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Monday, 9 September 2019

DJ's September Ornaments

Hi Folks!  I'm so excited as I was able to finish all the ornaments early this month!!  With a little luck I might be able to finish some of these into ornaments before the months is over!

First up is 12 Days of Christmas and here is 9 Ladies Dancing.  These are ornaments from the March 1989 issue of Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine.  



Next is Christmas Carols, and this month was Oh Holy Night, so I stitched The Holy Family from the 1993 JCS Ornament issue by Cathy Livingston.



Last is the 2010 Ornament by The Sweetheart Tree from the 2010 JCS Ornament issue.  I've stitched this one a few times, but I love it....I like stitching the specialty stitches!




I'm going to throw a couple other pictures up here that I finished recently.  They aren't part of the challenge but they are Christmas designs and thought you might like to see them.  The first is Chanson de Noel by Ekatrina Chaykouskaya...I just fell in love with her eyes and had to have her!!



The second is Let It Snow by Blackberry Lane Designs.  I changed a few of the fibers/beads/stitches to suit what I had on hand.  That little snowman is just too joyful not to stitch!!  


Last is just a portion of When Cardinals Appear by Blackberry Lane.  I only stitched the cardinal because I want to finish it as a round ornament.  I just love her designs!!



I guess that's all that's fit to print!  Happy Stitching everyone!

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Suzanne's September Ornaments

Hello everyone! I'm so glad I joined this group as it has really kept me on track. I have two finishes this month from the Just Cross Stitch Magazine 2010 Christmas Ornament issue.

Lizzie* Kate's December 25 stitched on 14 count red aida using the DMC threads finished into a round ornament with a little snowflake embellishment.

Val's Stuff, Oh Joy! stitched on 18 count ecru using DMC threads of my choice and finished into a flat ornament with white pom-pom trim, blue ribbon and tiny blue jingle bells.
I'm so looking forward to see everyone's stitching this month. 

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Honeybee's August Finish

From the 2005 issue of Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments. The threads are (from top to bottom): GAST Antique Rose, CC Wild Berries, and GAST Briar Rose.

Sunday, 18 August 2019

DJ's August update...

Whew....this year is flying by isn't it?  One of these days I hope to actually get some of these made into ornaments.  

First up this month is the 12 Days of Christmas, 8 Maids a Milking.  These ornaments were first published in the May 1989 Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine.  This was stitched on 28 ct. over one on white even weave.



Next was Christmas Carols and Santa Clause is Coming to Town was this month's theme.  This is 1999 Christmas Ornament by Vermillion Stitchery from the 1999 JCS Christmas ornament issue.  I love the vintage look, but because it was stitched on 28 count Hermosa by Picture This Plus over one, it distorted his face a bit.  I'm trying to decide if I should take out the outlining and do something a little different with his face.  I tried a little bit, but because it was stitched over one, it's quite difficult....He may have to stay looking like Quasimodo.  haha



Last is the JCS 2005 ornament.  I chose Snowman Mitten by Ursula Michael.  This was also stitched on 28 count white even weave over one.  (I'm a glutton for punishment, aren't I?  LOL)  I love his jolly face, and the bright primary colors.  I think he's my favorite for this month!



And that is all that's fit to print.  Happy Stitching everyone!

Monday, 12 August 2019

Mary's July Ornament

It's been awhile since I've participated but I did finish a little thing for July: Blackbird Design's Quaker Berry from the 2006 issue of Just Cross Stitch Ornaments. I finished it with the lace that BBD uses on their "Deck the Halls" strawberries, but I added the jewelry finding cap myself thinking that would be a good way to turn it into a hanging ornament. Hope you like it!

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Suzanne's August Ornaments

Hello Everyone! I hope everyone is well and having lots of time to stitch. I'm continuing with the Just Cross Stitch Magazine theme. This month was 2005 and both of my ornaments were from the Christmas Ornament issue. First is Glory Bee's Seasons Greetings stitched on 14 count using DMC alternatives. I used a pom-pom edging and stiffened felt for the backing.


My next ornament is Lizzie*Kate's Sweet Christmas stitched on 18 count using DMC threads. I didn't have the JBS buttons so I found sweet Sock Monkey buttons and used a red button from my stash to finish it. I also added a little back stitching on the candy because it wasn't showing up too well on the fabric. I finished this ornament the same way as the first.


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

Monday, 15 July 2019

DJ's July stitching

Whew....it's been a challenging month for me so far, but I'm happy to report that I've finished my challenge pieces for this month!  Here we go!

For the 12 Days of Christmas I chose the ornaments from the 1989 May issue of Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine.  Here is Seven Swans A Swimming.  This was stitched on 28 ct. over one on white linen.




For Christmas Carols the theme Let It Snow was chosen.  Here is Let It Snow by Plum Pudding NeedleArt I found in the 2013 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue.  This was stitched on 32 ct over one on light blue linen.




For July they chose the 2006 issue of Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue and I found this cutie Winter's Eve by Country Cottage Needleworks.  This was stitched on 32 ct over one on natural linen.




Off to work on something new.  Happy Stitching Everyone!