Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gifts for My Parents

Last year I started a tradition that I want to continue doing for many years to come.  I stitched my parents and kids ornaments for Christmas.  For what I made my parents last year, click here and here.  The one I made my stepdad last year was a hit, on my blog and with him!

This year for my mom I made:

Santa and Rudolph by Water's Edge Designs
2007 JCS Ornament Issue
Fabric:  32 ct. ???
Fibre's:  DMC as charted
Embellishments:  pompoms, bell, twisted cord, ribbon
Finished as a flat ornament

I already have a few to choose from to stitch her for next Christmas.  While she was looking through my JCS ornament issues she pointed out a lot she likes, all with a gajillion colours :)  like charts by Serendipity Designs or The Vermillion Stitchery.  Not something you start the month before Christmas.

Here is what I made for my stepdad this year:

Santas and Snowmen Book #151 by The Prairie Schooler
Fabric:  32 ct. Platinum Belfast
Fibres:  as charted except red, used WDW Turkish Red
Embellishments:  Mill Hill Petite Seed Beads, pompom, ribbon, pins
Finished as a pinkeep ornament

I'll leave you a photo of Pumpkin enjoying Christmas morning with us:


Carin said...

What a beautiful ornament you made for your mom !!
Happy new year to you !

Karen said...

Very cute....I know they loved them!

Happy new year....

Carol said...

That is such a nice stitching tradition--I've always meant to do that for my sons, but never have. Maybe next year. Both ornaments are so cute--I love the little bell and pompom nose on the reindeer!

Wishing you and your family (and your darling Pumpkin) a very happy and healthy 2011!

Melanie said...

That's a great tradition and great gift. :)

Lucy said...

I always say I'm going to stitch ornaments...sometimes I make it and some years I don't. Yours look great!

Nicola said...

Your ornaments are gorgeous! I'm going to start mine a lot earlier for next Christmas, like in January! I only got one stitched this year and that didn't get "finished" into an ornament.

Cristina said...

I love your ornament. Theu are so beautiful.

Have a great 2011, starting this evening.

Blu said...

Lovely ornies! What a neat tradition!

Lisa S said...

Your ornaments came out gorgeous!!
What a nice tradition you have started!

Happy New Year!

Siobhan said...

What beautiful ornaments! I love that tradition--so neat!

Happy new year!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a beautiful tradition for your family. Hope you had a Merry Christmas and happy New Year

Sandra :) said...

I love your reindeer ornaments, and I really love your Pumpkin, LOL - I think marmies are The Best ;) My fat marmie completely agrees, lol.

I plan on doing all 3 of Sharon (Daffycat)'s reindeer this year - I just love her patterns, and really, can you ever have too many reindeer? I think NOT! ;)

Sally said...

Beautiful ornaments and what a wonderful tradition to start.

Happy New Year!