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Monday, October 24, 2016

One Down, Two To Go!

Hi friends! I am so happy to have one of the ornaments DONE. Madeleine's is stitched up and mounted. Here, have a look!
Rats! I see the very bottom tip shifted on me again. I spent many minutes arranging this stitched linen in this beautiful metal ornament. I will have to shift the tip of the heart over just a little bit. No problem. This heart ornament is a gift from our friend Nienke. Thank you Nienke!
This pattern is called 'Always In My Heart' by My Big Toe Designs. This pattern is found in the JCS 2011 Christmas Ornaments Magazine.  I stitched this on 28ct potato Lugana linen as called for. One over one just as directed. I used the 815 DMC as directed, but I used VMSS 1840 Heirloom Rose Petals instead of DMC 317. It was not an eggplant color, but grey! The stitched ornament showed a lovely eggplant color.
And now for the other side! Yes two openings on this wonderful heart ornament.
This pattern is called 'Love and Joy' by JBW Designs. This is found in the exact same magazine as the one above, the 2011 JCS Christmas Ornaments Issue. I stitched this on 28ct cream linen two over two using Nancy's VMSS Valentine Red. :) I see the bottom of this heart shifted on me also!! grrr. I will fix that.
I am so happy I have Madeleine's Christmas ornament completed! Yay me! Emerson's will be finished next. I will show you that next time. I have also been designing an October piece for the cubby shelf. I am ready to begin stitching on that now.

Friends, would you please pray for our friend Jenny? She is STILL fighting that nasty superbug virus she contracted in the hospital!! Actually, she has told me that is has come back with a vengeance. This is quite serious. I thank you very much.♥

Have a great week my friends! I am so glad you stopped by. :)

Stitching and praying,
Vickie


40 comments:

Brigitte said...

Such an adorable ornament for Madeleine. And you found a great frame for it, both sides fit perfectly.

Maggie said...

Oh i love this ornament!
what a great way to finish it off. xx

Irmeli said...

What a lovely stitching and finishing, so pretty on the both sides.

Julie said...

Oh Vickie, that is such a delightful ornament, Madeleine will love it.

Mii Stitch said...

Madeleine is going to love it!
Such a pretty ornament.

Lesley said...

A beautiful heart ornament for Madeline.
Hoping your week improves after Wednesday.

Robin in Virginia said...

Vickie, what a fabulous two-sided ornament you stitched! I love the metal heart frame. Best wishes to you (and Jenny) has you have your scopes later this week. Thinking of you!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Very pretty. I love those heart ornaments! :) Blessings to you always sweet friend. :)

Maggee said...

What a really cute ornament for Madeleine! You did a great job! I know you will get them in the frame perfectly! Hugs!

Manuela said...

Oh what a wonderful ornament for Madeleine. She will love it.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs, Manuela

Jenny said...

Oh Vickie,

You have stitched an absolutely beautiful ornament for Madeleine! I know she will treasure that and every time she hangs it on the tree she will think of her Mom and how much she loves her!

I just love it....but you know me and hearts...lol!

Sending hugs your way my friend!

Justine said...

What a gorgeous heart your friend sent you and you've found the perfect charts to stitch in order to fill it! I'm sure Madeleine will treasure this forever.

Mary said...

Your ornaments are so pretty.

Penny said...

What a lovely finish, Vickie!

CJ said...

That is BEAUTIFUL. What a wonderful gift. So talented.
Hope you are doing well.

CJ

Annie said...

That is just beautiful. Only you would notice the slight shift, but I'm sure you will make it perfect in a wink. Great choice of designs for such a lovely frame.

Carolien said...

Hello Vickie,

What a lovely finish, such a lovely heart for Madeleine!
Have a great day & hugs and waves across the ocean,

Carolien

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

Those two designs are perfect for the frame, how lucky they came from the same magazine too!

laceystitcher said...

You really whipped those ornaments out!! I love both of them and the heart holder is wonderful! Congrats on two great finishes. Happy stitching.............

Margaret said...

Beautiful job on the ornament! Annoying that both pieces moved on you -- hope they are easily fixed. Prayers for Jenny. Superbugs are so scary...

gracie said...

What a beautiful ornament

Bea said...

Vickie, that is a gorgeous piece. Beautifully stitched and will be cherished I have no doubt. Jenny is back on the list.

gominam said...

What a perfect finish. It's really special.

Barb said...

The ornaments are so pretty. I am sorry to hear about your friend again. I will keep her in my prayers.

Lillie said...

What a perfect fit to finished it off in the heart frame.

Beth said...

Lovely heart ornaments.

Hilda said...

Such a gorgeoux ornament, Vicky! The heartshaped frame and the stitched hearts match that perfect - it's almost incredible! I love how it looks!

Hugs
Hilda

Carol said...

Not one, but two pretty hearts for your sweet daughter, Vickie! Madeleine will love this so much :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

the ornament Is beautiful Vickie.

Barbara said...

They are just adorable!

Christina said...

Very pretty. Sorry to read your friend is not well. I'll be sure to keep her in my prayers.

Von said...

Love Madeleine's ornament! Especially that it's double sided - genius! Praying for you and Jenny and your upcoming tests.

Sally said...

Your ornament for Madeleine is beautiful. I stitched the Always in my Heart one and love it.

Thinking of your friend and hoping she will be much better soon. Hugs to you too.

Frances N said...

Beautiful ornament!
You did a great job, and both sides are equally lovely!!

Lili said...

Love your heart! It's so sweet!
Hugs,
Lili

Sarah in Stitches said...

That is such a sweet ornament! You've done a beautiful job :D

butterfly said...


Your daughter will love this love so sweet hugs.

Kaisievic said...

Another pretty ornament. I hope that your friend is feeling better.

Jackie said...

Oh Vickie! The heart ornament is amazing! Love. Love. Love.

How did the scopes go?

Vickie said...

Such pretty stitching!!!!!