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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 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

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,

Sunday 17 February 2019

Suzanne's February Ornament


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,

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!

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!