Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy New Year????

Well, I have done some more finishing...but I might be just a little bit late with these!  No fear, though, because I'll be ready for next year!!

I was busy a while back, stitching up a few little New Year's items for my New Year's tree--which didn't materialize!!  These are the first New Year's ornaments I've made, so I had nothing to go on it!  However, I googled New Year's cross stitch and came up with several freebies!  I will try to have a few more before next year!  Also, after Christmas I hit the 90 % off sale at WalMart and found some gold and silver snowflakes and stars, so that should fill in pretty well.  I even found some gold party horns and plan to use those, too!

My photography isn't too great--I used my phone, but you can get the general idea!

This was a sweet freebie from that I stitched in Crescent Colors Apple Fritter.  It was found here, and I used metallic fabric, rick rack, and ribbon.  I even added a cute little clock charm that is almost ready to chime midnight!!

This next piece is from Trail Creek Farm Millennium 3 and I used gold and silver threads. It's stitched on 22 ct. Hardanger...I couldn't see it too well...might not do that again!  HA But I used some metallic trim, snowflake material, and snowflake buttons to attach the hanger.

This one is very similar, because it's also Trail Creek Farm, from their Millennium 2 chart.  I also stitched it in gold and silver, but accented the gold on this one!  The fabric has gold metallic dots and I used gold lace for a hanger.  This is also on 22 ct. Hardanger--I was using up a piece, and it's gone now!  No more squinting at that!

Last, this is a cute reindeer with huge antlers.  It's a freebie that I've had for a long time...I don't remember where I got it.  I stitched this also on 22 ct. Hardanger and put beads around his lovely antlers.  I used a shimmery fabric that slid around and pulled, and I won't be using it again!  LOL!
I topped it with metallic brown ribbon and found a large "gemstone" to put where the ribbons crossed.  All-in-all, it turned out ok, but was really a pain to assemble because of the sliding cloth!  Oh well, you live and learn!

These were fun to stitch and assemble, (mostly!!) and I now have a few cute things for New Year's!  I will hope to add more throughout the year!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please come by again soon!


Beth said...

Frances I very much enjiying following your many stitching themes. Nice idea to have a New Year tree. Your finishes are very creative.

Jacquie Morris said...

Happy new year...... Indeed!!
Oh my I adore all your stitching, it's all so lovely. Now you know I am a huge huge fan of your trees, these will look amazing when you put them up next year. Ha ha it's not that far away, this year is whizzing through again!!
Beautiful finishing on them all, I love. How you use ribbon and and the little extra touches you do too.
Smiles :)

Vickie said...

Wonderful! A great start for next year.

Melissa said...

Very nice, Frances! I particularly like that last one. It looks so rich and velvety...actually I think I'm hungry for chocolates now!

Caitlin D said...

Lovely ornaments. I love the last one too. Something about that reindeer is just too cute!

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Or the Chinese New Year:-)))

Carol said...

I'll bet you are the only person around with a New Year's tree filled with cross stitched ornaments, Frances! I love what you've done so far--have fun collecting more charts and ornaments :)

Pamela said...

Gold and silver thread would look great on black cloth although it's been a while since I've stitched on dark cloth - can't remember how difficult it was. I LOVE the reindeer - seemingly simple but such a statement design and the beads add just the right touch.

Justine said...

Once again I'm in awe of your finishing Frances. Your trees must be simply beautiful.

Andrea said...

Beautiful ornaments, love the reindeer!