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Saturday, 14 January 2017

12 Days of Christmas

  I realize that my first post wasn't in keeping with this SAL. It is actually part of a different SAL.  I was so excited, and nervous learning how to post in a blog for the first time. I completely forgot that I couldn't use it for both. (hand slap to forehead!)
   After a conversation with our sweetheart of an administrator, who helped me learn how to use a blog. It hit me why I had pulled out a 12 Days of Christmas chart that had made me laugh.
   I thought that I'd stitch a Margaret Sherry design. Each stitched as an individual block.
   Thank you Kaye for inviting me to join, and explaining how to do this. You really are a sweetheart.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Rita's Jan. 2017 Ornament

Happy New Year to all!

I was excited about this year's proposal to use the 12 Days of Christmas for a theme here.  A while back I stitched PS 12 Days of Christmas all on one piece of fabric but thought it would be fun to stitch the individual "days" to use as ornaments.  So...when we decided that 12 Days would be an available theme for this year, I jumped on it.

Without further ado, here's my Partridge:

Here's a picture of the whole thing stitched on one piece of fabric:

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Creating Beauty Mrs S January Ornament

My 1st finish for 2017!

I'm working on my Hot Cocoa Snowmen Ornament Set by Joan Elliot. I finished the first 4 last year. Snowman #5 is done!

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Satsuma Street: Partridge in a Pear Tree

I'm so excited to be participating this year!  I plan to work through Satsuma Street's 12 Days of Christmas over the next twelve months.

I'm doing these as individual ornaments, and plan to vary the Aida used between white and the three DMC Brights fabrics (blue, green and yellow).  Once they're done, I'm hoping to finish them banner style so they can hang from some evergreen garland over the holidays!

This first one started life in the car just before New Years weekend - we took a roadtrip out to Bethany Beach, DE to ring in 2017.  It was finished while watching a last Christmas movie (It's a Wonderful Life) before letting the holiday season go.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Serendipitous Jo's December Ornie - Angel

Throughout all of 2016 I was stitching the Christmas Cubes by The Primitive Hare for each relevant month on this blog.  I finished stitching them in November and finally finished finishing them the Friday before Christmas, just in time!

Here are all nine on display:

I backed them all with the same holly print fabric and made low-sew cubes using my own technique.  Each cube took about 2 hours to finish.

Having complete the series I needed a design for December.  I had already decided to follow the 12 Days of Christmas themes for 2017 and had chosen a Joan Elliott design for this.  As luck would have it, the design features two Herald Angels at the top.  So I have completed one to fulfil the December 2016 theme.

I haven't quite completed her, she needs some beads to go in the little gaps but I will bead at the end.  There is also some metallic thread to go around the border.

Here is the whole piece so far:

stitched on 32 count white evenweave

Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Badge for 2017....





To celebrate the New Year, I have designed a new Christmas Ornie SAL logo for 2017.

Please feel free to download it and link to this blog.




Friday, 30 December 2016

December 2016

To all of you thank you very much for your kind comments! Well thank you!!!
Today I finished the job in December - Angels:

Each angel has a different skin color. I wish all people of the world, without distinction of skin color, peace, love, freedom and understanding!