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Ornaments

I stitched 9 of the 12 ornaments that were featured on the 2012 Aurifil Designer Blog Hop.  For me, that’s a pretty good track record. If I actually stitched all 12, you would have known that I was the victim of a body snatcher…

As I mentioned in another post, I had an idea for finishing the ornaments that were different from what the designers had in mind. If I actually followed the original pattern, that would have been another sure-fire way to know that a body snatcher was on the prowl.

Most of my weirdo ideas never amount to anything, because my brain is much better at making things than my hands.

So far so good:

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The hexagons are big. To give you a better idea as to the size:

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Now I’m off to find the sheets of red felt that I am pretty sure is around here somewhere. If not, a little shopping trip to the LQS is in order. I may find something I didn’t even know I wanted needed. That would be a first, wouldn’t it?

The polka dot fabric in the first pic is part of a Top Secret project I’m working on. Okay, not Top Secret – I just always wanted to say that. More a case of ‘can only show you in the new year’.

Thanks to everyone that has commented on my previous post thus far. I’m glad to see that all of you touched on things that I had in mind, and also on some things that I wouldn’t have thought of, but would later on have wished that I did.

I’m linking this post to the Small Blog Meet over at Lily’s Quilts.

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Till next time,

Miss Thimble

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2012 Aurifil Designer Blog Hop (Part 4)

Today is the last day of the 2012 Aurifil Designer Blog Hop!

The final three designs can be found here:

Rosebuds Cottage

The Last Piece

Bari J.

Last week’s designs all stitched up…

Bumble Beans Inc.:

Lizzie B Cre8ive:

Pam Kitty Morning:

Man, this was such a fun Hop. I’ve been thinking of how to finish the ornaments, and I *think* I have it figured out. (The finishing instructions that come with the designs will give you ‘traditional’ round ornaments.) More on my maybe-not-so-bright idea in another post.

Till next time,

Miss Thimble

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Buttermilk Basin Blog Hop

Another ornament Blog Hop! This time with a primitive twist, and with cookie recipes! As it is, I’ve already gotten 3 delicious looking cookie recipes from blogs I visit that will end up on my baking sheets this holiday! I’m not really into primitive designs, but have friends who wouldn’t mind being gifted a little primitive ornament. Or two. Or three.
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The links below will take you directly to the blog hop page of every designer, so you won’t have to go through the blog posts when you visit the designer after their publishing date.
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Monday Nov 26: Tara Darr
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Wed Nov 28: Debbie Busby
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Friday 30: JoAnn Mullaly
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Monday Dec 3: Lori Brechlin
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Wed Dec 5: Lynda Hall
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Friday Dec 7: Stacy Nash
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Monday Dec 10: Cheri Payne
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Wed Dec 12: Ali Strebel
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Friday Dec 14: Kathy Schmitz
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Monday Dec 17:
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Wed Dec 19: Lisa Bongean
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Friday Dec 21: Stacey West
Buttermilk Basin, plus 1 special guest.

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I think I’m getting carried away with the whole ornament blog hop thing…

Till next time,

Miss Thimble

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2012 Aurifil Designer Blog Hop (Part 3)

It’s time for Round Three!

Grab the next three (seriously cute) designs here:

Bumble Beans Inc.

Lizzie B Cre8ive

Pam Kitty Morning

I’m having a lot of fun stitching these little ornaments. It may very well be possible that for the first time in *mumble* *mumble* years I’ll have some Christmas ornaments stitched by December, and not by – say – March the following year. Please note that I said ‘stitched’ and not ‘done’. Don’t expect miracles here, people!

Pat Sloan:

I got carried away with the whole button business after deciding to use a red button for the berry instead of stitching it. It’s not my fault that I happened to have small blue buttons the same color as the thread for the snowflake…

Carolina Patchworks:

Till next time,

Miss Thimble

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2012 Aurifil Designer Blog Hop (Part 2)

Ready for part two?

The next three ornaments can be found here:

Thimbleanna

Pat Sloan

Carolina Patchworks

I finished stitching two of last week’s  ornaments despite the blocked nose, watering eyes and spinning head. Which may explain the wonky stitching in some places…

Gail Pan:

Amy’s Creative Side:

Till next time,

Miss Thimble

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2012 Aurifil Designer Blog Hop

Yesterday the 2012 Aurifil Designer Blog Hop started, and it promises to be a lot of fun. (12 Ornament designs by 12 designers over the next four weeks.)  Some people *ahem* may actually  be able to finish a few ornaments in time for Christmas this way!

If you’re in the mood for some fun little stitching projects, start clicking and get cracking! The first three projects can be found here:

This and That Designs

Gail Pan Designs

Amy’s Creative Side

Till next time,

Miss Thimble (a.k.a ‘some people’)

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