Monday, March 31, 2008

Here is my March ornament.

This month I selected Lizzie Kate's freebie ornament Joy which I modified by adding the words"in Christ" and adding enough space to accommodate the larger message. It is stitched on 28 count natural opalescent linen with DMC floss. This was fun to stitch and I will finish it by top stitching onto green felt and fraying the edges.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Some New Finishes

Here are a couple of ornaments I have completed and wanted to share them.

Here is M Designs from the JCS Ornament magazine,I have yet to add the beads and it will be for my daughter Amanda who decided she needed more "Grown Up" ornaments.

The second is from Gloria and Pat "Precious Moments" My youngest who is into ballet big time begged me to make this for her.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

March ornie!

"Easter Bonnet Duck Ornament" from the April 2008 "The Cross Stitcher" This cutie is stitched on mystery cloth with mystery threads as I attempt to use some more of my stash before adding anything more to it!

April Freebies have been posted!

The April Freebies are up! This month's themes are Angels, Churches / Religious, Decorations and Holly. As always, you're not obligated to stitch these themes or patterns - they're just provided as a suggestion*.

The April Stitchers of the Month will be posted on April 1st. Only stitchers with active blogs or photo albums will be featured. I occasionally check the blogs and albums of our contributors and remove any that have not been updated in at least the last 4 months. The blogs and albums are not requirements of membership, but they are a nice way to get to know your fellow stitchers, and those interested in checking out the blogs should have access to ones that are at least somewhat current.

If you have a blog or an online stitching album that you would like to share, but it is not listed, please EMAIL me with the address and I will make sure that you are listed (and eligible to be a featured stitcher!)

Also, please be sure to label your posts with at least the designer / publisher name (Lizzie*Kate, Blue Ribbon Designs, Little House Needleworks, etc.) and/or your source (such as a magazine - title and issue number). I know I harp on this a lot, but it is important for 2 reasons:

1. The designers work hard on these charts and deserve credit and recognition for their work

2. Other stitchers may be interested in stitching these designs and it's helpful if they know where to find them or how to ask for them

If you forget to label, you can always go back in and edit your own posts. If you have trouble doing this, please contact me and I'll be glad to help you out.

* Please note that this blog does not advocate or endorse any specific religion. The patterns are provided as a reference

My March Ornament

For March, I did a sheep ornament. I stitched part of a free chart from Barbara Ana that I found on CyberStitchers and changed it a little. It's kind of hard to see the white sheep but they are there.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

March Ornament

Caroling Penguin
Book: Penguins On Parade
Katrina Designs
Katrina and Brenda Butler 1978
Stitched on 14 count aida, DMC threads
I missed stitching an ornament in February. I am hoping to have a month in which I can stitch two.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

March Ornament #2

Winter's Eve
(with SHEEP!)
Country Cottage Needleworks
JCS 2006

Substitutions documented here.

Snowman's Way Home

Snowman's Way Home
Chatelaine Designs

32 ct Navy Blue Belfast, DMC and Gold Treasure Braid
Stitched by Christine R.

12 Days of Christmas - Day 2

Designer: The Prairie Schooler, The 12 Days of Christmas
Fabric: 32ct Cream Belfast
Threads: DMC

The first ornament in this SAL

The first ornament is really not a traditional pattern for Christmas but an ornament reminding me of the beauty of Cherry blossoms we never have here. It reminds me of my son just now living outside Tokyo. I have seen them once in Stockholm. I hope Christmas 2008 is going to have some ornaments in lighter colours too.

From Cross Stitcher Magazine (UK) Issue 197

Monday, March 24, 2008

Christmas at Easter

'Wishing you happiness'
Blue Ribbon Designs
GOSM Dec 2007
stitched using recommended fabric and threads
Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

March Ornament #1

Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2006
Happy Holidays

More information here.

Lucie Heaton design

Hi all! I just completed my March ornie. I love this little mouse, and he is enjoying building this snowman. I was going to use one of my homemade carrot noses, but it was too large. I may also save this design for a card instead of an ornament. lol decisions, decisions! Happy Easter to all.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I had forgotten it was our stitching weekend but I have been stitching on a Shepherds Bush, "The Stockings were hung" kit that I bought on a bus trip to a needlework shop on Thursday. This is my first time writing to the blog

Margaret in Oak Flats, NSW Australia

Friday, March 21, 2008

Don't Forget!!!

This weekend, March 22 & 23, is our monthly stitch-a-long. I know many people will be celebrating Easter this weekend, so it might be a little more difficult than usual to find the time. If you are stitching this weekend and still don't know what you're working on, take a look at the long list of freebies posted on the right for tons of great ideas.

Happy Stitching!

March ornament

Hi! I've started my March ornament tonight.. It is one of Lucie Heaton's wonderful Merry Little Mice designs, in the Dec 2005 issue of WOCS. I just love her designs. You should check her site. I will post a pic once I complete it and make into an ornament, possibly Sat or Sun, as I have tons of time to stitch this long weekend. Can't wait to see others ornies! :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My March ornament

This is Cherished Stitches' Colonial Christmas Ornament from the 2007 JCS ornament edition. It's a three-sided ornament and I finished it off with ribbon and a bell.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

March Ornament & Card

Hi Everyone,
I have finished my March ornament & card. The ornie is from the 2001 JCS Christmas Ornaments magazine by Elizabeth's designs. Stitched on 28 count Jobelan using WDW 'Angel Hair' for the sheep and DMC Threads. I changed the colour of the 'snow' the sheep is standing on, in the pattern to green, as it does not snow at Christmas in Australia.
The card is a freebie I found on the net somewhere. Stitched on 25 count evenweave with DMC Threads.
This is fun Jennifer, thanks for the SAL.
Sue in Australia.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Musical Christmas ornament

This is my own compostition for someone I know who loves music.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008



Lizzie Kate

32 ct Olive Green Belfast, GAST Floss

Stitched by Carol S.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

My next ...

... ornaments (february and march).
Designs: Cranberry Christmas and Starry night (The Prairie Schooler). I used Caron-Threads for the first, Anchor and Madeira for the second.

I returned to my old blog . Jennifer, would you be so kind to change the link to my blog in the linklist?! Thank you very much.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

My February Ornament

This is my February ornament. It's yet another cute freebie from Emily at The Floss Box. I decided to stitch it because I like anything with a house in it. I didn't use all of her suggested colors and I think my ornament turned out a little too brown. You can find the chart here.

Monday, March 03, 2008

My first Ornament

I've been lurking for a year now... and finally have taken the plunge. This ornament is a smaller version of a freebie I found here

Thanks for all your inspiring ornaments.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

I have a new blog

I'm putting the word out...I've finally got a blog :)

And I've stitched some ornaments too, will try to get those posted soon!

Thanks, Staci K