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Last Ones… Almost

  • Posted on December 12, 2005 at 11:20 pm

Honest, these are the last ornaments finishes for the year… almost. I have one left, but I need to get to the craft store for a “trunk” and a pot for my potted tree, the idea for which was lifted from Karen V. Thanks Karen!

The first two you will recognize as the Baby’s 1st Christmas Ornaments that I stitched up for coworkers, designed by Victoria Sampler. Unfortunately, the assembly process went awry on Evelyn’s ornament so that the front and back are not perfectly aligned, as evidenced by the tassel looking askew on the backside. 🙁 Oh well, they can’t all be perfect! 😆

Evelyn's Ornament

Sydney's Ornament

Next, we have Santa’s Trimming for my dad in Florida, designed by Mosey ‘n Me, from the 2004 Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue:

Santa's Trimmings Ornament

And finally, one I’m actually keeping for ME! This one is the Merry Christmas Bellpull ornament, designed by the Sweetheart Tree, also from the 2004 Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue:

Merry Christmas Bellpull

You can’t see from the picture because it’s a bit dark, but the cording is made out of the remnants of the Weeks Dye Works colors used in the design – Bordeaux and Cypress. I even splurged for the brass bellpull hardware, though it was only $7 from Yarn Tree.

Now, will all of those done, I can start focusing on the little things… like decorating my house, writing up Christmas cards, wrapping gifts, baking cookies, planning the holiday meal and getting ready for company! 😉

2005 Christmas Ornaments – Free To a Good Home!

  • Posted on December 12, 2005 at 12:09 am

Okay folks, since all of the extra ornaments that I have this year are officially finished as of tonight, it’s time for you to cast your votes for any that you might want!

I have created a new, temporary album in my photo gallery, under Miscellaneous, called 2005 Ornaments To Give Away. If you would be interested in having one of these ornaments for yourself, simply add a comment to the ornament(s) in which you are interested. Put at least your name in the comment, obviously :), and then send an email with your full mailing address to me at jenna ‘at’ magees ‘dot’ net.

You can vote from now through Wednesday (the 14th). I know that this isn’t a lot of time, but I would like most of these to stand some sort of chance of reaching their destinations before Christmas, if at all possible. I may try to send a blanket email to those who comment on my blog, as well, to let you know that voting is open, just in case you don’t keep current.

Once the voting has closed, I will gather the names for each ornament, put them into a proverbial hat and randomly choose a recipient for each ornament. To be fair, I will try to limit each person to one ornament, if possible. I will post the list of recipients to my blog once chosen. With any luck, I’ll have my act together enough to have everything already packed up and ready to mail so that I can run to the post office on Thursday.

Let me know if you run into any problems, particularly with the “voting.” If you find that you cannot leave a comment for some reason on the ornament(s) of your choice, then send me an email with your mailing address and the names of the ornaments that you liked.

I hope that I’ve given enough time to be reasonable and fair at the same time. Good luck everyone!

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