Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Peace

Hi Everyone!  I can't believe it has been a few weeks already since my last post, time is really flying!  I have felt like a hamster on a wheel trying to get ready for the holidays and finish last minute gifts.  And while I have not stitched a bit on my current samplers (so bad!) I have finished some ornaments finally!  Here is one that I can show you for now....

Peace Pin Button by Jeanette Douglas Designs, JCS 2012 Ornaments
on perforated paper w dmc 3856 and NPI 605, dmc 902, dmc 924
When I saw this ornament in this year's JCS Ornament issue I really loved it.... However, the tricky part was dealing with the over one parts on the perforated paper... so I did the over one as the regular cross stitch and then the white snowflake part I did over two as all smyrna crosses.  I love final effect.  In effect, it doubled the size of the pattern to about 4-1/2 inches, perfect for an ornament.   All of it is in dmc except for the purple 'Peace' which I pulled out some NPI silk I had.  Love working with the silk.  I will have to plan to do more in it.  

I love this time of year, with everything all decorated, and all of the holiday tunes and shows playing... it is all so cheery!  In the next week, I will share pics from my neighborhood, there has been quite a lot of decking the halls here.  Here is one for now, this is our living Christmas Tree on the Town Green where I work.........


Tonight I am settling in, stitching, and watching the special 12.12.12 concert, what an amazing group of talent for such an important cause.  And tomorrow I am off and headed to New Jersey to see the ROLLING STONES, woohoo!!  It's only Rock 'n' Roll but I love it!!  It has been a long 5 years since I have seen them last so I am SO excited!!   I hope to get a pic or two to share with you all  :D  

Enjoy your evening! and Happy Stitching!!  xxxx






14 comments:

Gabi said...

Love it how your ornaments turned our. Wishing you lots of fun with both concerts

Nicola said...

Your ornaments are so pretty Krista. Enjoy The Stones, wish I was with you.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I'm excited for you!!! I'm watching the 12 12 12 concert, too, and it's really been great. Your ornaments are wonderful!!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Linda

Lois said...

What lovely ornaments Krista!

Mii Stitch said...

YOur ornaments are so pretty! I've never tried perforated paper, sounds fun :)
Have a epic time at the Rolling Stones concert, you're really lucky to have some tickets!!!

Chris said...

I love the ornaments Krista!

Have a great time at the concert!
Rock on!

Margaret said...

Great ornaments! Such a clever solution to the over one problem too! Rolling Stones -- Woot! I wonder why they did such a short set on the 12-12-12 concert.

Vickie said...

The ornaments look lovely Krista. I was just at my LNS looking for perforated paper. She only had red and silver, not what I wanted.

Terri said...

I love the ornaments! I'm digging that issue out tonight and trying my hand at this! Thanks for the idea!

Have a great time at the concert! Wish I were going with you!

Merry Christmas!

Giovanna said...

Very nice ornaments - well done!

Tania said...

wauw, those ornaments are very beautiful!

Lee said...

Brilliant! I love your ingenuity! And please give Mick a big kiss for me...

Carol said...

Really pretty, Krista!! What a great idea :)

Hope the Stones really rocked it for you!!

Anonymous said...

Super ornaments, Krista! I love your use of the perforated paper for them! I might have to borrow your idea!

Enjoy the Stones!

Robin in Virginia