Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Acorn Hill and an Ornament Finished!

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Little House Needleworks "Acorn Hill"
Fabric: 32 ct. Vintage Luna by Lakeside Linens
Threads: Crescent Colours and GAST
Started: 10/14/08 - Finished: 10/27/08


I ended up getting Acorn Hill finished pretty early last night, so I decided to also finish an ornament - using what I call the Ruth Technique! :) She finishes her ornaments so pretty and so simple. She just sews them on to felt and frays them a little. The only difference on mine was I used pinking shears on the edge of my felt.

LHN Pine Tree Hill finished into an ornament.

I also received some early birthday stash yesterday from DSL! I ordered it on Friday and it was here Monday! Talk about instant gratification!! :)

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I got the two new "Sea to Shining Sea" thread packs along with "Peppermint Lane" and Lizzie Kate's "Don't Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle." I love that chart, I plan to finish it into an ornament like the one above. Oh and I also got the "Dragonfly" thread pack from CCN. I forgot to include it in the picture.

Here are the "Sea to Shining Sea" silks on the recommended Natural Belfast Linen...

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And here they are on the linen that I think would be perfect for it, which is Sea Storm by Lakeside Linens...

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Only I don't have enough. I'm hoping when I go down to Florida this weekend that my LNS down there will have it. I think I remember seeing it last time I was there.

Well, I think this post is long enough now! Write later! :)


32 comments:

  1. Beautiful finish as always, Nicole!
    Your ornament is SO pretty, I love how you finished it!
    I might try this style, too. :D

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  2. I just love Acorn Hill...that is so pretty...

    I love your Stash that you received in the mail too...

    What is your next stitching project?

    Take care & Happy Stitching

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  3. Nicole, Congratulations on your Acorn Hill finish!! Happy Dance~~~
    Your ornament finish turned out beautiful too! and I love your new stash!
    Cindy F./TX

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  4. Your Acorn Hill is sooo pretty~~~
    I love the way you finished the ornament, too!!

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  5. Beautiful finish as always Nicole! Love your PALS things too. Lovely ornament.


    Amy

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  6. Great finish and ornament. Great stash also. Happy birthday.

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  7. Awesome finish on Acorn Hill! Congrats on the lovely ornie too! I like that finishing style and may give it a try too! Enjoy your new bday stash!!

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  8. Oh my gosh, the colors in this are simply amazing! GREAT finish, once again!

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  9. You know between your stitching, finishing and photgraphy you are definitely succeed at everything you attempt! Your finishes are awesome and again your photos are beautiful.

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  10. Acorn Hill is beautiful.

    And those floss colours for Sea to Shining Sea really pop on the Lakesides Linen. If you can get more, I think the whole thing would look just wonderful on that.

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  11. Beautiful finishes and great stashing!

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  12. Acorn Hill is beautiful!! I love your ornament as well

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  13. Congratulations on your Acorn Hill finish, Nicole - it's beautiful.

    The ornament is lovely, too, and it looks like a really fast and easy way of finishing!

    Your stash haul looks great! I love the Peppermint Lane chart!

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  14. Wonderful finish, as always, Nicole! Both Acorn Hill and your ornament look gorgeous!
    I love also your new stash! :)
    Monica

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  15. Beautiful!!! I'm going to try that ornament-finishing, too!
    Congrats on your stash, you lucky thing!

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  16. Nice stash and beautiful finishes!

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  17. congrats on the finish Speedy! *grin*

    love the ornament and perfect birthday stash! When's your bday??

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  18. Autumn Hill is beautiful. Congratulations. Love your Pine Tree Hill finishing too.

    I'm drooling over your new stash. Still waiting for my Sea to Shining Sea order to arrive!

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  19. Acorn Hill is lovely.

    I have one of Ruth's ornaments with a felt backing - it's gorgeous, as is yours - I love the pinked edges on the felt.

    A great stash haul - it looks as though you are going to be very busy!

    Enjoy your trip to Florida and say hi to Cathy from me!

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  20. Such adorable finishes, Nicole! You always pick the most perfect fabric. I wasn't interested in From Sea To Shining Sea till I saw this post! Love the way you finished the ornament, too; thanks for the tip.

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  21. They're both lovely Nicole, congratualtions

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  22. I LOVE both your finishes! So lovely :) Congratulations! And great new stash too :)

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  23. Great finishes! Good choices on the statsh. Look forward to seeing them stitched.

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  24. I just love your ornament and the way it's finished! Acorn Hill looks fabulous too. New stash is always a bit of a thrill - great choices. The blue fabric for Sea to Shining Sea looks great for it. Hope you have a fun time in Florida on the weekend (and find some more stash goodies at the LNS there).

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  25. amazing finishes! the autumn next to the winter:)

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  26. Beautiful finishes, Nicole! Pine Tree Hill has turned out wonderfully and thank you for reminding me that it was Ruth's blog that I'd seen that fringed pillow finish - I've used it a couple of times now and I really like it :)

    Enjoy your new stash!

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  27. Ooo, I'm famous! I have a technique named after me. Secretly I call it the sluggish stitcher finish. :)

    Speed demon. :)

    You are right, definitely perfect on storm. You know I'll want to see them done by mid November at the latest.

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  28. I like the autumn.
    I adore it Acorn Hill.
    Very much like your new samples what you bought. I envy you a little bit for them... towards us it is not possible to receive beauties like this.

    Lilang from Hungary

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