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Thursday, 19 November 2020

DJ's November Ornaments

Hi Everybody!  I hope everyone is safe and healthy!  Are you getting lots of stitching done?

I've been trying to finish up ornaments, but didn't quite get to the all of them.  Hopefully by this time next month I'll have finished ornaments to show you.

I'm only participating in two themes this year.  First up is the 12 Days of Christmas.  This is from the Stoney Creek Magazines from 2019 and this is 11 Pipers Piping.

The next theme I'm working on is the third theme and this months pattern was from the 2017 Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue.  It's called Warm Hands, Warm Hearts designed by The Little Stitcher.  I'm hoping to get these both finished by next Monday!  Wish me luck!!

That's it for this time!  Happy Stitching everyone...and for those celebrating, Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, 13 November 2020

Suzanne's November Ornament

Hi everyone! I have one ornament for this month following Just Cross Stitch Magazine theme. I stitched the Nutcracker Ornament by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery from the June 2017 issue. I stitched this on 18 count white aida with the DMC threads except I don't have any Kreinik so I substituted a yellow/gold floss. He's finished as a flat ornament and I plan to give it to my neighbor who is having her first baby in December. 

Since I took this picture, my cat has chewed the gold ribbon off the top! I think I'll be able to cut it off and try to figure something out. At least he didn't chew the ornament. 
Can't wait to see everyone's finishes this month. Take care!

Monday, 19 October 2020

I have an ornament for October

 I have been very lax with this SAL. I fully intended to stitch a 12 Days ornamemt each month this year, and for the first 5 months I did. Then I started stitching on my big project (HAED Christmas Dreams) and my obsessive streak took over. Everything else went on the back burner as I tried to make as much progress as I could on CD. This month I finally set CD aside for 2 weeks so that I could finish my 2020 Christmas ornaments.  So  here is my '12 Days of Christmas' Day 10 ornament

I adapted this design from Dimensions #172 '12 Days of Christmas'.

And here are Days 6 to 9, 11, and 12 to finish the set.

These were all adapted from Lesley Grant's 12 days set, published in Dec 1995 issue of UK Cross Stitcher magazine.

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Suzanne's October Ornaments

 Hi Everyone! I hope you all are staying well. I went with the Christmas Carol theme this month - Frosty the Snowman. 

My first ornament is from the 2016 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue, Snow by Val's Stuff. I stitched this on Navy 14 count aida and finished as a flat ornament with orange stiffened felt. I was lucky enough to find little buttons that are almost the right color. I should have found the buttons first and matched my floss to them. Hindsight is 20-20 as my Mother would have said. 

My second ornament this month is a freebie from Midnight Stitching, Snowman's Quaker Christmas. I've seen lots of you stitch this and I had to have one for myself. I stitched this on red 14 count aida using my own choice of colors. I finished this as a round flat ornament with my favorite pom-pom trim.

That's it for me, but I've done a lot of finishing this month as Christmas draws near. Take care!

Thursday, 8 October 2020

DJ's October Christmas Ornaments

Hi Everybody!

I'm excited to show you this month's ornaments!  I've been working on two themes, first up is Theme One is the 12 Days of Christmas...Here is 10 Lords a Leaping from the Stoney Creek Magazine stitched on 28 count white over two.

Next is from Theme Three, this month is an ornament from the 2014 Ornament Issue of JCS.  I chose One More Stitch by Victoria Sampler.  I haven't quite figured out how to finish it...This was stitched on 32 count light mocha over two.  I substituted some items in my stash for things called the hearts and beads.

That is all I have for this month!  Happy Stitching! 

Thursday, 10 September 2020

Suzanne's September Ornament

 Hi Everyone! 

I hope all of you are keeping healthy and stitching on your favorite designs. My ornament for this month is from the Christmas Carol Theme - Carol of the Bells. I have a 1984 booklet called Christmas Potpourri and have used a portion of a bell pull to make it more ornament sized. It's stitched on 14 count green aida from my stash using the DMC called for threads. 

I can't wait to see everyone's stitching this month.

Sunday, 6 September 2020

July, August and September Ornaments

This year I have decided to follow the 12 Days of Christmas theme for the year.   I was gifted the charts designed by JBW for Christmas 2019 and started them on Boxing Day for the 12 Days of Stitchmas SAL.

stitched on 40 count White Newcastle Linen

Look at the pretty beads in her skirt!

All three designs from Booklet 3 beaded:

I am not going to comment on the numerous colour errors in this booklet.