Saturday, December 20, 2008

December Santa

Hi Everyone,

Here is my December ornament. The design is by Prairie Schooler from the December 2008 issue of The Gift of Stitching magazine.
Stitched on 32 count Jobelan with DMC threads.
Thank you Jennifer for organising this SAL and Happy Christmas to you all.

Sue in Australia.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


...and so they are finished. It has been great to have this group to stitch along with.

This won't be the best way to display the set, but it does show them as a group. The individuals have been posted along the way. I did buy the tree for them, but they're larger than I anticipated, so the tree will come in handy for other ornaments, and my plan for these is to go into my son's "hope chest" for some day in the future.

Click on the image to see a little better. This on shows the tiny tatted ring I made for each as a hanger. They will be best with an actual hanger, which I will include, but for now they're hung by the thread.

Happy Holidays to one and all!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Jill's December Ornament

Here is my ornament for December.

The Prairie Schooler
"A Prairie Year"
27ct. Natural Linen
DMC Floss

With this ornament, my Bride's Tree ornament set is complete, even finished! Here is a picture of all 12 ornaments. They are in order of the months they represent.

Thanks to Jennifer for organizing this SAL. It is a great way to get a set of ornaments done by Christmas. I had alot of fun with it.

My set will be going to my friend's daughter as a wedding gift.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Hello everyone,
My name is Carolyn & I'm excited about stitching these ornaments. I plan to start in Jan. and hopefully keep up with the months. I've been looking at all of yours and they are lovely - such an encouragement to get them done. Thanks for the inspiration!

Carolyn NC

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Completed Ornaments

I've stitched all the ornaments, now the next phase will be finishing them!
This has really been a great incentive for finishing this project. Thanks for all the support.
Rosewood Manor
16ct Light Oatmeal
DMC cotton floss

Saturday, November 29, 2008

October Ornament

Here at last is my October ornament! The design is from "Prairie Birds" by The Prairie Schooler.

I embellished the pinecones with Delica beads.

On to November and December!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November Angel

Hi Everyone,

Here is my November Angel which is a feebie from Told in A Garden 1986 Amish Angel.
Found here.

Stitched on a piece of 28 count fabric from my stash with DMC Threads.

Happy stitching, Sue in Australia.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Jill's November Ornament

Told In A Garden
1987 Christmas Angel
28ct. remnant
DMC Floss
Stitched by Jill

Saturday, November 8, 2008


I'm trying to catch up. This is my October Pine Cone ornament from Rosewood Manor on 18ct Oatmeal using DMC floss.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Did you all think I was lost? No, just behind. I've finished Septmeber, and am about to begin October.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hi All, Here is my September ornament. It was a freebie from Mosey 'n Me, done on 28 ct. antique white Jobelan.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Jill's October Ornament

The Pine Cone
Stitched by Jill

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

This month's Theme: Pinecones

Looks like October is our month to get creative!!

This has been a tougher theme to find freebies for, but I did manage to come up with three that will work. I've also provided links to various patterns that you can purchase (or find in your stash) that have pinecones somewhere in them. Some of the patterns may be too big for an ornament, but you can always borrow a piece or two from them and fashion your own ornament.

As always, if you spot any more freebie or patterns for purchase featuring pinecones, please let me know!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Jill's Ornament for September

The design is called "Tea with Jane" from The Sampler Girl.

Monday, September 22, 2008




My June Fruit


My bird

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

September Teapot

Hi Everyone,
My teapot is from the little DMC book in the photo.
Stitched on 27 count Linda Evenweave with DMC threads.
Stitched by Sue in Australia.

Friday, September 5, 2008

August Rose

Hi Everyone,

I actually finished my rose at the end of August, just been a bit slow at posting to the blog.

The design is a Prairie Schooler from a small card I bought on E Bay. Stitched on 27 count Linda Evenweave with DMC Threads.

Happy stitching, Sue in Australia.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

August Rose

My August rose was finished early this month, but I'm just getting it posted. This is a very fun challenge, and I'm looking forward to September! Continuing with the same theme, it is by Rosewood Manor from Bride's Tree Ornaments.

Friday, August 22, 2008


My April rabit

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Jill's Ornament for August

This is from a Prairie School Design called "A Prairie Year".

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Rose for Beauty - August

Done on Water Lily 28 ct. Jobelan with DMC floss, this rose design is from a book called Sweeter Than the Rose. This was a Leisure Arts book published in 1993 and it has many lovely floral designs, especially of roses. I decided to add a floss tassel for interest as the cross stitching is only 2 inches across.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

May ornament

I've finally finished stitching my May ornament.

Designer: Blackbird Designs
Stitched on: 28 ct. evenweave that had been coffee stained
Threads used: recommended, except used Oatmeal instead of Straw Bonnet. The Straw Bonnet didn't show up on the fabric.

Design stitched over one.


I just realized that I hadn't yet posted the freebies for August's theme of "rose", so that's been taken care of. All of the links should be working properly, but if they aren't, please let me know.

Friday, August 1, 2008

May Ornament

Here is my May ornament for my 2nd set:

I combined Joy and Peace from Lizzie Kate's Blessings of Christmas series.

I changed the border to black (not white) and the word to red (not green).

Sorry for not ironing first. :-)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

July's Blessings

Here is my Bride's Tree ornament for July - the fish for blessings. It is by Rosewood Manor, Best Wishes Ornaments, done on 18ct Regency Aida in Oatmeal.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Peace Angel ornament

I think this one is for November. This is a freebie called the Peace Angel by Told in a Garden. She is done on 18 count and is 2 1/4 inches long. I have done 3 of these and have one more to go. huggerz laurel

Monday, July 14, 2008

July Ornament

Here is my July ornament. It's from a
Mary Garry Pattern called "Fishing."
I did it on 28 count with Simply Shaker
Sampler Threads - School yard.
Five more ornaments to go.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Louise's July Ornament

My July 0rnament is the freebie design by Nathalie. I added Kreinik #4 very fine braid in four colors to embellish it. I also added the letters IXOYC in the center symbolizing the Greek acrostic for Jesus, Christ, God, Son and Saviour. Then I decided to include the names of the family members who will receive the ornaments.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

July Fish

Hi Everyone,
My July Fish ornament is from a hard cover book I borrowed from the library.
Stitched on 32 count ivory Jobelan with DMC threads.
Happy Stitching. Sue in Australia.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Jill's Ornament for July

Here is my ornament for July. It is a freebie from My Aunt's Attic. I used a DMC Variations thread.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

June Ornament

Hurray, my completed June Ornament! The design is from the Better Homes and Gardens 2001 Cross Stitch Designs book. It's a small segment of Mother Nature inspirations.

Monday, June 30, 2008

C's July Fish

Here's my July SAL ornament. Yes, I realize it's still only June, but I'm trying to get ahead, as I know that the end of the year is going to be crazy here. Isn't it everywhere?

This is a freebie design by Nathalie. I stitched it on a leftover piece of 30 count white evenweave with WDW scuppernong.

I just learned that scuppernong is a type of grape, while looking up the spelling on the 'net.

Jill's June Ornament

Well, it seems I am running a little behind this month. I don't have the finishing done on my ornament, but I do have the stitching done.

This is the Strawberry Fob/Pinkeep pattern from Little Stitches. Instead of using the suggested DMC Flosses, I used 3 DMC Variations. I will be finishing this and then update this posting.

Okay, as promised, here is my finished ornament.