I have finished all my Christmas ornaments, except for The New Guy, as we refer to him around the dinner table -- who we hope will have the good graces to be born this week and receive a name that I could embroider on his ornament. As with so many other projects, I finished just about the time I was getting really good at it.
Toward the end, it was taking me half the time to produce an ornament as it did at the start. I figured out exactly how to do the embroidery, which threads and decorations worked better than others, how to attach the hanging loops and finish the ends.
At the start, when I was still experimenting, some of the ornaments looked better than others. Later on, they all looked great. When I got to the end (except of course for The New Guy) I was on a roll, and kind of sad to be finished.
But I had a good idea. I have pretty much cleaned off my work area, except for what I'll need for TNG's ornament, put away the tulle (which I only used on a few pieces), wrapped up the decorative braids and stowed the quilt batting. Still, one more ornament would be kind of fun, and relatively effortless.
So here's a holiday giveaway to thank my faithful blog readers for faithfully reading. Leave me a comment before Thursday morning (the day TNG is supposed to arrive) and one of you will get an ornament, embroidered with whatever name you tell me. I hope you'll keep it for yourself, but I would understand the urge to get something sweet for your grandchild. (I won't make ornaments for cats, dogs or goldfish.) USA only, please, but I promise I'll have equal opportunities for international readers in the future.
Thanks to you all, and let me be the first to wish you Merry Christmas!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Posted by Kathleen Loomis at 10:43 AM
Labels: blogging, Christmas ornaments
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Wow, you've got them done way before Christmas! I do cards every year and haven't given them a thought yet, now I feel like a slacker.ReplyDelete
ohhhh I want a kathy Loomis original - I'm thinkin' that it will be worth some major bucks someday :)ReplyDelete
You have really done well getting those ornaments done so quickly! I would love to win a Loomis original with my name PATTY on it! I was thru Kent early Sunday morning about 2:15 am on my way back from the Springsteen concert in Pittsburg and Kent was a hopping! All the students were out for Holloween and it was crazy! They all looked like they were have fun.ReplyDelete
Oooohh... That would be great to win an early Xmas present from you! Sign me up!! :-) MarciaReplyDelete
I would be honored to win something handmade by you. --CherylReplyDelete
I would be delighted to win. In a new house with the place for the tree not yet established it would get first choice of spot on the tree.ReplyDelete
Mary Anne in Kentucky
As I sit here in the midst of hurricane Sandy, I am grateful for power. I have been sewing gifts all day, having fun. I would love to put my name in for your ornament. Judy. Thanks for doing this.ReplyDelete
It would be amazing to recieve a handmade ornament from you, to me, DEBBY.ReplyDelete
Oh, I'd love one, and I promise I don't have a cat, dog, or goldfish. And, congrats on getting them all finished. ConnieReplyDelete
I'd love to win an ornament...for me, Hilda. I haven't started Christmas making yet. I need to get busy.ReplyDelete
OHhhhh...... would love to have a handmade ornament from you. Please add my name to the hat. DianeReplyDelete
Kathy: I love your blog and have even recommended it to my (mostly non-)quilting sister. Keep up the excellent, thought provoking work!ReplyDelete
Please add my name to your list of possible ornament recipients. I am hesitant to even mention the word "Sandy" right now, so "Ciolino" will do very nicely. Thanks for the chance to win one of your hand-crafted ornaments, Kathy!ReplyDelete
I'm impressed that you are done so early, except for TNG.ReplyDelete
I love your quilting and your inspiring blog. It would be wonderful to be picked for I would request that you make an ornament for my first grandchild due in mid-November. She will be named "Ruby' and we are all looking forward to meeting our little gem soon. Best wishes to you!ReplyDelete
OK, I'm impressed! I was impressed with your art quilt work but now...ornaments finished BEFORE Christmas!! Yikes! Now I do feel like an under achiever! But there's always next year! And YES I would keep for myself...actually, I'd have my new puppy's name on it!! KaleeReplyDelete
I'd LOVE to win one of your Christmas ornaments! It has to feel good to be so far along with your hand-made Christmas gifts. Congratulations.ReplyDelete
I would love to have one of your ornaments with my name on it to hang on our tree--and keep in my studio the rest of the year. I get inspiration from both your blogs, by the way!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas to you too!ReplyDelete
I would love to win one of your handmade ornaments for MY tree!
Please put my name in the hat for the Christmas ornament. I'm sure I would enjoy it as much as I enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
What a treat! I would love to by the proud owner of a Kathy Loomis original. No, the grandkids cannot have it!ReplyDelete
except that T(I)NG is alrady taken as a name on one of your delightful sounding ornaments, with real threads and ribbons oooh la,I would also like to be in on your lovely giveaway ...the name "Madelyne"; thanks for the chance!!ReplyDelete
Madelyne -- I'm so sorry but the giveaway ended November 1, even though The New Guy didn't show up till November 12. I'll probably do it again next year so stay tuned!ReplyDelete