Welcome to the Jolliest blog on the block! Each month we have a different theme. You choose your OWN chart, fabric and threads. Share your progress as you go along and post your finished piece by the last day of the month. You can join at anytime throughout the year and choose which months you wish to stitch with us. Happy Xmas everyone!
Isn't it amazing what you can find when you go rummaging around in your stash! I was looking through my stash of Christmas designs for something pudding or food like but nothing jumped out until I raided the box of magazine freebies....
So who would like some figgy pudding? This is a Jane Greenoff design. I am not sure what magazine it came from originally (probably Needlecraft UK) but it would have been from the late 80's or early 90's I suspect.
So that's it - quick and simple this month!
See you next month! Til then happy Christmas stitching!
This is literally hot off the ironing board and is from Lizzie Kate's Tiny Tidings XII. I used Wichelt's lambswool 32 count (over 2) with mostly the recommended floss colors. (I subbed out a couple of colors that I didn't already have in my stash.) The heart button was just one from my stash.
When my 4 kids were living at home, we'd always leave out some cookies and milk for Santa (and carrots for the reindeer) and Santa would always leave a thank you note with some advice to the kids about being good for the upcoming year...so this was an obvious choice for me to stitch.
I have decided to stitch the Christmas Cubes by Primitive Hare as my Christmas project this year. I looked at the themes which Kaye had chosen for this year and all but two are covered by the Cubes. Perfect! It does mean that I will stitch the letters out of order but I can cope with that.
Here is Cube 7 - I
This is exactly as charted apart from the substitution of B5200 for Blanc.
Hello lovely Christmas Elves ... Just wanting some advice, please. I thought that for a change I would try to Finish my latest Christmas Ornie, Xmas Tea, straight away - I know, I know, be still my beating heart! I am actually going to be organised! lol! Anyway, reaching into my newly organised tub of Christmas fabric, literally the first fabric that caught my eye was this one:
But then I rummaged around a little bit more and found this one:
I think that I am leaning more towards the second one but I would love a second opinion - so please let me know what you think.
Yay! I have finished my September theme relatively early this month - all up to date - Yay! (Don't ask me how far behind I am on the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL - three months and counting, I think!) I present to you, Xmas Tea....
It is that time again! Time to start thinking about our themes for next year, so if you have anything you are really keen to stitch, now is the time to suggest the theme. I am thinking of running two alternate themes for next year. I have been chatting to the lovely Jo, one of the stalwarts of this blog and my inspiration for starting it, with her Hallowe'en Ornie SAL. Anyway, we were having an email chat, as you do (since I live in Australia and she lives in England) and we were both saying how much we love stitching 1. Pieces with a theme and 2. The Twelve Days of Christmas. So, I said, how about we do that for a theme next year with an alternate set of themes for those of us who may not want to commit to a Twelve Days of Christmas stitch. And if you wish, you could dip in and out of either theme. So, I am thinking we will have: Theme One: THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.....
On the First day of Christmas my true love sent to me a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
On the Second day of Christmas my true love sent to me Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
On the Third day of Christmas my true love sent to me Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree.
Subsequent verses follow the same pattern, each adding one new gift and repeating all the earlier gifts, so that each verse is one line longer than its predecessor: