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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

Jingles
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.

Jingles
Cheer
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

So....here'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

Hello!

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.


Saturday, 30 March 2019

Lili's March Ornament

Hello everyone!!
My March ornament:

Design: Carriage House Samplings – Toy Shop Sign (2007 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornie Magazine)
Fabric/Threads: 40 count Vintage Country Mocha linen / DMC

Thank you very much for your lovely comments on my last post! See you next month!
Happy stitching,
Lili

Friday, 29 March 2019

DJ's last minute dash...

Eeek!  I'm always squeaking in at the last minute!  I'm truly lucky I finished these in time, so here goes....

For March, Christmas Carols, I misread the Carol we were supposed to stitch....so I stitched Hark the Herald Angels Sing by Mary Beal.  This was stitched over one on 32 count natural, and I have an idea how to finish it but that will take a while.



For the JCS 2007 ornament issue, I stitched Noel from The Sweetheart Tree.  I love all the different specialty stitches, so this was a fun one!  This was stitched on 32 ct natural opalescent.



And for the 12 Days of Christmas, I'm continuing on with these from the Cross Stitch and Country Crafts Magazine from March 1989 issue.  Here is Three French Hens, stitched over one on 28 ct. white.



So there you have it!!  I hope I can keep up with the challenge.  Wish me luck!!

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Mary L's March Ornament

Good afternoon everyone,

I decided to stitch Angel Kiss from the Cricket Collection.  It was in the 2007 JCS Ornament issue.

Thanks,
Mary

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Mary's March Ornament

Well, I got my March Ornament done quicker than I thought I would!

This is A Star, A Star from The Sunflower Seed, found in the 2007 issue of Just Cross Stitch. I love the carol it is from, "Do You Hear What I Hear?" I used all the recommended supplies. This was my first real use of Rainbow Gallery sparkly floss and it was nice to work with. I see why people like it!

Mary's February Ornament

I realize that I never showed you all my February Ornament. Oops!

Here is is Cherished Stitches contribution to the JSC 2008 issue: Holly Biscornu.

I picked my own shades of red and green, and used linen and beads from stash. I mean, it's red and green so it's not a big leap to pick your own colors on this one! I had a leftover bit of cording that was perfect for the hanger but I did go buy the buttons for the middle and was happy to find the perfect thing! It is the exact same design on both sides.

See you in a few days with my March design! :)

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Serendipitous Jo's March 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 March I chose The Sweetheart Tree's Noel Christmas Bellpull from the 2007 issue.  Here's my start from the 3rd Day of Stitchmas:


Here is the finished design:

stitched on 32 count linen

I used the DMC conversion in the magazine and changed the beads to ones I had in my stash:


I also had to rechart the year using other Sweetheart Tree ornaments to get the right numerals.


Here is February's design fully finished for my scrapbook:

Poinsettia by Ink Circles






Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Faith's March Ornament

Hi Stitchers! 

I finished my March section of my Christmas banner! 

Jingles
Noel
Chart Three of Twelve
Designer - Lizzie*Kate

and here is how it looks with
all three sections together.

I love stitching this piece since it goes
pretty quickly and they are fun designs!

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

See you in April!

Monday, 11 March 2019

Suzanne's March Ornament

Hello Everyone!

I'm posting my March Christmas ornament keeping with my Just Cross Stitch Magazine theme. This is Joy by Lizzie*Kate from the 2007 Christmas Ornament issue.


I used an oval die cut, pom-pom ribbon from my stash. The back is a simple oval from red stiffened felt.

Can't wait to see everyone's stitching this month.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Honeybee's March Finish


Here's my March choice from the 2007 JCS Ornament issue. It's stitched on mystery 28 ct. pink even weave with GAST Rose Garden and Gold Leaf, and CC Weeping Willow. The beads are Mill Hill 2012.

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Just in time!

It's been a month here at DJ's Digs...but I was able to finish my last ornament yesterday....one day before the end of the month.  Whew *wiping brow*!

So...for the first theme, I stitched Two Turtle Doves from a Better Homes and Gardens Publication that was first published in Cross Stitch and Country Crafts from the March issue 1989.  This was stitched on 28 ct. linen over one.


The second theme was Holly Jolly Christmas and I found this adorable pattern "Be Jolly" by Angel Stitcin' from the JCS ornament issue 2013.  I also stitched this on 28 ct. over one on gold sparkly fabric.

The third theme was an ornament stitched from the JCS ornament issue of 2008.  I chose this yellow house by the Victoria Sampler.  It was stitched on golden harvest linen 32 count over 2.  Hopefully I can finish this up soon, I think it's adorable!!


For good measure, I also stitched an ornament from the 2018 JCS ornament issue City Sidewalks by Glendon Place.


Off to find patterns for the different themes in March!  It's fun watching all your projects...and when life in the fast lane slows down, I'll try to come back and post comments.  I'm hoping I can keep up with this challenge.  Wish me luck!

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Blue Christmas

I'm late, but here is my Blue Christmas!

He has said: "My favorite Christmas song." And I love him!


Frosty The Snowman, Emma


Saturday, 23 February 2019

Serendipitous Jo's February 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 February I chose Ink Circles' Poinsettia from the 2008 issue.  Here's my start from the 2nd Day of Stitchmas:


Here is the finished piece:

stitched over 1 on 28 count green evenweave

Here is January's design all fully-finished for my scrapbook:

Rosewood Manor Festive Quaker Tree





Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Lili's January and February Ornaments

Hello!
I decided to stitch ornaments for the theme three.

My January ornament:
Design: The Prairie Schooler – Frosty Fun
(2009 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornie Magazine)
Fabric/Threads: 40 count Moka Newcastle linen/DMC

 My February ornament:
Design: Blackbird Designs – Winter Song
(2008 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornie Magazine)
Fabric/Threads: 30 count Old Town hand dyed linen by R&R Reproductions/ The Gentle Art, Weeks Dye Works, Crescent Colours

See you next month!
Happy stitching,
Lili

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Suzanne's February Ornament

Hello!

I'm continuing with the Just Cross Stitch Magazine Theme and have completed Merry Tree by Lizze*Kate from the 2008 Christmas Ornament issue.




I made my own circle ornament using stiffened felt cut with circle dies and embellished with some sparkly gems.

See you next month!

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Honeybee's February Finish

Hi, y'all! Here's my February choice from the 2008 JCS ornament issue. It's supposed to be a biscornu, but I'll be finishing it as a flat ornament.

It's stitched on 28 ct. olive mystery linen with Caron Wildflowers in Snow White and Mint, and embellished with 2mm pearl beads and a Swarovski crystal from Hobby Lobby.

Have a great holiday weekend, everyone!

Monday, 11 February 2019

Mary L's February Ornament

Hi Y'all,

I have chose an ornament from the Holly Jolly selection.  This is called Christmas Morning Goodies by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.  It is in the 2018 JCS ornament issue.

I really enjoyed stitching this one.  I used evenweave and the called for DMC colors.

Thanks for looking,
Mary

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Cathy's February Ornament

This is Merry 2008 from the 2008 JCS Ornament Issue and was designed by Glory Bee.  The yellow flower centers were supposed to be Rhodes stitch, but I don't know how to do that stitch so I used beads instead.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Cathy's January Ornament

Since I have all of the JCS Christmas Ornament Issues, I decided to do this theme.  Unfortunately, I couldn't find the 2009 issue (it's here somewhere, but right now, it doesn't want to be found).  Instead I chose an ornament from the 2010 issue.  This is Consumed by Gifts from Brittercup Designs.

I'm glad to finally be getting some use out of these magazines!

Faith's February Ornament

Well since I had my Ornie piece out for the last week in January I decided to just continue working on it with my February section.

Presenting section two!

Jingles
Ho Ho Ho Holiday
Chart Two of Twelve
Designer - Lizzie*Kate

and here is how the piece looks so far

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

See you next month!

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Mary's December and January Ornaments

Well, I got busy in December and never finished my "Frosty the Snowman" but here it is for January, stitched on blue linen so meeting the January 2019 "Blue Christmas" theme as well! Here is JBW's A Very Merry Winter:


This picture is very VERY blue, and I'm not sure I like the buttons. I may change it...

And here is my submission for January, from JCS 2009, La D Da's Merry Christmas:



I really enjoyed stitching this! Especially the berries! I used the recommended silks (the berries are Gloriana Red Clay which is the most beautiful color!) on 40 ct Vintage Examplar. Now to choose something for February!