  5. Wonderful finishes, Nancy!

    LOL, just love the Halloween costumes. Didn't your head get hot in that thing?

    Hope you have a great holiday season.

  6. Oh P.S. We haven't seen any major snow fall yet. Just a tiny bit of dusting, but gone within a couple hours.

  7. So many fun finishes. You've been a busy lady.
    Love them all!

  8. Oh my lord, Amberlyn is a big girl now! It must be a very long time I didn't visit your blog...

    Your finishes are lovely, congratulations! You've done so many! And, of course, your stitching is amazing.

  9. I don;t recognize your freebie pattern, but I do recognize the threads. I used "Joy Noel" for John's M Designs Name Tree. And you have given me a wonderful idea of how to finish it. I just couldn't bring myself to finish it as a picture. He is working today and I might just be able to get it 'finished' in time for Christmas!
    Merry Christmas, Nancy! Wanda in Edmonton


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