The last ornament is done!
Thanks to a lot of football this weekend and last night, I can finally declare the ornament-making era over! This one is called Midnight Sun and, honestly, it was one of the most difficult. By difficult I meant that there was way too much gluing and too little pinning or thread work. This kit is still for sale if you want to make one for yourself!
Before you buy one just know that this hanger will drive you nuts. It is pretty, though!
Lots and lots of bling on this one!
I started making these in 1992 and Midnight Sun is #123. I'll put up the trees this weekend to display them and will share lots of photos.
I was very excited to start clearing this hobby away. I have worked on every one of the 123 ornament on this tray. It was really convenient. The very old Tupperware container was perfect for sorting beads and trims for each kit. That went in the garbage first! The tray is a great lap work surface so I'll keep it. Everything else was returned to it's proper spot in the sewing room.
I kept that tray in a drawer in the TV room so it was easy to get out, work for a couple of hours and then put away. As I was cleaning out the drawer I found these ornaments. I totally forgot that I used to make these with leftover beads from the kits. I don't even remember how these were made but my friend Google helped me find kits of you are interested. I'm sure that you could find free instructions with a few minutes of searching. Now I have to find a home for these and I get to fill an empty drawer!
11/29/2017 11:35:31 am
These are magnificent balls of bling; really don't know how you did 123 never mind the second one! Looking forward to seeing them in your Cmas decor.
11/29/2017 12:45:52 pm
I don't know how you did them all, but congratulations for finishing! You persevered!
11/29/2017 04:21:54 pm
Incredible. In a couple of years will you be able to resist making just one more?
11/29/2017 04:49:19 pm
You've made 123 ornaments???!!! Talk about dedication! You should be very proud of your collection (and I'm sure you are).
11/30/2017 08:02:54 am
Congratulations for finishing the last ornament! You are persistent! I am looking forward to seeing them all on your tree.
11/30/2017 08:30:07 am
Congratulations -sometimes it feels good to reach the end of an era.
12/2/2017 11:11:55 am
Congrats! It's not much fun when you feel compelled to do something that you don't really enjoy, so I consider that an extra good win. :)
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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.