This month I cheated a wee bit - instead of stitching a new ornie from scratch, I pulled out a half-finished one and put the final stitches into it. I can now say I've set a new record for myself for the smallest piece stitched! The ornie used a Just Nan charm frame, which I didn't have, so right from the start I thought about stitching the middle part on a separate piece of fabric but using a Nun's stitch around the sides and attaching it at the end. Last night I stitched the wee over-one section and did the Nun's stitch tonight before putting it all together. Now it's headed for the finishing pile with the rest of the ornies :)
"A Little Joy" by Just Nan, Inc
from 2002 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue
stitched on 28ct Mushroom Meran, and 32ct Flax Belfast
using recommended threads and beads
Here's a couple of photos using Mum's hand as a model, and a packet of Piecemaker needles, to show just how tiny this little centre piece is. I was originally giving this one away to an online stitching buddy, but I have to say I don't think I'll face doing that over-one section again, so I think now I'm going to be keeping this one for myself! ;)
I also finished off my Peace needleroll ornament into a needleroll - but I forgot to take piccies, so I'll have to do that later. It's been pinned together for so long just waiting to have the seam stitched, I'm surprised the pins haven't gone rusty! LOL.