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Friday, February 20, 2015

Dear Rudolph

Hi friends! Still frigid here. Our highs are in the single digits mostly and our lows are in the negative numbers. And it is snowing right now.

I have a finish to share with you all. Our friend Shirlee borrowed me the adorable Lizzie Kate pattern, Dear Rudolph. Madeleine commented more than once how cute it is. So I decided as I stitched it, I would make it into an ornament for her. Boy, was she surprised. So was everyone else in the family.  I guess no one thought you could receive a stitched ornament from Mom if it was not in your Christmas stocking. ;)
I stitched this two over two on the recommended lambswool linen. About half the colors are the recommended DMC. The other half are my own substitutions. Since Shirlee had already used the buttons for her finish, I bought tiny Christmas colored buttons from JoAnn for the stocking. I could not find teeny, tiny buttons for Rudolph's nose at JoAnn, Michael's or Hobby Lobby. I gave him a french knot nose and think he looks very good.
I had this great Christmas fabric in my stash. See the ribbon that matches perfectly? That was a gift from Annette two years ago. =)
Madeleine is happy and so am I. Shirlee will be happy when I get this pattern returned to her in the mail!

Still stitching up pink Quaker motifs on chocolate linen by day. I have started a new pattern for night time stitching. Can you guess what this is?
Thank you for your kind words and friendship. A warm welcome to my new followers also.

Stitching and praying,
Vickie
Madeleine's coat and sweater dumped on her bedroom floor after school make for a cozy bed for these two.

35 comments:

Frances N said...

That is such a cute ornament! Your stitching is precious and the finishing is perfect! I love that fabric with it--a good match!
I don't know what you are stitching, but maybe it's an Easter piece???? Just a guess!
Sweet sleepy puppies!!!!

Margaret said...

Love the ornament -- the finishing and fabric are great too! lol about everyone being surprised about ornies not at Christmas! Love that the pups take advantage of the tossed off coat and sweater. Smart pups!

Jacquie Morris said...

Ooooh what a cute design.... And I simply love how you finished it too. All the colours just go together perfectly :)
Love popping in on you... Cannot wait to see more of what your currently stitching, hmmmm an Easter design?
Smiles :)

CathieJ said...

That is an adorable ornament. The fabric you chose complements it perfectly. Cute pups.

Katrina said...

I have just stitched and finished this cutie too :) I'm guessing an Easter design too.

Beth said...

Perfect fabrics and finish! So cute.

diamondc said...

Your ornament is so sweet, love the fabric on the back.
Great post.

Catherine

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Rudolph is adorable, and I know what you are stitching!!! : ) It's such a fun stitch, I know you'll enjoy it!

butterfly said...

Love the ornament , it looks beautiful and every thing is a perfect match.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely ornament and a great finish, your bow is so neat :-)

Christina said...

Very cute ornament. Nice start on your L*K. Sorry your so cold. We are having another spring like winter with no rain.

Caitlin D said...

Love that ornament! It's soooo cute. Rudolph's little nose looks perfect
The puppies are always such a joy to see. My Chi very much enjoys anything of mine he can find to lay on/in/under too!

Annette-California said...

Beautiful ornament Vickie! Your finishing on this is lovely. Lol the ribbon is perfect for it. I know that the stores you went to don't carry those special tiny buttons. Your french knot for the nose is perfect. Is your new start a LK design? Soo cute already.
love Annette

Carolien said...

Such a funny ornament! The febrics used are so nice too ...

Have a nice weekend!
Bye, Carolien

P.S. A bunny or a bunny???

Julie said...

A very beautiful ornament, great contrasting fabrics you chose to make it up.

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, Rudolph is looking really handsome with the French knot nose. What a lovely design this is. And the fabric you used for it is the perfect choice.
Now it's on to some spring stitching as I can see on your started project. I don't know the design but I'm sure that it's a bunny that you create with your threads here.

KimM said...

Your ornament is just PERFECTLY SWEET! I love it -
well done.
xxx

Maggee said...

What a really cute finish! Everything about it is perfect, as always. And the ribbon and fabric matching is quite cool! I think the next project is one of those LK long ones, for spring... forgot the name! Stay warm--it is nearly above freezing here finally! Hugs!

Lesley said...

What a lovely ornament.
Lovethe photo of Mabel and Henry.

gracie said...

A wonderful ornament.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Hi Vickie! I finally made it over to your blog, forgive me. Beautiful stitching! And I love how you finished the ornament :D

Andrea said...

What a great ornament! Love how you have finished it, fabric, ribbon and embellishments match wonderfully well.

Barb said...

Your Christmas ornament is adorable and the finish is perfect!

Love the poodles!!

Cindy's Stitching said...

really cute. I like the fabric you used with it. I will be doing this pattern some time this year.

rosey175 said...

o good gravy this is adorable stitch. You finished so perfectly too! You're also the first person I've heard say "borrowed me"! Is this a northern thing? :)

That letter a looks like a LK letter but is it an alphabet or a saying?! I bet that white thing is a long-eared poodle. :B

PS love the new little poodle ditty up top; that's cute!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Lovely pillow finish. You would have thought the ribbon and fabric came together as a set.

I'm guessing a L*K design too, A is for Angora Bunny?

Mrs Xstitch said...

cute finish

Mii Stitch said...

Your daughter is so lucky, what a sweet little ornament! Finished off perfectly too :)
Do I spy a little Easter rabbit on your latest project??

Carol said...

What a darling finish, Vickie--and how nice that your sweet daughter is so appreciative :) That bunny design looks so cute--I need to do some spring stitching, too!

Melanie said...

What a sweet little surprise for her. :) The fabric is perfect. Little button flowers!

Stitching Noni said...

I love your Rudolph ornie! He looks so sweet with his co-ordinating fabric!
Lovely surprise for your daughter
Hugs xx

Lillie said...

Beautiful finish on Rudolph, the backing fabric is just perfect.

moreofhim said...

Your ornament is so exquisite! You always do such beautiful work! Love those poodles. :) I hope you're feeling better and your pain is less. Praying!

Blessings - Julie

Meari said...

That is a cute finish!

Sally said...

I love your ornament finish Vickie. It is so cute. The fabric, ribbon and buttons compliment it perfectly.