Sunday, February 28, 2010

February ornament

Here is my February ornament "a Heart with Quaker Motifs". The design is from Interweave Press. I stitched on 16ct Antique white aida with Marble Thread (cosmo). This thread seems as if violet flowers are blooming. I love this!

Happy stitching and see you next time...

Yasuko (yskmtmr)

Flower for March

I stitched this La D Da Rose Free-bee for March's flower theme. I've been looking for an excuse to stitch it so it worked out well for me. :-) I've had the free-bee for a while and not sure from where I got it....couldn't find a link to it anywhere online. (Maybe someone else knows where it can be found online.)

It was fun to stitch and I like the size it came out on 32 ct. linen over 2.

Friday, February 26, 2010

February Hearts

here are my hearts from February
As you will remember I'm doing the sal for my and my sister,
blue heart is mine and my sister's purple she loves pink but I hate it, so I took an intermediate color;)

I've stitched them with DMC 519-209, and the free I get from

Sorry for my english....I hope it's not too bad but I'm from Spain and I don't practice much See you next month!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Grandmother Again -- Need Prayers

Sunday evening at 7:37 PM, Little Ella Marie made her way into this world. She is 8 weeks early. She weighs 3 lbs 14 ozs and is 16 1/2 inches long. Right now she is in the NICCU and on CPAP and is holding her own. She was given Surfactin to help mature her lungs, but will be in the hospital for at least another 6-8 weeks baring any complications. DDIL started having problems with pre-eclampsia Thursday. She started having contractions Sunday, late afternoon/early evening, and was taken to the hospital. Her blood pressure was very high and the MD decided to do a C-section to prevent any complications for her or the baby. DDIL is doing better now that the baby has been delivered and is resting well. Her and DS are worried about Little Ella though. All are hoping for daily improvement and no problems. Time will tell. Please keep them both in your prayers for healing and well being. Thanks.

Friday, February 19, 2010



My February Heart design.
Taken from the book:
365 Tiny Cross Stitch Designs
by Kooler Design Studio.

My heart finish

This is Valentine Tudor Heart, a freebie by Debbie Draper Designs, stitched on perforated paper with DMC Variations.

All hearts come home in February

This is my February hearted-stitching.

Chart: "Swedish Hearts"
Designer: Lynda Baldauf of Scandinavian Stitches - featured on 2009 issue of JCS Ornament issue.
Thread: Hand dyed by me.

See you in March!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My January and February Ornaments

Hello everyone, I have kindly been allowed to join you all in this wonderful SAL. My aim is to make all twelve ornaments and a stitched "Christmas" top for a box and present them as a gift to my niece who gets married this August. Hopefully my ambitions will be fulfilled.

January Ornament - JCS 2007 The WorkBasket stitched in DMC threads

February Ornament - Freebie from Aury stitched in Needle Necessities variegated red floss
I'm stitching on 36 count antique white edinburgh linen in threads from my stash and will have a major finishing session when all twelve are done.

I'm really inspired by all you other ladies and your wonderful finishes.

Monday, February 15, 2010

February Heart Is Finished

My stitching was completed over the weekend, but I just finished the ornament this evening after work.  I'm pleased with the way it came out.

"Love" by Barbara Smith Cooley
Free Chart from Plum Pudding NeedleArt
Stitched on Silkweaver 28 ct Jobelan Solo (marble lavender)
DMC Thread
Backed with purple fabric from my stash

Now to begin looking for what to stitch for March....

Happy Stitching Everyone!

Vicki in CO

February Heart

Aury, I do hope you consider copying the sincerest form of flattery. I couldn't resist your heart freebie! I did change up the colors to my choice. It is stitched on a remnant of cream 22ct aida. First time I've tried 22ct. I like it!! Will definitely have to find more of that for my stash.

As it stitched up quite small, I was unable to get a decent photo on this gloomy day. This was the best of the lot.

BTW, Aury, can you share your finishing technique? I'm finishing challenged and wouldn't have a clue as to how to finish a heart. Thanks

Sunday, February 14, 2010

February Heart

Here is my February Heart. I again did my ornie in Hardanger. It is from the same book as the house but with changes. I always seem to change things to suit me. LOL I guess I just like to add my own to what I do. hope you like it. Have a nice day !!! Oh and Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

February Heart

Here's my ornament for February - this one was super fast to stitch!

'Hearts in a Basket' by the Silver Needle

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My March Flower Basket

My March flower basket is ready! It is not a simple basket. I made the basket as a felt pincushion. I also designed it with some stitching, sequins and beads. So the result is a very nice and useful thing!
I though, If you make a hand to it, it may be a Christmas Tree decoration, but I think a pincushion is more useful for me, so let it be.
The instructions for pincushion can be found here and here.
Elena (Russia).

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February Heart

hi yall
I have finished my February ornament and totally enjoy seeing the others finish theirs also.
very beautiful treasures. My heart is from JCS 1999, Lorri Birmingham Designs.
Have done it a few times already and love the look of white on white.
cya next month.


I have chosen for my February ornament, this J B W Design "French Country-Amour" I found the chart while I was on holiday and stitched it immediately on Permin 36 count linen using Jane Van Kuelin's hand dyed tencil thread. 
 I have since stitched it again as I really enjoyed this design.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My Feb. ornament

I stitched the personalization on my Feb. ornament last night. The design is a freebie that can be found here:


(if the link doesn't work correctly, it's the blog by the designer of Midsummer Night Designs.)

I thought the verse was especially appropriate for a bride's tree.

My February Heart

Hi all!
This is a February Heart I've stiched. This is a design of Russian company Riolis. I used ribbons and beads to make it look better.
I really like what everyone stich in this project. I'm sorry that I write comments not so often. So I want to say I enjoy everyone's work!
Elena (Russia)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

February Ornament

I have the intentions to stitch all my ornaments with charts created for me, and all Quaker style. This is my February ornament

You can find the chart in my site. See you soon!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

January Finish

Hello. This is Amy from Houston, TX. Here is my first post. I got this freebie from The Floss Box. I used floss that I had on hand.

I really enjoy looking at everyone's post and getting ideas. This has been fun and it is nice to have a quick finish.

I have started the February post. I am using a freebie from aury. I am using 28 ct Monanco for all my projects. I have picked a varigated DMC for the February project.

See you in February.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My January Ornament

My name is Sara, I'm 30 and I'm from Italy.
I am happy to show you my January Ornament. The chart is a free chart from Diane of Little House Needleworks. This is a free chart available only for members of Little House Country Cottage Needleworks Yahoo! group:

I am enjoying this SAL so much!
See you at the end of February...I am still undecided about the chart to choose, who knows!

In stitches,

Monday, February 1, 2010

First Ornament Finished!!

This is my first post. I'm so glad to join you all. Here is my January Ornie "Noel" from Bent Creek. I know I'm one day late, but better late than never. I have not ironed it yet so there is a crease in the middle. Please excuse my sloppiness.
Thanks for looking,
Can't wait for the next post. I have a few ideas in mind.
Happy Stitching,
North Country Samplings

My introduction and January ornament

Hello, I'm Yasuko from Kobe, Japan. "yskmtmr" is my nickname on the net.
I'm very glad to join here, thank you for letting me take part in!
I am a stay-at-home mother of 4 kids and love cross stitching.

Here is my January ornament "Gingerbread house". The design is from Les chroniques de Frimousse. I stitched on 16ct Nutmeg aida with my chosen DMC threads.
Doesn't it look yummy? :)

Happy stitching and see you next time...

Yasuko (yskmtmr)

February Links

Here is a list of some freebies that you can use for February =)

Several Hearts
Patriotic Quaker Heart
A Tudor Rose Valentine
Quaker Heart
All my love
Cupid's Heart
Heart Cross Stitch
Kiss Me
My Heart Mini Sampler
Single Heart from Love
Valentine heart
Valentine Motif
Several Hearts
Young At Heart
Two Hearts Become One
Red and white heart
Trois petits coeurs
freebie 25

My intro and first ornament

Hi! I stumbled onto this blog recently and fell in love with the idea immediately. Thanks for including me in the SAL. I've enjoyed seeing everyone's beautiful ornaments and look forward to seeing many more.

I'm a married mom or 4 kids, 3 of whom have left the nest. I've been stitching for about 30 years with my favorite "genre" being samplers. I'm from Ohio but have lived in SE TX since 2001.

I chose a BBD freebie called Spring's Notcie for my January ornament. It's sitched on 32 ct. over 2 lambswool linen by Wichelt and uses most of the recommended flosses. (I subbed out a different chestnut since I didn't have the right one in my stash.) I also didn't stitch the satin stitches in the border since I like it just fine without.

Now on to February!

My January House is Finished

Howdy everyone!  I'm Vicki in CO and it's great to be a part of this group; great fun to see what others choose for their design.  I love the tradition of the Bride's Tree; particularly because I am of German heritage. 

For January, I chose 'Heart & Home Sampler' by Little House Needleworks.  I finished it a few days ago, but finally have a chance to post it.  This one is not finished as an ornament; it is framed in a Mill Hill frame.

Now it's time to decide on a heart for February....hmmmm...decisions, decisions.

Until next time...Happy Stitching!

Vicki in CO

My February Heart - finished

This one I am going to have a VERY hard time parting with -- it's one of my favorites:

Christmas Hearts by Just Nan
Stitched on 32 ct. Bone fabric with overdyed and DMC threads, plus beads