Christmas Ornaments, Cross Stitch, Finishes, Stitch-alongs

Christmas Ornie SAL

I finally put the last stitches into my Christmas ornie for this month’s SAL – I’m sorry to say for my recipient’s sake the bullion stitches aren’t exactly fantastic, but hopefully she won’t look too closely! πŸ˜‰Β  I know I had a few of you stumped with the actual design, but I can finally reveal the details … I just have to find something to place in the ‘blank heart’ as I don’t have the button called for, then it’s ready to be officially ‘finished’ and sent off on it’s way … (I’ve removed the recipient’s initials for secrecy’s sake)

Christmas 2000 Sampler by Douglas Designs
from the 2000 JCS Christmas Ornie issue
using recommended threads, on a mystery 28ct linen

I also finally put the finishing touches into an ornie that Mum stitched for me – she just had the french knots left to do, and very kindly left me to do them, as she knows just how much I adore doing french knots! πŸ˜‰Β  It’s supposed to have JABC star buttons, but I don’t have any left, and I think it looks just fine without it.Β  Thanks Mum, it looks just lovely! πŸ˜€

Rejoice by Lizzie*Kate
from the 2004 JCS Christmas Ornie issue
using 14ct red aida and recommended threads

18 thoughts on “Christmas Ornie SAL”

  1. That’s a VERY pretty design – I have that magazine and have never noticed it! LOL

    Love your Mum’s one too πŸ™‚

  2. They’re both lovely, but I particularly like the first one! Ironically, I gave my 2000 ornament issue away because I thought I’d stitched all the ornaments I liked, but I’ve seen several stitched up recently that I want to stitch πŸ˜†

  3. OOOH, I agree with everyone else..the first one is just gorgeous! VERY nice work, Anne πŸ™‚ Congratulations on both your finishes πŸ™‚

  4. Lovely ornaments – I adore the needleroll! I will look that one up and see what heart it uses – maybe I can get that for you!

  5. Both are lovely Anne, will have to go looking again in my JCS issues for the first design πŸ™‚ (I’ve probably seen it 100 times, lol, as the 2000 issue is my favourite) Have a good day!

  6. Fantastic work Anne and Anne’s mum! I love that LK ornament, though I always have to look twice – it looks to me like the the snowman is holding two cocktails – a very merry way to welcome the season!

  7. I think that your bullions are a treat! I avoid those things like the plague, which is the main reason that I haven’t finished the memorial sampler for Terry’s mum – it has a bunch of bullion roses… Great job; the ornie is beautiful! Your mum did well, too, but she needs to learn how to do her own French knots. πŸ˜‰

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