'Tis the season......

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to be jolly!! - Well almost it is.

Mum and I do a Christmas ornament exchange most years, and this year the one I have received from mum is simply wonderful, the top part (the Christmas writing) is part of a Brightneedle chart, the santa and the reindeer on either side are from a Prairie Schooler chart and the bottom bit mum made up herself and finished it into the cutest fatest needleroll, its just perfect and will look wonderful on my tree when I put up soon - This years christmas theme/style is kind of country meets homespun in my house and hopefully it will look how I want it to look LOL! but I know that this fits it perfectly.

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For mum I gave her a choice and she picked Brittercups ornament from this years JCS ornament magazine, I stitched it on white evenweave using DMC and trimmed the edges with cord and beads and I made the hanger part with the same bugle beads.

28 comments:

Sue in Australia said...

Beautiful Su, I love the bugle beads stitched around the edge, gives a stunning finish.
Lucky you, lucky mum.

Julie said...

Wonderful, well done on a super exch Su and mum!

BW said...

Both ornaments are super cute!

I always love your pictures. You take such great ones. What type of camera do you use?

Olenka's Stitches said...

Both ornaments are very pretty and perfectly finished. I love your Mum's work, she is so creative in her stitching.

Theresa said...

WOW!!! Both pieces are stunning!! I love the beading around the candle ornameant~~ So cute!!

Becky K in OK said...

Both ornaments are wonderful. I really like the tube beads around the ornie for your mum.

Nancy said...

Both of these are gorgeous Su and both have such creative finishing techniques! I love that fat Santa needleroll as an ornament, and I love the beads on your design. Your getting me in the Christmas mood!

Yuko said...

Both ornaments are so lovely!
Your mum is really a talented lady, little needleroll is so cute!
And your ornament with colourful beads is so beautiful!!

Christine said...

They are both lovely Su. I like the bugle bead trimming on the Briteercup one.

Stitcher said...

What lovely ornaments Su, I love them both. I have my eye on the pattern that your mum chose, so I may be stitching that up before Christmas, just waiting on some fabric.

hugs

Giovanna said...

Su, these are both so beautiful! Well done to both of you! I love how you used the bugles along the edge, and your photos are so well staged too.

Susan said...

They are both beautiful ornaments, Su. I'm sure they are both going to be treasured by you and your mum!

Carol R said...

Two beautiful ornaments Su. I'm glad I don't have to choose which one I like the best as they are both gorgeous!

Karoline said...

Both ornies are gorgeous, congratulations to you and your Mum

Sharon said...

Gorgeous ornaments Su!

Carla said...

Beautiful ornies!!!

valérie said...

I tried to let a comment but it didin't work, I try once more
Congratulations for this new little things, that you've donne you and your mother. It's so cute
Seen you soon
valérie

coonieandplume said...

They are both beautiful!

mainely stitching said...

Your family is just way too talented, Su!!

angelasweby said...

Oh Su * * * * *
I have stars in my eyes...haha! What a lovely exchange you and your mum have done. The chubby little needleroll is gorgeous and totally irresistible and the ornament you stitched in return is so bright and pretty it's like a jar of sweets. The edging of bugle beads is a real inspiration.
Lots of hugs, Angela

Loreta said...

They are both so beautiful, Su!

Von said...

The bugle beads beautifully set off the stitching! Beautiful ornament, Su!

Kath said...

Just beautiful Su, lovely thoughts with you and your Mum.

I chuckled at the Harvest floss keep too, that design brings back memories!! I do use that fob too.

Sally said...

Oh wow, Su, they are both absolutely gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Great job on both ornaments; I have to admit I never thought much of the Brittercup one until I saw yours!

Lucy said...

Those are both gorgeous!!!!

Carol R said...

Pretty sparkly background Su!

Lennu said...

They are both so beautiful, you always do such wonderful job :)

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