A different UFO
If you have been following my blog longer than 3 years you might remember that I sometimes make these beaded Christmas ornaments. They are from Cracker Box Kits and I made the first one in 1992. How do I know that?
Meticulous record keeping, of course!
Like many hobbies, this one has run it's course. I've made about 120 of them and I'm over it but I have 3 kits left. These kits are expensive so I will finish them.
That's why I've added them to my UFO list. They aren't quilts but they are unfinished projects that are hanging over my head and I'm determined to get them done this year.
This is how the instructions look. They are very detailed and there's a very detailed drawing of the finished ornament.
I also have the color photo from the catalog for reference. The one I'm working on now is called Discovery and I made some good progress this weekend.
I'm splitting my football watching activities between these and my applique. If all goes well I'll finish the applique and the 3 ornament kits before the Super Bowl.
Here are all of the completed ones stored. They store best hanging up. My college roommate tells me that if the FBI ever needs information to profile me she will just show them this closet.
Tina in NJ
9/18/2017 02:01:26 pm
Meticulous, indeed. A very impressive collection.
9/26/2017 10:32:14 am
I very much look forward to seeing the 3 revolving trees as well with all your beautiful ornaments.
9/18/2017 03:56:02 pm
Vicki - that is quite an impressive collection of hand beaded ornaments - each uniquely beautiful. I had no idea you had made so many. I look forward to seeing photos of your 3 revolving metallic trees. Your beaded ornament storage alone is mesmerizing.
9/18/2017 04:05:23 pm
Wow...love those ornaments and what a fantastic cabinet for storage.
9/18/2017 05:14:34 pm
what a great idea to store them in the closet hanging like that. They are so pretty and you can tell you put a lot of work into making them. Only three left to do - you can do it!
9/19/2017 10:39:24 am
I had no idea you had made so many! What a stunning display. However, I'm over it before even attempting one.
9/23/2017 05:08:09 pm
I thought I might try one. But it would not look right alone. And we already have so many Waterford ornaments we can't hang on the tree since they are too heavy. These might be too. I checked out the site a couple of years ago. They are so beautiful,...and expensive. So I enjoy seeing yours.
9/26/2017 10:29:39 am
These are beautiful ornaments. I just discovered the Cracker Box site this summer and bought 2 of the kits. I want to make them this winter. The instructions look overwhelming to me. Got any hints on how to make them?
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.