Friday, December 2, 2011

Some finishes and a big thank you

First I was to say a very big thank you to my good friend, Trina.  She stitched and sent me this absolutely beautiful Christmas cardinal ornament and I just love it.  My kitchen has reds in it so this will grace my tree for Christmas but afterwards it's going in my kitchen so I can see it all year and think of what a true friend I have in Trina.  Thank you Hon for such a beautiful gift.  Luv ya!!!!
 Remember me telling you about the frames I found at Kohl's?  Well this is it.  I decided that it called for a Just Nan pattern and her Holly Bows is perfect for it.  
 I love how this turned out!!!  I stitched it on 28ct. mushroom evenweave with DMC floss and added the delica beads and the pewter charm in the center.  When I first saw these frames, I thought they were plastic but I was wrong....thank goodness!!  They are a metal of pewter color and quite heavy.
Also, I want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments of encouragement about the Paris Mandala.  I have started it and it's coming along fine.  I will post a picture of how much I have finished tomorrow evening.  This I will do every saturday night if I can remember.   :o)
So enjoy your weekend and have lots of stitchie time.
Blessings as always,
Barbara

16 comments:

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

So pretty ~ hope you have a very wonderful and festive weekend Barbara:) It's beginning to look a lot like stitchy Christmas...

CalamityJr said...

Oh, my - how perfect! And I just happen to have a Kohl's gift card burning a hole in my pocket...

Catherine said...

Lovely pieces!

Trina said...

I am glad you like the Cardinal. Friends are hard to find, and ones as special as you, are even harder. You are always such a giving person, I thought I would give you a little something.

Wow, you sure stitched the JN up fast. That is really pretty! Goes perfectly with the frame.

Lesleyanne said...

Your ornaments are gorgeous. The frames are perfect for the designs you stitched. The gift you received is beautiful.

Mouse said...

ooooo lovely ornament you got :) and that frame is just perfect for the just nan piece too :) :) love mouse xxxx

Bekca said...

Wow, that frame is amazing! You;ve picked the perfect design to go inside it. Lovely gift from Trina, enjoy.
Best wishes and happy stitching to you.

Ruth said...

I love the cardinal such a pretty ornament and it deserves to be seen all year I think. Love the Just Nan ornament also and how perfect are those frames for it ! Beautiful work as ever and looking forward to an update on Paris Mandala.

Sarah said...

The Just Nan ornament is just perfect! Love the frame, what a great find.

nima said...

beautiful stitching and gogeous frame

Lida said...

Beautiful, what a perfect present! Greetings
Lida

cucki said...

wow they are so beautiful..really very pretty.have a lovely weekend dear.
hugs cucki xx

Lesley said...

Very pretty,I love the little enamel frame and your gift is gorgeous.

Penny said...

That's a pretty ornament, I love Cardinals!
Lovely stitching on your Just Nan and that frame is gorgeous!

Andrea said...

Beautiful, the framed Just Nan piece is just so stunning.

Mangogirl said...

awww those ornaments are stunning!