Thursday, October 25, 2007

Finish Forty

Woohoo! I'm in the home stretch! Now that the JCS Ornament Issue is out, it looks like Christmas ornaments will be in the Q-Snaps for awhile :o)

This is Winter Joy by Sam Sarah Designs -

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He was featured in the JCS Ornament Preview Issue. I used the same material suggested but I opted for DMC instead of the Belle Soie. That's a "little" too much money to invest in a small ornament right now but don't get me wrong, I sure would LOVE the silks ;o) I also just used one strand of DMC black for his face because the two ply looked to heavy in my opinion.

I'm not sure how I'm going to finish him just yet. Since I had all the colors out, the next project will be the companion piece to Winter Joy. It's called Winter Love and it's in the new JCS Ornament Issue. There is one thing I will point out though. The suggested DMC colors in the Ornament Issue are different than the DMC colors suggested in the Preview Issue, even though they both use the same colors of Belle Soie. I went with those listed for Winter Joy and I will use them again on Winter Love so they'll match each other :o)

I want to send out a HUGE thank you to Carolyn today. I'm not feeling the best and when DH brought in the mail, there was an envelope from her :o) Inside was an adorable Stoney Creek pattern book called Tricky Treats. Can you guess what the patterns are of???? PUMPKINS!!!! Thank you again Carolyn, you put a smile on my face today :o)

I want to thank all my readers who leave comments on my Blog. I LOVE reading what you have to say and sometimes you have me in 'stitches', especially when the topic has been somewhat...interesting ;o) If Rachael is out there, please send me the address to your Blog because it wasn't listed in your profile :o( I love wandering over to other Blogs and seeing what everyone is up to. Kinda like a nosey neighbour. LOL!


Irene said...

Cute finish !

Anonymous said...

Oooh, Winter Joy is such a cutie!!
Hope your day keeps improving!!

Shannon L. said...

Wow that looks great ! :) You're making me want to go home and start stitching it.

You like pumpkins ? I'd never have guessed LOL Ok, as a lover of pumpkins, what's your feeling on carving them up ? Horrible, or loving it ? And do you like eating pumpkin seeds - toasted, roasted, seasoned, plain ? :D

Iris said...

He is so cute. Well done !!!

Rachel S said...

Great finish! And forty finishes this year. your needles must be STUMPS

Lori-Ann said...

Joy looks great! I opted for older ornament magazine, as I didn't want to pick the same as anyone else. I will be tres surprised if anyone has one like mine at retreat, lol.

Hope your health improves.

Tell me... is your dream car the same model as the one Cinderella drove to the ball in? (poke, poke)hehehe. Uh-oh... inspiration has struck!!!! where's my pencil??

~Tammy said...

Being that I'm a huge lover of snowmen, I have to finally chime and say how cute I think he is! Great job.

Karen said...

I love the orni I should add it to my pile to stitch , hope you are feeling better

Ranae said...

Hi! Jumped over here from Pam's.
The snowman is a cute finish.
I love pumpkins too.
I get like a dozen to decorate and carve.
oh yeah! And the seeds are delicious.

Jocelyn said...

That is adorable! Congratulations on your finish!

Christine said...

Great finish!!! I don't have the preview issue but I do have the ornament issue and the Winter Love design caught my eye.

Carolyn said...


Wow talk about the mail being was put in the mail yesterday-

I am glad you liked the pattern.As soon as I saw it I thought of you and thought it would be right up your alley:)

I love your snowman...he is so cute.

Cindy said...

Very cute finish! I can't wait to see the companion piece :)

Faith Ann said...

LOVE him!!! I want to stitch both of those little guys... sometime... thanks for the tip on the colours.

Laural said...

Congratulations on your finish! I love snowmen.

My medicine makes me revved up so I'm super happy one minute but if someone irks me then I am just seething with anger. I was off of my mood stabilizer (Lamictal) for three weeks so I'm not at full dosage. Once I get back up they told me that my (over)reactions should subside.

Have a great weekend!

Stitch Wizard said...

Hi Cathey:

What a really cute ornament you have made!! You have done a great job on this!!! I just got my Just Cross Stitch in the mail so yours should be coming out very soon!! I still need to look it over. Thank you for the encouraging words on my blog!! It helps me not to stress as much when others share stories with me about this. No chest pains here and this was found somewhat by accident as I just wanted my prescriptions renewed and no one here will do anything without tests it seems. I am nervous but hopeful all will go well. Thank you so much for your blog in my blog!! Made me feel much better!


Mary Ann said...

Such a cute little snowman! And, 40 finishes--WOW!!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

Love your "little" man! Very cute.

Heather said...

OH WOW Cathey it is a stunning finish.

Rachael said...

Oh I do like the Winter Joy,I have got the JCS ornie mag and will be starting on some soon! Oh my blog addy is
Come on over anytime!!;)

Yuko said...

LOL, another one I will buy one is here!
It's really cute and sweet design!
Congratulations on your beautiful finish!