Friday, May 29, 2009

More ornaments from Jeanine

You remember Jeanine, don't you? She was my friend who stitched that cute turtle for this project.
Well she is at it again. First let me show you the two Ink Circle ornaments she did. They are the same pattern, but a different count fabric and two distinct overdyed threads.

I had to show the back of the pink one. It has the most fascinating colors. They are pink, brown and a touch of green. She managed to find backing fabric that has all those colors in those shades. Even her trim is perfect!

And even though the stitch pattern is the same (the blackwork one) these all look different. Remember there are different colors for different kinds of cancer. Green is for kidney or bladder cancer, blue is for colon and colorectal cancer and purple is for general cancer awareness.
Orange is for leukemia. Now these two orange ornaments might look the same, but they are not. One has a distinct starburst fabric backing and the other is almost like an overdye.

Jeanine has also designed a streamline way to finish her ornaments. The backing is finished off with a little pocket. Then she just slips her stitching into it. The way she finishes everything off (beaded hangers, cording, beads added to the bottom of the ornament, etc.) makes each one look different.
Jeanine, thank you. The job you do in your "real" life is so important, but your "stitching" life is so important also. I appreciate you so much!
By the way, we have now collected 51 ornaments with many more on the way. I have seen some on blogs that will be heading my way and I have heard from many others that they are in the process of making them.
We are going to do this!
PS. Don't forget to see the previous post about the new design from Vee.


Emily said...

The blue and green one at the top is my fav, but they are all great, such great colors chosen for the for the fabric parts. Jeanine did a great job.

Rene la Frog said...

All I can say is WOW !! Jeanine is a awsome stitcher but her finishes are out of this world.

51 Ornaments already....hope it's a really BIG tree.

AFwife99 said...

The ornaments are beautiful, and that tree is going to make a ton of money when it auctions. Just wanted to point out also that purple is the color for pancreatic cancer, which is what my dad is currently fighting.

Jess- AF Wife99

Mary said...

Wow! What great finishing! Jeanine did a wonderful job. I have a feeling your are going to surpass your goal!

Carolyn NC said...

These are all just gorgeous!

5footrunt said...

They look great. She did a wonderful job.

Tara said...

That girl does a WONDERFUL job! I am so jealous. She is a pro!! Everything looks wonderful Donna, YOU are doing such a wonderful thing. Hope after this is done you keep it up for next year (or start something new).

CameoRoze said...

Those are spectacular!

Gabi said...

What great ornaments. Jeanine did a fantastic job. All ornaments look great and the amount of them is just wonderful

Cindy F. said...

Oh Donna! Everyone of these are soooo beautiful!! How exciting!

fatema said...

Beautiful ornaments.

Karan said...

Oh these are fabulous! I so love the blue/green one. :0)