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.