Aug 17, 2011

Dear Santa....

We've Got Cookies!

And I have a finish that I am going to show :) I *finally* received word that it arrived at its new home with Amy at Cross Stitch and Cupcakes. I sent it over three weeks ago and apparently, Amy was on vacation until recently. Lucky girl!



I stitched this up for the HOE Lizzie Kate Ornament Exchange. It turned out larger than I anticipated, but adorable nonetheless. I found the perfect fabric for the back:

Dear Santa, We've Got Cookies #S50 Snippet
Designer: Lizzie Kate
Fabric: 28ct Hand-dyed Evenweave
(color and brand unknown)
Fibers: DMC
Size: 5x6.25"
Embellishments: Mill Hill Seed Beads,
Miniature Snowflakes
& Runched Ribbon

Here are close-ups of the details:

(Clickable for larger image)


58 comments:

Debra said...

beautiful work as always!

Anonymous said...

Meari,

That is absolutely adorable! I love how you finished it! She's a lucky girl. :)

Katy

Debbie said...

Beautiful! I love Lizzie Kate and you've done a wonderful with this design!

Carolyn said...

Meari,
You did a wonderful job! I love the finish.

Kathy said...

Oh I love it!! I love the ruched ribbon too. I have to try that one of these days. And as you said the fabric is just perfect!

Berly said...

That is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Meari,

It is lovely....lucky recipient!!!!

Nan in PA

Anonymous said...

Very nice, Meari.

Lynne

Sunshine said...

How Adorable!! And the fabric for the backing is Perfect!!! Well done my Friend!!!

Anonymous said...

that is so cute!

Sharon E

Gabi said...

Gorgeous!!! Lovely stitching and finishing Meari. Love also the fabric.

CJ said...

Very nice. I love the ribbon.

CJ

Anonymous said...

Yea! It looks so cute--congrats on a job well done! =)

Pam

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on an absolutely stunning finish. As you said the backing fabric is perfect and I love the ruched edging.

htimcj said...

Great ornament!
Heidi-ILCS

Anonymous said...

I love it Meari and I'm sure the lucky recipient did too!

Hugs,
Lynette

Sarah said...

Oh I do so love your finishes this one is just gorgeous and what a great fabric for the backing. Just lovely Meari.

lynda said...

Great ornie! I'm sure Amy loves it!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

So cute - and I love the way they're finished!

Anonymous said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I love how you finished it, Meari! Very nicely done! Congratulations on this wonderful finish! :)

Robin from Erie, PA/USA

Ranae said...

Now that's one cool ornament
Lucky Amy

Anonymous said...

I love Dear Santa. It looks like a cookie!

Tina

Kay said...

I love this Lizzie Kate finish, this has been in my to do pile for far too long, lol. Great job on the finishing!

Jennifer Wright said...

simply adorable!! You finished it off nicely!! WIsh I was that talented!

Anonymous said...

That is REALLY cute Meari!! A well-deserved happy dance!

Chris

Katrien said...

what a yummy finish! :-) Just adorable.

Sue said...

Meari, it is adorable!!!

Hugs,
Sue

Anonymous said...

Very Cute, Meari. I'm sure she loved it.

HUGS,
Dee in TN

Julie M said...

What a cute ornament Meari! You did an awesome job of finishing it too!

Anonymous said...

Meari,

It looks really cute. Nice work.

CC

Shebafudge said...

that's gorgeous! I love the fabric you stitched it on.

~~~Melinda said...

GORGEOUS finish!!!! This is one of the cutest things I've seen! You are such a good stitcher!!

Carol said...

Oh, what a perfect ornament, Meari--love everything about it :)

Theresa said...

I love it. Looks very nice.

Sharon said...

Beautiful ornament Meari!

Mary Ivancicts said...

I love it! The fabric and backing are the cutest!

Anonymous said...

OOOOH this is adorable co cute!

Heather S

Sparkles 'n' Stitching said...

oooooooh i love it, I've been looking for some Christmassy stitchy things and it looks like I've another to add to my list

Pam in IL said...

Oh Meari, that is so adorable! I love the way you finished it too. How did you do the trim around the piece? Do you have a tutorial on that? Love, Love, Love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's so cute!! Great finishing too.

Patti

majork29 said...

Love it!!

Sandy In Montana said...

So adorable, Meari. You did a fantastic job on the finishing.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Anonymous said...

Meari - your finish looks great. I have mine stitched also for one of my cousins, but along with several others it will not be finished until next month - I hope.

Tara

Rachel S said...

Great finish! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. You did a great job.

Coleen

Vicky L said...

Oh my, that is so adorable! I am going have to stitch that one soon.
Yes, the booklet Vickie send you is the one I lost. The fans are a very quick stitch. It only took me less than 3 hours.

Anonymous said...

So cute!!!

Lisa

Vikki said...

I love it! the "finishing" is great!

Kathy A. said...

Meari - I LOVE this one. The fabric is absolutely perfect for the gingerbread. What a beautiful stitch!

Akila said...

Such a cute ornament. Very pretty fabric too, goes perfectly with the design

Shelley said...

I love, love, love it!!! Fabulous finish Meari :)

Anonymous said...

Meari

I really love your Santa / Cookies Ornament . I love that fabric too and you have finished it so beautiful.

You can always stitch something like that to me too :) , if you dont know what you stitch , LOL

Tinna

Nancy M said...

Cute pattern and finish!

Sandra said...

Meari that is a wonderful piece!!! The fabric choice is perfect! Love how it turned out.
Bet the backing fabric is adorable too :)

Mare said...

Perfectly finished! Love it and great photos.... I have a serious case of photo envy!

Kristin said...

Seriously beautiful Meari. You did a fabulous job stitching and finishing it.

glenda said...

OMG! I love this!!

I'll take the next one :)

Mary said...

Very pretty. I love the material used and the border.