Sunday, November 06, 2011

Ornamentified BEFORE Christmas?!?!? What has happened??


Yep, the Incorrigible Procrastinator has managed to get an ornament ornamentified in time to hang it on THIS year's tree! (Now, we just need to buy a tree. We haven't bothered before, what with travel and pets and all, but the almost-2 year-old might be of an age now where she'd enjoy it! Hmmm, I saw a cute pre-lit "slim" tree at Sam's Club the other night.)That is the little "display tree" I bought on sale last year, specifically to model my ornament finishes. You can also see the beautiful Words of Christmas ornament I received from Carol last month - here is a link to her blog for an even better picture.

As for "Jingle Jingle," well, I think it is adorable. However, I stitched it on a remnant of some cheap linen that I picked up at my LNS, and it was miserable to sew together. (Also, it probably didn't help that I used some cheap fabric for the backing. I thought it would be fine - heck, it is just the back of a Christmas ornament, it needn't be top-quality quilting fabric or anything! - but it was so hard to keep square....which DOES matter when you're using a gingham check fabric. D'oh.) Anyway. I went simple, which I think suits this rustic design quite well. I added three red jingle bells to the top.


cucki said...

sweet tree and your ornament is looking so lovely.

Anna van Schurman said...

Whenever I go to finish an ornament I hear my mother's voice in the back of my head, "allover pattern!" Mostly, no one is going to see the back. :) Looks great from this angle.

Kate said...

Congratulations on your finish - look forward to seeing your tree.

Christine said...

Well done on a lovely finish