Saturday, January 31, 2009

My january ornament

My first 2009 christmas ornament:
Design: Mosey 'N Me (JCS Ornaments 2003)
Fabric: Weddingen, 32ct.
Threads: Anchor
Stitched by Barbara

Friday, January 30, 2009

CJ's First Ornament for 2009

I am finally posting my first ornament finish for 2009. This is a freebie from Gazette94. I stitched it on a scrap of Gold 14ct Aida using Carrie's Creation Floss called "Holly Days". Not sure how it will finally end up but the stitching is done. I have already started a second ornament from Gazette94 for February.

See ya!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Mylene's January Ornament

Peace Ornament
Country Cottage Needleworks
Just Cross Stitch ornament 2007
28ct linen
DMC threads

Monday, January 26, 2009

2009 - first ornament finish

"Let It Snow" design by Barbara Ana on 14 ct oatmeal aida with DMC threads.

Stitched by socialsue

January Ornament

This is my first ornament of the year. It is Olga Teague's ( Olenka's Stitches) Hearts and Snowflakes icicle ornament. There are more photos of it on my blog if you'd like to have a look.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

First of the Year

This is from the Gift of Stitching Magazine 2008 Ornament Issue. I loved the finish and it was very easy to do. I changed the colors a bit because I like to stitch in over dyed silks....

First 2009 Ornie!

This is a CCN design from JCS 2007 Ornament Edition. I stitched this on 18ct pale pink Aida. I am hoping to stitch 2 ornies a month, so 1 down and 23 to go! :-)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Completed January 2009

Yay! I completed my stitching for January 2009 ! It is Valerie Pfeiffer design Christmas Chick.. I bought the design for Christmas for myself. I haven't made it into an ornament yet as I am still deciding what to do with my designs for this year. Last year, everyone I sent ornaments to, loved them so much! :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

January Ornie

This is my first ornament finished in 2009. A Mill Hill design worked on perforated paper with thread and lots of beads. It is called 'Down the Chimney' - fun to stitch and quite quick.

One that has been in my stash for ages so a good feeling to know there is one less project waiting in the cupboard

Thursday, January 15, 2009

January 2009

Santa and Friends

Prairie Schooler booklet #110
Fabric: 16 ct. aida
Thread: DMC


Angel Tree Ornament

Angel Tree Ornament stitched by Lynn B

32 count Cream Belfast Linen fabric using DMC threads.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ornament for our New Home

JCS 2007 Ornament Issue - Deck the Halls by Julia Lucas Designs
stitched over 2 on 32 ct. fabric with DMC and specialty threads

I know - it barely looks like the version in the magazine, which is very nice, but I really wanted to personalize this piece for my husband and I since we bought our first home in June.

The most obvious change is changing the door from green to red. I also added a brass kickplate and house numbers and left off the wreath treasure. Oh, and the bushes are a little bigger because I screwed up a little and started them higher than they should have been, so I had to make some adjustments. And while I was at it, I changed the Welcome to our name (blurred for privacy), and added our new town and the date at the bottom.

First Ornaments for 2009

Hi, I'm new to the SAL and this is my first post. I have two ornie finishes to share with you today. I will do my best to keep up the momentum to stitch along with everyone throughout the year.

Peppermint Paul from The Gift of Stitching, issue #34 -- Stitched on 32ct. Belfast linen (Spanish Moss) I used Mill Hill beads for the peppermint candy.

A Christmas Visit by The Prairie Schooler Book # 48 - Stitched on 32ct. natural Belfast linen.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Winter Love - Sam Sarah Designs

JCS 2007 Ornament Issue - Winter Love by Sam Sarah Designs
stitched over 2 on 25 ct. linen with DMC threads

I finished this by whipstitching most of the edges together with beads, then slipping a piece of cardboard into the pocket and closing off the top. I originally intended to make a little pillow like they did in the magazine, but I thought it looked nicer a little flatter. On the back, I used the same fabric and stitched our name and 2007 in red thread. I didn't use the recommended buttons - stitching in the hearts instead and skipping the cardinal button altogether.

My first ornie for 2009

It's Carol Emmer's Santa Bellpull (finished as an ornament, not a bellpull) from the JCS Ornament Issue 1997.

ornament for Xmas 2008

This is my final ornament for 2008.
I finished it just few days before Xmas.

Prairie Schooler Santa

by The Prairie Schooler

TGOS Issue 34, November 2008

floss: DMC

fabric: Lugana, 32ct, Chocolate (Silkweaver)

Monday, January 12, 2009

December 2008

Pattern: Blessings Be Thine
Designer: Blackbird Designs
Fabric: 18 ct. aida
Thread: DMC

My final ornament for 2008

I made this for a dear Internet friend. Now that she's received it I can post a photo.

The chart is a freebie from a French site found here

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Two Finishes Today

This little piece is called "Christmas Quilt", by KJ Designs. It was in the 1984 JCS Ornaments issue.

Also from an older JCS magazine, this is by Lindy Jane Designs, and it's from the 1985 ornaments issue. It's just called "Merry Christmas Ornament."

Friday, January 09, 2009

December Christmas Photos

Although this decoration was finished in time for Christmas I had missed getting a photo to send. The design is from the Germany publication Rico book no.108 Winter Fairytale and I purchased the cute matching wooden hanger and bookat Spinning Jenny's in England. Since returning from my UK holiday I have seen the book and hanger here in Melbourne. It was a quick project working on the linen band and using DMC thread.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Freebie from Aion
Mystery Fabric
DMC threads

A Christmas Blessing...

This is my ornament for December...

A Christmas Blessing...
by Full Circle Designs
2005 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue...
Stitched on Vintage Autumn Blush Cashel Linen...
with GAST and WDW threads...
Stitched by Lizzy

and the back of the ornament...
stitched by Lizzy

Wishing you all a Blessed and Joyful Stitchy New Year!
Blessings and love in Stitches...


A Stitching Faery's Ramblings from under the Willow Tree...

Monday, January 05, 2009

O Tannenbaum

Design: O Tannenbaum
Designer: Fancy Work (Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue, 2007)
Fabric: 32ct Belfast linen - Sand
Thread & Beads: DMC, Gloriana, Gentle Art Sampler Threads & Mill Hill beads
Finish: Ornament

Sunday, January 04, 2009


Poinsettia Ornament
Brittercup Designs
32 ct Putty Belfast Linen, GAST Floss, Mill Hill Beads
Stitched by Carol

Prairie Schooler Ornament

Stitched by Lynn B on 32 count linen using DMC threads
trimmed at the top with a Swarovski Crystal.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Christmas Baubles

Here are my recent Christmas bauble finishes.

Patterns can be found at Borduurblog

Friday, January 02, 2009

Mill Hill Tiny Treasured Diamonds

Happy New Year everyone! Joy and Happiness!
This is my december "Christmas ornaments".
Stitched by Alexandrina

Holly Berries Biscornu

Designed by Louise Henderson of Cherished Stitches
Just Cross Stitch Ornament Magazine 2008
Stitched by Lynn B, more pictures here
Stitched on 32 Count Belfast Linen
Colour - light mocha
DMC threads
Mill Hill Beads
Swarovski Crystal in the centre

for Christmas gifts

I created these ornaments to add to the Xmas gifts for my cousins.

the subject is a tree by the leaflet Hauskaa Joulua

Renato Parolin

stitched using DMC 817

fabric linen Silkweaver

stitched by Bea

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Christmas Angel

Christmas Angel Ornament

Midsummer Night Designs

Just Cross Stitch 2007 Christmas Ornament Issue

36 ct Light Sand Edinburgh Linen, DMC Floss

Stitched by Carol