Monday, January 29, 2007

Anne's January ornies

I finally put the last stitches into my Christmas ornie for this month's SAL - I'm sorry to say for my recipient's sake the bullion stitches aren't exactly fantastic, but hopefully she won't look too closely! ;) I just have to find something to place in the 'blank heart' as I don't have the button called for, then it's ready to be officially 'finished' and sent off on it's way ... (I've removed the recipient's initials for secrecy's sake)

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Christmas 2000 Sampler by Douglas Designs
from the 2000 JCS Christmas Ornie issue
using recommended threads, on a mystery 28ct linen

I also finally put the finishing touches into an ornie that Mum stitched for me - she just had the french knots left to do, and very kindly left me to do them, as she knows just how much I adore doing french knots! ;) It's supposed to have JABC star buttons, but I don't have any left, and I think it looks just fine without it. Thanks Mum, it looks just lovely! :D

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Rejoice by Lizzie*Kate
from the 2004 JCS Christmas Ornie issue
using 14ct red aida and recommended threads


Lina said...

Your ornament is beautiful! And the one your mom made is very cute! I've stitched it too and didn't bother with the star buttons either. It looks fine just the way it is :)

Chelle said...

Both ornaments are awesome!

Anita said...

I love both pieces. Great stitching.

KarenV said...

They both look great Anne!

Kris said...

Awww love them both :)

Heather said...

They both look great, well done.

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tkdchick said...

Two lovely oranments! How about putting a satin stitched heart or rhodes heart in that space instead of finding/buying something?

Pennie said...

WOW...your ornament is so beautiful and intricate. I'm sure the person receiving it will be thrilled.