Friday, December 31, 2010

Santa Kitty

Mill Hill Kit

May you all have a merry and peaceful 2011!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Jackie's September, November and December Ornie

These three ornaments conclude my SAL here of which I've  enjoyed stitching, falling behind, didn't know if I was going to finish, and played catching up. I am so glad I was able to finish stitching all of them and completed them to place them on my Christmas Trees this year.  They are all so beautiful and will treasure them as a way to reflect back on my 25th Wedding Anniversary this year.

So here they are.

September's Teapot finished as a tea cozy

Design taken from Book:   Better Homes and Garden, A Crosstitch Christmas

November's Angel

Lavender and Lace freebie

December's Santa

Heart in Hand, Wee Santa 2008

It's been a pleasure.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

November Angel

Here is my angel for November - she's a L&L freebie angel with the colors changed.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I just finished stitching my final ornament. IMHO nobody does a Santa better than Prairie Schooler. This is one of the Old World Santas. I chose a drummer Santa because my youngest child is a percussion player in his HS band.

Thank you for organizing this sal and for everyone who's participating. It's really been fun. I look forward to seeing the rest of everyone else's ornaments.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Jackie"s June and October ornie

Hello everyone.
Just wanted to post two ornaments I've finished.  I've been playing catchup all year, but really hope to get them all done.  So here are two more.

June (fruits)

October (pincone)

Hope you all like them.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

My November Angel

My angel is a design by Little By Little and is in the 2001 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue. I thought she was a little different and old fashioned looking.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

October Ornament

At first it seemed quite a challenge to design my own Quaker style ornaments when I couldn't find existing ones suited to my taste and my vision for my Bride's Tree --- I was determined to make the entire set using Quaker motifs. But as I completed another design and another and another, it got easier. Or to be more accurate, I got more accustomed to the discipline imposed by the Quaker style. The October Pine Cone is my own design and, in my opinion, the best of my designs in this series.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November -- Angel

Here is my November Angel.  She is my own design and I have to say I am quite pleased with her.  She is stitched on 24 ct Congress Cloth with DMC Perle cotton in # 8 & 12. I enjoy Hardanger

October -- Pinecone

I found this Pinecone for October in The Gift of Stitching mag.  I don't remember the year right now.  I changed the chart a little to make it mine and I am pleased with the results.

September -- Teapot

My teapot for September is stitched, I found the chart in Crazy for cross Stitch a UK mag.  There are several other teapots as well and I hope to get them stitched as well.  this was a fun one to stitch.

August -- Rose

This is my Rose for August -- I just need to add the cording and the tassel to complete it.  It is a small chart form one of the UK mags.

July -- Fish

Here is my July fish -- I am slow at finishing but the stitching is done.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

For October

One wee pinecome (and tree)

Friday, October 29, 2010

My Quaker Teapot

Stitched in Belle Soie Hula Skirt, Peacock and Oatmeal Scone on 28 ct raw Belfast linen. The shape of the teapot was borrowed from a Cross Stitch Gold chart ... but, like a child with a coloring book, I filled in the outline to suit my purposes. I finished it as I have been finishing all my ornaments: a fringed pillow with a hemp cord hanger.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

September ornament

Here is my September "Teapot" ornament. The design is from DMC (DMC Club). I stitched on 18ct white aida with the listed DMC and DMC color variations threads. I stitched on both sides of this ornament.

Happy Stitching!

Yasuko (yskmtmr)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Catching up to August

Here is my August Rose stitched using an excerpt from Workbasket's free chart Quaker Flower, on 28ct Glasgow raw linen in Belle Soie silks Tortoise Shell and Sister Scarlet. Just like all my others in this series, it is finished as a fringed pillow ornament and has a hemp cord hanger.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

September & October ornaments

Finished two but late posting as I was travelling.
Two freebie I found on the internet which were really quick to stitch.
The coffee pot was from Kissy Kross and the pinecone from Blog di Gloria.
Two more to go before December 1st and then finishing.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


September- teapot- hospitality.

I have not found a teapot design that I felt I wanted to stitch....... so meanwhile to be hospitable I would offer you a cup of tea, only there is a dragon sleeping in my teacup!!!!

This is a freebie design from Dragon Dreams called a "Spot of Tea" I have not yet mounted it to match my set in case I do find a teapot design.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Quaker Fish

I couldn't find a chart in the Quaker style for a fish so I designed my own. Stitched on 28ct Glasgow Raw linen in Belle Soie Foo Foo Flamingo, Old Black Crow and Fern Frond, here are front and back views.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

bride's tree sal

i need to get started on the tree.
i don't have any of the months to start on.
i emailed n never rec'd, not in spam either.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Moving Right Along

I constructed this design using Quaker motifs from some Workbasket charts in my possession ... in keeping with my attempt to complete the entire SAL in the Quaker style. I am currently working on a design of a Fish using Quaker motifs as well. With any luck I shall have caught up to the October ornament by the end of the month.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Finally: the May ornament

This is Aury's Bird in a Nest, stitched on 28ct Glasgow Raw Linen in Belle Soie silks Chester Blue, Chocolat and Fern Frond. Front and back views. A Quaker design, just like my Jan-Apr ornaments.
I have started on the June ornament which I am designing myself pretty much as I go along, since I couldn't find an ornament sized Quaker fruit basket chart. I expect I'll have to design the July ornament as well.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

August & September

Both of these I found on the links here, and used pieces of the patterns to keep them the same relative size.



This brings me back up to speed - on to October :D

Im Late

Sorry I am running late and trying fast to catch up
 here is my August piece,
this Rose is from an old Danish Clara Weaver chart
that has been sitting in my stash for many years.
 Lee in NZ

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jackie's May, July, August Ornaments

Here are my ornaments for:



Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 20, 2010

July Fish Ornament

TADA - Kissing Fish
I finally found a fish to stitch.
I saw this clip art and converted it to x stitch.
I really like it and you can play more with colors but maybe next time.
Neway on to teapot for September.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

September: Hospitality

This teapot pattern, as well as the pattern for the letters, comes from Better Homes and Gardens 2001 Cross Stitch Designs. Several of the patterns I plan to use come from this book. The ornament is stitched on 14-count Darice white plastic canvas.

This is my first SAL. I only recently learned of the tradition of bride’s tree ornaments and I’m making this set as a gift. I’ve enjoyed the variety of patterns that others have selected for their work, and thought it would be fun to share mine as well.

Friday, September 3, 2010

August ornament

Here is my August "Rose" ornament. The design is from Cer.Pi.Ca. The title of this design is "Cuscino di Rose (Rose pillow)". I stitched on 16ct blue wing aida with my chosen DMC threads.

Happy Stitching!

Yasuko (yskmtmr)

Monday, August 30, 2010

May, June, July...

I got behind on my ornaments, so June & July are small ones so I could catch up - also because I have some finishing ideas that required them to be small.

May: Hummingbird (from a little kit)

June: Cherries (just winged this one)

July: Fish (freebie found on this blog)
I really need to start my finishing soon :D

October Pinecone

My pinecone is from a PS leaflet...if memory serves, it's called Holiday Harvest. I haven't had a lot of stitcing time lately so it felt great to finish this.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

August Rose

Finally finished my rose (bud)...found this in my stash and I don't remember who designed it.
It was a freebie I found on the web
It looked like a rose to me and I really liked the colors and design.
So if anyone knows the designer, please feel free to mention it.
I also found the fish I want to stitch for July. That one was a toughy for me.
Stay tuned for my July ornament.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

June -- Fruit

Her is my June ornie . I chose a bunch of grapes from a Dimension Leaflet that I have had for a long time. A lot of detail but I enjoyed stitching it.  I just need to make it into an ornie.

May -- Bird's Nest

Here is my Bird's Nest for May.  It is a small from one of the Dimension leaflets that I have.  It was fun to stitch -- I just need to finish it into an ornie.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

April's Ornament

Slow to SAL, but I got April's Rabbit Ornament done.

Have a good week.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sept. ornament

I chose a teapot from a CEC leaflet for my Sept. ornament. I stitched it with the recommended floss on a piece of yellow mystery fabric from my stash.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July ornament

Here is my July "Fish" ornament. The design is from Les chroniques de Frimousse. I stitched on 18ct Light blue aida with my chosen DMC threads.

It has been very hot days here in Japan...
Have a nice summer and Happy Stitching!

Yasuko (yskmtmr)