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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. 


Honeybee said...

What a lovely finish! That fabric is gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing how you finish it.

Kaisievic said...

Lovely work, Jo, well done on being the first to post something for the 2019 SAL.

Khristine Doiron said...

Oh my goodness it is beautiful! And good on you for getting a start on the rest of this years ornaments! I should take a page out of your book :)

Faith... said...

What a beautiful tree Jo! Congrats on your finish.

Mary's Thread said...

It's very pretty Jo! So sparkly!