Hi everyone! An ornament finish and a look back at my monthly ornaments is what this post is going to be all about. Here is my December ornament, Cherished Stitches Christmas Joy from the 2010 JCS ornament issue. I did alter things on this one. I changed the colours, used GA Cranberry and WDW Juniper, and it is stitched on 32ct cream Belfast linen. Instead of the acorns I stitched the tree motifs.
Guess what?!?!?! This year, for the first time ever, I have managed to keep to my resolution made way back in January of stitching an ornament a month. Do you know how many years I would say that it was one of my resolutions and my family would give me that look; you know the one, that look of ‘yeah right, we’ll believe that when we see it. How many years have you been telling us this one?!?!?!?!’. Well, this year, somehow, I stayed on track. The summer months were the ones where I found it could easily have become a chore but I hung on in there. I even managed to stitch a couple of other ornaments in the mix but below you can see my ‘official’ monthly ornaments, the ones I would tell Siobhan and Cari each month that I was planning to stitch.
Jan - Prairie Schooler Santa from A Christmas Visit chart*
Feb - Blackbird Designs Merry Christmas Stocking*
Mar – Prairie Schooler Santa from A Christmas Visit chart*
Apr – Homespun Elegance Joyous Heart*
May – Homespun Elegance Mr Candy Cane*
Jun – Little House Needleworks Red House in Winter
Jul – JBW Designs Christmas Tree
Aug – Renato Parolin Joy
Sep – Bright Needle Holiday Stars freebie
Oct – Blackbird Designs JCS Ornament issue 2010
Nov – Midnight Stitching Snowman’s Quaker Christmas freebie
Dec – Cherished Stitches JCS Ornament issue 2010 (with own changes from original)
Those marked * were finished by Deb of Artistic Needle.
Thank you everyone for your lovely comments on my snowman ornament finish last time round. I think we all are in agreement at how inspiring it is to read blogs and how much we get from the friendships and being able to share in each other’s creativity. Thanks as always for your continued visits and taking the time to leave a comment. I am somewhat behind on my blog reading and commenting. My daughter was home for a long weekend (went back Tuesday night) and I can say that for the time she was home I did not pick up a needle. I’m supposedly meant to have block 1 done of AiHRH by the middle of next week. Yeah, well, we’ll see!!! I think I’ll be needing to have the turbo needles out to get that done.
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Until next time …….