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Tuesday 31 January 2023

Kaye: January Post

 Hello Lovely Christmas Elves, 

Well, I attempted to finish something for all four themes this month but only had success with two of them. 😢

For Theme One, I found this great design on Etsy by Keenstitch, which you can find here.  It has been a lot of stitching of red happening (hence my only finishing two themes in January) but the next eleven months will be a breeze!

My other finish is for Theme Three: Just CrossStitch Christmas Ornament Magazine for 2018.  The design which I chose was "Noel" by JBW Designs on p.22 of the magazine. I used my own choice of floss and added some beading to the wreath.  The ribbon that I used to trim it is actually metallic, so the finished piece has quite a nice shine to it.

I did begin my stitching for Theme Four: "A Christmas Carol" - Tiny Tim.  I found this gorgeous design on Etsy by Prim Stitcher Shoppe, which you can find here.

This is how much I have stitched of the design so far: 

And this is what the finished design will eventually look like:

Finally, for Theme Two: "Christmas Songs" - The Little Drummer Boy, I have kitted up (I had to wait for the pattern to arrive from the U.S.) another JBW Design: Sing a Song of Christmas XI: Little Drummer Boy.

So, hopefully both of these will make a late appearance sometime this year - 🤣🤣🤣

Best of luck with all of your Christmas stitching this year.


Saturday 28 January 2023

Gwen: January

 I've finally started my 12 Days of Christmas Stockings that I got last year. I plan to block finish, so the earlier I get them stitched the better. Day 1 is stitched minus the beads. I'll add beads later when I get a few more stitched.

12 Days of Christmas Stocking
Annie Beez Folk Art

Tuesday 10 January 2023

Suzanne's January Ornament


I decided to go with Theme 2 Christmas Songs this year. January is Little Drummer Boy and I found this Blackberry Lane Designs "Peace on Earth" in the JCS 2016 Christmas issue. I thought the little drum was a good fit for the theme. It came out a little large on 14 count but that's all I had in my stash in Navy. My friend loves a large ornament, so she won't mind. I used most of the called for DMC threads with some substitutions for the specialty threads.

This was a quick stitch. The jute cord has some gold woven through it but it doesn't show in the photo. 

I hope everyone is healthy to start the new year and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's stitching.