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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!!)...