Wednesday, 9 January 2019
Serendipitous Jo's January Ornament
This year I decided to take a break from 12 Days of Christmas designs and go for the Just Cross Stitch back issues. I own the CD so it was a case of going through each year and choosing my favourites from each issue. There is a definite pattern here - 4 Dragon Dreams, 4 Sweetheart Tree and 1 each from Rosewood Manor, Ink Circles, Just Nan and Sue Hillis Designs.
I started on Christmas Day for the 12 Days of Stitchmas with the 2009 Issue and Rosewood Manor's Festive Quaker Tree:
stitched over one on 32 count Blue Hydrangea opalescent from Crafty Kitten
Each day I stitched one length of thread on the new ornament and then went back to my Quaker Tree. So by Day 12 I had these started:
I also had a finish, my first of 2019:
This looks completely different to the model in the magazine. I decided to use shades of blue in the 790s-800s plus B5200. The white does show up much better in real life. I am so happy with this finish and now just have to fully-finish it.