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Tuesday, 3 December 2019

DJ's December Ornaments

Hi all!

I admit I ran ahead a bit on these ornaments and finished stitching them last month.  I have really enjoyed this challenge, but I'll be honest and say I think I bit off more than I could chew.   I don't think I'll stitch as many ornaments next year...haha.

First off is 12 Days of Christmas.  This month is 12 Drummers Drumming.  This is from March 1989 issue of Cross Stitch and Country Crafts.  These were stitched on 28 count over one.

Next is Christmas Carols.  This month was a free choice so I stitched Nature Sings by Fancy Work from the 2005 JCS Ornament issue.  It was stitched on natural linen 40 ct over 2.

Last is the free choice from any JCS ornament issue.  I chose Three Wise Men by Marie's Garden from the 2002 JCS ornament issue.  I have had this on my to do list for a long time.  I stitched it on natural linen 32 ct. over two.  I love how it came out.

Now I should get busy finishing them all, shouldn't I?  Thank you for all your hard work getting this challenge together!  I should have enough ornaments to share for years to come now!  haha  Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

DJ's November Ornaments

Well, time sure is marching on!!  I can't believe it's the middle of November already!  I've had a busy few weeks, but hopefully things will slow down a bit soon!  Who am I kidding?  With Christmas on the way in a little over a month, I've got tons to are my November ornaments...

First off is 12 Days of Christmas.  This month is 11 Pipers Piping.  These ornaments were from the March 1989 issue of Cross Stitch and Country Crafts.  I've loved stitching these over one on 28 count white evenweave.

Next is Christmas Carols.  This month was Jingle Bells so I stitched Ring in the Joy by Serendipitous Designs from the 2007 JCS ornament issue.  I really love how this one came out!!  It was stitched on Natural 36 ct. linen over 2.

Last was the 2004 JCS Ornament Issue, and I chose Peace Tree by M Designs.  I used a varigated Gloriana Silk and stitched it on 32 count over 1, I think it was natural linen.

And that, as they say, is that!  Happy Stitching everyone!

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Suzanne's November Ornaments

Hello Everyone! I'm continuing with the Just Cross Stitch Magazine Theme and this month was 2004. Both my ornaments are from the Christmas Ornament issue. I've stitched Lizzie*Kate's Rejoice. In the magazine it was finished as a mitten but I used an oval finish. He's stitched on red 14 count aida with DMC threads. I'll have to admit, at first, I thought he was holding martini glasses and that's why he was rejoicing! He got a little dented in my storage box, hopefully he'll bounce back.

My second ornament is Snow by Nancy Boyarsky of Glory Bee. Stitched on 14 count light blue aida with DMC threads simply finished in a flat ornament style. I must love the pom-pom trim this year because quite a few are finished this way.

Thanks so much for taking a look and I can't wait to see everyone's finishes this month.

Sunday, 3 November 2019

Gwen: October ornament

This is my October Ornament. I left off the bottom border so that I can use this as a Christmas/Winter Ornament. Still looking for a snowflake button to replace the heart button.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Honeybee's October Finish

My October choice, from the 2003 issue of Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments. It's stitched on 30 ct. English Ivy from R&R Reproductions with GAST Antique Rose and Oatmeal, and CC Weeping Willow. The beads are Mill Hill #2012.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

DJ's October Ornaments

I've really enjoyed stitching on this challenge!!  I have to say stitching keeps me sane, so it's been nice to have something I could concentrate on while the world spins around me.  I still haven't had time to finish any of these off, but hopefully soon as Christmas seems to be approaching at a fast and furious pace!

First off is 12 Days of Christmas.  This is the 10th day and these patterns are from the March 1989 issue of Cross Stitch and Country Crafts Magazine

Next is Christmas Carols and this month was I Saw Three Ships.  This pattern is from By The Bay Needleworks and is called I saw three ships come sailing in.  It's stitched on Star Sapphire 28 count fabric over one and is from the 2013 JCS Christmas Ornament Issue.

Last is an ornament from the 2003 JCS Ornament Issue.  I chose Time of Wonder by Julia Lucas.

Thank you for hosting this challenge and for allowing me to participate.  I'm having fun choosing things from my stash and adding to my pile of ornaments!  Happy Stitching!

Friday, 11 October 2019

Suzanne's October Ornaments

Hello everyone! I am nearing the finish line on 2019 ornaments and thinking about next year's stitching. I am continuing with the Just Cross Stitch Magazine Theme and have two ornaments from the 2003 Christmas Ornament issue. First is Glory Bee's Merry Christmas on 14 count ecru aida using DMC conversions. I finished this on a little 98 cent canvas bag from AC Moore with red fringe I found in the sale bin at Joann's Fabrics. It was a fun little stitch.

My next ornament is Santa's Stash by Full Circle Designs on 14 count ecru aida using DMC conversions. I left off the words so it would fit in the oval hoop and I didn't have any tiny buttons that were on the pattern, so I left them off too.
I can't wait to see everyone's stitching this month and what the themes might be for next year.