Tuesday, September 30, 2008

August Ornie

Here's my ornie for August. I'm catching up soon I hope! :) This is the fourth time I did this cat. Lots of my friends like it. The dollar store had a bunch of frames in a bag for a dollar. yippee!

Lori's Ornaments

Here are a few holiday ornaments I am finishing!

the first two pumpkin ornaments are freebies from the Krenik Site.

The snowman was in a Cross stitch magazine I found.

The dragonfly scissor cases are from XSHappy.com. I hope you enjoy seeing them, I had fun working on them

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sept. Orrnament

I 2 stitched ornaments for September. They were designed by a member of my local EGA. These ornaments will be donated to the local library for their tree. I still need to add some twisted cord or other trim and a hanger.
Design: TeresaB
18ct Canvas
various fibers

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Christmas Cards

Hi Everyone,
I stitched these cards a couple of days ago. They are from the small DMC book in the photo.
Stitched on 25 count Evenweave with DMC threads.
Happy stitching. Sue in Australia.

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Pine Cone

Here is my september chritsmas ornament - The Pine Cone. I'd like to propose a new form of christmas decoration. You can get chart and instructions for stitching in my freebies blog. I'll be happy if anyone find it usefull.
Have a nice weekend!
Designed and stitched byAlexandrina

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

a 2008 JCS finish

I just finished this Glory Bee ornament from the new JCS ornament issue... this is actually my second finish from the mag if you count my design, but that was done ages ago LOL I got my magazine the other day and have made my annual list of ones I'd like to stitch but almost never do :)

Another Pink Ornament

Stitched on 14ct aida, using pink DMC and Metallic gold. Mounted onto glittery pink felt and a pink braiding made, attached on with pink marble ceramic beads. Design is by Lesley Teare

My first pillow ornie

Stone & Threads'
Snowflake Mitten
stitched by Lynn

My September ornament is finally done and I've finished it as a pillow which is a first for me. I'm slowly trying out my wings on different finishes. Hand sewing and finishing are not my forte! It was so easy though that now I'm getting brave.

Anyways I'm pleased with how it turned out. It's called Snowflake Mitten from the designer Stone & Thread. I love their primitive patterns. I've stitched mine on a 28ct Silkweaver Solo linen using Weeks overdyed floss.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

April and August Finishes

So I am really behind with this SAL. Here's a church for April and a dog (pet) for August. The charts for the churches (I did a different one on the other side) are in Sajou 103 on Swappons. I have to track down where the dog chart came from. It was in another old French booklet and I have a few sources for those.

SAL ornaments

Sunday, September 21, 2008

My July Ornie

Here is my July Ornie. You can get it at my blog at http://stitchnkey.blogspot.com/ . Enjoy! :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Finishing festival

Last weekend I declared Finishing Weekend.... it was that or be drowned in a sea of stitched but not completed ornies. I managed to get through 21 ornies in 2 days -- mind you, ALL I did was finish ornies and watch TV.
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no, I am NOT the most inventive finisher in the world, but at least they are done and ready for the holidays.... that's quite a miracle in my life.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

September Ornament & Card

Hi everyone,

The angel card is a free pattern on the web from 'Ant of Sweden' stitched on 25 count Evenweave with DMC threads.
I'm not quite sure yet as to how I will finish the shepherd & sheep. This design is from the Gift of Stitching Magazine ( December 2007 issue) by Deanne Carter of Carousel Charts.
Stitched on 28 count beige Jobelan with DMC threads.

Happy Stitching. Sue in Australia.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Love & Peace

It's from the serie of my last month x'mas ornament SAL.

Love & Peace ornament
Joan Elliott
Quick & Easy magazine
14ct aida & DMC threads
Stitched by: Mylene


Dove (Christmas Past) by Prairie Schooler
Stitched on black 14 ct aida using DMC floss
Joyful Blessings by Blue Ribbon Designs
Stitched on 28 count Khaki lugana using DMC floss

I've been on vacation but I did finish these two ornaments.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Christmas ornaments

These are two cross stitch ornaments I made from a freebie disk I received with a magazine order.

During the summer

I stitched these small ornaments during the last months. And now they are finally finished. :-) The designs come from "The Prairie Schooler" ("Christmas Miniatures"). Hope you'll enjoy them!

Thursday, September 04, 2008


The first ornament is for a trade, my partner, Anna, wanted a blue ornament so I stitched this one, and the baby penquin will make a cute ornament too!

4 ornament finishes

I finally got 4 Christmas ornaments stitched. They come from the leaflet called '50 Snowmen' by Linda Gillum. I now have all the grand kids ornaments stitched and just need to find a day to finish them for their trees. I am thinking of doing them like a pin keep...without the pins. Have a great day stitching laurel

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Pink Bauble Ornament

I took part in a handmade ornament exchange where the main colour had to be pink. I chose this one, a freebie from Miriam and stitched it in two different pinks. I then added a little homemade cording, using both colours and attached it to the bauble itself.

Mounted it onto glittery pink felt, made some more cording and attached it with two marbled ceramic pink beads.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

my first post

I joined this blog in the hopes that it would boost me along in my ornament efforts, and it has! I know it's already September, but this is only the second ornament I've stitched this year... so much for those plans of 2 each month LOL

From Bent Creek, "Oh Deer!"... stitched on green (bright green!) because that's what my daughter asked for.

Glad to be here :)

I cannot live without TPS

...yes, it seems to be like that, I cannot live without The Prairie Schooler in this SAL. I am going on stitching TPS in August, choosing the Old World Santas, here is the first:

Greetings from the Canarian Islands