Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Christmas In July

http://www.justletmequilt.com/Welcome! Today is my day and I have a project to show you that I started years ago. I mean y-e-a-r-s ago. Let me tell you the story because there's always a story.... about a kazillion years ago in my time, my sisters and mom came and visited me here in the twin cities and we went 'shop hopping'. I took them to a couple of my favorite places. Needle punch was new, or at least new to us. Our first stop that day was to Eagle Creek Quilt Shop and they had a whole needle punch section. My sister Stef fell in love with a set of ornaments. So I asked 'how easy is needle punch' and the staff smiled and said, "Here, pull up a chair, can we get you a cup of coffee? Let's show you how to needle punch" It was so sweet, we had a little needle punch class while drinking our cups of coffee. I just love how helpful the staff is there. I have never forgotten their kindness. I refer people their direction all the time. Needless to say I went back to the shop the next week to purchase everything I needed to make those adorable ornaments for my sister. My plan was to make them for her birthday, which was in December. I had three months to get them done. Well, that was over ten years ago.... mom tells me it was 14 years ago.  hummmmmm I missed my original goal sadly, but I'm happy to say I'm ready for her birthday for this year and she's gonna love them!!!!

I spent my rainy day at the cabin working on my ornaments. I had a lot of needle punching to do!
The pattern that I used is by Brenda Gervais from 'With Thy Needle and Thread' 
Pattern is called 'Three Lit'l Mittens'

This is such a sweet pattern, the ornaments are adorable.

The wonky little snowman makes me giggle.

I love the classic look of the tree design.

Here are four of the ornaments I made for my sister. I actually made two of each design for her. I think she's going to really love them.  Shhhhh… it's a secret so don't tell Stef that I made these for her..... wink.... wink...….
I love joining these hops because it gives me a deadline to get a project or two done. I also find it fun to hop around and see what everyone accomplished. I always find everyone's project inspiring. So grab a cup of  coffee, or ice tea and have fun checking out all the great projects. 

24 comments:

  1. lol I'm sure your sister will love the adorable ornaments even if they're a TAD late! They're really nice!

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  2. Cute ornaments, congrats on finally getting them done, I'm sure your sister will love them.

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  3. i've always wanted to try that technique. It may have to be some supplies I purchase soon! Thanks for sharing. Those ornaments are so beautiful!

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  4. Very nice ornaments...another unique talent

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  5. Congrats on getting them out and finishing them up-they really are super cute, and yes that snowman makes me smile!

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  6. Hi Cindy! Wow - these turned out great. I do not need another hobby . . . I do not need another hobby. That is my mantra for today, but IF I did need a new one this would be it. Your sister will love them. Happy Wednesday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  7. Your sister is going to be thrilled and I know you feel relieved to have the ornaments finished. WTG - It's a win/win. I'm glad that you joined the hop, too. I love seeing all the inspiration and hearing the stories behind each person's makings. Merry Christmas in July.

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  8. Those are so, so cute! Now I'm feeling like I need to learn how to needle punch. Your sister is going to love them...lucky her! Thanks a ton for joining in the blog hop. You're so creative and I always know whatever you make will be amazing. :O)

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  9. LOL I have dont that before. I have everything i need to make my daughter a pillow cover. It has been three years. Have to get it done this year. your ornaments are wonderful. I know she will love them.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  10. So you're giving her vintage ornaments and everyone knows vintage is more expensive. LOL They are so cute, thanks for sharing!

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  11. Great projects and post, Merry Christmas in July.

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  12. Those are just adorable. Glad they can out of hiding. Guess I should go look thru my hidy hole too! LOL!!

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  13. They are so cute, she will be so pleased that they have come to the surface and are now done.

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  14. These are so cute! Looks like such a fun project! I've never tried needle punch, but someday...maybe!!

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  15. How wonderful that you got them completed for your sister! With all we crafters/quilters/sewists do there is no way to get it all done but woohoo, you did!

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  16. Your ornaments turned out great! Your sister will be so excited! I love needlepunch but I haven't done it for years. Your adorable projects makes me want to try it again.

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  17. Glad you got those ornaments finished. You can enjoy them on your tree this year!

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  18. Love your ornaments!!! Makes me want to dig out my needle punch but it’s been so long, my threads have probably disentergrated by now.

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  19. Congrats on your completed project. I've never done needle-punch but these ornaments are so cute, I may have to learn.

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  20. I love punch needle. Great projects!

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