Monday, August 24, 2020


In the last week or so, I've had a chance to fully finish a couple of ornaments.  These were all stitched this. year and pinned to my quilting design wall to remind me to do the finishing. Typically, I make my own cording and sew it on.  This time I tried chenille and glued it on. Time will tell if that was a smart move or not but for now, I'm happy that they're fully finished!
Woodland Wish by Blue Ribbon Designs
Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue
Called for Threads and possibly the called for linen in 40 count
Little Red Barn by Little House Needleworks
Called for Threads
Called for Fabric in 36 Count
Be Merry by Chessie and Me
Called for threads
Called for fabric 36 count

Here are all of them together!  I'm happy to know that my stitching tree will have new ornaments for this year.  Last year was a dud!  

 Happy stitches!


Robin said...

Your ornaments look great. Congrats on the finishing.

Marilyn said...

Your ornaments are all so pretty.
Funny, I found a bunch of ornaments in my UFO bin & have been finishing them also.
Are you on Instagram?
I just made an account, I'm...........murfs_page.
Gave a great week!

Mariela Alethia said...


Robin in Virginia said...

Your trio of finished ornaments look fabulous, Jackie. I love all three, but my favorite is the pair of reindeer. Well done!

Vickie said...

I think they are fantastic Jackie! I know it feels great to have them done! :)

diamondc said...

Jackie: They are all lovely, I do like the look of chenille, on my stitched items.
I hope you have a wonderful week.


Teresa said...

Nice ornaments, you did exceptional work on them.

Katrina said...

Your ornaments are all fab Jackie, I especially like the Chessie & Me design. Have a good week!

FlourishingPalms said...

How nice that you've finished these! If there's one thing this pandemic has been good for, it's catching up on UFOs. I love this new feeling of being caught up except for what's in front of me. I hope your tree is merry. In general, I can't imagine how Christmas will look like this year, though no doubt we won't put up a tree. That's because no one visits us anymore, and what are the chances that we'll be able to travel? I'm so down about all this pandemic stuff, and tired of staying at home. But it's wonderful to see the creations everyone's coming up with, including your lovelies. Stay well!

Meg said...

Super cute! I love the chenille trim. I tried it for the first time last autumn/winter, and I really like it.

Barb said...

Oh my goodness, the amount of work you have put into them. They are just fabulous...

Carol said...

Love each and every one, Jackie! I always glue on my cording with just a teeny bit of glue on a toothpick, working very slowly. I've never had any problems with it showing or not holding even after all these years :)

Hope your last bit of August is good--I'm sure you're looking forward to the cooler fall days ahead! ♥

Mary said...

I love each one!!! What a great idea to use chenille as a cording substitute, gives it another layer of texture. I know you will enjoy them on your tree this year!!

RJ said...

Jackie what great design choices you picked. I love all of your new ornaments. And the chenille trim looks wonderful. Did you find it easy to glue the chennile on. I just got a corder for my birthday to make cording and I have not tried it yet. Any tips??? RJ@stitchingfriendsforever