Thursday, December 22, 2011

White Christmas Ornament

White Christmas Ornament
The Stitcherhood
The Gift of Stitching Magazine, November 2011
32 ct White Belfast Linen, Atalie Fil a Broder in Passion
Stitched one-over-one by Carol S.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Santa's Helper Ornament

Santa's Helper Ornament
Dragon Dreams
Chart available for purchase at Patterns Online
32 ct Amsterdam Blue Belfast Linen, DMC Floss, RG Fuzzy Stuff, Assorted Beads and Star Charm
Stitched by Carol

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Rose Ornament

Christmas Rose Ornament
Nancy Pederson
The Gift of Stitching Magazine, November 2011
32 ct Opalescent White Belfast Linen, Victorian Motto Sampler Thread, RG Petite Treasure Braid
Stitched by Carol S.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Quaker Snowman Ornament

Quaker Snowman Ornament
Designer Unknown
32 ct Amsterdam Blue Belfast Linen, DMC Color Variations Floss 4150
Stitched by Carol S.

Monday, December 05, 2011

My December ornaments

I (pretty heavily) adapted the little angel from Pat Water's A Christmas Collection leaflet (1986), and added the border.  It's stitched on a scrap of white linen.
There's no designer to credit for these - they just grew as I stitched.   They're stitched on scraps of the same grey linen (it's amazing how the floss and bead colours make it look as though they were stitched on different shades of linen).

Sunday, December 04, 2011


Peace Joy Love
Lizzie Kate "Freebie"
stitched on 28 ct light mocha laguna
Stitched by Joyce

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Noel Squared Ornament

Noel Squared Ornament
Lizzie Kate
28 ct Gingham Linen, WDW Floss
Stitched by Carol S.

The Nutcracker Ornament

The Toymaker
Pattern by The Floss Box
Stitched on 32 ct light taupe lugana
This was too fun, I think I need to do the rest in the series! :)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Have a Little Faith

Laurence (or is it Lawrence?) Fishburne was on the View this past week promoting a movie he was in this weekend. When they showed a clip of the movie, I said to myself, "Paula, that sure looks like the church in Detroit where Nedra and David were married."

I forgot I wanted to watch the movie until tonight. It was called Have a Little Faith and was written by Mitch Albom, a writer for the Detroit Free Press who has written several good books AND his articles are something to be read also.

Tonight, as I was flipping through channels, I an across it. I yelled, well, said REAL LOUD to the husband, "Watch this! I think the church is the one where Nedra was married."

The scene started out in front of the church and it looked SO like the one we were in.

When they went to the side door, it looked more familiar and inside the church they showed the balcony in front of the stained glass windows and I KNEW it was the church.

The movie was awesome. It will be re-aired on the Hallmark Channel. If you didn't see it, you must. It is another of Mitch's true life stories.

Now, I'm wondering if we might have met Mitch Albom when we were at Nedra's wedding?  He would have been attending the church the same time she was, so it is very probable. I wonder if the misister who married Nedra and her hubby was Rev Covington, the Fishburne character. We were there before the roof was patched in 2009. When we saw the church, the hole wasn't as big as it was in the movie . . but they did have buckets and pans around.

Pastor Henry Covington

Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings Ornament
iStitch - chart available HERE
R&R Reproductions 28 ct French Vanilla Linen
Crescent Colours Floss - Erin Go Emerald, Wild Berries
Stitched one-over-one
Stitched by Carol S.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Joy Ambigram Ornament

Joy Ambigram Ornament
Meg Shinall - The Flower Thread Company
The Gift of Stitching Magazine, November 2011
32 ct Opalescent White Belfast Linen, Victorian Motto Sampler Thread, DMC Floss
Stitched by Carol S.

Joy to the World Ornament

Joy to the World Ornament
Helga Mandl Designs - in Carolling Cards
R&R Reproductions 32 ct Creek Bed Brown Linen, Crescent Colours Floss
Stitched one-over-one
Stitched by Carol S.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Joyce's Nov ornament

A Very Merry Christmas ornament
JWB designs
stitched on 14ct green aida
stitched by Joyce
for a Christmas ornament exchange

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The First Day Ornament

The First Day Ornament
Plum Street Samplers
JCS Christmas Ornament Preview Issue, July/August 2011
Lakeside Linens 40 ct Basketweave Linen, CC Belle Soie Cranberry, Valdani Floss Muddy Monet
Stitched by Carol S.

Baa Baa Birdie Ornament

Baa Baa Birdie Ornament
Miss Crescent's Crowne Designs
JCS Christmas Ornament Preview Issue, July/August 2011
Sugar Maple Fabrics 28 ct Howling at the Moon Lugana, Crescent Colours Floss
Stitched one-over-one
Stitched by Carol S.

Joyce's October ornament

All is Calm
Littlehouse Needleworks 2010 ornaments
stitched on 14 ct Aida

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Joy*Love*Peace Ornament

Joy*Love*Peace Ornament
From Merry's Heart
JCS 10th Anniversary Christmas Ornament Collection
30 ct Medium Exampler Speckled 739 Jache Linen
TG SNC Silk, Caron Waterlilies, Weeks Dye Works Floss
Stitched by Carol S.

Monday, September 12, 2011

September ornaments

The design is adapted from LA's Christmas Caboodle leaflet (1986).

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August ornament

                                                 Two Years of Calling Birds
                                                  Ink Circles-JCS Magazine July/August 2011 issue

This was sent to an ornament exchange partner.
this month.                               Joyce's C F / TX update

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

2011 catch-up post

I have been shocking at updating my ornie finishes over the last 12-18 months, so I thought I'd best kick myself in the pants and start catching up! Here are this year's finishes to date:

Country Cottage Needlework - Winter's Eve ornie
"Winter's Eve" by Country Cottage Needleworks

"Sapphire Star" by Patricia Ann Designs

"Frosty Fales" by Little House Needleworks

"Poinsettia" by Mill Hill

"Quaker Christmas Stocking" freebie by Tokens & Trifles

Frosty Blue - Blackberry Lane Designs
"Frosty Blue" by Blackberry Lane Designs

All Dolled Up! - Little House Needleworks
"All Dolled Up!" by Little House Needleworks

Mistletoe - Lizzie*Kate
"Mistletoe" by Lizzie*Kate

Noel - Lizzie*Kate
"Noel" by Lizzie*Kate

Christmas flip-it - Lizzie*Kate
"Christmas flip-it" by Lizzie*Kate

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My August ornaments

The Santa stocking design is adapted from LA's Christmas Ornaments book #3428 produced by Kooler Design Studios. It's design 7 from the Littlest Stockings series, charted to be stitched on plastic canvas. I stitched it on 18 count Aida, made a few little changes to the shape, added a cuff, and backed it to turn it into a real little stocking. The finished stockings are just over an inch wide at the top, and a bit under 2 inches long.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Merry Moosemas Ornament

Merry Moosemas Ornament
Lizzie Kate - in Tiny Tidings
32 ct Antique Ivory Belfast Linen, DMC Floss, Kreinik blending filament and #4 braid, tiny brass starts (likely ByJupiter! or Homespun Elegance)
Stitched by Carol S.

Friday, August 05, 2011

1st Christmas Ornament


(This pattern s now available.)
Designer: The Fur~Babies Momma
Cloth: Linen
Colors Used: DMC
Stitched by: Paula

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Snow Days by Lesley Teare. The chart is a freebie I found here

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My latest finish

Stitched on white 25 count linen. The bear design is a freebie from DMC, and I added my own borders.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July ornament

December Robin
Button Up Birdies
designed by Cathy Jean-The Victoria Sampler
done on 14ct light willow green Aida
backed with blue demin
Joyce C F/TX

July ornament

December Cardinal
Button Up Buddies
designed by Cathy Jean
The Victoria Sampler
done on 14ct willow green Aida
backed with dark blue demin
This is #2 of a 12 bird series.
Joyce C F/Tx

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Dear all

Dear stitchers.

It's been a long, long time since I updated this blog and I apologise. It got very out of hand with hundreds of stitchers wanting to join. We were actually well over the maximum number of authors Blogger allows and I couldn't add anyone else.

Neglect has whittled the numbers right down though and I have just gone through and deleted all authors who haven't posted in the last six months. This leaves a very select few and we're open for new contributors again.

I apologise if I have deleted you as an author and you still want to contribute. Please understand that the number of authors was huge and I had to make a decision on who was still active. If you've been deleted because you haven't posted recently, but would definitely like to post in the future, please email me.

If you'd like to join for the first time, please also send me an email. However, please ONLY join if you are intending to post pictures of your Christmas ornaments. This is supposed to be a SAL and the idea is to encourage each other. If you just want to follow us feel free, but I would ask you not to email me and ask to join. I don't expect all authors to post every month, but authors must post every six months or so or else they will be removed to make room for other more active people.

I hope you understand. I've had emails from people wanting to join and couldn't add them so had to delete inactive posters. If you do want to post and be active, please just let me know. If you've emailed me recently, please try again now! Thanks for reading. Nicki x

Thursday, June 30, 2011

My June ornament

I just managed to get this one finished in June. It's on 25 count white linen, and it's an original design.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Merry Stitcher

Stitched but not "finished" with called for threads, found linen from stash that I have no idea what it was.  Marjo in Alaska

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Christmas Pillow

Little Christmas Pillow measures 4.5cm x 4.5cm
Designed and stitched by Lynn B
using linen and DMC threads 699 and 817 trimmed
with gold Mill Hill beads.
My blog here

Friday, May 27, 2011

Another Snowman Ornament

Another Snowman Ornament
Val's Stuff
32 ct Vintage Country Mocha Belfast Linen, Crescent Colours and DMC Floss
Stitched by Carol S.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Quaker Christmas Smalls Ornament

Quaker Christmas Smalls Ornament
Milady's Needle
40 ct Flax Linen, Crescent Colours Floss - English Ivy, Bandana, Auntie Dee, Sassy Brass
Stitched by Carol S.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Quaker Holly Ornament

Quaker Holly Ornament
The Workbasket
36 ct Ivory Edinburgh Linen, GAST and Victorian Motto Floss
Stitched by Carol S.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

My first ornament for 2011

It's been awhile since my last ornament... but have a few planned for this year. This ornament is a needlepoint canvas I purchased years ago and finally finished.... off to a good start !

Monday, February 28, 2011

Christmas Hearts

Christmas Hearts Ornament
Just Nan - free chart HERE
32 ct Flax Belfast Linen, DMC Floss, Kreinik Blending Filament, SJ Designs Beads
Stitched by Carol S.