Friday, May 21, 2010

happy happy joy joy

I participated the the Hooked on Exchanging Early Christmas Ornament exchange and yesterday I received my ornament. It's from Janet and she stitched me LHN's Red House in Winter on the front and Jeannette Douglas's ornament from the 2009 JCS magazine. I so love it!
Here is my progress on Ms. Fred. Home stretch here - almost complete with Ms. F herself and then it's just the bottom where she is standing and the rest of the border to complete. Those of you who have stitched Ms. F already will notice that I changed the chart up a bit. The bottom border is charted so the black outline and the diamonds merge together. Despite how much I like folk art, that sort of thing drives me crazy to stitch myself so I changed to what it is now. That means I'll have to fudge the bottom a bit but I'm fine with that. I'll never have to look at it in the future and wish I had done it differently or even worse once I have forgotten how it was charted wonder why I name such a big mistake. :-) I'll do the same for Mr. F also.

Have a great weekend! Mine will be all about gardening and the pugs having fun outside.

13 comments:

Alice said...

Nice! You won't be at this for much longer, that border looks like it won't take much to finish, even with fudging. I love your ornament, but the quilt you have photographed it on is amazing!

Margaret said...

Beautiful exchange piece! You're almost done with Mrs. Fred! Looking good!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Great ornament, Margie! Ms. Fred is looking awesome!

Daffycat said...

Wow Margie! That ornament from Janet is spectacular!

Love your stitching. You have just zoomed through this sweet birdie design!

Do the pugs help garden? Sheba loves to "help" me. I usually end up putting her back inside because she "helps" too much!

Deb said...

The ornament is wonderful! And Ms. Fred looks wonderful too. You're going to have this done in no time the way you're going.

Janet B. said...

Hi Margie- I'm so glad you like the ornament I sent you. I love the quilt you have behind it! And Ms. Fred is coming along nicely- great job!

Cari said...

Love the ornament and the beautiful quilt too! And Ms. Fred is coming right along...excellent job! Have a great weekend!!

Katrina said...

What a gorgeous ornament and I love the idea of putting two stitched pieces together like that! Ms. Fred is really coming along too.

Karoline said...

What a lovely ornament and Mrs Fred is looking great.

Stitch By Stitch said...

Happy you! What a lovely ornament! And a great way to finish it, with two sides.

Siobhan said...

Love the ornament! Ms. Fred looks great!

Giovanna said...

The ornament is just beautiful - what a great idea to combine the two like that, they really go well together. And great progress on the birdie.

woolwoman said...

the ornament you rec'd in exchange is wonderful - lovely finishing too! Mrs Fred is coming right along - will those Fred's be going on your trade/sale blog when you are finished? I'd like a shot at them if you have not already promised them to someone else.

thanks Mel