Christmas Ornaments, Cross Stitch, Finishes, Stitch-alongs

Bleary-eyed finish

I’ve been stitching madly over the last two nights trying to meet the deadline for the monthly ornie challenge on XSers Yahoo Group – unfortunately I missed the deadline by 1 hour, but it still felt good to get another ornie finished.  I’ve been stitching until 12.30pm and 1.00am respectively the last two nights – the amount of stitching in those one was quite deceiving, especially all the backstitching!


“Checking It Twice” by Dragon Dreams, Inc
from 2007 Just Cross Stitch Ornament magazine
stitched on 28ct hand-dyed Dried Thyme Jobelan
using DMC only (substituted RG Fuzzy Stuff with white DMC)
(sorry for the poor photo, but it was taken at 1.00am – the
colours look so much richer in real life!)

Next month I think I’ll start my ornie stitching much earlier to save the sleepless nights!  My May ornie choice is Spool Ornament by Sue Hillis Designs.

16 thoughts on “Bleary-eyed finish”

  1. It’s very pretty, Anne! Sorry you missed the deadline; you could fudge and say you were in Perth 🙂

  2. This looks great, Anne! And isn’t backstitching deceiving? I swear it takes me longer than full cross stitching!

  3. Beautiful ornament, Anne. I love the dragon on Santa’s shoulder, helping him check his list. I also love the color of the fabric that you chose to stitch it on. Very nice!

  4. Lovely! Sorry about the not meeting the deadline bit, but really the end product is gorgeous regardless 🙂

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