Sunday, December 30, 2012

Theme-a-licious Delightful December Wrap Up

Well, this month has been very relaxing for me! I've been trying to finish up some things, and I did have a good deal of success. Since my update, I managed to get Dasher framed (finally!)


I also finished my sister's ornament for Christmas. Well...almost. I decided to make her a stumpwork bird like mine since I had extra materials in my kit. Plus I liked the idea of trying to improve my technique!
I think he turned out better for sure! Instead of the spiderweb and moth, I added some festive snowflakes. =)

I did get him finished and mounted, but I didn't complete the beading along the edge. Three rows of peyote stitch shouldn't take long, but sewing on the bead border to start with does take some time!
"Fortunately", my sister didn't finish my ornament, either. =) So we're going to meet for lunch when we're both done. I'm probably going to finish mine a bit differently.

To start the new year, we have...
Jardin January
The holidays were a little stressful...let's relax in a nice garden. Work on any piece with flowers or gardens.

Ornament Theme
Tree or Wreath

Those of you who were around last year enjoyed this month, I think, as a respite from cold Winter weather! I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to work on at this point. Definitely Shakespeare's Garden...but I have so many other things that fit into this category!

I haven't picked my ornament yet, either, but I do plan to start it on New Year's Day. =)

I hope your December was perfectly Delightful. =) Please add your link below (to your wrap-up post), and visit some other Themers if you can (everyone loves comments and encouragement!) Our next post will be on the 15th of January, when we'll check in for Jardin January!

Happy New Year, all!

1. Jo who's first again!
2. Karoline
3. McKenna
4. Yana Hanim

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Kerryp77 said...

Love the framed dasher and the stump work is beautiful. x

Chris said...

Happy New Year Heather!
Dasher is gorgeous and I love the birds.

Ellen said...

Your birds look wonderful! Your sister is a lucky girl!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Dasher is gorgeous, I love these reindeer. The stumpwork birds are great too. It's nice to master a new technique.

Shirlee said...

Love that deer! Love it, love it, love it! Can you share the name of the pattern/designer please?

Bea said...

Love the framing of Dasher - he's beautiful. Also love the finishing on your stumpwork birds.

Ziggyeor said...

Oh beautiful stumpwork. I haven't tried that technique yet. I guess I should try to dig out my Aunt and Uncle Tree patterns so I have the theme for Jan.

Carol said...

Gosh, that stumpwork is so, so pretty, Heather!! You really do such varied and fabulous work :)

Wishing you and your family a joyous New Year!

Karoline said...

Your stumpwork is gorgous, congratulations and Dasher looks very handsome in his frame.

Happy new year :)

McKenna C. said...

I linked up! For like the third time for 2012. :P


rosey175 said...

I love your little snowflake additions; it seems much more festive! Everything looks so wonderful. :D

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness, I do loves these birds. They are so darling.

Melissa said...

Your stumpwork is gorgeous! That's a technique I hope to try one day.

Nic said...

I liked the first bird, but yes the second one is even better. Looks like you're a pro now :)

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Your stumpwork is simply fabulous! Love it! I've gotta get my cardinal out and finish him. Dasher is looking very handsome, too! Hope you have a wonderful 2013!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Dasher is quite handsome in his frame! What a gorgeous ornam et ouve made for your sister!

Yana Hanim said...

love the bird!
and I just put the link of my wrap up post, see you in january post soon :)

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