Calendar Poodle SAL

Monday, November 5, 2018

Blessed

Hi friends! I have completed the finishing on my mom's ornament. Let me show you.
This is Blessed by LHN. I stitched this two over two on 35 count tea dyed linen with the called for DMC, except I changed DMC 167 (the angel's wings, halo and the background to Blessed) to VMSS 1795 Tarnished Gold. I think it looks much more like the cover photo than the DMC called for.
This lovely backing fabric was a piece sent to me by our friend Carolien.😊

I am very happy with the final look of my mom's ornament. I must say that I do NOT enjoy making ruched ribbon. Ugh. It took me at least two hours to ruche, I don't even know how many feet of ribbon!! A lot!

Two Christmas ornaments done now! Hooray for me!
The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister by Nonna Bannister was a fascinating WWII story.
Nonna Bannister carried a secret almost to her Tennessee grave: the diaries she had kept as a young girl experiencing the horrors of the Holocaust. This book reveals that story. Nonna’s childhood writings, revisited in her late adulthood, tell the remarkable tale of how a Russian girl from a family that had known wealth and privilege, then exposed to German labor camps, learned the value of human life and the importance of forgiveness. This story of loss, of love, and of forgiveness is one you will not forget.
Have a super week my friends! I will be back next time with a turkey finish and a pattern giveaway!🦃

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

31 comments:

gracie said...

Love that angel!

marly said...

Lovely Vickie. Never ruched, but I can imagine the amount of time involved.

Kaisievic said...

Lovely finish for your mum and thanks for the book review.

montse v said...

Ouauh, beautiful!!

Manuela said...

Wonderful finish for your mum.
Have a nice week.
Manuela

Aimetu Clare said...

Your mum will love it, it's beautiful and delicate too.

Margaret said...

What a lovely finish! Ruching ribbon does take a lot of time, doesn't it? And ribbon! I think I've only done it once. Yours looks amazing!

MartinaM said...

Oh Vickie, the ornament for your mom is gorgeous, I love the little angel, and your finish is great.
Hugs Martina

Stasi said...

So sweet! Ruching is not my favorite thing either, but it sure does look nice!!!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh it's just perfect. I know she will love it. :)

Jenny said...

Oh Vickie...

Your Mom’s ornament turned out really sweet. This has always been one of my very favorite patterns ( I have yet to stitch it...lol) You did a great job on the finishing....ruching certainly does take a lot of time and effort but oh how lovely it looks when completed. I am also totally in love with the backing fabric Carolien sent to you! It adds just the perfect touch!I know this will be a treasure indeed!

Sending lots of hugs and love your way! Happy Tuesday ❤️

Robin in Virginia said...

Well done on the stitching and finishing of your Mom's ornament, Vickie! I like the gold you used for the wings, etc. Very pretty!

Linda said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish Vickie.

Linda

Palkó said...

It is beautifull, dear Vickie!

butterfly said...

Your mom will love it Vickie lovely Finish .

Lili said...

I stitched the angel years ago and it is so pretty... your gift for your mother is so beautiful!! Love the finish!!!

Penny said...

It's a beautiful ornament, Vickie! And your ruched ribbon adds such a pretty accent!

Vicki said...

Great finish!

Carol said...

A beautiful ornament that your mother will treasure, Vickie... The ruched ribbon looks perfect for that little angel :)

Astrids dragon said...

She should be thrilled receiving that, it's so lovely! Even though it took a while for you to ruche it, it was certainly worth it.

Barb said...

The ornament is just beautiful. Looks like another WW2 book I need to find.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful Angel!
Marilyn

Cathy said...

The ornament is beautiful! And yes, ruching takes a LOT of ribbon and a lot of time. But the end result is so pretty, and worth it!

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

I love your ornament for your MOM I know she will love it. Nice job finishing. big hugs

Julie said...

Beautiful and special gift for your mother, she'll love it and the love you put into it will be in abundance for her.

woolwoman said...

Love the ornament for your mom ! finishing and everything. I have been catching up on your blog and thought I better post a comment. I know they mean a lot to me and yes fewer people seem to be visiting the blogs and no new followers in so long. To be FB is not a replacement for my blog. Love the flower a day SAL piece you posted a link to. I can't wait to see your linen color - sounds pretty. Also enjoyed the other finishes you've had lately and the poodle of the month. Hope you are doing well and enjoying fall weather. The holidays are upon us. God Bless - Mel

ricketyjo said...

Congrats on your finish Vickie! That must have taken you a while to finish, but it looks lovely and the backing fabric is pretty too :)

Andrea said...

A beautiful ornament, so pretty.

Pam in IL said...

Your mom's ornament is lovely. I like the color changes you made. I can't remember if I used the called for colors or changed them. I agree about the ruched ribbon and usually try to find alternatives ;)

Sandy said...

The ornament turned out really pretty. I like the backing fabric. Ruching is not my favorite thing to do either. I have only had success with it one time and I used seam tape that had been dyed. I ordered if from Brenda Gervais website. It was really thin and much easier to work with than the ribbons I had tried before.

rosey175 said...

Ruching looks like something that would drive me insane. But it does look worth it! Congrats on your second ornament done; it looks wonderful. I really like the backing fabric!