Monday, April 30, 2007

Second April Ornament

I had the urge for a quick finish so I stitched up this ornament.

Its Peace On Earth
By JBW Designs
From the JCS 2006 Ornament Issue
Using recommended fibres


I madethis little ornament last year, it's from a very old Sheepish design. I did a gift for one of my dearest friend.

LHN Pear Tree and some progress

Well, this is my April ornie, yep, I'm still making my way through the JCS 2006 ornie issue! I'm getting good value out it :) Love this design, there is a little error on the left of the chart as I think other people have mentioned but nothing serious. I used the recommended fabric and thread, apart from the pot which is GAST Cinnamon because I don't have WDW hazelnut. But just look at it compared to the photo! I'm quite disappointed in the rather overripe looking pears (CC Sassy Brass) which is very brown in places and in the border (CC Joshua Tree) which doesn't really show up at all. Oh well, I guess that's the randomness of variegated threads! I think I might rechristen it 'Little Nut Tree' instead!

I've also made some progress on Praiseworthy Stitches 'The Bird's Carol', I'm really enjoying this and hope to finish it soon, so I'll be one up and perhaps have a month of the SAL for finishing like Nicki suggested.

Have loved seeing all your ornies! Looking forward to next SAL weekend already :)

Sunday, April 29, 2007



Lizzie Kate

36 ct Summer Khaki Edinburgh Linen, Gentle Art Sampler Threads

Stitched 4/29/07

Carol - Garden of Stitches


This's another EEF design, very strange and unusual Christmas tree . I liked to stitch it.

The Courtyard of Alhambra

I just finished my April ornament:

The Courtyard of Alhambra by Periphaeria Designs stitched with WDW Noel (1 over 2) on 35 ct Antique White Weddigen Linen. On the back I stitched parts of the design only and finished it as a biscornu.

Snow Bird

I've finished stitching one and a half ornaments this month to make up for my poor performance last month, but I'm only showing the finished one. It's Snow Bird by La-D-Da from the 2004 JCS ornament magazine. I actually had the recommended 36ct linen and thread, which was a minor miracle!

It's not finished finished as I didn't pack any fabrics or ribbons in the suitcase. I'm going to have a finishing frenzy later in the year when my stuff arrives.

Speaking of which - I was thinking of having a mid-year finishing weekend. Would anyone be interested in joining me? How does the first weekend of July sound?

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Veronica's April ornament

This is my April ornament.
It's Piti Kado, a freebie from Lune d'Automne, as a snowflake.
I have used two DMC threads: a strand of E5200 of Pearlescent Effects collection and a strand of E940 of Glow-In-The-Dark Effects; the fabric is a 28ct Cashel linen Millenium blue by Zweigart.
Actually, it shines in the dark.

The back fabric is a Mumm Winter Whimsy Label Panel Multi on Green.

You can see the front and the back of the ornament.

Friday, April 27, 2007

EEF Santa.

This a very very old EEF design, I made it as silhouette and I usally hang it on my front door for Christmas time. I just love it.

It's the April SAL weekend!

I just wanted to pop in and say what a wonderful load of ornaments you've all been stitching! I'm sorry I haven't been able to comment on them all but I've been moving house and then I've been away too.

If any of you need your blog addresses changing or updating, please let me know and I'll do it as soon as possible. The same with invites if anyone wants to join in.

Looking forward to a lovely lot of pictures this weekend. Happy stitching!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Just nans Nutcracker

Next weekend there won t be time for stitching, therefore -better earlier than never :-) -the ornament for april. It is Just nans nutcracker from JCS-Ornaments. The nutcracker will be the "cinnamon stick carrier" next christmas.
Besos de las islas canarias, Birgit

April ornament

I'm a little early because I thought the ornament SAL was last weekend! So I suppose now I can stitch another one. This is Brightneedle's To Thee Hope from the 2006 JCS ornament edition.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Prairie Schooler Winter ornament

This is from the JCS 2006 ornament issue. I also stitched the Spring, Summer and Autumn iin that seaon series.





Friday, April 20, 2007

A liitle bit of a thing

I did this small penguin over one last weekend. I wish all my ornie choices stitched this fast!
ornie 4/13/2007

My March Finish

Well I managed to sit through the second disc of the BBC 6 part series of Pride & Prejudice (Colin Firth as Mr Darcy) and stitched this last night.
Stitched on flecked aida, which the scan doesn't show, using DMC.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

A Whine

May I whine? I have nothing to show for my Christmas ornies for the past 2 months!! I've been so busy trying to catch up with my regular WIPs that the Christmas thingies have been forgotten in the vast pile of things. HELP! I keep promising myself to do one, and it never gets to my hands!

Any and all enabling and encouraging and helpful hints would be much appreciated.

Deb in FL

My February Ornament

Oh yes you can see that I am waaay behind with my ornaments.

Last night I wanted to stitch something quick, so chose this San Man Originals Design called Freeze and stitched it on flecked aida using a WDW. I'm pleased with how it has turned out.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Obsession Christmas

When I decided to participate in this SAL, I didn t realize, what kind of obsession could be developped. Every month I am looking for new ideas, thinking about what I really would like to have……….look at that:

Since a very long time I wanted to have a christmas calendar made of 24 socks. Here they are. Without this SAL , for sure, I never wouldn t have made them .
Saludos to everybody

Icy Snowflake

Here is my ornament for April. Another fun stitch that was quick to do. It is Icy Snowflake, a "Tiny Treasured Diamond" kit by Mill Hill. This was my first time with one of these kits and I really enjoyed working it.

The other piece is Lady Scarlet's Secret garden, which I finished over the weekend (sorry, this is the best picture of the ornie I could get and she was in it too).

Monday, April 16, 2007

March in April

I know I'm late again. I stitched this ornament in March(!), but now it's finally finished. It's Emblem of friendship (Louise Henderson, Cherished Stitches; JCSCO 2006), finished as/like(?) a pinkeep. I like these quaker-designs very much. They are so clear and simple but never boring.

Nicky, would you be so kind to change my blog-link. The new blog-link is this .
Thank you very much!

Ornament Finishing

I did the finishing on my January ornament today - I have been making beads out of glass for the past two years, and luckily I found two beads that matched the ornament perfectly! They're at the top and bottom of the ornament.

Monday, April 09, 2007

A motivated weekend

I got inspired this weekend and did a few little pieces. No finishing, but then again, finishing isn't my strong suit. :)

The first two are from a book of old Dutch sampler motifs, the last from a old French motif book.
iornie 4/9/2007
ornie 4/7/2007
pendibulle corner

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Dani's April Ornament

No, your eyes aren't fooling you if this ornament looks familiar... yes I've stitched it for a second time this year. The frist time I stitched the ornament was through a RR I was in. This second time was from a kit I bought almost a year ago from Jeannette Douglas.

Hope Needleroll
c2005 Jeannette Douglas Designs.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

March ornie (in progress)

These ornies are from a Debbie Mumm kit. There are 12 altogether in the package. This photo shows how far I got during the last week of March before I switched back to my stocking project. These ornies need the french knots, back stitching and the cutting out from the plastic canvas to be completed which will be done for the April SAL.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The Prairie Schooler - Book 82

hi everyone, here are my Ornie this month. I'm sorry for this late posting ;o))

I have a new Obsession - SEWING.

Im seeking for stash, fabric, fat quarters, patterns and more & more - every day I spend many time *g*

Every Saturday I have a course to sew, I am very glad over it. The result is....only little time for stitching

Everyone's ornaments look amazing!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

My March ornies

hi everyone, what a fantastic lot of ornaments again this month. Here are my two for March, I'm a little late in posting this time.

Merry Christmas to Thee - Merry Cox, Just Cross Stitch 2000

Merriness to Thee -Homespun Elegance

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Made in March honest!

I did actually finish this on the March SAL weekend! This is the first time since then that I've had chance to photograph it (in sunshine no less) and post about it. It's SB from the 2006 JCS ornie mag, I just have to get a charm to go at the top. I really enjoyed stitching this and despite a lot of colour changes it was a quickie stitch. I did make a tiny counting error but I'm not telling where ;) I've loved seeing all your ornies this month, looking forward to the next SAL w/end :)

Not Exactly an Ornament, but Christmas-y.

Although I did not finish an ornament last weekend, I have been working on this design, Random Thoughts of Winter by Erica Michaels for Project Spectrum. I did make some extensive changes in fabric and threads. Information about what I used can be found in my blog. It will be framed rather than made into the suggested pillow. Some of these motifs would probably make some cute ornaments.