Monday, December 6, 2010

Stitching for my Mom

My mom asked if I would stitch her friend an ornament for Christmas.  Darlene and my mom have been friends since they were 13 years old and my mom is turning 60 at Christmas this year so that's quite the friendship!  I charted  and stitched "Best Friends" instead of "Season of Love" at my mom's request and made both into Gingerbread Girls :)

Season of Love by Country Cottage Needleworks
JCS 2010 Christmas Ornament Preview
Fabric:  32 ct. Platinum Belfast linen
Fibres:  DMC conversion as charted
Embellished with white seed beads
Finished as a pin keep

The ornament below is for another of my mom's friends.  The backstitching was a PAIN!!!  I had to keep putting it down so I didn't go mental and shred it into little bits!  It turned out cute in the end though.

Get into the Spirit by Brittercup Designs
JCS 2009 Ornament Issue
Fabric:  32 ct. white ??? linen
Fibre's:  some as charted, some my conversion
Embellished with red seed beads, star button and bells
Finished as a pillow ornament

I WAS NOT using the nasty yellow that was charted (3852) on the trim of the kitty's hat.  Instead I used this grey fluffy thread I have.  It's like Wisper.  You can't tell in the photo but it looked really cute and fluffy.

My mom offered to pay me to make these but all you stitchers out there know that if someone had to pay for a stitched item they'd have to pay through the nose because of the time involved!  I told my mom not to worry about it.  I get enjoyment out the stitching and finishing and I had all but a few DMC flosses in my stash.

Hopefully I'll be able to post somemore ornament finishes right away!  I have to get busy and make ornaments for my kids.  The ones for my parents are stitched and just need finishing. 

Happy Stitching and Merry Christmas!


Julianne said...

That was so sweet of you to make those for your mom. I just love the gingerbread ornament and the "Best Friends" you stitched. Her friend will probably be moved to tears.

Lisa S said...

What beautiful ornaments you made! I love them both! Your Mom's friend is going to absolutely LOVE the gingerbread ornament! How special :)

Cole said...

Lovely! It would be awesome if you could surprise your mom with a matching ornie for her too ;)

Nicola said...

Your ornaments are just gorgeous! I love the gingerbread girls.

Cindy's Stitching said...

These a great ornaments. My favorite was the gingerbread one. You did a great job. Your moms friends will love it.

Carol said...

I love what you did with the gingerbread girls--such a perfect gift for your mom to give her friend. And I really like the grey fluffy thread on the kitten's hat much better than the original.

Wonderful job on both :)

valerie said...

Wonderful ornies! They both look fantastic! That was very sweet of you to stitch it up on behalf of your mom.

Melanie said...

Very sweet ornies!!! :)

Lisa V said...

Both such lovely ornies.

Patty C. said...

Great Ornaments - your mother will be so pleased :)

Sally said...

Beautiful ornaments. What a lovely idea for your Mum's friend.

Nelli said...

Wonderful! Very nice!

Mylene said...

What beautiful ornaments!! Great job!

Anonymous said...

I love the gingerbread men! So cute!! I need to do that one now that I see how sweet it is! And the kitty is darling. Lovely finishing on both!

Sharon said...

Ornaments are gorgeous!