I finished up my ornament this afternoon. I am so pleased to have this finished in time to give it to Eric tomorrow night. This is my secret stitching that I have been doing (secret from him). I used a beautiful green fabric on the back of the piece and I love the way it turned out. This is my first Teresa Wentzler piece and my first ornament. I added the year on it as this is for our first married Christmas together. The whole thing is stitched over one except of the two square borders, which are over two. I just cannot tell you how excited I am about this piece! And to continue my excitement, I finally got my Wisper thread in the mail. Now, I can finish my December sheep blanket! I am hoping to get that finished up before the end of the month. I haven’t even started on January’s blanket either! But, at least I have all the threads for it.
I also got my backordered Barnabee’s Quest Part 2 and my beautiful brown Treasure Braid. I am all set now for the SAL on Barnabee, except for my fabric. I will probably order that in January. I also received the last two charts in the Autumn Snapperland series – Pumpkin Hunt and Turkey Farm. They are both really cute. But that ends the last of the seasonal snapperland charts. I have all four! Silver Needle also sent me a couple of Just Nan freebies, that I am hoping will come in hand on my RR. I just cannot tell you how good it feels to take two things off my WIP list – Eric’s stocking and the ornament! Hurrah! I am hoping to have a finish on Winter Snapperland soon too. I have almost 3/4 of the border done. I would like to have a finish on that before the end of the year. Also, I got to cross another item off of my 101 Things in 1001 Days list – #7 Stitch Eric’s stocking and make both mine and his into stockings. So, I am plugging away at my to do lists! And I am knocking things off of my WIP list too. I am pleased with that. Thanks everyone for your compliments on the stockings. I do sit and look at them a lot. We will probably not fill them up with gifts, although I do have a gift for Eric in his. They really do look great. Merry Christmas and Happy Yule to everyone. Warm and happy thoughts for you!
I am grateful for spending an evening looking at Christmas lights.
20 thoughts on “On the 1st Day of Christmas”
Congrats Michelle, the TW ornament is STUNNING! You did a fantastic job. How fun that you kept it a secret!
Your ornament is absolutely gorgeous!!
Your ornament is absolutely beautiful! you should feel so accomplished! I’m sure hubby will love it!
Your ornament looks great.
I am guessing we will be having a happy dance on Winter snapperland aroun the same time. I only have to finish up the last design on it and than it is finished too.
Beautiful ornament Michelle! Merry Christmas to you both!
Your first ornament turned out beautifully! I would say that you definitely have a knack for these and I bet Eric will be thrilled. 🙂
I’m glad that you are all set now for Barnabee. I still need to check the materials lists and see if I need to order anything. Shame on me!
I got Barnabee’s Quest for Christmas! I’d like to join in the SAL if you’ll have me. When will you start? Any more details?
Your work is beautiful, as always! Merry Christmas!
Absolutely gorgeous ornament! Eric will love it! Merry Christmas!
What a beautiful ornament!!
Your stockings look lovely!
Happy Christmas, Michelle!!
Merry Christmas Michelle! Your TW ornament is so beautiful and I love that you’ve got it done for your first Christmas together. That’s very special! 🙂
Hope you had a great Christmas day!
Ooh – it’s gorgeous!! Congrats on the finish. Merry Christmas!!
What a gorgeous ornament! I’d love to stitch that one!
Merry Christmas to you and to Eric!
Your TW ornament is a stunner! I hope your holidays were wonderful!
The ornament is just beautiful Michelle 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New Year 🙂
Ornaments are one of my favorite things to stitch. I love the choice you made for your first ornament. You are going to treasure this one every Christmas!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. The ornament is really beautiful – what a special gift. BTW – the stockings look GREAT!
What a gorgeous ornie! Great finish:)
I love your ornie! I’ve been avoiding over-one a bit myself, or I’d probably have done this ornament myself. 🙂 Your’s turned out beautiful and I bet Eric will love it.
Michelle- Your ornament came out great. I hope you had a nice Christmas.
What a beautiful ornament! It turned out great!!