Sunday, November 30, 2008

Vacation stitching...

I was in Arizona visiting my daughter for Thanksgiving but did manage to finish this ornament from the current JCS Ornament Issue.
Turtle Dove by Courtney Collection
Fabric: 16 ct. aida in Khaki by Sassy's Fabbys
Thread: Manor Red by Crescent Colours

November Ornament

Tipsy Tree by Charland Designs, Inc
Just Cross Stitch 2007 Ornament Issue Magazine
Stitched on 28 count natural linen
with GAST threads.
Substituted Baby Spinach with Forest Glade.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ornament for my son

Hi Everyone,
I stitched this little Christmas ornament for my cat loving son.
The design is by The Cat's Whiskers Design Studio, Krazy Kitties series.
Stitched on 28 count Jobelan with DMC threads.
Happy stitching, Sue in Australia.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Tree - Michael Powell

In keeping with the November theme, I stitched this tree from Michael Powell. Most of his freebies have been buildings - a lighthouse, churches and cottages - but his most recent was this tree.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

New Here

Thank you so much, Jennifer, for allowing me to join. I'm Sally, I'm a SAHM to 2 teenage girls and I live in a small seaside town on the east coast of England. I have joined to stitch at least one Christmas ornament each month starting in 2009. I had planned to do that this year but it just didn't happen so thought joining here would give me the incentive to do it next year:)

I have stitched a few ornaments recently so here's the ones I can show so far.

November Ornament

Glad Tidings
by Belinda Karls-Nace
of Blue Ribbon Designs
Here is my ornament for November. All I have left to do is put a hanger on it. It is from the 2008 JCS Christmas issue.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Prairie Schooler Ho Ho Ho

Prairie Schooler Ho Ho Ho
Gift of Stitching Magazine
DMC, Jobelan Beige 28 ct evenweave
Stitched by Anita D

French Blog Noel Santa

French Blog Noel Santa Freebie
DMC, Lugana 20 ct Opalescent fabric
Stitched by Anita D

Angel Ornament

Hi Everyone,
I've finished another ornament. This the 1986 Freebie Amish Angel from Told in A Garden found here.
Stitched on 28 count piece of fabric from my stash with DMC Threads.
I have a couple more ornies to finish before Christmas, so I better get stitching.
Happy Stitching, Sue in Australia.

Monday, November 24, 2008

For the top of the tree...

I made this beautiful star.


Design: Something in Common
Fabric: Murano 32 ct.
Threads: DMC, Kreinik
Stitched by: Ponechka from Russia

Christmas tree

free chats found here
Fabric: Cashel Linen 28 ct.
Threads: Indian silk with metallic
Stitched by Ponechka from Russia

Sunday, November 23, 2008

3 for November

Quaker Christmas Tree
The Workbasket
Fabric: from stash
Fibers: Pine-GAST, DMC 500

I stitched these 2 ornaments a few years ago. I just pulled them out and backed them with felt and added a hanger.

Christmas Peace
Heart in Hand, JCS 2002
Fabric: from stash
Fiber: DMC, GAST


Ornaments are finished

Here are all my ornaments that I have done this year minus the house one that is on one of my trees (totally forgot about it) and 2 peace angels, that I have already given to the lady I take care of. It has been a good year for ornaments and stockings (I made 5 of them) Have a great day stitching. God Bless our Military. huggerz laurel

Another Christmas Ornament

Hi Everyone,
I finished another ornament this morning. It's from the JCS 2008 Christmas Ornaments magazine by Blackbird Designs. Stitched on 30 count Kortys Special Blend by R & R Reproductions with DMC Threads. It measures 3 inches wide by 3 & 1/2 inches long.
Happy Stitching, Sue in Australia.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Newest ornaments

I hadn't stitched many ornaments in a while, but 2 weekends ago, I got the ornament bug. This is what was born from the weekend. The one in the upper left is from Prairie Schooler and the 97or 98 JCS ornie issue. The upper right one is a Cricket Collection freebie from their website, and the one on the bottom is from LK Tiny Tidings from this year. The upper 2 are for exhanges. I think they all turned out really well. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mill Hill Winter Greetings Series

Although I got rather behind with my Christmas stitching I have managed to finish another Mill Hill Christmas Kit called 'Peace' from their 2008 release. I did not stitch the dove as per the chart but added a dove charm which I prefer

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

October - November Ornies & Cards

H Hi Everyone,
I got a bit behind in October, but have now caught up.
The Santa & Reindeer are by Prairie Schooler, Leaflet 151 'Santas & Snowmen', stitched on 32 count Jobelan with DMC threads.
The Biscornu is by Cherished Stitches from the 2008 JCS Christmas Ornaments issue, stitched on 28 count Jobelan with DMC threads & Mill Hill Beads.
The cards are stitched on 25 count Evenweave with DMC threads and are freebies found here.

Happy Stitching, Sue in Australia.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Magic of winter

free chats found here
Fabric: Cashel Linen 28 ct.
Threads: DMC, Kreinik
Stitched by Ponechka from Russia

Sunday, November 16, 2008

TGOSM ornament

This is the 24th ornament I've stitched this year. It was featured in the November issue of The Gift of Stitching Magazine.
The Red Noel
by Maryse Dupont
Fabric: 16 ct. Tan Marble by Sassy's Fabbys
Thread: Poison Apple by Belle Soie

Friday, November 14, 2008

Christmas XS Ornaments

This was certainly a good year for my ornaments! so many made! most already mailed! and a few left for my own tree! have to make more now! Think I need to add some beads and edging to some of these to finish them up!

Box Noel

free chat found here
Fabric: Cashel Linen 28 ct.
Threads: Madeira metallik
Stitched by Ponechka from Russia

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Little Stitches Christmas Emery Collection

Joy from Christmas emery Collection
Quaker Cloth Sand Linen, threadsworx and good seed beads
Stitched by Anita D

Christmas Sampler - Lollipop Designs

Stitched one-over-one on 32-count Lugana
Finished in a ready-made frame, embellished by me
Chart was in the 1986 JCS Ornaments Issue

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Meowy Christmas

Design: Meowy Christmas
Designer: Joan Elliott
Fabric: 32ct Bone Jobelan
Fibers: DMC/ Metallic and Gold Petite Beads
Finished as an ornament for my Mom

I have been busy stitching and finishing loads of ornaments for some personal exchanges and gifts for family/friends. This is my latest finish and probably my favorite so far. More pics and details on my blog.

Happy Stitching,

Hooked on Stitches

Monday, November 10, 2008


Designer: Windy Willows (Japanese)
Time: Approx. 2 hours each side
Fabric: 14ct opalescent white aida
Fibers: DMC floss
Embellishments: silver cord, silver eyelets, red lace
Stitched by Meari

Stitcing wk of 11-3-08

Here is my freebie stitching for the week.

Bauble freebie at Borduurblog
fabric: 14ct white aida
fibers: DMC (my own selection)
stitched by Sue

Here is my Stitch-A-Thon Stitching



Winter Holly

Winter Holly - Patrica Ann

Fabric: Murano 32 ct, over 2
Threads: DMC, Finca Perle
Finishing: pinkeep
Stitched by Ponechka from Russia

Joyeux Noel - pinkeep

Joyeux Noel - chart found here

Fabric: Murano 32 ct, over 2
Threads: DMC satin
Finishing: pinkeep
Stitched by Ponechka from Russia

My first Ornie


My name is Marion and I am from Germany.

Here is the first Ornie I have made, the pattern is from Rico Design.

Sunday, November 09, 2008


Country Cottage Needleworks
"Holly and Ivy"
Newcastle linen (Zweigart, 40ct, one over two)
Threads: WDW, DMC
Finishing: Needleroll
Stitched by Barbara

New Santa

This precious little guy is from the November issue of The Gift of Stitching magazine.
Prairie Schooler Santa
Stitched on 14 ct aida in Golden Harvest
using DMC floss

Monday, November 03, 2008

Ornaments finished...

I recently picked up the ornaments I stitched earlier this year from my finisher and she did an amazing job! I can't wait to add these gems to my tree this year.