Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Snowman's Holiday Ornament


Snowman's Holiday

Silkweaver 32 ct Solo Lugana, DMC Floss, Kreinik #4 Braid,
Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid

Stitched by Carol

My March & April Ornaments

A Colonial Christmas Ornament by Cherished Stitches
from the JCS 2007 Christmas Ornament magazine

Stitched on black 28 count Quaker Cloth with HDF "Tugtika" silk thread.
Started in March but not finished until April.

Toy Shop Sign by Carriage House Samplings
from the JCS 2007 Christmas Ornament magazine

Stitched over one on 28 count Natural Cashel linen with DMC threads and finished as a pinkeep. Started 23 April 2008. Finished 29 April 2008.


I actually got two stitched over this past weekend. I'm stitching poinsettias right now, I plan to pick Santas next to stitch. Anyway, this one is Poinsettia by Brittercup Designs and appeared in the 2007 JCS special issue. I changed the colorway to "brighten" it up just a bit, using Ozark Sampler flosses, and it's stitched on a plain white piece of linen (a real departure for me, LOL) that I found in my fabric tub.

My Christmas Ornament for April

This is the Christmas Tree Decoration for April SAL.
Design from the russian stitching magazine. Threads - Madeira metallic, fabric - Aida 14 ct navy blue.

Playing catch up!

A quick stitch for April!

Merry - Tiny Tidings IX
by Lizzie*Kate
on 32# Dirty linen with recommended DMC threads and embellishments.

I like all the designs in Tiny Tidings IX and plan to stitch them all.

March ornie

Starry Night by
Homespun Elegance
1998 Sampler Ornament

on 32# Dirty linen with recommended DMC threads and embellishments

My first attempt at Colonial knots, not very successful but I'm happy with the effect.
See you next month,
PS: I just wanted to add that I've taken the plunge and started my own blog, http://athreadstale.blogspot.com/

Monday, April 28, 2008

My April ornament

Design: Silent Night
Designer: Elizabeth's Designs
Fibers: DMC 500,726.840,930. Marlitt 800, WDW Collards
Fabric: ?? 28ct

I was able to get this stitched on Sunday. Just in the nick of time. I substituted fibers for what I had on hand. The falling snow did not show up well, so I may stitch this one again on a different fabric.


My April ornament

I stitched this one up this weekend. Luckily I started early on Thursday night as it took me all that time to finish!

Designer: Knotted Tree Needle Art
Threads: WDW, GAST & DMC

Friday, April 25, 2008

Poinsettia Pocket Ornmanet

I'm back to stitching ornaments again, and on a poinsettia kick. Have scoured all my JCS Ornament Special Issues looking for the charts, here is the first one to be stitched. It went quick! I just started it yesterday evening, and now it's done. The designer is Samplers and Such, and it appeared in the 2005 JCS special issue.



This weekend is our virtual stitch-a-long. If you're still not sure what to stitch or can't think of any ideas, be sure to check out our list of freebies for the month of April. You can also access previous months.

Speaking of freebies, should you click through to a link that is no longer active, please let me know and I'll remove it. Thanks!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Feb & March ornament

These are Feb and March ornament, i always forget to upload it here.
Feb. ornament Woodland Snowfall, is a LHN designs featured at JCS 2004.
Stitched on 32ct linnen and used DMC threads.

This is a blackbird designs, featured at JCS 2004. Stitched on 32ct linnen and used DMC thteads.

April ornament

Christmas Angel by Midsummer Nights Designs, featured at JCS 2007.
Stitched on 32ct linnen and used DMC threads.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

April Ornament & Card

Hi Everyone,
Here is my ornament & card for April. The poinsettia is from the JCS 2007 Christmas Ornaments Magazine by Brittercup Designs. Stitched on 28 count antique white Jobelan with DMC threads.
I'm not quite sure how I will 'ornamentise' it yet, maybe a wee pillow.
The card design is a freebie from www.cross-stitch-directory.com stitched on 25 count evenweave with DMC threads.
Happy stitching, Sue in Australia.

Friday, April 18, 2008

A Christmas Wish Ornament

A Christmas Wish

The Cricket Collection

32 ct Natural Pearl Linen, DMC Floss

Stitched by Carol

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A Colonial Christmas Ornament

Latest Finish:  17.04.08, A Colonial Christmas Ornament

Here is my latest ornament, "A Colonial Christmas Ornament" by Cherished Stitches from the 2007 JCS Ornament Issue. There are a few things about this piece that I should mention: First, instead of beads I chose to do French knots for the holly berries. Second, the date and the holly on the third panel are stitched over one... on 36 count! Third, I am especially proud of the cording that I made. After two or three years of making my own cording, I finally made a length that has uniform tension!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Blue Strawberry

This was for my March post but I got behind - I used Prairie Schooler leaflet Christmas Strawberries but wanted a blue and silver so stitched it on a pearl linen and used a variegated blue thread DMC adding beads instead of the 'berries' finishing with silver ribbon and blue felt 'leaf'

Friday, April 04, 2008

Easter Ornament

I didn't realise that we could add in easter theme ornaments too, but while I was looking through, I saw a couple more, so decided to add this one I made for an exchange. Stitched with DMC on a piece of 28ct fabric.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

An in-between finish

I finished this one the other night when I finally received the packet of beads I needed to put on the last 10 beads! The ornament is the Victorian Lace Snowflake from the JCS 2007 Ornaments issue by Karen Kluba of Rosewood Manor. I used stuff from my stash----mystery cloth, metallic variegated DMC and Mill Hill beads 03003 instead of the materials called for in the pattern.

March ornament finish

Here is my Ornament finish for March. Plz don't laugh at my finishing skills. LOL This was my first attempt at making a finish like this.

Chart comes from the magazine Cross Stitch and country crafts 1995 . It is called Santa's mitten

Lovely Ornies

Everyone's ornies are very very nice! It inspires me to work on some of the designs that I have in my stash as well. Happy Stitching!!

My latest ornie finish

This is my ornie finish for March. It's from JCS 2007 Ornament Issue. It's by Designs by Cathy Jean called "Fill with Love".

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

March Ornament

Christmas Surprise 2005

Dragon Dreams - retired freebie

Silkweaver 28 ct Moon Dust Opalescent Lugana, DMC Floss

Stitched by Carol, 3/30/08 - 3/31/08

March ornament finish

I decided to stitch a SAM SARAH chart for my March ornament. I am not sure as to how I will finish this. I have several to finish up. I think I will make them into pin keeps. Have a great APRIL! hugs wrapped in stitches laurel