Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Big One

Remember last October, when I started a new project? Specifically, the Prairie Schooler 12 Days of Christmas, stitched as separate ornaments. I'm behind on sharing where I am at on these so I thought I'd catch you up!

Barbi girl...you got some catching up to do!

Firstly, I think I skipped sharing 9 Ladies Dancing. I am sure I showed you 8 Maids and 10 Lords and I don't know how I missed 9 Ladies but here it is:


I already showed you 10 Lords finished ~ remember all my silly photos finding missing stitches? So now here is 11 Pipers completed:


And 12 Drummers:


I can't believe the stitching is completed! You can click here to see all my posts featuring these designs.

I have had a great time stitching each one. These were easy stitches and very relaxing! Don't they look great?


The fabric I tea stained for these ornaments was perfect. I used a 32 count Jobelan from 123Stitch, spotted it with strong tea, then dunked the whole piece. After dyeing, I cut the fabric into 12 even (mostly) squares and started stitching. I think I worried all these months that I'd lose my pack of fabric squares mid-way through ~ or that I'd lose one of the completed squares! Silly me.

Now for the mammoth task of finishing all of these into ornaments. I would like them all to look the same and I'm thinking to make them like the ornament in this post. This is going to take some determination to sew all 12. What the hell was I thinking???

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

67 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! quite the undertaking! and quite the accomplishment, too! good luck with the sewing!

Stitchesbyme said...

beautiful stitches, love to see the finishing ornaments in time

Thoeria said...

They look lovely Daffy! And they're going to look even prettier finished :)Look forward to seeing the finished ornies!

Catherine said...

Congratulations! They look fantastic. I'm sure once you get going on the finishing, they will go quickly. Looking forward to seeing them!

Christine said...

Great job! They really look great when they're all side by side!

Denise said...

I'll tell you what you were thinking (and were absolutely correct)- These will be amazing when I finish them into ornies and they will all match! They are fabulous! Good work. Can't wait to see them done. Your tree will be the best yet!

Momma Sunshine~~ said...

Those look awesome!

CalamityJr said...

I can see what you were thinking - that will be a beautiful way to finish them and you will enjoy them so much every Christmas season!

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

What a great collection. I love the 12 Days Rhyme. Look forward to 12 ornies now. You've got 6 months!

milly said...

Hi

Your stitched pieces are lovely. I like the way you are going to finish them, they will all look great!

Barbi said...

Amazing Sharon! You're all done! I have to post my updates on my SAL's and my TUSAL And I'm stitching 6 geese this right now! ARGH I think I just felt a grey hair spring out of my head! LOL Love them! (not the greys..you're finishes)

Margaret said...

But oh my gosh, they will be so wonderful when they're all done!! Congrats on finishing the stitching. Can't wait to see the lot on your Christmas tree!

April said...

They are all so pretty! Can't wait to see them sewn into ornaments!!!

Lesleyanne said...

All of your ornaments look gorgeous. Can't wait to see them made up.

Carrie said...

They all look amazing!!

katica said...

they are amazing!!! I love them and can hardly wait to see them finished off into ornaments!!!

Mouse said...

oooooooooooooo see this mouse wiggle ... well done on such an achievement and I can't wait to see them all beautifully made up like the other ones :) love mouse xxxx

Rosemary said...

Wowee! They look terrific, I've enjoyed watching the different ones appear and to see them all together...wow...that's an accomplishment. I checked out the finish you intend, that will look so good. Sure, it's a mammoth undertaking but it will really do right by the hard work of stitching these in the first place. Congrats on finishing the stitching, can't wait to see the completed ornaments!

Claudia Valle said...

they all look great!!!! cant wait to see them all finished =)

Deb said...

Those ornaments are so sweet. Congratulations on finishing them. Can't wait to see them when they'e finished. Maybe you can set up some kind of assembly line when you're sewing them and it might make it go a little quicker.

Claudette497 said...

Happy dancing with you - that's quite an array you have! It will be fun to see them all done!

Marsha said...

I know what you mean! When I finished my LHD months of the year they stared at me for a good long time before I sucked it up and just started finishing them. It goes faster than you think.

barbara said...

What LOVELY finishes!!

geeky Heather said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I love the way the dancing lady is working the garland. WORK IT, BABY, WORK IT!!!! =D

Kathy Ellen said...

All of your '12 Days of Christmas' ornament pieces are wonderful, and your amazing finishing will make them even more amazing! You've come this far, and you will most definitely be thrilled when they are all hanging up for Christmas 2012!

Fiona said...

They look fantastic.... they will look great as little ornaments and be such fun all done...
Hugz

Chris said...

They look fabulous!! I am sure that you will knock out the finishing in no time. I can't wait to see them then!

Vickie said...

Oh the collection looks great! What a fun new header.:)

dulcinella said...

Congratulations! That is a major finish! I love these designs and they sure look great stitched. The ornament finish looks like a hugs task but it will look just stunning to have them all done. But just take it easy, if you finish one a week you still have plenty of time left before xmas.

SoCal Debbie said...

Congratulations on finishing all 12! Your ornaments will look fantastic. I am also stitching these designs, but all on one piece of fabric to frame, not separately.

Jan said...

Yep, you're daffy! LOL! The stitching is fabulous and I'm really looking forward to seeing them all done.

Deanne J said...

Congrats, can't wait to see the ornaments.

Jennifer M. said...

They all look wonderful. Congrats on finishing them. Good luck on finishing "finishing" them. ;)

Jen

Shelley said...

Wonderful!! Congrats on the big finish. I can't wait to see them ready to hang on your tree!

Ellen said...

Congrats on the big finish of 12 days of X'mas! They look wonderful together, can't wait to see your finish of them into individual ornaments!

Hugs,

Barb said...

What an impressive project!!It looks wonderful!

valerie said...

Wow, congrats Sharon! All your ornies look wonderful and I just love your tea-dyed fabby!

Annette-California said...

Cracking up laughing Sharon. Yes it will take time to finish the ornaments. Great job in completing all of them. Yes they look amazing and so festive - I love them so much I did buy the chart for myself:) It's on my to do list:) love Annette

Christine said...

They're gorgeous Sharon, they will look wonderful finished like your stocking ornament

Carol said...

YAY!! You've finished stitching all 12--congratulations, Sharon! And I know you'll finish each one perfectly if the ornament that I won in your giveaway is any indication :)

Minnie said...

Fantastic, I just love all 12 Days designs and can hardly wait to see their finish.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Happy Dancing Congratulations! What a great accomplishment! And those finishes will be adorable, too.

Lisa said...

Happy Dance deserved! The ornaments are beautiful looking and, yes, it looks like you have a daunting task finishing them ahead of you. But I know that you can do it. You are very talented and make beautiful ornaments - for I know first hand :)
Take care and just take it one ornament at a time!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

They look great! I'm sure once you get on a roll they'll go together quicker than you think. You can do it, you can do it (said in my best cheerleader voice)!

Julie said...

Super duper! They'll look smashing all the same, enjoy the making up.

Kate said...

How fabulous, congratulations on finishing them all. Looking forward to seeing them completed.

Bea said...

You've done a marvelous job with them all - what a great set. Good luck with the finishing. I always find that the hardest part, but the satisfaction when you're finished is SO worth it.

Bekca said...

Congratulations on finishing the stitching on such a beautiful project! I look forward to seeing how you finish them all. If anyone can do it, you can Sharon :)
Best wishes.

Faith... said...

They look wonderful! Congrats on finishing the stitchng

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a feat! Congrats on getting all 12 done! I look forward to seeing the finishing!

Ziggyeor said...

Woot congrats on the stitching. Have fun on the finishing. I think I would back them all with foam board, felt the back and put some decorative trim on them with a loop. Might be a bit faster than the stitching but that would look cute too.

Sharon said...

They look fantastic! congrats! I have no doubt that you will finish them just perfectly!

Jan said...

Well done. The squares look so fantastic!

Mindi said...

Great job finishing all of them, your tree is going to look fabulous this year!

Michelle said...

Well done they are all lovely x

Angela said...

Congrats! They will look wonderful all finished like this :)

Penny said...

Congratulations on stitching all 12!! So sweet! I will look forward to seeing them finished. :)

Meari said...

I don't know what you were thinking, but they look great!! Congrats on finishing them all. I'm looking forward to the final finishing :)

Silverlotus said...

Great finish!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Your stitching is so beautiful! What a lovely tree you're going to have!!!!
Linda

Lynn said...

They look fabulous!! You certainly have far more initiative than I do! I can't wait to see them all finished. They're going to look awesome.

Carla said...

Congratulations on finishing all 12 ornaments...they all look wonderful!

Deb said...

These are simply lovely, the may have been done with easy stitches but the result is just great. You inspired me to use tea dying more.

Colorado Stitcher said...

Nice job and have fun with all that finishing!

Marie said...

Those are awesome! I want to stitch that...now. :D

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on finishing the whole series!

zoomcity said...

These are so cute! Your tree is going to be awesome. Does that give you motivation? ;)