Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A couple of ornaments...

I stitched these for my kids for Christmas this year. Unfortunately, I was a little late with getting them finished. I think they really turned out cute though. They are all 3 from a couple of the Lizzie Kate Tiny Tidings packets. Thanks for looking and have a wonderful New Year.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Greetings

Design: Christmas Greetings by Elizabeth's Designs
Fabric: Murano 32 ct.
Stitched by: Ponechka from Russia

Candy Cane Wishes: Joy Ornament

Candy Cane Wishes: Joy Ornament

Plum Pudding Needleart

32 ct Natural Pearl Linen, DMC Floss

Stitched by Carol

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Longstanding WiPs Completed

After many years I have finally finished these ornaments and have given them to my family members for Christmas. I want to stitch some of these again for me, especially the cat (though the cow is cute, too).

Poinsettia Biscornu

Poinsettia Biscornu
Kitty & Me Designs
(published in the JCS Ornament Issue 2008)
Zweigart 32 ct Light Blue Belfast
Delica and Mill Hill Petite Beads, Swarovski Bicones

Stitched by Svenja

My ornaments!

winter song by blackbird designs
found in JCS Christmas ornaments 2008
stitched on 28 ct summer khaki linen with sampler threads

warm wishes by Barbara Ana
stitched on 28 ct summer khaki linen with sampler threads

stitched by Laurie

My last ornament for 2008

I stitched 2 of this ornament, one for me and one as a gift. It is an old freebie from Cross Eyed Cricket, and is stitched on 14 count vinyl weave with DMC floss. I finished it by gluing felt on the back.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Last ornaments for 2008 (plus one more)

Merry Christmas....thanks to everyone for all the beautiful ornaments which provided me with unlimited inspiration and which kept me motivated through the entire year. It has been a lot of fun. I managed to make most of what I set out to make. I still have one photo left to post from 2008 but the recipient must first receive it !

Cozy Christmas Wishes by Lizzie Kate which I modified a bit, changing some colors and adding my sister's name to the mug... The original Freebie chart can be found here.

This is a chart from a freebie site that Patty posted, full of lovely French designs. I chose to do this little windmill from booklet Sajou104

Friday, December 26, 2008


Joy Ornament

Lizzie Kate

32 ct Dirty Belfast Linen, GAST Floss

Stitched by Carol

12 Texas Ornaments

These are the 12 Texas Montly Minis by Redbird Designs, done on 28 count evenweave with mostly DMC floss. They were a gift to #1 son-in-law who is from Texas.

Dec 26/08

Charlescraft stockings purchased in Connecticut this summer and lettering borrowed from a book called "Heavenly Cross-Stitch" by Marie Barber. These little cuties are headed belatedly to friends in Norway.

Noel Reindeer

Looks like Carol and I had the same idea. I too stitched Renne de Noel.

Renne de Noel

Renne de Noel Ornament (Valerie)
32 ct Antique Ivory Belfast Linen, CC Floss in Bramble Bush

Stitched by Carol for Marne

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Last ornament of this year

Renne de Noel Ornament

This one was finished Wednesday. Haven't put the back on it yet...but it is on the tree! lol It is for my daughters boyfriend. Have a wonderful Christmas and to the UK stitchers...Happy Boxing Day!! laurel

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Renne De Noel

Renne de Noel by Valerie
Valdani Threads, jingle bells, gold and cranberry beads
Stitched by Anita


Believe Ornament

The Sampler Girl - chart found here

36 ct Ivory Linen, HDF Silk in Dragon's Blood

Stitched by Carol

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Finished an oldie but goodie

Yes, this is from the 2005 JCS ornament issue and I started it back then too. The one over one was hard for me. Some parts look fine, others, I just tried. I finished it off with a gold and green ribbon and a tassel I made myself. By Jane Timmers on linen, I believe. : )

The glue is visible as I wanted to share tonight as tomorrow will be a busy one for me.
Thought I'd show you my ornament tree that I lovingly put up each year. I made 8 of the ornaments and a few were gifts. The above new one isn't in this photo:


Lizzie*Kate Snippet from 2002
Stitched on 28 count linen using DMC threads
Stitched by Megan in Sydney, Australia
Although I finished the cross stitching for 5 more ornaments, I haven't got them finished into ornaments in time for this Christmas. I'm going to try to discipline myself to work on them over the next few weeks so that I know that they'll be done for 2009!

My December Ornaments

2006 Prairie Schooler freebie

Front and back
Christmas Story Ornament
Leisure Arts's 250
Christmas Quickies

These are the 2 ornaments I finished last week. The Noel I stitched for myself and the second was stiched for a co-worker/friend's new baby.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Final ornaments for 2008

The ornaments themselves may be stitched but the finishing will be completed hopefully today or tomorrow. The first one is from The Prairie Schooler and the second is a Christmas Box Ornament by Country Garden Stitchery. The latter was done on a Silkweaver Opalescent Solo using Dinky Dyes Shiraz silk floss. I love these little ornaments. There are three in the series and I plan on doing the other two in the new year. Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Merry Kitty Klaus

I had hoped that I would have more Christmas ornaments under my belt by this time this year, but things just never work out like you plan do they?

Oh well, here is the cute "A Merry Kitty Klaus" by Val's Stuff out of the 2007 JCS Ornament issue. Since I stitched it on Rue Green linen, I changed the background color around the kitty from green to pale yellow. I also didn't have any Whisper thread, so the brim of the Santa hat is just good old DMC blanc.

I haven't finished it into an ornament yet... maybe tomorrow.

Ornament Frenzy

I'm so in the mood to stitch and finish ornaments so that is all I've been working on lately. Here are my two latest results (front and back views).

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Last one for 2008

Hi Everyone,
Here is my last ornament for 2008. The design is by Prairie Schooler from the December 2008 Gift of Stitching magazine.
Stitched on 32 count Jobelan with DMC threads.
Now to get organised for next years ornament stitching.
Happy Christmas to you all. Sue in Australia.
This is an entirely beaded ornament. There is a net of crystals and seed beads surrounding a central crystal cabochon (flat round crystal). The pattern was adapted from a necklace pattern in Bead & Button magazine.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

TPS - Christmas Wood

All the year long I was working on the 12 TPS Christmas Trees. Today I finished, putting them on big cinnamonsticks. And this is how my kitchen window looks like (the socks above is a calendar...every day something sweet in a sock..)

Merry Christmas to all of you and a Happy New Year!

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Ornament

JBW Designs - in Tokens of Affection II

32 ct Antique Ivory Belfast Linen, GAST Floss, Mill Hill Beads

Stitched by Carol

Candy Flops Ornament

Candy Flops Ornament

Helga Mandl Designs

Enchanted Fabrics 32 ct Unique Belfast Linen, DMC Floss

Stitched by Carol

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Joyeux Noel

Design: Joyeux Noel
Designer: Cat's Whiskers Design Studio (JCS 2007 Ornament Issue)
Fabric: 28ct Zweigart linen - Antique Ivory
Threads: DMC and Mill Hill Beads
Finish: Pinkeep ornament