Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Finally! Finitiative!

I spent the weekend finish finishing ornaments. The inspiration for this sudden burst of finitiative  came from two sources...Kim who finished this fabulous Christmas piece..

and Bernie who gave me this ornament. I think there was finiative hiding in the stocking because when I got going on my ornaments I kept going for three days!
I spent Saturday destroying my first two ornies by trying to sew them on the sewing machine...big mistake! so I went back to my tried and true method of getting glue everywhere...it seems to work for me.
Everything got glued on Saturday. On Sunday I decided it was time to glue some more and add trim or cord  but alas all my ornies seemed to be in non-traditonal colors and my dwindling supply of trim and cord came in red and the wrong shade of gold and various other in appropriate colors.
So plan B...try beading around the ornaments...I did quite a few that way till I got too many painful little holes in the tips of my fingers.
Monday demanded  a trip to numerous shops to find lace, braid, trim or cord... The Dollar Store was the last place visited..really I should have gone there first...then came more gluing and success in the form of lots of finished ornaments.

The above lot were stitched by Joyce but I finished them for her. She was delighted with her collection when I took them to her today.

These 4 little dancers are for my 4 great nieces. I love the way they turned out.

Above and below are my other finishes.

This little purse from the 2012 JCS magazine is for my sister-in-law Susan. You cannot read the writing on the back but it says..." the children were mestled all snug in their beds"...a bit of a family joke which I know she will love!

This is the one Macy helped me with. And below are a couple of pictures of Macy looking pathetic after  her female surgery last week. No more puppies in this household.


Jo said...

I love the dancers and the beautiful Christmas piece. Can you tell me what they are from?


Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! What a flurry of finishing!!!

Terri said...

I'm inspired to do some finishing too! Great work!

I hope Macy is feeling better soon! She is a gorgeous dog!

mari-Jayne said...

The needle work is very impressive, to be sure. However, Ihave to admit that I check to see how Macy and Molly are getting on. Gorgeous pictures of Macy. I guess you're starting to get ready for your trip to Florida. Hope you make it before the snow starts here....euch!!!

Love Crochet said...

Awesome pup and stitching, get well soon Macy!!

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