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Tuesday 30 April 2019

Faith's April Ornament

I almost missed the month but I am just squeaking in...

Here is my April section for my banner.

Chart Four of Twelve
Designer - Lizzie*Kate

and here it is again in all it's glory!

Thanks for looking and for
the comments on my last post!

I'll be back in May!

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

Thursday 18 April 2019

DJ's April update

Hey....whaddaya know?  I'm actually finished with my ornaments early this month!  Will wonders never cease?  haha's what I've been up to.  For theme one, I finished Four Calling Birds from the Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine March 1889 issue.  This was stitched on 28 count white evenweave over 1.

For theme two, Christmas Carols, I finished Noel Ornament by The Sweetheart Tree from the 2008 JCS Ornament issue.  This was stitched on 32 count natural opalescent over 2.

For theme three, I finished Warm Wishes from the 2002 JCS Ornament issue.  This was stitched over 2 on a mystery fabric I had laying around.  I think it was 36 count.

I'm actually amazed I'm keeping up!  Thanks for all the encouragement from this group, I'm making the time to work on this challenge.  I'm loving all the different ornaments I've been seeing, it's so much fun to watch you all!  Happy Stitching!!

Friday 12 April 2019

Suzanne's April Ornament


For my April ornament I am keeping with the Just Cross Stitch Magazine theme. Lizzie*Kate's Peace*Joy*Love found in the JCS 2002 Christmas Ornament issue. I used DMC threads from my stash and the flat finishing was inspired by Vonna at the Twisted Stitcher. Can't wait to see everyone's ornaments this month.