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