Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
SNOW from Whispered by the wind
Chart available HERE
thread DMC variations 4010
Linen 32 ct Cascade by Silkweaver
A CHRISTMAS WISH from The Gift of stitching Dec 07 (Can also be found for free here)
Linen Siena 32 ct Telerie Graziano Dark tea & coffee Hand dyed by me
Swedish Christmas Star, Hearts and Reindeer
Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin from Just Cross Stitch Ornament 1998
linen Siena 32 ct Telerie Graziano Light tea Hand dyed by me
JOY Pine Needle Christmas
Cinnamon Heart Needleworks;
Linen Siena 32 ct Telerie Graziano light tea Hand dyed by me
Here is my August ornament. It is called Christmas Cardinal, and I stitched it from a book called 100 Cross-Stitch Ornaments, from Carol Siegal and the Dimensions Design Studio. It was published in 1991 by the Meredith Press.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I stitched this one on Tea Dyed Monaco with DMC floss listed for an ornament exchange with XS Circle. It's from the book All The Trimmings by Plum Pudding Needleart. I hope to stitch the other 2 Snowmen as well for my own tree. More details on my blog.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Yes, I have all my Christmas gifts done already. No shopping required. No rushing to finish that last gift. No rushing mad woman this year. I am so smart! (somewhere in the distance thunder cracks). I got cocky, proud of myself and my ingenuity. So what happens.....God gave me a humility check. A very BIG humility check.
I recently moved and realized that I have no ornaments for the Christmas Tree. So what was my great plan.... why don't I make them? They will be so much cooler than the ones you buy. (The storm clouds begin to roll in) Yes, in my brilliancy I decided to make all the ornaments for our Christmas Tree.
I posted recently with the ones that I bought from Herrschners. Well I just now bought 30 more ornaments from http://www.thestitchery.com/
This adorable set of 30 ornaments come with everything floss, fabric, gold plated needle, chart and felt backings. They are actual mini Christmas stockings that you can put something in. Perhaps floss *hint, hint to hubby*. I really like the detail of the ornaments. It is hard to see in the pic, but once they come in I will post and personal pics.
That is 61 ornaments total (lightning flashes) and I have plans to buy 6 more (the rain starts to pour). They are penguins. My husband loves penguins. He will be so happy. I love to surprise him. He works really hard for our family and I think when he sees our tree with penguin ornaments he will be really, really happy. I will have a lot of fun making them too. (Hope you got a boat)
I know I will be up till the very last second making all these ornaments. I will be a mad woman this year only instead of gifts it will be ornaments, LOL. (Yep, a big boat)
Don't get cocky folks, it just doesn't pay. At least I will have some really neat ornaments!
But don't forget - this weekend is our SAL weekend, so get out those ornaments to stitch. And if you're at a loss or can't make a decision, check out the piles of freebies listed in the right hand side bar. The current month's themes are listed, as well as links to all the archived themes. (And remember, you're not obligated to stitch the themes or the freebies. They're provided as options).
We also have several new members whose blogs have been added to our Contributors section, so if you haven't checked them out lately, stop by and have a browse through our listing.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I am new on here as well. I found this site from visiting another sitcher's blog, and it seemed like a really neat site I love making Christmas ornaments, and I have been thinking about doing an SAL for a long time, and this seemed like the perfect one for me. I haven't chosen my chart yet, but I will by this weekend. Thanks for letting me join in.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
WEll, I am so glad to have found this group, and I am looking forward to getting started on some Christmas ornaments. I would love to say I know I will get a lot of them done, but I don't dare. I know too well that my life tends to draw me away from my stitching a lot at times. So I will do my best to get a few done, and hope for more time in the future. I did buy myself 2 small Trees last year, the narrower version, they are about 4 feet tall, and I plan to use them in my entry with some white lights, or red lights....this year. I bought a bunch of little red Christmas ornaments for it, and some gold, but I do really want to replace them with my own ornaments, so I will be a part of this group for a long time I think
Have a great week ladies, and I hope to have something to show as far as an ornament before too long. I'll post again when I have picked my project.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
The ornament is from 2007 JCS Christmas Ornaments Magazine designed by Lizzie Kate.
Stitched on 32 count Jobelan with DMC Threads.
The Santa is from my DMC Cross Stitch Pattern Designer Program.
Stitched on 25 count Evenweave with DMC Threads.
Sue in Australia.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Another blue exchange ornament and this time I chose to stitch one half of the 3D mitten ornament from Marie-Chantal Lord of Macha Creations, which was in the Christmas issue of The Gift of Stitching.
Mounted onto two blue pieces of felt, cording made by me and finished off with a blue marbled ceramic bead at either end of the cording.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I took part in an ornament exchange. The main colour had to be blue, so I chose this design by Debbie Draper from The Gift of Stitching christmas issue and stitched it using a variegated floss from Croatia.
I then mounted it onto blue felt and added a snowflake button to finish it off. The cording hanger is made by me too :)
I'm not quite sure why it looks like there's a crease on the fabric, it certainly didn't have it before I took the photo.
You'll all notice that I'm posting under a new name (or maybe not), but that's because my other account has been suspended by those in charge as they have classed cross stitching to be spam. That was a month ago and I've still to receive any kind of reply from them to resolve the issue. Therefore I had no alternative but to move to wordpress and my blog is now: Fire Fly Dreams. I contacted Jennifer earlier today asking if I could come back as a 'different' person! Thankfully she sent me an invite and I'm now able to post once again.
I've caught ornament fever!! I went through my stash and found a few I'd like to get done in the next month or two. This was my carry-a-long project last week. How could I resist the cute little guy! LOL! This Santa is from leaflet #36, St. Nicholas II by Prairie Schooler.