Sunday, September 14, 2008

Want to congratulate me?

Here’s how my Friday night began….
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That’s minus 3 ornies that somehow escaped the ironing festival.

Here’s what my life looks like when I start one of these ornie campaigns:
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A mass of felt and stuffing and fabric and embellishments and all those other essentials.

Now here are Friday night’s accomplishments:
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Wee heee!!!!!!!!! I was feeling rather smug when I finally gave up at 3am! (Apparently I’m a night person.) My ability to finally knock off for the night/morning was stalled by the need to find someplace safe for the ornies to live until their time comes. Suddenly I was struck my a brilliant plan – Jill sent me this really cool flag box! It would be perfect—closed in from dust, obvious amidst my clutter – just perfect. So in Friday night’s goodies went….
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….and off I went to bed.

Saturday dawned late. Well, what do you expect for someone who goes to bed at 3am? In between video explorations (I have these piles of videos nestled around the TV and I have been on a campaign to figure out what they are.) and snacks and regular TV (Hey, videos can only drag me so far and they had a new episode of Lockup on MSNBC—I can’t help it. I’m fascinated by that show – I finished –
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21! Can you believe it? I have no idea what happened. Truly it’s a mystery to me. Possibly I was possessed by the spirit of a speedy finisher. Mayhap I should have my hovel checked out for ghosts? …. I’ll wait until I have the ornies done though!

While I am exceedingly happy with getting those done, I have created a problem now.
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See? I need a new hiding place. Lol

Best wishes to those who picked up the finishing weekend gauntlet. I hope the Finishing Spirit found you too!

32 comments:

Melody said...

Ruth, I am totally impressed! Not only with the sheer number of ornies you had ready to finish, but that you got them finished! Congratulations! Are they for exchanges, gifts, or for your tree?

Kathy A. said...

Oh my - I hereby nominate you the Queen of Ornaments and Finishes!!!! I am so impressed. I really love those little thread spool ornaments. They are just lovely. Now, what will you do with them all LOL.

Kathy A. said...

Oh my - I hereby nominate you the Queen of Ornaments and Finishes!!!! I am so impressed. I really love those little thread spool ornaments. They are just lovely. Now, what will you do with them all LOL.

Terri M said...

WOW!! Good work! I need that finishing mojo sent to my house. You are a goddess. :o)

Jennifer said...

Holy cow that's impressive!!!! I'm tired just looking at all of that. Seriously, where do you get your motiviation to finish all of these??? GREAT WORK!!!

karen said...

OY! that's ALOT of ornies there girl! WOW!!! Very very impressive!!!! really can't wait for MB now, which ones will go there, hmmmmmmmm

xstitch.nl said...

I am in awe!! What a wonderful weekend that must have been.

Nic said...

Wow! That's a lot of finishes! I followed your hint and finished three items, but as they are for an exchange, I can't show pics - not that they would be as impressive as yours, anyway! :o)

Vonna said...

MY HEAVENS! That is something else! :))))
GOOD GOING!!!!

Litla Skvís said...

Oh wow! You did a great job!

Lee said...

You rock! Your finishing is fantastic. Congrats!

Chris said...

Congratulations my dear. I'm very proud of you. In your honor, I did get a few ornaments stitched this weekend. I finished the "Good Tidings" ornament Friday night. Continuing with that series, I started and finished "We have seen his star" (the one with the wise men), and almost have "Peace on earth.." (the one with the palm trees) finished. I could have finished it last night, but at a little after 1am, made myself go to bed. I'll finish it tonight and will get started on the last one in that series.

Can I send mine to you for finishing? Just kidding...

Svenja said...

Wow, I'm very impressed. Great work!

Lisa said...

WOW - you are one busy gal! I am finishing challenged myself so I am really impressed! Really pretty ornies too!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

That is alot of work. They look so beautiful. What a great job you did on all the stitching and finishing.

staci said...

WOW! Can I just say firstly, I'm so impressed by how many ornies you've stitched! And then secondly, how many you've finished! WOW!!!

Michele said...

hmmmmmm didn't finish my reindeer I see? lol

awesome work gf! of course I didn't except anything less!

Barbara said...

You were inspirational, Ruth. I didn't complete a drop in the bucket compared to you, but I was reasonably satisfied with my end result. ;)

Carol R said...

Oh wow - that's a 'lot' of finished ornies - well done

Shelleen said...

wow!! I am so impressed and I have a bag full of ornaments to sew up.

Linen Stitcher said...

OK, now I'm exhausted!! And jealous. (Did I mention jealous?) What a superb finishing marathon you had!! Looks like it's time to sit down, prop up your feet, and start stitching the next batch of ornaments. LOL!!

Kathryn said...

Terrific job! The only reason I am not totally and completely jealous of all that lovely finishing is that I am 3,000 miles away from my unfinished ornaments. I hope that is a good enough excuse.

As requested, I am hereby notifying you that you have received the I (Heart) Your Blog Award from me. Sorry, no cash prizes, but I do read your every post.

Chiasmata said...

Congrats on your finishathon! Wow, it looks like you had a really productive time. You should hang all those beauties up already, not leave them sitting in a box. :)

Sally said...

Wow, Ruth, you certainly had a productive weekend! They all look fantastic!

Sharon said...

Amazing, they all look fabulous!

Barb said...

WOW! What an accomplishment and a lot of work. They all look great.

Meari said...

Holy cow! What a finishing frenzy you were on. They all turned out really nice. Kudos to you!

Thanks for the comments about my cabinets. I still have quite a few to go but the drawers are all done.. and those were the most difficult.

monique said...

Wow! great finishing frenzy!!

Beth said...

I thought I had left a comment on this post when I read it last week, but I guess I was just speechless at your accomplishments - I bow down to you...

WOW
Beth

Sonda in OR said...

That is unbelievable! I am incredibly impressed and jealous!!! Way to go!

Lennu said...

Wow, this is incredible! You've done something extraordinary here, congratulations :)

Paisley said...

Wow! That was some finishing extravaganza you had! Congratulations on getting so many done! They look fabulous!!!