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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday Stitching

I have been stitching away on Christmas projects but I took some time out yesterday to do some finishing.

I stitched this Ink Circles Christmas ornament and added it to a snow flake from Dollar Tree. I used the DMC variegated blue floss. This will be a wedding gift for some special people at our church. Our assistant pastor who is a widower is marrying one of our great friends who was widowed six years ago.  The ladies in our Sunday School Class will be handing out programs, manning the gift table and just all out helping where needed on the wedding day which is November 18th. I wanted the  happy couple to have a special ornament along with the gift card we are enclosing in the gift box.

December is ready for display.

And finally...

I decided to do this ornament simply so we can focus on the message. It will go to Grimmwood. Of course after I finished it I had second thoughts. I should have sandwiched some raffia between the cross stitch and the backing. It would have looked like hay!! Oh well...I might do that when I cross stitch another farm animal.

I was thinking of all the veterans in my family on this Veterans Day.  From my ancestor, Thomas Lowery who fought at the Battle of Cowpens in the Revolutionary War to my young cousin, Blake Henderson who served in the US Army.  I am thankful for these men who served their country! Freedom is not Free...it takes the sacrifice of many.

10 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

Your finishes are super. Thank you for sharing.

Sandi said...

It’s beautiful!

Karen said...

I love the ornaments, especially "Come Let Us Adore Him". Have a blessed weekend.

Mrs.T said...

All of the ornaments are lovely, Arlene! What a great idea to center the one on a snowflake. Not sure I would ever have thought of that, but it looks so nice. What a wonderful keepsake for your friends!

And I really like the way you have finished "December". What a unique idea to use a little clipboard. I love how it looks and if I ever get to doing those cottages I would probably display them the same way.

Terri D said...

What a nice wedding gift! They will cherish it, I'm sure. I also have a Revolutionary soldier (or five) in my family tree. God bless them ALL for their bravery and sacrifices!

Mary Hutchins said...

Your stitching is so pretty, the snowflake is a such a nice gift. Congrats to the special couple. I've also been remembering those brave men and women who defend our country, I am thankful for each of them.

RJ said...

Beautiful ornaments Arlene. They all came out great. What super idea to put the stitch on the snowflake. I saw a pillow in Hobby Lobby while we were at the beach that made me think of you. It said everything is better at the farm. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Anonymous said...

Love the little romance tale! I am sure they will love the ornament! I love the the little manger one. It is perfect as is!

Carol said...

I'm sure the assistant pastor and his bride will love your special ornament, Arlene. How lovely that they found each other after the death of their spouses!

Your December cottage is darling on the red clipboard. Where did you find the square clipboard? I have a rectangular one, but really like this square one. And finally, the sweet baby Jesus ornament will be perfect at your country cottage :)

Hope your day is going well!

Arlene Grimm said...

Carol, I found the frame at Hobby Lobby at the front of the store in the seasonal aisle. I purchased an apple green one, a pile orange one, and the read one. They were $8 each. I am hoping to find some pastel colors when spring is here.