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Monday 20 December 2021

Theme announcement for 2022!

 Hello lovely Christmas Elves, 

Your hostess here, Kaisievic, who has been so slack again in 2021 and barely posted all year (although Christmas stitching has featured on my IG and FB pages throughout the year).  Anyway, here I am again after many more long months of lockdown in the Lockdown Capital of the world - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Another weird year and another year of absolutely no blogging mojo whatsoever!

But I do keep an eye on the Christmas Ornie SAL blog and I have decided upon the new themes for next year. Some are familiar, some are new but without further ado - here they are:

An old favourite ....... 

.... and a newer favourite (but with some different movie suggestions from last year)...
.... and another old favourite - everyone loves to stitch something from JCS Christmas Ornie Mags.....
.... and a BRAND NEW theme, as suggested by one of our most stalwart Christmas Ornie stitchers, dear Suzanne Harkinson .....

I already have my kit for the Nutcracker Village, already to go...

.... and lastly, here is our new badge for 2021 (for enquiring minds, the cross stitch is a Shepherd's Bush Christmas stocking which I made for a friend's grandson, I finished it just the other day).

Anyway, I hope that you enjoy stitching any combination or all of these themes in 2022 and I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and a much happier 2022 than 2020 and 2021 were.


Friday 10 December 2021

Suzanne's December Ornaments

Hello everyone! Christmas is almost here. This blog and Rachel from the Ten Hour Stitcher have kept me on track to stitch and finish as I go along. Thanks so much!

This month I've finished up Theme Four with Pinker n' Punkin Quilting's Barnyard Christmas, Chicken Sled and Christmas Bucket. 

These were so fun to stitch and Melisa has designed two more which I'm working on now. I've stitched them all on 18 count oatmeal Aida and finished as a flat ornament with the twine and bow. This is how I'm displaying them this year. 
As you can see, there is room for more on this tree! 

I've also stitched Theme Three: Just Cross Stitch Magazine's 2013 Ornament Issue and 2013 Preview Issue. These are Casey Buonaugurio Designs Yellow and Red Penguin. I actually stitched and finished three of these but I sent one to my great niece before I took the picture. Oops!
Thanks so much for looking and commenting on my stitching. I hope to see you all again next year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Monday 6 December 2021

DJ's December Ornaments

I don't know about you, but this past year has flown's been an incredible year for my family and me.  I'm thankful I was able to keep up with the Christmas stitching, it sure made it easy for me, at Thanksgiving I had all the ornaments I like to give to family all done, and they have all been placed on everyone's tree!  I finished stitching the ornament for December, but haven't decided how to fully finish it.  I hope to get it fully finished in a few days.  I chose Special Delivery by Pickle Barrel Designs for my free choice.  I stitched this one last year and gave it away, but wanted one for my tree too!  This is from the 2018 JCS ornament issue.

I also finished up the 12 Dragonlets of 2012 and was able to finally fully finish all of them.  I'm still trying to decide how to display them for Christmas, but hopefully they will be out for all to see soon!  Here is the final one, 12 Dragons Drumming.  I love his shades!

I guess that's it for this year.  I'm terrible about checking back, are we going to do this again next year?  Inquiring minds want to know...LOL!!  Thanks for the challenge, it sure helps me get my  Christmas stitching done early!  Happy Holidays everyone!