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Saturday 30 April 2016

April 2016

ČI sa, ZE v posledný deň sa mesiac usilujeme viacerích :-)
Ďakujem Shaza, Kaye, Khristina Doiron, riadkom, Brigitte, Liali, Noni BEA za krásne komentáre! Veľmi som Šťastná, ZE mozem s Vami vyšívať na tomto skvelom blogu!

Moja Aprílová výšivka JE hviezda s nočných Zimná krajina:

Ideme na Májová úlohu!

Nech sa vám Dari!

Friday 29 April 2016

Just squeaking in on time!

Hi all, I seem to have really struggled with choosing a design this month but after weeks of procrastination, I finally settled on this gorgeous Nordic ornament design from Prairie Schooler (and thus feeding my Prairie Schooler addiction, too - lol!)

I used these two gorgeous Sajou cotton floss and stitched it on 28ct white linen.

I think that for next month's theme of reindeer, I will stitch a companion piece, the reindeer in the top left corner (that, hopefully, means that I will get May's ornament stitched much earlier in the month - lol!)

hugs, Kaye

Lili's April Ornament: Ornaments/Decorations

My April ornament!!

Design by Country Cottage Needleworks - Merry Christmas
(JCS 2011 Special Christmas Issue)

Fabric: 40 count Vintage Country Mocha Linen
Threads: DMC

See you next month,

Thursday 28 April 2016

My April Ornament

Here is my April ornament.  This is from the same set of Christmas motifs as my March ornament.  It's by Durene Jones from an older Enjoy Cross Stitch at Home magazine.

Saturday 23 April 2016

Friday 22 April 2016

Cheryl's April Ornament

After seeing Noni's lovely ornament earlier this month, I decided to do something along the same lines.   I stitched this ornament on 14 ct plastic canvas, creating the design as I stitched.  I added red and clear glass beads for a little sparkle, a red satin ribbon loop for hanging, and backed the ornament with white felt.

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Noni's Christmas Bauble

As soon as this month's choice came up on the stitching plan I knew exactly what I wanted to stitch...

I found this design in the Cross Stitch Crazy magazine last year but wasn't sure what to stitch them on (perforated paper, plastic canvas or fabric) - I ended up choosing plastic canvas and once I have stitched a couple more of them I will cut them out and make them into felt backed ornies.

The Christmas Bauble is designed by Jody Rice from Satsuma Street.  Love the colours!  The pink/purple colour is just so lovely...  This was a very quick stitch - took me one day in total (afternoon/evening) when I was home sick last week.

Now I just need to get cracking on my choice for May.... those that follow my blog can probably guess what it will be.... but then again I may change my mind - either way I have so been waiting for the reindeer choice to come up!! :o)

Til next month, happy stitching
hugs xx

Monday 11 April 2016

Better late than never:)


March was a bad cross stitching month for me, so I never got around to stitching an ornament:(
However, I liked the theme, so once I got into the stitching groove in April, I decided to finally stitch my March ornament:

The Prarie Schooler
From Book No. 198
I really wanted to stitch a Prarie Schooler ornament, and therefore I have a feeling that it is actually only Santa's helpers in this piece and not Santa Or maybe it is Santa as a child on the sleigh...??

It'll be interesting to see when I get around to doing the April ornament. Sadly I haven't got a Prarie Schooler chart that fits the theme of April so I'm not sure what I'm going to stitch...


Sunday 10 April 2016

Serendipitous Jo's April Ornie - Ornaments/Decorations

I have decided to stitch the Christmas Cubes by Primitive Hare as my Christmas project this year.  I looked at the themes which Kaye had chosen for this year and all but two are covered by the Cubes.  Perfect!  It does mean that I will stitch the letters out of order but I can cope with that.

Here is Cube 4 - T:

I'm stitching them on a lovely 35 count linen called Country Mocha by Willow Fabrics using the recommended DMC.  I have changed the white to B5200 rather than Blanc because it will pop more against the neutral fabric.   I made a few changes to this one.  One was a forced change because I made a booboo with the placement of the central ornie which meant the snowman was also too low down.  Luckily there was enough room for the T to fit in.  The other change was adding a Santa charm instead of the rusty bells shown on the cover photo of the chart.

And here is the set so far:

ps the snowman isn't charted with eyes but I wonder if he needs them?

Tuesday 5 April 2016

March Ornie

After hours and hours of stitching, some frogging and fudging it's done! I hope to stitch something easy for April, LOL! Sorry the picture isn't better. Had a hard time holding the Kindle still since my wrists are acting up. We had a little snow over night so I guess I'm still in winter mode here.

Saturday 2 April 2016

March:Santa and His helpers

This is my first post for the year. I hope this will get me back on track.

Nick, Just Cross Stitch 1998 Ornament Issue is stitched on Perforated Paper.
JCS Ornament Issue 1998
JBW Designs