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Sunday 31 July 2022

Gwen July 2022

 This month I managed two ornaments. I was able to fully finish just one. I am on the hunt for a red or gold Mill Hill star for the Red Berry Wreath, Just Cross Stitch Ornament Mag 2018. 

Red Berry Wreath 
Elizabeth Foster
Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Issue 20218

My second ornament was the 7 Swans, Celebration of Needlework 12 Days of Christmas.

7 Swans
Celebration of Needlework 12 Days of Christmas

Tuesday 12 July 2022

DJ's July stitching

Hi Everybody!  It's been a wild ride lately here, but it's kept me home and my fingers busy so I guess I really shouldn't complain.  I managed to catch up with my Christmas stitching early this month...yay me!  LOL  I have completely dropped out of the Christmas movie challenge but I have kept up with the other three.  First off is the 12 Days of Christmas.  I finished 7 Swans a Swimming.  (I really need to think about fully finishing these!!)  

Next is the designated year from the JCS Ornament issue, this month was 2018.  I stitched A Christmas Dress by Giulia Punti Antichi stitched on 36 count antique white over two with gloriana silk poinsettia.  I love these little dress designs, but now I have to figure out how to fully finish it, wish me luck!!  

For the Nutcracker series I was supposed to stitch rosebuds/flowers.  So I chose this A Merry Christmas to You by Patricia Ann Designs from the 2018 JCS Ornament issue.  I really love how this turned out, the picture in the magazine really doesn't do this justice!  

Well I guess that's it for me for this month.  I hope you are all busily stitching and keeping safe!  Happy Stitching!   

Sunday 10 July 2022

Suzanne's July Ornaments

 Hello everyone!

I'm continuing with the Nutcracker theme and stitched two rosebud/flower patterns.

The first is from a  Cross Stitch & Country Crafts Magazine, Jan/Feb 1989 issue. Designed by Carol Costello of Fancy Work & Fantasies. The design is much larger but I only stitched the center bouquet with the called for DMC colors on 28 count blue Aida. I thought it made a sweet little ornament. 

I stitched two of these for my friends. This is a design by The Victoria Sampler and can be found in the JCS 2006 Ornament issue. It called for silk threads but I substituted DMC. Stitched on 28 count blue Aida. 

The crochet lace edging was from my Mom's stash and I thought it was perfect for these vintage looking designs. 

Can't wait to see everyone's July stitching. 

Sunday 3 July 2022

Gwen June 2022

 My ornament for June was Day 6 of the 12 Days from Celebration of Needlework. I did mine as a pillow finish instead of the recommended flat finish.

Still trying to decide if it needs a trim around the edge.