Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fa La La in February





Hi everyone! Hope you've all had a good week... I was lucky and escaped that horrid flu that my husband ended up coming down with this week (knocking on wood as I write this!). He actually missed a day of work, which is almost unheard of for him. Anyway, I just want to share my February ornament finish with you. I'm not participating in the LHN monthly ornament stitch-along, but I couldn't resist stitching these sweet, little carolers.


For this ornament, I used stormy gray 28 ct. Jobelan and stitched it over one using DMC threads. The main change I made was in the style of lettering, but I also added a couple of musical notes at the top--just trying to add my own personal touch!





To trim it off, I added black velvet ribbon around the edge and tied a bit of gauzy ribbon around the hanger. I was going for a "Victorian" look--not sure I succeeded, but I think it looks very cute...



This week I had the honor of winning Maggee's giveaway. I received three cute charts and a Shepherd's Bush kit called "Wishing Sheep." I just love that fluffy little fellow with the birthday hat perched on his head! Everyone knows I have a special fondness for stitching ornaments, so Maggee can be assured that these charts came to a good home. Thanks so very much Maggee--I know I'll enjoy many relaxing hours stitching them!

Hope your weekend is enjoyable and stitch-filled. Thank you to all who take the time to comment each week--your kind words really warm my heart (and after this month of record-breaking snow and cold, I need all the warming I can get!!)...

49 comments:

Kathy A. said...

FaLaLa is beautiful done. It looks very pretty with the velvet ribbon and red bow.
Sending warm hugs to help with all that snow.

Melissa said...

What a lovely ornament!

You won a lovely giveaway too!

Carolyn NC said...

Adorable finish - love how you used the velvet ribbon. Congrats on the giveaway win!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely finish on Fa La La. I love your charts you won on the giveaway.

Lois said...

Your Fa La La is so cute! I love the extra touches you added to it and it looks so nice on this fabric. Glad to hear that you've escaped the flu your DH came down with. Congrats on winning such a lovely giveway. Enjoy your weekend!

Wendy said...

Oooh that really is a very lovely ornie!! Great design and nice finishing!

Your sure did win a lovely giveaway! Wishing you lots of fun with it.

Shari said...

your ornament finish is great!!! I love how you personalize each of your finishes. I don't have enough ideas to do something like that! Great job! So glad you didn't get the flu. Hang in there! Spring is about here! Congrats on the win!

Andrea said...

A lovely ornament finished beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your ornament finish! What a pretty one! Where do you get your velvet ribbon?

Glad you were able to escape the flu!

Robin in Virginia

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Very pretty ornament and awesome stuff you got on the giveaway!

Margaret said...

Beautiful ornament! Your finishing is so much fun! And nice prize too!

Barbi said...

I love the finish you did on Fa La La. So pretty.
Love the SB kit!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi Carol, a good week all in all, great finish, dodged the flu and a terrific win. Congrats and enjoy:) If your Sis is there, hope you're having a swell time!

xoxo

Pumpkin said...

Brilliant Carol! I love your personal touches :o)

Congrats on your win! There looks to be some goodies there.

I'm sorry to hear DH ended up with the flu :o( Hopefully it does pass you by.

Karen said...

Love your finish of Fa La La. Great stash from the giveaway too!

BrendaS said...

I love your little ornmanent. What a great idea to do them over one to get a very exquisite look.

Great giveaway things you received. I'm sure you will put them to good use.

Have a good week

Blu said...

Fa La La is lovely~ The musical notes are adorable.
Enjoy the new stash!

Hazel said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I love your finish too. x

Kim B said...

What an amazing giveaway! And your FaLaLa turned out brilliantly! I love the changes you made!

Deb said...

Your finish is adorable! You finished it off wonderfully! And I think all your charts that you won are great! You'll have a lot of fun stitching them!

Kim said...

FaLaLa looks wonderful and I love the changes you made. Congratulations on winning the giveaway, looks like you won some nice things. Hope it warms up soon for you.

Jackie said...

Carol, I think you definitely accomplished what you set out to with Fa La La. The black velvet is a perfect choice. I like the changes you made as well.

Great goodies and I'm so glad you didn't catch the flu!

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Perfect FaLaLa! Congrats on your giveaway and skipping that nasty flu!

Catherine said...

Lovely ornament!

Congrats on the win - very nice goodies!

Myra said...

Fabulous finish Carol! Those little carolers are so cute. Congratulations on your win. I really like the stitching Diva chart. :o)

Rachel S said...

That looks gorgeous!

Rowyn said...

Fa La La is cute, and you have finished it off perfectly!

Congrats on winning the giveaway!

Hope you stay flu-free. My DH never takes a sick day either - it must be a man thing. :-)

Mylene said...

Fa La La looks lovely, you have finished it so neatly!
Great goodies received from the giveaway.

BeckySC said...

BEEutiful, Carol :) You did a great job :)

Sherry said...

Wonderful finish! The ribbon really adds a special touch to it. Congrats on the charts too.

Barb said...

Very cute! Your finishing always looks great.

I empathize about the leaks that you mentioned previously. We had water coming in around a window from the huge "icicle." So depressing!

Cindy's Stitching said...

It came out really nice Carol. Love the finishing on this piece. I have the chart and will be doing that soon. I want the spring so bad. Glad you didn't get sick like hubby did. Can't wait to see what you are doing next.

Shirl said...

Hello I found my way to your blog through another cross stitch blog. I love cross stitch and usually post things I've stitched on my blog. You have done so many pretty things. You've inspired me to pull out by books and get stitching!
I've joined as a follower to your blog. Thank you for the inspiration!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

stitchinfiend said...

Wow I love how you stitched and finised Fa la la. Great job. Congrats on your beautiful prize.

Siobhan said...

Wow, Carol, great ornament!! I love it. Your lettering change and finishing give it just the right touch.

Lucky you on the giveaway, enjoy!

I hope you stay healthy and that your DH is better!

Shirley said...

I just love your Christmas ornaments and this is another lovely piece. The musiotes are a nice touch too.

Katie said...

I think it looks quite Victorian. I love the added music notes!

Ranae said...

What a super cute finish, love what you did with the music notes.
Great win, you got some great things.

Angela said...

I love your LHN ornie finish, the changes you made are lovely :) Congrats on winning the giveaway too!

Edit said...

Your ornament is so lovely Carol! And the charts you won... I am sure we will see some of them stitched soon :)

Meari said...

What a beautiful finish. And congrats on your win! Sorry to hear about the flu... yuck.

Robin said...

FaLala is adorable and your win is fabulous!

Lisa said...

beautiful stitching and finishing on Fa la la, just came across your blog and will visit again soon
happy stitching

Michelle said...

A lovely ornament finish! Congrats on the win - what a great prize.

Michelle said...

Your Fa La La is pretty and I think you achieved the look! Love the musical notes too..

Congratulations on winning such a nice giveaway.

Kellie said...

Love FaLaLa! :) Very cute!
Nice giveaway!!! :)

Martine said...

Congratulations for your "Fa la la" !!!!
It is very lovely !!!! and I love the musical notes...
I hope that the snow stopped falling and your husband gets better !!!!
Have a wonderful day !
Hugs.

Jennifer said...

i love your FaLaLa Carol . It is so pretty . I have this in my stash to do. We are supposed to get a lot of snow overnight. Maybe my children will have the first snow day of the year!Love what you won in the give away. Have a great weekend.

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a lovely little ornament finish!

Congratulations on your prize!