It’s All About the Finish!

I love, love, love…did I say love? working on ornaments for myself. They are short, quick and to the point. Speaking of point…these little bags are by What’s the Point?

I love to stitch ornaments for my tree in the season, so I worked on these last year during the month of December for this years tree. I have a few more out yet at the finishers and I am sure that they will be back in plenty of time. These are finished open and are just the right size for a little cash from Santa. A stitching friend of mine has many of these finished bags for the gift recipients in her family. They hang on her tree with a “little something” extra in them on Christmas morning. What a great idea!

I do love these bags and Brenda Hart has all these great little background stitches in her books. It is her idea too to use 4mm River Silk and ruche the bottom and the strap handles. The finisher works her magic and I have these great new additions for my tree this year. Of course as always I look for that new cat ornament to add to the collection.

The Keep Calm Ornaments are on bars and just waiting to be stitched!

Meredith gave me a few ideas for these and I almost started on one last night…almost! But no I had to tell myself no as I have to finish this piece that is going to be the death of me yet. Small, but packs allot of punch. As much as I have restitched and restitched this, I could have finished 4 of them!

We have been having beautiful weather here in America’s finest city. Summer like temperatures which will come to a screeching halt in a few days as they say rain is on the way. We need the rain so it will be a welcome sight. It is a wonderful way to spend the day, holed up on the couch with a cup of tea, the felines and my stitching!

Notice where a certain someone’s paws are? AlleyCat isn’t there somewhere else you can be? and until next time…keep on stitching



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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

16 thoughts on “It’s All About the Finish!

  1. does she have a FB page? or is she just starting one?
    I love tjose ornaments, the way they are stitched and finished and what a wonderful idea too

    • Hi Chris! it is very easy and the trick with the ribbon is not to lay the ribbon, just let it do as it wants…twist and turn and let it sit there as it wishes. Thank you so much for reading my blog!

  2. Vicky, and Cats, I missed you, your kittens, and your stitching while you were away. Glad you are back. I am going to try your advice and stitch on a few small ornaments for next year’s tree.
    Glad you are back!! My Dolly hides behind the monitor and swats at my hands on the keyboard! Cats.. gotta love them!!!

  3. Very cute. Love the little bags. Just finished one of my Wait for Santa Ornaments. I stitched over the sleigh and decided to be a little different. I ordered the medium Santa button from JABC and I am putting that at the top? I’ll post when I Get the buttons and finish up the ornament . What is the name of Brenda’s book with the background stitches .

    • ooh your wait for santa sounds adorable and I will look forward to seeing it! I am not sure which Brenda book this came out of. Allot of times she just draws it out for you.

  4. I love reading your blog. Would you share your finishers name? I am in the Northeast and find finishing to be very expensive. Thanks ,

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