Christmas Ornaments, Cross Stitch, Finishes, Mosey 'n Me, Threads Through Time

Little finishes

Katie and I have been hitting the lounge chairs almost as soon as we’ve walked in home at the end of each day, as we’re both a bit under the weather and really tired this week – it means we’re also now keeping on top of our TV viewing as well, and watching all our favourite shows within 24 hours of taping them … I’ve got Katie into my mindset of taping everything then watching it the next day and forwarding through the adverts … ah, bliss!

Of course all this sitting on my bottom early has meant a bit more stitching time this week … which would be great if I was stitching to my normal levels, but I’ve been stitching like an old snail this week, and it’s taken me 4 nights to complete one little ornie!  Oh well, it’s better than nothing, and I have to admit it feels good to see one more kitted up finish off the pile.

Threads Through Time-Reindeer Garden
“Reindeer Garden” by Threads Through Time
from 2000 JCS Christmas Ornament issue
stitched on 36ct cream Edinburgh linen with DMC

Once I’d finished Reindeer Garden, I also dragged out my Mosey n Me freebie “Love February” – I’ve never been happy with it ever since I stitched it back at the beginning of February … so I unpicked all the cream stitches and re-stitched in the pink colour, plus I was really unhappy with the green used for the rose’s stem, so out that went tonight as well, and I re-stitched the stem with a darker green.  While the photo is really really washed out and bad, I’m a LOT happier with this version than the previous one, and really glad I opted to do some frog-stitching tonight!  Now this one can officially join the “finished” list as well 😀

Before ……………………………………………. After
Mosey 'n Me-Love February freebie

“Love February” by Mosey ‘n Me
stitched on 32ct Lambswool linen in DMC
with addition of small red heart button

As it was quite late by this stage, and I need to kit up some more charts/fabrics with their actual threads, I started stitching a simple JBW Designs Christmas ornie that was already kitted up tonight … I have a busy weekend planned, though, so no guarantees it’ll get finished until early next week … unless we have another DVD marathon tomorrow night 😉

With any luck my missing thread won’t be too far away now so I can get back to stitching my canvaswork Sapphire Star … I’ve also completed all the stitching of my Periwinkle Promises January Sampler Accent, but I’ve mislaid the teeny tiny bag of blue beads, and don’t seem to have the colour in my stash (Murphy’s Law!) … once I get a replacement packet, I just need to do the backstitching around the back piece of linen, make the corner tassels, and put it all together (I’ve obviously decided to use the linen backing instead of using the fabric for something else).

And on that note I’d better get my A into G and get some of those threads kitted up so I can jump into bed and get some shut-eye, so I’m a bit fresher for more stitching tomorrow night … and of course it’s a big day at work for a change, so I guess being fresh for work won’t go amiss either 😛

10 thoughts on “Little finishes”

  1. Oh wow…I’ll be honest and say I wouldn’t have given that Threads Through Time ornament a second look in the magazine, buy yours all stitched up makes me what to grab my magazine and get busy! It is PRETTY!
    I love your “LOVE” too 😉
    Feel better, have a great day at work and enjoy the weekend!

  2. Great ornament, Anne! And I really “love” the changes that you made to Love February. I think your instincts served you quite well. 🙂

  3. Love the ornie!! Have to admit I hadn’t noticed that on before, might have to stitch it myself now! Have to agree with the changes your made to “Love” the new colours look great. Can’t wait to catch up Sunday, should ba good day!

  4. The “Reindeer Garden” finish is adorable! I’m going to have to dig through some old magazines to see if I can find that one!

  5. Lovely stitching, both of them! I really enjoy visiting your blog and seeing all the wonderful photos you show 🙂

  6. Very lovely little pieces you have finished. I like the changes that you made to the ‘love’ piece, it looks much better now.

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