Friday, October 31, 2008

Mylene's october ornaments

Jingle Sparkle Joy
Midsummernights design
28ct Belfast linen
DMC threads

Helga Mandl design
Winter flatfold
28ct. Belfast linen
DMC threads

Jingle Sparkle Joy

Jingle Sparkle Joy

Midsummer Night Designs - chart found here

36 ct Summer Khaki Edinburgh Linen, DMC Floss

Stitched by Carol

Thursday, October 30, 2008

October Ornaments

I managed two ornaments this month :)

Snowflake 2007 by Heritage Series (JCS 2007)

Snowflake 2007 by Heritage Series

Just Cross Stitch 2007 Ornament Issue

Stitched with Petite Treasure Braid PB10 and white Mill Hill beads
on a grab bag mystery piece of CountryStitch hand-dyed evenweave.

Jingle Sparkle Joy by Midsummer Night Designs

Jingle Sparkle Joy by Midsummer Night Designs

This is a free chart which can be found here.

Stitched with DMC threads on white 32 count opalescent lugana which I then dunked in coffee :)

This is for an exchange hence the white personalisation removal blob!

2008 JCS Ornament by Shepherd's Bush

This years JCS Shepherd's Bush ornament all stitched. Not sure how I will make it up as yet. I did change the fabric as the listed fabric was very dark and did not show up the darker colours all that well.

Stitched by Kath in NZ

Two ornaments

I stitched these two ornaments while I was on vacation during the week of October 13th. Both are from the JCS 2008 Ornament Issue.
by My Big Toe Design
by Ink Circles

Winter Wishes Ornie

This is my first post here! I completed this about a week ago, but I have been totally busy. I enjoy decorating for Christmas with a lot of winter/snowman I can keep everything out longer. :-) The backing fabric is Debbie Mumm and the pattern is Lizzie Kate. I stitched this on 28ct Monaco one over one.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Silver Moon Angel and Candle Angel

Two old kits from Mill Hill I am slowly doing all that I have in my box do do

Monday, October 27, 2008

Be Merry

This is from "My Mark Designs" stitched with the recommended DMC threads.


Designer: ???
Fabric: 14ct white opalescent aida
Fibers: DMC floss
Time: 3 Hrs to Stitch
Embellishments: Pre-made cording
Stitched by: Meari

Sunday, October 26, 2008

October Ornament

Peace Ornament

Here is my ornament for October. It is called "Peace" and it was designed by Linda Culp Calhoun and adapted for needlework by Donna Vermillion Giampa, and was taken from the 1995 Leisure Arts book "Timeless Ornaments".

Mini Biscornu

I found some adorable freebie "Mini-Biscornu" Patterns from Floss Box. I added a simple border, because I thought that the biscornu would be too hard to sew together with the evenweave fabric if it wasn't a little bigger. The button is vintage, from a collection of buttons I found at a craft sale.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

November and December Ornies

Hi All. I completed November and December ornies as this time of year is becoming busy for me, so I wanted to finish up my ornies for this year before it ends! :) Everyone is doing such wonderful stitching. I can hardly wait until next year!! Happy Winter everyone!! Anne

October Ornament

This is an adaptation of "The Cat's Whiskers Studio" Ornament in the 2008 JCS issue. Instead of coloured threads, I used DMC white and Delica silky rainbow beads.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Britty Kitty finish

I started this one on Friday and finished it in the car on they way home today from Southern Ohio. It was a beautiful chilly day with lots of sunshine. I just wish I could finish these up in the car! I am on the road a lot. Have a great day stitching Laurel

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New finish

Here is a just finished, and still needs a Jesus button for the manger. The button was ordered yesterday and it should be here in a week or so. This is a Lil' Britter by Brittercup Designs. I have been so busy crocheting that I have neglected my cross stitching. I hope to have another Brittercup done by next week. Have a great day stitching Laurel

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Christmas Tree hanger

Here is my october christmas ornament - The Christmas Tree. 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 by Alexandrina

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Favorite Ornament

Hello all!
My name is Eva, from the Chicago area and I am a new contributor, and look forward to sharing my ornament finishes with you. I have been stitching since I was about 6 or 7 years old and have done all forms of needlework, but counted cross stitch is my passion. Please feel free to visit my blog to see my WIPs and finishes.
I have stitched a number of ornaments already this year, but they have not been ornamentified yet, so I will show you one that was finished last year. I made 18 or of these and gave them away last year. It is the Victorian Christmas Tree ornament by Sue Hillis, and was in one of the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue, I just don't remember which one.

quaker snowman

My friend Marianne (of Midnight Stitching) handed out this design at a recent retreat and I think it's so cute! I'm using this one for an exchange, but I'll be stitching it again for our tree because my daughter really likes it, too. Oh-Mar said it would be part of a future release, but I don't know which one or when. Anyway that's one more on my 2008 ornie list, bringing me up to a grand total of three! LOL

Vacation stitching

I'm on vacation this week so I'm hoping to get a few ornaments done. Here is my first one. It's stitched on 14 count white Aida using DMC 321.
Heartfelt Harvey
by Imaginating, Inc.
JCS 2008 Ornament Issue

Monday, October 13, 2008

Meari's Ornaments

Hi everyone -- I'm new to this blog, but I think several of you may already know me. If not, you can check out my blog. Here are the ornaments I've made so far this year:

Windows of Joy
Designer: Primrose Needleworks
Time: 4.5 Hrs
Fabric: 18ct fiddlers aida
Fibers: DMC threads and Kreinik blending filament
Embellishments: Pre-made red and gold cording

Designer: San Man Originals
Time: 6 1/2 Hrs
Fabric: 14ct baby blue aida
Fibers: DMC floss
Embellishments: beads and buttons

Fabric: 18ct white aida
Fibers: DMC floss, Kreinik blending filament
Embellishments: Mill Hill beads, Pre-made cording

Designer: The Stitchworks Ltd
Time: 6 Hrs
Fabric: Stitched on 22ct mauve aida
Fibers: DMC threads, Rainbow Gallery Wisper floss
Embellishments: Gold pre-made cording, bells, & pearlized pins

Mon Beau Sapin
Designer: Aurelle
Time: 4 Hrs
Fabric: 18ct aida
Floss: Six Strand Sweets & DMC
Embellishments: button, bead, handmade cording & tassle

Mon Beau Sapin
Designer: Aurelle
Time: 6 Hrs to stitch
Fabric: 22ct Green Aida
Fibers: DMC Color Variations 115
Embellishments: Gold Star Button, Mill Hill Seed Beads, & Satin Ribbon

Saturday, October 04, 2008

October ornament

I couldn't resist jumping in and doing an ornament from the new JCS 2008 Ornament issue.
Merry 2008
by Glory Bee

Friday, October 03, 2008


Forgot to post my September ornament...


Catherine Theron

32 ct Summer Khaki Belfast Linen, GAST Floss

Stitched by Carol

Chrstmas Bauble

Found this pattern on borduurblog and thought I'd try one of them out. There are quite a few and you can design your own also.

I will be sending mine to Crossstitch for Charity as part of the Christmas Ornament campaign.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

October ornie

Quick quick,,, had the time so I did October's ornie for the SAL already! It is one of the snowmen from 74 snowmen pattern by Mary Ellen Yanich from Patternsonline.

September Ornament

A Star, A Star by The Sunflower Seed
from the JCS 2007 Ornament Magazine

I used DMC floss and substituted Kreinik 002V #4 braid for the PB01. I also used Mill Hill 42011 beads instead of 40557. Stitched on 32 count Kiwi Illusions "Oyster" lugana.

Started and finished 30 September - put the last beads on at 11.54pm!

New Themes and Featured Stitchers

The themes and Featured Stitchers for October have been posted. Enjoy!

JCS Ornament Issue 2008

This is probably old news by now, but the JCS Ornament Issue for 2008 is available. I haven't seen it in chain stores like Michael's or AC Moore, but my LNS had it, so I caved and bought a copy yesterday. You should also be able to order it from your favorite ONS. If for some reason you cannot get it, please let me know and I'll be happy to help you get one.

Even more exciting is the fact that one of our fellow stitchers, Monique, has an ornament in the issue. Monique is the fabulous woman behind My Mark Designs, so be sure to check out her ornament in this issue. Congratulations, Monique!

September Ornie - Caught Up!

Hi all! I did this cute little bear today from a needlemagic kit designed by Wanda Zellers. It is my September ornie so I am finally caught up. And of course, it is great to have one more ornie to give to a friend this year! :)