Thursday, 3 December 2020

3rd December - Ornaments for the boys

 You may have seen two of these ornaments when I was stitching them in Jolly July but I don't think I have shared them fully finished.

Oliver requested a reindeer for this years ornament.  I had bought a magazine chart off ebay a while ago, it was quite vintage looking, a round finish in a hoop with Santa in the middle and all the reindeers around him.  I chose to stitch Rudolf on his own and finished as an oval.

Isn't he cute?  I think this is one of my most favourite stitched finishes and Oliver loved him when he opened him this afternoon.   I may have to stitch another reindeer this year too :-)

I chose a snowman for Arty.  This is Frosty Flakes by Little House Needleworks.

I think he came out really cute too

Arty has two ornaments this year because being a bad nanny, I didn't finish his for last year.

I think this is a Lizzie Kate one, although I can't find the chart now so i'm not certain.

This was all stitched up last year but I didn't like the trim so this year I took the trim off and replaced it, I think it looks much better now.

I've fallen behind with finishing and still have Bonnie's and Jacob's to make up, hopefully I can do that at the weekend.

There are some lovely goodies in todays advents.  I opened a Mr & Mrs Rabbit Yarns one today which included a lovely lavender sachet and an angel charm, along with the one from Jo and Lisa.  Jo also included a little container of bulb stitch markers.  I do love the bulb ones, thanks Jo.  The tea light is from my candle advent and is a Winter spice, very nice.

There was also a little recipe included in with the lavender sachet and angel.  It sounds lovely.

I might give this a go nearer to Christmas.

It's been so wet and dull and dreary all day today, I really don't mind the Winter months but I prefer a cold crisp day over rain.  We have more of the same predicted for tomorrow as well.

See you tomorrow


Jackie said...

What gorgeous ornaments. The stitching is lovely.

God bless.

butterfly said...

Love your ornaments the children will love them.
What lovely Advent gifts the angel is so sweet .
It must feel like Christmas every day .
Have a fun day and thanks for sharing .

Jo said...

The ornaments are lovely and I think it's such a wonderful tradition making an ornament each year for each of your grandchildren, they'll be cherished over the years. We've got sleet here this morning and it's so dark, it looks like it's in for the day.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Your ornaments are lovely, your finishing is always so neat.

linda said...

Those ornaments are so cute, they will be treasured I'm sure.

Miriam said...

How sweet your ornaments...

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

A post full of delightful treasures, your work is always perfection.

Carol said...

Oh, Maggie--your grandchildren's ornaments are delightful! I especially love the vintage deer--oval ornaments are my favorites :) Your finishing is always perfection. We've had snow and sunshine here this week so I can't complain. Wish the snow would stay longer, but I think today's warmer temperatures will melt it quickly. Enjoy your weekend ♥

Barb said...

The finishing on the ornaments is really good. I wish mine were finished. That's a job for this weekend!

Lowcarb team member said...

I know everyone else has said it ... and I'm going to say it too!
Your ornaments are lovely.

Have a Happy Weekend.

All the best Jan

Vickie said...

The ornaments are just darling!