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Sunday, 19 May 2019

Faith's May Ornament

The next section of my banner is finished and I think that this is the hardest thing for most people to do. When all the presents are wrapped and looking inviting under the tree everyone always wants to open them and take a peek inside! I used to shake them to see if I could guess what is was and hated the ones that sounded like clothes! ha ha

Wait 'til Dec 25th
Chart Five of Twelve
Designer - Lizzie*Kate

and this is the way the banner looks so far! 

Thanks to those who looked at
and commented on my last post!

See you soon ;)

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

DJ's May Ornaments

Having a stitch retreat at the beginning of the month sure gave me a head start on the ornaments for this month.  I am having such a good time choosing these, and stitching oldies I've wanted to stitch for years!

So...for the 12 Days of Christmas I have stitched 5 Golden Rings.  This is from a series from Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine from May 1989.  

For Christmas Carols, Joy to the World, I stitched this little stocking from the 2001 JCS Ornament issue designed by Threads Through Time.

For the 2001 JCS ornament I stitched Home for Christmas by Julia Lucas Designs.  When life slows down this will be finished into a little banner.  

And that is all for this month.  Thank you for organizing this challenge, it's been so much fun choosing ornaments for the different themes and finally getting some of the ones I've wanted to stitch for years done.  Happy Stitching!!

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Suzanne's May Ornaments

Hello everyone!
I'm continuing with the Just Cross Stitch Theme and have two ornaments this month from the 2001 Christmas Ornament issue. First up is Christmas Cheer by Heart in Hand Needleart using DMC threads on 18 count.
Next is continuing with the Lizzie*Kate ornaments is the Greatest Gift is Love also using DMC threads on 18 count. I like to use up my stash for ornaments.

Can't wait to see everyone's ornaments this month!

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Faith's April Ornament

I almost missed the month but I am just squeaking in...

Here is my April section for my banner.

Chart Four of Twelve
Designer - Lizzie*Kate

and here it is again in all it's glory!

Thanks for looking and for
the comments on my last post!

I'll be back in May!

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Serendipitous Jo's April Ornament

This year I am stitching the ornaments from the older issues of Just Cross Stitch.  I chose my 12 and started them all for the 12 Days of Stitchmas 2018.

For April and May I chose two Dragon Dreams designs because I do love a little dragon.  I started them on Days 4 and 5 of Stitchmas.  Unfortunately when I picked up the charts to continue with the 2002 design for April, I started the 2001 design instead!

So, for April I will show the 2001 design - Not a Creature Was Stirring - and then for May I will stitch the 2002 design - Peace on Earth.  No-one will notice.

Here is Not a Creature from the 12 Days of Stitchmas:

stitched on 32 count green linen

And here is the finished design:

I used the recommended DMC but changed the red and blue to metallics for an extra Christmassy sparkle.  I also made those berries in Smyrna Stitches to make them a little bit more 3D and rounded.

Here is March's design finished as a Bell Pull:

The Sweetheart Tree - Noel Christmas Bellpull

Thursday, 18 April 2019

DJ's April update

Hey....whaddaya know?  I'm actually finished with my ornaments early this month!  Will wonders never cease?  haha's what I've been up to.  For theme one, I finished Four Calling Birds from the Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine March 1889 issue.  This was stitched on 28 count white evenweave over 1.

For theme two, Christmas Carols, I finished Noel Ornament by The Sweetheart Tree from the 2008 JCS Ornament issue.  This was stitched on 32 count natural opalescent over 2.

For theme three, I finished Warm Wishes from the 2002 JCS Ornament issue.  This was stitched over 2 on a mystery fabric I had laying around.  I think it was 36 count.

I'm actually amazed I'm keeping up!  Thanks for all the encouragement from this group, I'm making the time to work on this challenge.  I'm loving all the different ornaments I've been seeing, it's so much fun to watch you all!  Happy Stitching!!

Friday, 12 April 2019

Suzanne's April Ornament


For my April ornament I am keeping with the Just Cross Stitch Magazine theme. Lizzie*Kate's Peace*Joy*Love found in the JCS 2002 Christmas Ornament issue. I used DMC threads from my stash and the flat finishing was inspired by Vonna at the Twisted Stitcher. Can't wait to see everyone's ornaments this month.