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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.

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!


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

May 2018

I have May :-)
Five Gold Rings:

I wish you joy from xxxxx!

Star of Wonder

Well friends, March's theme was hard for me.  I couldn't find a "We Three Kings" ornament I liked and then I remembered that the song also has the lyric "Star of Wonder" so I went with that.  Much easier to find an ornament with a star in it.

This is Kis Betlehem a freebie over on a aMINT blog.

I am now on the hunt for a "White Christmas" ornament and I am thinking I am going to have lots of options to choose from.

Happy Stitching!


Monday, 7 May 2018

April 2018

Thank you all for the nice words in March! I'm happy about your interest in my embroidery!

It's May, I'm still in April :-)

I'm already working on May :-)
I wish you the pleasure of xxxxxxx!


Saturday, 5 May 2018

Faith's May Ornament

Here it is... another month, another rule!

This one is super important; especially if you are Santa!! We used to included a little something for the reindeer also while my kids and grandson were growing up.

Christmas Rules
Give Santa Cookies
Rule Five
Designer - Lizzie*Kate

and this is what the entire piece looks like so far! 

Moving on to rule 6...

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

Monday, 30 April 2018

Rita's April White Christmas

HIH's Wee Snow.  I thought I already had the button in my stash.  I did but the wrong color so I had to order another one.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Rudolph Kranz

Hello friends!

I have FINALLY finished my February ornament.  It is a freebie I found by Kissy-Cross called Rudolph Kranz

Well back to stitching I go!  I have already made a start on my March Ornament.  It isn't quite so big so I should be back here soon!

Happy Stitching!


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

April finish- Winter Silhouette !

Good Morning,

I chose Winter Silhouette 1 by Handblessings Designs as my April ornament.  It is in the Nov/Dec 2013 JCS issue.  I decided to add beads for the fallen snow.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, 23 April 2018

A Chuch in the Snow

This is my ornament for April.  Since the Caroling theme was White Christmas, I looked for something with lots of snow and I'm very happy with what I found.  Instead of fabric, I used 14-count plastic canvas so with the addition of a hanger and backing it will be ready to go on my tree this year.

In looking ahead to future themes, does anyone have any ideas for Good King Wenceslas or God Rest Ye Marry Gentlemen?  I'm drawing a blank at the moment.

Little Stitches Art - Three French Hens

Here I am again to show all of you my new hootie from the Hooties 12 Days of Christmas. I like more and more the design I chose for this SAL. This month I stitched the owl corresponding to the third day of Christmas, three french hens. Still I couldn't catch up.......

Thursday, 19 April 2018

A White Christmas Ornament

Here is my design for April's White Christmas theme:

(sorry I haven't pressed it yet!) It is Victoria Sampler's Learning Collection kit for Kloster Blocks. It was a fun, quick stitch! I am really enjoying the VS Learning Collection this year and fitting them in with the monthly themes!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Faith's April Ornament

Rule Four is ready for April! 

A very good rule that we should try to do and pass on to future generations.

Christmas Rules
Honor Traditions
Rule Four
Designer - Lizzie*Kate

This is how the entire piece looks right now.

On to the next rule...

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

Friday, 6 April 2018

Feeling up to date and super organised!

Wow! I have actually caught up and I have chosen May's design already and plan to start it tomorrow (New Start Sunday) - I am so chuffed!

Here we are:

January:  Fa La La by Little House Needleworks. I did change the right hand carol singer's dress to blue as I thought it would be prettier (and somehow their dresses got longer to hide their boots - but we won't talk about that - lol!)

March: 2015 2018 Years ago by WDC Needlework (from Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2015).  I made quite a few alterations to the original design but I am thrilled with how this turned out.

April: Frosty Friends by Blue Ribbon Designs from Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2017.

These finishes are all the by-product of being stuck home for five days with Gastric Flu (no fun at all!) so I suppose it just goes to show that there is always a silver lining!


Suzanne's April - Four "Calling" Birds

Hello! I'm posting my April ornament Four "Calling" Birds from Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas. We are supposed to get a little snow here tomorrow. Spring hasn't quite arrived in my neighborhood.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

March - We Three Kings

I'm stitching the Christmas Carol themes this year and the theme for March was We Three Kings.  I had several choices, but I found a group of charts that will match three of the themes so that's the one I chose.

This is the Three Kings chart from Cross Stitch Crazy #222.


March 2018

Thank you all for the nice words in the February post!
I know, Kay in Australia already has April. Here is March :-)

I wish you beautiful Easter holidays!

I'm looking forward to another xxxxxx!


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Tamra's 3 Kings

Surprise!  Prairie Schooler - Book 109 Starry Night.  I have not stitched much with Kreinik before.  A little challenging but the effect in real life is beautiful.  Very sparkly.  32 count antique white Belfast linen with called for threads.

Rita's Three Kings March Ornament

This one's from a Leisure Arts publication.

Friday, 23 March 2018

One Hen

I'm totally shoehorning this is One Hen. I'm not sure she's French, and her sisters are not here, but I do have a Hen to show you for March, and I think she's very cute!

This is a Mill Hill kit, The Chicken or the Egg. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I just love Mill Hill kits! This one was fun and quick! Have a great rest of the month, everyone!

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Little Stitches Art - March Updater

Still I couldn't catch up and I am one month delayed. Continuing with my Hooties 12 Days of Christmas I finished the second owl. I will post it also in my blog Little Stitches Art.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Cheryl's Three Kings March Ornament

This month I stitched an adaptation of "Adoration of the Magi" from the book "100 Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments" by Carol Siegel. 

I have stitched several of the ornaments in this book and have many more I plan to stitch in the future - as they cover so many themes.

Happy Stitching!

Friday, 16 March 2018

Suzanne's March 2018 Ornament

Hello again! Here is the third Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas - Three "French" Hens. Don't you just love the french bread and the striped shirt! Thanks again for allowing me to join in.

Suzanne's February 2018 Ornament

I'm catching up today. I've stitched Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas - Two "Turtle" Doves.

January 2018 Ornament

Hello! Thank your for the addition to your group. I live outside of Philadelphia, PA, USA and have been cross stitching since the 1980's. I have been following and wanted to get in on the fun! I am stitching Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas to fit the 12 Days of Christmas theme (among other stitching of course :). This is my first post ever. I hope it comes out well.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Faith's March Ornament

I finished up my third rule for March!

It is a pretty happy rule that should help you finish your decorating in no time!

Christmas Rules
Fa La La
Rule Three
Designer - Lizzie*Kate

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

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Serendipitous Jo's March Three French Hens

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.

stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain linen

The top four blocks: