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Sunday 11 September 2022

DJ's September stitching

Hello fellow stitchers!  It's been a crazy ride here, but I was able to finish up my September ornaments.  I'm hoping I can keep up until the end of the year, things keep happening that slow my stitching down a bit...Like my Granddaughter's first birthday yesterday.  

Anyway, here goes!  First up is 12 Days of Stitching and I stitched 9 Ladies Dancing from the 2001 Cross Stitch Designs.  These are so much fun to stitch!  Stitched on 32 count Ice Blue over two.

Next up is the designated year category.  For this month the year was 2015.  I chose to stitch Give Love for Christmas by Legacy Designs.  It's stitched on 32 count Clay over two.  

The last category I'm stitching is the Nutcracker and this month the subject was Hares.  I chose to stitch Baby Hare from the 2001 Cross Stitch Designs book.  It was stitched on 32 count Natural over two.  We have a new member of our DIL's family so I thought I would stitch this as a Christmas gift for him.  

That's it for all the categories...I hope everyone is healthy and safe.  My heart goes out to the British people and the Royal Family.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  *Hugs*

Saturday 10 September 2022

Suzanne's September Ornaments


I've been working on the Nutcracker Theme this month. My sampler didn't have any hares so I went to my Just Cross Stitch Magazines for inspiration. 

First is Snow Bunny by Cross My Heart from the JCS 2002 Ornament Issue

I stitched this on 14 count blue Aida nd left the larger border off because it's already quite large at 4x4. 

My second bunny is Good Tidings to You by The Sampler Girl from the JCS 2011 Ornament Issue.

I had stitched the little bunny part before but never the whole ornament. 

I also worked on my Gazette 94 Twelve Days of Christmas. I had finished stitching number 4 last month, but forgot to post it. Here is both 4 and 5. I mixed up the thread color on the rings but decided to keep going. 


I also fully finished both of the Gentle Pursuits Designs - Christmas Eve in Old Salem from the JCS 2004 issue. I shared the stitching only in May of this year. I had a lot of ideas for these but went very simple so not to take away from the specialty stitches. I make houses or door themed ornaments for two of my nieces each year since they've bought their homes. 

I hope you all are well and I'm looking forward to seeing your stitching this month.