Saturday, May 31, 2008

Ornies by Anne S

Now I have my primary blog on Wordpress, I keep forgetting to come over to the Blogger dashboard and upload piccies to the Blogger blogs ... I'm not updating with the latest ornies I've stitched since my last update in January - I have stitched an ornie every month, just keep forgetting to post! All these ornies are from the 2007 JCS Christmas ornament issue.

February ornie - "Joy" by Lizzie*Kate

Brittercup Designs-Poinsettia
March ornie - "Poinsettia" by Brittercup Designs

April ornie - "Checking it Twice" by Dragon Dreams

May ornie - "Spool Ornament" by Sue Hillis

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Santa Paw



Freebie from Stitchy Kitty. Does this count as two ?!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Noel Ornament

I decided to do a second ornament again this month... stitched this one up last night:

Noel Ornament

Shepherd's Bush - chart found here

32 ct Dirty Belfast Linen, GAST and WDW Floss (modified from the Caron fibers on the chart

Stitched by Carol

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Homespun Christmas

A little delayed due to the Memorial Day holiday, but I finally got a half decent photo of my May contribution today:

Homespun Christmas Ornament

Heart in Hand

R&R Reproductions 35 ct Sheeps Straw Linen, GAST and WDW Floss

Stitched by Carol

My May Ornament

Here is my ornament for May.
Designer: Sablaise
Freebie: Wreath here

Fibers: DMC 304,3346, Delica bead for center of flowers
Fabric: ?? 28 ct

May ornament

I didn't realise that this weekend was the SAL but luckily I had already finished this beauty last week. I changed all the colours to make it more tree-like!

Joyeux Noel
The Cat's Whiskers
Thread: DMC
Fabric: Metallic belfast linen
From the 2007 JCS Christmas Ornament edition

Health and Happiness

This is the design that I completed a while ago, but have only been able to finish as an ornament recently.

Designer: Blue Ribbon Designs
Design: A Christmas Wish of Health and Happiness (freebie found here)
Thread: Gentle Arts Sampler Threads
Fabric: 28ct Cashel Linen from Zweigart - Antique Ivory
Finish: Pillow Ornament

Monday, May 26, 2008

new to this blog...

I am new to this blog, thanks Jennifer for letting me join;-))
I often visited this blog, I am a christmas lover and I also like it to stitch small christmas things...well, finishing is another thing, I don´t like this part sooo much...
Here you can see two ornies from TPS I stitched for Jodi for our Smalls RR, it was a lot of fun.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

A second May ornie

I stitched a second ornie because I had enough left over fabric after stitching the first one this month. This one is "Snowflake Heart" from Wild Heart Designs in JCS 2006 Christmas Ornaments. Once again, mystery cloth and mystery threads as I continue to shrink my stash. To give the design more depth, I used one strand each of two different colours.

Friday, May 23, 2008

This weekend is our Stitch-A-Long Weekend!

Don't forget this weekend is our Stitch-A-Long weekend for the month of May. Here in the US, it's also the unofficial start of summer with the Memorial Day Weekend, and many lucky stitchers will have Monday off as well.

Have a great weekend and a Happy Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

May ornie

Here is my May ornie. I think that I may have missed the month of April SAL because I was busier than all get out at the time. This one is called "Emblem of Friendship" and I found it in JCS 2006 Christmas Ornaments.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

May ornament


Joan Elliott's, featured at Quick and Easy Cross stitch magazine

14 ct aida, DMC floss

Stitched by: Mylene

A couple of cards from U.K. Cross Stitcher magazine.

My blog is one of the featured sticthers for the month of May! Thanks so much, Jennifer.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Trying to catch up......

I finished another Christmas ornament. I am trying to catch up on my ornaments so I can start my Christmas Stockings! I found this free chart by Eterna Silk. I used a DMC green for the leaves and the "Poinsettia" color floss from Sampler Threads. I also used an Aida fabric that had flecks of gold in it. I think this is my Jan ornament. Have a great day stitching Laurel

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

April Ornament finish

Last night and today I focused on stitching my APRIL Christmas Ornament for the Stitch-a-long. Here is my Angel for April. She is a Told In A Garden free chart from 1986 called "Amish Angel". I did one of these way back in the day for my daughter Bethannie and she still hangs on my tree at Christmas. I need to get caught up on my ornaments! I still have several to do. I am going to take a few days to do finishing later this year. Have a great day stitching. huggerz and prayers wrapped up in sitches. laurel

Saturday, May 10, 2008

My April Ornament

Finally here is a picture of my April Ornament. It is Cozy Christmas Wishes by Lizzie Kate. I stitched it on 28 count Permin Natural Lite Linen with GAST Fibers. It is backed with red felt. I have already mailed this off to a friend.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Merry Mooseness

Christmas in July!!!
Lori , Love2Quilt22002

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

May Ornament

Quiet Night by Erica Michaels Designs - JCS 2007 Ornament Issue
"Quiet Night" by Erica Michaels Designs
JCS 2007 Ornament Issue

Stitched on Polstitches "Welsh Mist" (Dragon Shades) 28 count Jazlyn with DMC threads. Subbed the called for Rainbow Splendor with two strands of Dinky Dyes' "Icicle" stranded cotton (I'm pretty sure this was from a collaboration pack) and one strand of Petite Treasure Braid.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Lizzie*Kate Santa Claws

Santa Claws
Lizzie*Kate Tiny Tidings 7
Stitched on 28ct antique white Jobelan
with DMC and Sampler floss
This is my first finish for the ornament SAL, I finished this one for April.

Angel on tree

My ornament in april, going on with the TPS trees. I finished stitching eight of them up to now.Saludos
Birgit in Spain

Christmas Joy Finished

Started in March,
stitched in April,
finished in May.

Just Cross Stitch Ornaments 2006
Angel Stitchin
Christmas Joy

documented here.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

New Featured Stitchers, New Themes!

I was a little startled when I realized this was the first day of May and I had to update the themes and the featured stitchers on the blog. I've gotten the list of featured stitchers up, so feel free to check out their blogs and stitching albums.

Don't forget - if you have an online stitching album or stitching blog that you'd like to list in our contributors section, please let me know. I'll make sure I get a link up so we can come and check out your work. As usual, I try to keep the list of blogs updated, so if you haven't updated your blog in four or more months, it will be removed from the list. It's not much fun for your fellow stitchers to check out an abandoned or empty blog. And if you switch blogging platforms, be sure to let me know the new address and I'll make the change. All active blogs (and stitching albums) are eligible for the Stitchers of the Month.

The May Themes will be up a little later. It takes me some extra time to set that up, so I'm working on that now.

Pins for pinkeeps...question

Where does everyone get those beautiful huge pins for their pinkeeps? laurel