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Saturday, 13 October 2018

September 2018

I apologize for the delay!
October is in full swing and I'm here with a September task :-(






All I wish cheerful xxxxxx!
Daniela

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Tamra's Catching Up - May, July, August and September Ornaments

Hello,

I'm stitching every spare minute I can get to catch up and I'm getting there!  Here are my ornaments for:

May - Hark the Herald Angels Sing


Prairie Schooler - Herald Angels - Just Cross Stitch Magazine Christmas 2003
32 Off White Linen with called for threads


July - God Rest You Merry Gentlemen:  Shoe Horn!  I made a nice quilt for the merry gentlemen to rest beneath :)

Prairie Schooler Book 14 - Holiday Homestead
32 Lambswool linen with called for threads


August - Away in a Manger


Prairie Schooler - Book 109 - Starry Night
32 Off White Linen with called for threads

September - The Little Drummer Boy

Prairie Schooler Book 80 - Old World Santas
32 Lambswool Linen with called for threads

Off to start October's ornaments.  Have a wonderful stitching day,

Tamra

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Suzanne's October Ornament

Hello Everyone!

I am continuing to stitch the Twelve Dragonlets of Christmas. This month is Ten Dragons Leaping.
I hope everyone is doing well and can't wait to see everyone's ornaments through the end of the year.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Mary's July Ornament

Hi again,

I have just ffo'd July's ornament.  I chose Joy because it is in part of the lyrics of the song.  This is called Joy by Hands on Design and was in the 2017 JCS ornament issue.  I loved stitching this one so much.

Thanks for looking,
Mary

Friday, 21 September 2018

Mary's August Ornament

Good morning everyone,

I neglected stitching Christmas ornaments during summer break and now I am playing catch-up.  Here is my finish for August - Away in A Manger.  It is called A Star, A Star by The Sunflower Seed and was in the 2007 JCS Ornament issue.

The picture doesn't show all the beautiful beads in the border and the metallic gold I used but that is ok.

Thank for looking,
Mary

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Tamra's June Ornament - Good King Wencelas

Well, I found my needle after a busy fun summer.  I'll be scrambling to get all my ornaments stitched up by year's end!  I finished my version of Good King Wencelas.  A Prairie Schooler Santa bearing fruit.  From Book 36 called St. Nicholas II.  Stitched on 32 lambswool with recommended dmc floss.



Saturday, 15 September 2018

Hello Hello! Themes for 2019....

Yes, I am still around - I haven't dropped off the planet - just been super busy with our house building (See this post on Kitten Stitching for the latest update) and stitching-wise I have been indulging in stitching on some of my large UFOs rather than Smalls - so no activity from me on this blog, I am sad and ashamed to say!

However, I have been seeing some of the gorgeous work that you all have been doing - well done, all of you!  Keeping the Christmas tinsel glittering!

Anyway, I thought that maybe it was time to think about themes for next year - 2019!

I am proposing three themes for next year - so that there are lots of chances for people to dip in and out and be as flexible as possible.

My three themes are:

Theme One: The Twelve Days of Christmas (this has been such a big hit the last few years that I am loath to let it go.

Theme Two: Christmas Carols again - although I am looking for lots of suggestions for which ones to include this year, please.

... and a new theme, based on the fact that I have just found this whilst cleaning out my Girl's Nest....




Theme Three: Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Magazine 2001 to 2010.

What I am proposing is that if you want to stitch Theme Three, you stitch an ornament from each Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Magazine from 2001 to 2010, with two free choice months (in June and December) when you stitch a design from any other JCS Christmas Ornament magazine that you like.  

I will generate a random order of years for the other ten months.

(Of course, if you don't have any of these mags - which for some of you I would find hard to believe, lol! - you can just choose either Theme 1 or 2 - easy peasy).
I hope that you like the three themes but do please let me know by the end of September if there is a Christmas Carol you would like included for 2019.

HO! HO! HO!


hugs, Kaye


Faith's September Ornament

My children swore that this rule happened every year on Christmas Eve. They would say 'Mom, do you hear that? I think I hear the bells on the reindeer!' So of course that is when all good Moms say 'Well you better hurry up and get in bed and go to sleep so Santa doesn't pass by our house!!'  I love the imagination and innocence of children when they are young, it is just a shame they lose it as they get older.

Christmas Rules
Listen for Reindeer
Rule Nine
Designer - Lizzie*Kate
 


The next rule will be for either the romantic in you or the shy person in you who wants to catch that special someone but don't know how to approach them! Personally I would be scared to attempt or the results for the second scenario but no risk, no reward!  

Again, thanks for looking and for all the
comments left on my previous posts!

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Suzanne's September Ornament

Happy September everyone! I am posting my September Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas - Nine Dragons Dancing.

How sweet she is in her ballet costume. See you next month!

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Hooties 12 Days of Christmas 5 and 6 by Little Stitches Art

I am two months delayed with this SALand I need to speed up if I want it ready for this year Christmas.

For people who don’t know my design is called “Hooties 12 Days of Christmas”, it is designed by PinoyStitch and consists on 12 owls disguised in the appropriate custom for the number they have following the famous carroll 12 Days of Christmas.

This time I did number 5 and 6, which correspond to 5 golden rings and 6 Geese-a-laying. And there is where I am at that moment.





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.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Six geese a-laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves,
And a partridge in a pear tree.





Friday, 31 August 2018

Monday, 20 August 2018

Faith's August Ornament

Well as promised this Rule is much more fun than the last one! Unless of course people only want to share your toys and not theirs! 

Christmas Rules
Share Your Toys
Rule Eight
Designer - Lizzie*Kate

and here it is now! 


The next Rule is one that my children used to
do when they went to bed on Christmas Eve!


Thanks for looking and for all the
comments left on my previous posts!

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Suzanne's August Ornament

Good Morning!
I am posting my August ornament, 12 Dragonlets of Christmas by Dragon Dreams. It is called 8 Dragons Milking. However, the poor dragon has spilled his milk! Have a good day.

Thursday, 2 August 2018

May 2018 - Hark the Herald Angels Sing

This is my May ornament.  I know I'm behind, but I hope to catch up by the end of the year. 

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

July 2018

Thank you for the nice words in June!

One day later :-(



I wish you plenty of time at xxxxxx!
Daniela

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Mary's July Ornaments

Well, I thought and thought to come up with something for this month's carol, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. It is a favorite carol of mine. And here is what I have for you, Star Santa from Mill Hill because I thought the Merriest Gentleman of all is Santa!


And humming the carol through to myself, I realized I also would like to share with you "Glad Tidings of Comfort and

 Comfort and


May you have a Joyful rest of July!



Sunday, 22 July 2018

Faith's July Ornament

Here we are in July with another Rule. During the Holiday season  this one is almost IMPOSSIBLE to achieve. It seems if you are not shopping, you are baking, cooking or visiting and there is not a moment to spare. 

Christmas Rules
Keep the Schedule LightRule Seven
Designer - Lizzie*Kate

and here is how it looks now! 

The next rule is much more fun, I promise!

Thanks for looking and for all the
comments left on my previous posts!

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Suzanne's July Ornament

Good Morning! It is a beautiful morning in Pennsylvania, USA. Cool and sunny. For my July ornament I've completed Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas Seven Swans a Swimming.

Have a wonderful day!

Serendipitous Jo's July Seven Swans a'Swimming

I have chosen the 12 Days of Christmas theme again this year and Just Nan's version is my design.  I started this on Christmas Day 2017 and stitched it for the 12 Days of Stitchmas.

Here is Block 7, with just the one swan:

stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain linen

And the whole piece, getting longer and longer!







Friday, 6 July 2018

Suzanne's May & June 2018 Ornaments - sorry for delay!

Hello everyone! I have been so behind in my blog reading and Christmas stitching. I have many friends who are having grandchildren this summer and that has been keeping me busy, busy, busy. Also, my daughter bought her first home and our house is upside down with her packing to move and getting ready for this new adventure!

Continuing with the 12 Days of Christmas Theme. May's ornament is Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas - Five Gold Rings.
June's ornament is Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas - Six Geese? a'Laying.
Thanks!

Monday, 25 June 2018

June 2018

My friends, thank you for the beautiful words in the last post! Everyone enjoyed me :-)
Here is my post on June:



We are half behind. I'm looking forward to the second half :-)
I wish you cheerful xxxxxx!

Daniela

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Mary's May and June Ornaments

Sorry I skipped May, friends! Here are my May "Herald Angels" from Mill Hill:



 And here is my "Good King" (Balthazar) for June, also from Mill Hill:


These are a bit of a "shoe horn" and I hope you don't mind, but I do need to keep clearing out my Mill Hill stash!

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Serendipitous Jo's June Six Geese a'Laying

I have chosen the 12 Days of Christmas theme again this year and Just Nan's version is my design.  I started this on Christmas Day 2017 and stitched it for the 12 Days of Stitchmas.

I have continued to stitch one block per month but kept forgetting to post pictures.  So here is a recap of the last three months:

Four Calling Birds:


Five Gooooooolllllllllllllllllddddddddddddddddd Rings:



Six Geese a'Laying:



And the whole piece so far:

stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain linen








Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Tamra's April White Christmas

Hi All,  Catching up on my ornament stitching.  For April's White Christmas ornament I choose Prairie Schooler's The Night Before Christmas from Cross Stitch Collection magazine Issue 243.


Saturday, 2 June 2018

Faith's June Ornament

Here we are... another month (can you believe it is June already) and another rule!

If you can get everyone to follow this rule for the entire season you are doing great and you will have to share your secret!

Christmas Rules
No Pouting
Rule Six
Designer - Lizzie*Kate

 and here is the piece thru this rule.

We are halfway thru the year and I am keeping on pace so this SHOULD be hanging in my home as a banner/wall hanging by Christmas this year! So glad Kaye made this group to help push me along with my Christmas stitching. 

Thanks for looking and for all the
comments left on my previous posts!

Thursday, 10 May 2018