Sunday, January 05, 2014

2014 - Year of the Christmas Ornament






So, after our Christmas party at Karin's house I decided that 2014 is going to be the Year of the Christmas Ornament.  I have not worked out my rotation yet, or how just exactly I am going to do it....but of course the first thing I did was to kit up some ornaments.  In fact, just two short days after the party I enlisted some help from Karin and Linda at Inspired Needle where we had a little kitting frenzy.  It was wildly fun!  

Karin and Linda kitted up Farmhouse Christmas.  I am going to get this one the next time I am at the shop because I have been obsessing over how cool it is since they kitted it.



 I purchased this darling little chart that I am going to make into an ornament instead of a thread holder. 



 One of my pals got this chart.  So cute!!!  (By the way, does anyone know when SB is going to announce information about their retreat??? There is a 3% chance I could go and I want to find out about it!!!)


 I brought along a bunc of back issues of JCS Christmas Ornament issues to kit up a bunch of the ones that I like.  I displayed them to narrow down the possibilities and ask my friends to pick which ones I should start with.  I don't know if you can see it on the left hand page of the bottom magazine....there are marks by some of the ornaments.  There is an L and an N.  My Mom and I do this with certain magazines that we pass back and forth.  I put an L by the things I like and she puts an N (for Nancy).  It is really fun to look back and see what we liked the first time through a magazine. 



 Okay, Karin might make me take this picture down, but I think it is totally cute.  We told her to show us how excited she was by our kitting frenzy!!  This is how excited we get people!  Pure joy!!!


 I kitted this one!  I have loved it for years!!

 Kitted this one too.....and have already stitched it!  Will show a picture soon!

 I forgot what this was for, but it sure is a pretty picture.

All three of us kitted up this darling ornie from Homespun Elegance.  I am almost done stitching it.  We changed the red that is called for to Licorice Red as per Karin's suggestion.  We love to really think about the fibers and fabric we are going to use.  It is half the fun!!!


21 comments:

Barb said...

What a fun day you had. I love all the ornaments you have selected! Best luck!

llknbillburg said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time and you are well on your way to some very fun stitching! Laura

Keeper of the Crowes said...

What a totally fun time we had that night!!! Kitting up with you and Karin was the best!!! Always love reliving our great times through your blog posts.

Kathy F said...

Oh I LOVE gathering....charts....fibers.....fabrics!!! It is sooo gratifying.....I'm not sure why, but we collectors understand the glee!! Sounds like a good plan. You are lucky to have such a super LNS. I really miss that so I just keep my cash card number memorized & the UPS trucks rolling!! Happy New Year....I sure do enjoy ur blog!!

Rowyn said...

How fun going and kitting up a whole lot of ornaments. A good idea too, as now you can stitch them whenever you please.

Giovanna said...

What a fun post - you've chosen some great ornies and it will be lovely to see them all stitched up. Enjoy!

Chris said...

Fun! fun! fun! Isn't it great to get new projects together. I think you have picked a great group of ornaments to stitch.

Vickie said...

Oh what fun! Stay in where it is warm today and stitch!!

Robin said...

What a fun outing you had! Best wishes to you on your year of the ornament quest, Laura! You can do it and I look forward to seeing pictures of your ornaments as we go through 2014.

Robin in Virginia

Carol said...

YAY!! Christmas ornament year--can't wait to follow along, Laura!!

marly said...

What a great idea. Never saw those Christmas threads designs and LOVE the linen she is holding. It's been so many years since I was in a shop - looks like a fabulous day!

Phyllis said...

Great selection! I need to know which magazine is in the bottom of the pic! I like everything on that page. Happy Stitching in 2014!

Bekca said...

I think Yule Rejoice is my favourite, what a sweet design. Best of luck with your goal Laura, you'll have a very pretty tree by December :)
Best wishes.

Margaret said...

Ok, you ladies have too much fun together. lol! I love it! Don't let Karin make you take down that pic. She's so cute! I want to stitch that angel ornie so much. I keep forgetting to find it. Love all your choices!

Debby said...

What a load of fun you have had! I wished Karin updated her blog, becouse i loved iT so much!

Greetings from Debby from Holland

Ranae said...

Great choices, Laura
Have fun!

chickenchupacabra said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us.

woolwoman said...

As always looks like you had a lot of fun with your BF's at Inspired Needle - We can get into lots of trouble with Cathy even from afar - she aids and abets with the greatest of ease. Enjoy your 2014 Year of Ornaments ! YGG
Mel

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I think Karen's picture is cute. I know that kind of joy! You and your peeps are going to have a ball!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I think Karen's picture is cute. I know that joy! You and your peeps are going to have so much fun!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

what a lovely way to spend time together