Thursday, 27 August 2015

29. Jeanette Douglas Joy

Earlier this year Clare AKA Aimetu told us she is decorating a tree for her church's Christmas Tree Festival and her theme is Joy to the World.  
She invited us to send in Joy ornies.  
The little Jeanette Douglas design came from JCS back in 2010.
I changed the colours to make it a little brighter.  I also made a beaded hanger for it.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

28. JBW Hobby Horse

Design by JBW called Hobby Horse 
which is puzzling because it is clearly a Rocking Horse.  
I stitched it using my favourite DMC 115 variegated red on 32 count Antique White linen and framed it in the perfect frame from my frame stash box.
Gift for my cousin's daughter.

Monday, 24 August 2015

27. Knotted Tree NeedleArt Santa Hat

From the JCS Christmas Ornie Special 2012
Knotted Tree NeedleArt - Santa's Hat.

I used the DMC conversion on green linen making a couple of changes.  
The parcel is a brighter green as are the yellow stitches in the border.  
I alternated them with the bright red from the hat (817) to make it look more festive.

I remembered to add the star when I scrapbooked it!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

26. Sheena Rogers Violets and M

February Violets and Primroses by Sheena Rogers

Mini and I swapped hints and ideas for our exchange and I could tell quite a lot from her blog too.  She is stitching the EMS Flowers of the Month and likes designs where the stitching is the focus rather than too many beads, metallics and fancification!  This is one of a series of 12 designs which Cross Stitch Collection magazine featured recently.  Mini's Birthday is in February and this is such a pretty design.  I had to cut it down a little to fit in the coaster I had which is why I decided to add a design to the reverse and use the border for that.  (Can you see my tiny initials?)  The big M is from a book of alphabets I have which fitted perfectly.

M is for Mini