Saturday, December 31, 2011

Prairie Schooler Santa 2005

Prairie Schooler Limited Edition Kit ~ 2005

Stitched on 28 ct. Raw Linen w/ Crescent Colours Fibers

One down, 6 more to go.......

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Augusts ornament....

***Merry Heart***
Shepards Bush
Recommended threads
36 ct linen from basket

I got busy this month and got my ornament finish in early..

Happy stitching everyone,


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Noel Quadrielle by The Sweetheart Tree

Hi All Stitch and Christmas Lovers!

Thanks for letting me play with you on this great blog. I have finally a finished Christmas stitch to share - these pics are even going onto the AYL Xmas SAL blog before "my own" blog (which is One Stitch Closer to Nirvana, please come and visit anytime - PR - I know, I am shameless...).

This piece is the Noel Quadrielle by Sweetheart Tree. I fell in love with pretty much all the TST quadrielles, but this one was the first (and so far only) one I have stitched.
It comes as a kit with pretty much everything you need, except for the streamers. The instructions are pretty good, so most any level of stitcher should be able to finish it, with just a pinch of patience and daring.
I was a bit surprised that I ran out of one type of beads, but it was the creme ones, so I substituted the missing ones from my stash (not a match, but I doubt that anyone can tell...)
Well, I'd better stop babbling and just give you the pics, LOL! Here we go:

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Catching Up

These are all ornaments from a Bucilla kit 'Tiny Stockings'







only 20 to go! I'm very behind!


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Jenny Bean's Christmas Ornament and The First Day~~

Somehow I have gotton in the rhythm of posting 2 ornaments at one time....Oh well...At least I am stitching them and getting them finished!!

Here is June's ornament....I loved the soft non-traditional colors in this piece....And, I just HAD to add a small grapevine wreath on the chimney...Just making it my own...

Jenny Bean's Christmas Ornament 2010
Shakepeare's Peddler
40 ct Lakeside Light Exempler
Crescent Colors Belle Soie

Next I had July's ornament....The First Day is the first ornament I stitched from the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Preview 2011 issue....I love everything Paulette Stewart has designed and this cute ornament is no exception! And, it uses only 2 Belle Soie's.... Cranberry and Weathered that combination.........

The First Day
Plum Street Samplers
Just Cross Stitch 2011 Ornament Preview Issue
36 ct vintage light examplar Lakeside Linens
Crescent Colors Belle Soie

I guess it was Christmas in July!!!!
Okay everyone, we need to get busy with more ornaments!!

Happy Stitching,


Friday, May 27, 2011

Bringing Home the Tree

I totaly forgot to stitch an ornament in April so I'm going to stitch two this month. I finished the first one and its called Bringing Home the Tree from LHN.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Another Stocking

I am way behind on these; this is only #4 of 30!




I just realized I never posted #3 of 30!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

April's Ornament......Quaker style!

Companion Quaker
Christmas Tree Sampler
Carriage House Samplings
R&R Winter Frost 36 ct linen
Victorian Motto overdyed threads

Well folks, Here is my finished April ornament....Just a couple days late, but none the less another finish!...Okay, back to a few springy stitches....

Take care and Happy Stitching~~


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Babs has an ornament!

The stitching on this one has been done, but finishing took awhile. I can't find my felt pieces...ever lost anything in your craft/stash room? Every Christmas fabric just didn't work for me. The green ric- rac is an aged green I found from Nancy. You guys should check her out, assuming my link is working.

My ornament is from Prairie Schooler's Cranberry Christmas, stitched on 32 ct. lambswool with dmc and backed with the fabric you see under it. I don't know I just went wild finishing it. I loved the greens that match both the trees and the ric-rac, the purple bees and I liked the gold/yellow stars.

Anyway, here it is, such as it is :)


Thursday, April 7, 2011

There's a reason I'm late....kinda...

I know many of you are probably wondering why I signed up for this wonderful blog when all I have managed is a January ornament~~....Well, I have very good intentions and actually have had my Feb and March stitching done.. But, I wanted the perfect trim...  So, here is February's ornament..
I had stitched up this pattern by L'R de rien back at the end of December....And, when Nancy of Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe came out with  her hand dyed chenille's, I knew I had to order some and use it on my ornament,,,,

So much that I decided to stitch it again!!!

And, yes, you will see a "10" in the top left corner of each ornament....Since my MIL passed away in 2010, and I want each of my sons to have these ornaments one day, I put "10" on each ornament as a way of honoring her and her love for Christamas.... She would have loved these ornaments also, as she was oh so fond of anything with a redbird on it!!

Well, I promise to not make my April ornament as late as these were....Happy stitching everyone!!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My March Ornament

Here's my March ornament. It's from the 2010 JCS Ornament issue, by Primrose Needleworks called Windows of Faith, Hope and Peace. I stitched it on a piece of 32ct Amber linen using GAST Cranberry and Roasted Marshmellow. I love how it stitched up. So far I'm 3 for 3 wonder if I can keep it up! That's for looking :)
Hugs, Michele

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I am so sorry/ no new ornies

I joined the year long ornament blog, but so far, I've had exactly one ornament to show, and I frogged on my PS ornie last night thinking that I'd have it altogether today. Musta' been dreaming or something. So, do I need to un-sub myself right now or wait for ya'll to do it for me? Or do I get one more chance? hugs, Babs

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Snowman's quaker

Just in time for the march ornament :-) I made Snowman's Quaker by Midnight Stitching.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

February Ornament a bit late :)

I am finally posting my February ornament. Still need to finish my March one as well. LOL For February I "finished" a fair & square piece I rec'd from Nadia in the Netherlans into an ornament.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Very Fast Finish -Joyeux Noel

Yesterday,  we lost our internet and I was so bored.  I found this little pattern saved on my computer.  It's stitched on 14ct white Adia.
This is a free pattern that you can find at .  Liselotte has some great patterns that are pretty quick and easy.  I was able to start and finish this in about 2 hours while I was watching a movie.

Monday, March 7, 2011

February Ornaments

I stitched and finished my February Christmas Ornament. It's Mine by Bittercup Designs from the 2010 JCS Ornament issue ... I love how this one turned out ...
and here's the backing fabric ...
along with stitching one ornament a month, I'm also finishing an ornament from my drawer of unfinished stitching ... This is Rudolph by The Stitcherhood ... I almost forgot about him! Turned out pretty cute ...
Thanks for looking!

Hugs, Michele

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cardinal Winter

Today I finished my first ornament of LHN. Its called Cardinal Winter. At the top I attached some little branches.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Stars Over Pines

This is a free pattern from Blue Ribbon Designs called Stars Over Pines.  I stitched it on a 14 count beige fabric. 

Happy Stitching Everyone !!!!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Winter Cardinal finished by Babs

The picture seems a little washed out, but in order to get the trim anywhere close to its real color, it had to be this way. So this is my January ornie and I'm working on February's.

Little House Needleworks "Cardinal Winter", first for 2011 and first for me 2011.
30 ct. Flax Fields
crescent colors
trim made from fabric on back.
Happy Stitching!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Stitching done but not finished yet

I've got to find the right fabric and wouldn't you know it's just not in my fabric stash! I've tried everything but just not satisfied. So here's a picture and hopefully, today I'll get out and find the fabric I know is out there somewhere.

Little House Needleworks

Winter Cardinals #1 2011

30 ct flax fields

It's even got little valentine hearts on it :)

Happy Valentine's Day!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Snowman '10

Snowman '10

I haven't exactly kept my resolution to stitch an ornament a month but I do have one Christmas finish!
Must. Stitch. Ornaments!  LOL!

Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

January Christmas Finishes

Here's my January stitching ... The design is by Lizzie*Kate call Last Minute Christmas Kit. I love how it turned out ...
Along with stitching an ornament a month, I'm also finishing an ornament that was stitched last year. In December I received this sweet design stitched by my partner on the Fair and Square Exchange Blog. I had fun finishing this cutie ...

Hugs, Michele

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My January ornament

Hi! I finally put the hanger on my January ornament, so i have my first one for the new year.

Lizzie Kate -Favorite Time
floss- dmc

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I stitched this in January, but I forgot to post it XD


Stocking #2. #3 is underway!

Is it really February???....oops!!

Oops...... I had made a promise to post a finished ornie each and every month...

And, I DID stitch and finish an ornament in Jan, however, I forgot to post it!! duh...

(So, thanks for that gentle reminder Nan....)

Here's my Jan. finish...
Noel by Sandy in Montana...

Its a freebie on her blog found here....

You gals in the Midwest, I hope you are surviving the storm ok....
Extra stitching time for you!!!

Take care everyone,  Faye

January Goals?

Hello Christmas Stitchers.....

I just wanted to check in to see how everyone was doing on their January stitching goals.  I've heard many of you say you are going to stitch at least one ornament a month. 

It is hard to believe that January is over.  So..............................Did you stitch that ornament for January.
We'd love to see it. 

I hope that everyone in the Midwest is hunkered down for the Winter storm in our midst. 
Maybe the snow will put you in a Christmas stitchin' mood :-)
Be safe and stay warm,

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Hi - I'm new!
Thanks so much for letting me join!
I'm Tama, and this year I'm trying to stitch all of these (hope the pic doesn't come out too big)


or at least, as many as I can. I've finished one so far:


And have another part of the way done. It's the Christmas Tree one in the second-to-bottom row. Last year I finished quite a few ornaments, but only 14 or so were Christmas ornaments. I'm hoping to do much better this year!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Christmas Robin

I have finished my first ornament of the tear. Its christmas robin from the JCS christmas issue 2010. Yhe design is from The Victorian Sampler

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Two finishes...

Here are two ornament finishes.  They were stitched in the last week of December and finished yesterday, 3rd January.
JBW Designs, French Country Star, JCS 2010
Stitched over 2 with Victorian Motto Threads on Lakeside Linen

La-D-Da, 'Tis Red, JCS 2010
Again on a Lakeside Linen with Victorian Motto Threads.


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Finishes from 2010

These are a few of the ornaments I finished just before Christmas, 2010. 

From: Just Cross Stitch - La-D-DaFabric:  Coffee Stained Linen

From: Stitch and Frame Freebie Kit

From: Little House Needleworks
Peppermint Twist
Fabric:  28ct stitched over 1

From: Little House Needleworks
Peace on Earth
Fabric:  28ct stitched over 1

CharleneSCNeedle in Hand