Friday, June 8, 2012

The parade of ornaments begins...

I've been trying to take advantage of naptime lately and knock out some finishing work. My 2 year old is fascinated by scissors and the glue gun, so I've got to work while he's sleeping and get my goodies put away before he wakes up. I've been working my way through our stash of finished pieces and deciding what to do with them. Loads of framing at some point, but a few ornaments as well. Over the next few weeks, I'll be doing my best to finish more, and share the ones I've completed.

Up first is a lighthouse ornament. (You're all surprised, I know) I have a few pieces older than this one, but this is the oldest of the ones I've tackled so far - an ornament I stitched back in 2008 that languished in the drawer simply waiting for some kind of cording. (Yes, the whole thing was almost completely assembled for nearly 4 years.)

Call of the Ocean by X-Appeal Designs
stitched over 2 on 32 ct. Picture This Plus Fabric in Dwarf
with overdyed and DMC threads
Stitched in 2008 - finished 2012

I did stitch this one before as a Fair & Square Exchange that went to Susan. This piece will join the multitude of other lighthouse ornaments on our Christmas tree.

8 comments:

Barb said...

What a cute piece. I love sea scenes.

Vickie said...

Such satisfaction in getting completed!

Barbi said...

Parade of ornaments!! I can't wait! I Love ornaments...and this is a great one!
I don't blame your son...I love glue guns too :)

Kathy A. said...

Oh a gift for me???????????? How very pretty. Love the lighthouse!
Look forward to seeing some more ornaments and finished to boot.

barbara said...

Excellent use of naptime!!

Catherine said...

Very cute!

Carol said...

I always used naptime as my stitching time, too, Jenn! I think when they all quit napping is when I actually gave up stitching for 10 years!

I love your little lighthouse ornament--hope you post a photo of all of your lighthouse ornaments this December :)

Dianne said...

I love this one! It will be so pretty on your tree this year and for years to come.