Monday, May 04, 2009

Another Christmas Ornament!

I've had this one on my 'to do list' for ages! It's one of five designs called A Touch of Holly by Teresa Wentzler from the December 1996 issue of Just Cross Stitch. The chart also includes a bell, heart, star and fan and gives instructions so that they can all be finished together as a bellpull. I think I shall probably one day just stitch a couple more of the ornaments though.

I've stitched it as the chart recommends using DMC threads on 28ct Dove Grey Monaco from Charles Craft. The border and background pattern are stitched over 2 and the tree was done 1 over 1. For the back I used the same background pattern as the front and also added the date.




It's good to see a few of my finishes actually getting completed at last! I still have a few more to do though!

Hope everyone has been enjoying their Bank Holiday weekend. I'm having a nice quiet day here. Youngest DS Matthew who is studying at Brighton University came home for a visit on Friday but left to go back again yesterday. It was lovely to have him home even though it was only for a short time. I'm getting very excited - only 11 days left before DH Colin is back home again for another 6 weeks!!

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27 comments:

icelandmom said...

Carol, this ornament is soooooo beautiful. I love the white snowflakes around the tree. Beautiful work.

Kim B said...

What a gorgeous finish!

Jan said...

Another really stunning ornament and finish!

Jurga said...

It's just amazing ornament, very very nice!

Julie said...

This one is so gorgeous Carol, i love it, i've never seen this design before. Might have to look out for that issue of JCS.

lena-lou said...

Immaculate !!

Have a good week Carol

Jeanne - WillowTreeStitcher said...

Oh Carol it's beautiful - so elegant looking. I love the gold touches and the braid really sets it off perfectly. Congratulations on another item promoted from the finishing pile. :)

Daffycat said...

Wow, what a gorgeous ornament. Carol, your finishing is incredible.

Becky K in OK said...

Just too beautiful. Love the gold cording.

mariah said...

Hi Carol!
What a wunderful Christmas ornament.Congratulation! :)

Sally said...

CArol your Christmas ornament is beautiful.

Yuko said...

Carol, what a beautiful ornament you made!!!
Your stitching and finishing is always so perfect!
I have never thought to use yellow for the Christmas Ornament, but it's so brighten and just stunning!

Sarah said...

This is just stunning, the photograph doesn't do it justice! When I saw it today I told you this was my favourite of all your pieces, but I am still a bit miffed that you won't let me have it :( It would look lovely in my craft room....just looking around trying to find a spot for it :D

Dovilė said...

very elegant and beautiful:)

Moreen said...

This really is so beautiful and even lovelier in real life.

Susimac said...

Its WONDERFUL!!

Carol R said...

Another perfect stitch and finish!

Tracy said...

Beautiful Ornie the fabric colour really makes the threads stand out, your braid edging always looks so perfect

vivou said...

full of finesse and elegance!

Teri said...

The ornament and finish is beautiful!

Teena in Toronto said...

Very nice :)

Happy blogoversary!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your stitching and finishing are so elegant - I just love your ornament!

Lisa said...

gorgeous ornament Carol ,you're finishing is 1st class. Well done

Pike said...

That is SOOOO pretty and the finishing is beautiful!

Sharon said...

What a stunner!

CindyMae said...

I just came across you blog today! You do fabulous stitching! This Christmas ornie is gorgeous and such lovely stitching and finishing! I will be back on a regular basis to enjoy your blog! Feel free to visit me as well!!

Patti said...

Carol, just like everything else you stitch this is just exquisite. Lots of Love Patti xxx

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