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Wednesday 30 October 2019

Honeybee's October Finish

My October choice, from the 2003 issue of Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments. It's stitched on 30 ct. English Ivy from R&R Reproductions with GAST Antique Rose and Oatmeal, and CC Weeping Willow. The beads are Mill Hill #2012.

Sunday 13 October 2019

DJ's October Ornaments

I've really enjoyed stitching on this challenge!!  I have to say stitching keeps me sane, so it's been nice to have something I could concentrate on while the world spins around me.  I still haven't had time to finish any of these off, but hopefully soon as Christmas seems to be approaching at a fast and furious pace!

First off is 12 Days of Christmas.  This is the 10th day and these patterns are from the March 1989 issue of Cross Stitch and Country Crafts Magazine

Next is Christmas Carols and this month was I Saw Three Ships.  This pattern is from By The Bay Needleworks and is called I saw three ships come sailing in.  It's stitched on Star Sapphire 28 count fabric over one and is from the 2013 JCS Christmas Ornament Issue.

Last is an ornament from the 2003 JCS Ornament Issue.  I chose Time of Wonder by Julia Lucas.

Thank you for hosting this challenge and for allowing me to participate.  I'm having fun choosing things from my stash and adding to my pile of ornaments!  Happy Stitching!

Friday 11 October 2019

Suzanne's October Ornaments

Hello everyone! I am nearing the finish line on 2019 ornaments and thinking about next year's stitching. I am continuing with the Just Cross Stitch Magazine Theme and have two ornaments from the 2003 Christmas Ornament issue. First is Glory Bee's Merry Christmas on 14 count ecru aida using DMC conversions. I finished this on a little 98 cent canvas bag from AC Moore with red fringe I found in the sale bin at Joann's Fabrics. It was a fun little stitch.

My next ornament is Santa's Stash by Full Circle Designs on 14 count ecru aida using DMC conversions. I left off the words so it would fit in the oval hoop and I didn't have any tiny buttons that were on the pattern, so I left them off too.
I can't wait to see everyone's stitching this month and what the themes might be for next year.

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Themes for 2020....

Hello lovely Christmas Elves, 

Well, here I am - alive and well after a hiatus from blogging of several months.  Not sure what happened, life just got too busy, I suppose and something had to give and whilst it was not going to be my stitching or reading or cooking or spending time with family (or travelling for work), it ended up being my blogging!

But, today, I woke up and felt the need to visit all of my bloggy friends again, so here I am!

I thought that as I had neglected this blog for so long, I had better get my act into gear and get some suggestions for Themes for 2020!

These are our current themes:

Some ideas for next year are:

  1. Keep Themes 1, 2 and 3 much as they are (with Themes 2 and 3 being tweaked with carol names and randomising the years, respectively).
  2. Keep Themes 1 and 2 and change Theme 3 to JCS Christmas Ornies 2011 - 2019 (as suggested by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching)
  3. Ditch all three themes and start again with new ideas (does anyone have any?  I have run out of ideas - lol!).
Let me know what you think, please, by commenting on this post.


Thursday 3 October 2019

Honeybee's September Finish

My September finish from the 2010 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments issue. Haven't decided how I want to finish it yet. Info on my color conversion can be found on my blog.

Only 3 more to go! Happy Stitching, y'all!

UPDATE: Got it finished! Thought I'd go ahead and share.