God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cross Stitch Ornaments, Trims, & A Poem : )

Two posts from me within a couple hours.  Not unusual ... lol!

I just got to play around with my camera again.  I discovered that I can download the pictures into my computer & open them up with my old camera software.  This makes things a bit easier since I can use a program that is familiar to me   : )   I did have to take a photo of one of the ornaments at least half a dozen times because I couldn't get it to not be blurry.  Apparently it's something I'm doing & not the camera.  I had no problems with all the others.

This first ornament, as you can see, is 2-sided.  This is the Lizzie*Kate Merry Little Bird I've been asking for help with regarding the finishing.  Help never came, not even from the company, but this morning I tried stuffing it before having a go at the finishing & that did it   : )   One of the reasons I chose to make this ornament was I thought it would be a quick stitch.  Well, the joke was on me.  I actually had to use an entirely different technique of stitching on this ornament & one side had to be stitched upside down!  If that didn't exercise my old brain cells, nothing ever will   : )



This next ornament is also a Lizzie*Kate design.  The pattern is called Cozy Christmas Wishes.  Notice that I got to use my beloved chenille trim on this one   : )

  
And speaking of my beloved chenille trim, here are 2 photos of the order I placed last week with Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  She sells more than chenille trim & it's definitely worth paying her a visit!  As you can see in the photos below, I purchased a trims grab bag as well as a dozen of the chenille trims.  I couldn't be happier with my purchase & the service I received   : )



And now, begging the pardon of Joyce Kilmer, I will leave you with my ode to chenille trims.

Chenille Trim

I think that I shall never feel
A trim more luscious than chenille.

Chenille, whose fluffy fullness thrills
my heart; the beauty it instills.

Chenille, as soft as a billowy cloud,
Which brings more joy than should be allowed.

Chenille, in gorgeous colors dyed
By hand with loving care & pride.

Chenille, which all of us can use
When we're inspired by our muse.

This poem is wrote by Shirlee Hill
And I thank God for this trim called chenille.

5 comments:

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

The first ornament does look challenging! I think yours turned out great! I love LK but have not seen that one before, I would probably run from it than accept the challenge though.

I am in love with the Christmas wishes one. That ones on my ever growing wishlist of charts to buy.

I love the colors in your new goodies you ordered from that shoppe! You are going to have so much fun using it all up on your projects!

Very cute poem Shirlee! :D

Have a great Sunday!
Blessings from Jessica

TheCrankyCrow said...

And what a clever little wordsmith you are! Love it!! And love your sweet little ornies. Both turned out wonderfully - although I gotta say - that chenille really makes for a fabulous finish! Enjoy your evening...Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Hi Shirlee,
I only have yahoo email, so I wasnt able to pull up your email address from your blog.

I hope it is ok to send you a message this way.

I wanted to say Thank You for the adorable ornie I received from you, in Marie's (OLM) swap.
I love it!
I will be making a blog post soon to show it off.
Thank you again!!

Hugs,
Tam

Jan said...

Love your ornaments Shirlee. The poem is so cute. Keep up the good work. Janice-Black Creek primitives

bettyj said...

Love all your ornaments, but that Cozy Christmas is beautiful!So appropriate.