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Sunday, January 10, 2010

My Valentine Tree~~~

With Valentines Day approaching, I thought I would convert my Christmas tree in the craft room to a Valentine's tree....Here are a few pinkeeps I made...
And, here are some of the ornaments I have made.... I love the pinks, reds and creamy shades put together...

Some I have put bead borders around and others I have slip stitches together plainly to not take away from the stitching....



A few are non-traditional designs like this Quaker stocking done up in overdye pinks....



And this is what the pile of goodies lookes like before I dressed the tree....



So, good-bye my Chrismas ornies...Until next Christmas...I have packed you away...
Here's hoping everyone who is socked in by bad weather is staying warm and stitching their little fingers busily...We are very cold here in the Carolinas but fortunately have no snow...
I am off to hopefully finish up a WIP before I start something new....Will it be another block of SoHRH or my Quaker piece by My Big Toe or possibly my Quakers and Diamonds??? Happy stitching everyone!!! Faye




40 comments:

Christine said...

Beautiful Christmas tree !!!
The ornaments are splendid !

Kim B said...

I love it! Beautiful VDay tree :)

Scattered Threads said...

You are my kinda girl Faye,red, pinks and creams. Valentine's ornaments and tree are both beautiful.

Sharon said...

What a fabulous idea and your ornaments are beautiful! I still have my stitched ornaments up from Christmas-but what a fun idea this is-thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Catherine said...

What a lovely collection! And a great idea to use your tree as a valentine's tree! Thanks for sharing!

Monsoon said...

Oh great...thanks for the inspiration....now i have to go stitch a bunch of hearts cause that idea is AWESOME! I need a pink tinsel tree for it...then a black one for halloween ornies....oh now i am toast

Barbi said...

OH how PRETTY!!!!! I don't have a Valentine collection! But now it's a seed that you have planted!

Nancy said...

Your Valentine tree is so gorgeous! It looks so pretty with all the red and pink ornaments, and you have stitched and finished them just perfect. I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing this.

Myra said...

All of your ornies are beautiful and I love the idea of a Valentine tree. I have been on the lookout for a feather tree so I can decorate it seasonally without it looking Christmasy. It is COLD here in NC, isn't it? Great weather for staying inside and stitching. :O)

Tommye said...

Those are so beautiful. Good job. So have you started on St Patrick's Day yet?

Charlene ♥ SC said...

The ornaments are beautiful, and your Christmas tree is a dream! You are so inspiring! I'm planning to have ornies for my little tree each holiday, just not yet. It's standing there waiting...

Blu said...

What cute pieces. And your display is such a neat idea!

Karen said...

Love your ornies & pinkeeps...great finishing as always! Hope you are staying warm and have many happy stitches today....

Cari said...

Faye, what beautiful little pieces - I love them all. Now my five little ornaments look so meager on my tree compared to your plethora of ornaments - (note to self: stitch more valentines ornaments so my tree looks as pretty as Faye's)

Karen said...

i love your valentine tree! great finishes!

saras said...

ooh! I love them! Who is the designer, in the 3rd picture, of the abc sampler pattern?

Sherry said...

ooooo so pretty!

FayeRaye said...

Wow!! Thank you everyone with the emails and complimentary posts!! The valentine pinkeep in photo one and the sampler ornie in photo three are both from a VERY old Prairie Schooler chart called "From the Heart" circa 1988.The larger heart ornie in photo five is from Better Homes and Gardens freebie circa 2005...I appreciate all your loving comments! Faye

Cindy's Stitching said...

The valentines tree is great. I miss the christmas ornaments when I put them away.

Jackie said...

What a great idea! I love the Valentines Day tree!

Jennifer said...

That is so beautiful! Love all your Valentine finishes!
I think I like making Valentine pieces more than Christmas.

Jennifer

Kellie said...

Those are ALL beautiful! It is making me want to stitch ornaments for a Valentine's tree of my own. :)

Do you keep the tree up year round and change ornaments out seasonally?

Have fun stitching on whatever you decide on next. They all sound like fun choices.

Meadows08 said...

I love your tree. It is gorgeous! I think you've enabled a lot of stitchers to start a Valentine's Day tree!

staci said...

Oh Faye! I am squealing with envy, lol! Your Valentines are all so, sooo gorgeous! And what a gorgeous display they all make.

I'm off to raid my stash to see what Valentines I can get stitched ;) Thanks for the inspiration!

Deb said...

That is such a fantastic idea having a valentine's tree. I love the idea and I love all the ornaments you've stitched for it!!

Carol said...

Gorgeous Faye! I especially love the pinkeeps. Very cold in VA, but no snow here either. I would like to see just a little bit of the white stuff. Happy Stitching!

Chris said...

What a wonderful idea turning the Christmas tree into a Valentine tree. The Valentine ornaments are beautiful.

Carolyn NC said...

ooh - I love it! Your pinkeeps and ornaments are beautiful!

Robin said...

I love the Valentine's tree..what a terrific idea! The ornaments are gorgeous!
Robin

Siobhan said...

What a neat idea! I love it. Beautiful ornaments, too.

Andrea said...

A wonderful selection of ornaments on your tree.

dixiesamplar said...

My, oh my! That is such a novel idea and makes a beautiful tree! I love it!!

Of course, all your work is exquisite Faye!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Kielrain said...

What lovely valentines things. I love the idea of a valentines tree.
Such great smalls and finishes. I see some really neat ones in there.

Kathy said...

Oh my. The tree and ALL those gorgeous pieces are fabulous!

Shelleen said...

Love the Tree. I told my DH I want a small artificial to keep up all year and change for all the holidays. Great job!!

doris said...

What a terrific idea! I'm a huge heart fan, so your tree and gorgeous ornaments have made my wishbone overactive.

Stitching Cat said...

Love all your Valentine designs! May I ask what design the bird is in photo #1? Such fun to decorate for the seasons! Deb

Connie said...

Your valentine tree looks great and I just love all the ornaments you made for it! Great thinking! http://cwkalina.blogspot.com/

Valerie said...

Your Valentine Tree is ADORABLE! I just love it! The colors are just beautiful! What a wonderful idea Faye...a great way to keep ornies out for longer than just Christmas!

Robin said...

What a VERY COOL idea to make your Christmas tree a Valentine tree. Ok, now I gotta get to stitching V-day stuff. I wanna heart tree too :-)