Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas/Winter Ornaments - Cross-stitched

If you have followed and read my blog for a year or so, you may remember I got into the cross-stitching bug again after xx-years - thanks to talented cross-stitcher's at NNC! When I did cross-stitching years ago, it was all about Aida (cross-stitching fabric). Not long ago, I was introduced to linen, which was new to me. Of course I couldn't resist trying it out! I fell in love with those darling ornaments from LHN (Little House Needleworks) and HE (Homespun Elegance) - as well as yummy hand dyed floss from Weeks Dye Works, Crescent Colours and The Gentle Art. etc.

The very first Christmas ornament I stitched, is "Santa Please Bring Me..." by HE.
It is stitched on Zweigart 28 count Cashel Linen, Vintage Country Cream.
Floss; DMC, Rainbow Gallery, Crescent and WDW.


"ABC Noel House" from HE.
Stitched on 30 count "Dolphin", over-dyed linen by WDW.
Floss; DMC, WDW and Sampler Threads.


"Snow Merry" by HE.
Stitched on 30 count Aztec Red over-dyed linen by WDW.
Floss; DMC, WDW and Sampler Threads.


These three ornaments were stitched at the end of 2009, but since I dreaded doing the finishing, they were not finished until end of this year (2010).

"Snow Much Joy" by HE.
Stitched on 30 count Mocha, by WDW (if I'm not mistaken).
Floss; DMC, WDW and Sampler Threads.


"Santa Flies But Once a Year" by HE.
Stitched on 28 count Natural Raw Linen.
Floss; DMC & WDW.


"Santa Arrives Tonight" by HE.
Stitched on 30 count Mocha by WDW (if I'm not mistaken).
Floss; DMC, WDW & Sampler Threads.


"The Merry Stitcher" by HE.
Stitched on 30 count Mocha by WDW (if not mistaken).
Floss; DMC, Crescent, Rainbow Gallery & Sampler Threads.


These are the ornaments I have done - and finally finished over the last year or so. I dreaded the finishing, but it wasn't that difficult after all! :) 
Do you believe I have ran out of cross-stitching projects?! Think twice! :)) Once addicted - always addicted! I have at least 12-14 patterns from different designers, which I haven't stitched yet. So hopefully I'll have some cross-stitching projects to show next year too.


4 comments:

Elisabeth said...

So beautiful ornaments! They are just so sweet !

Elisabeth

karenfae said...

I love the ornaments they are so nice. I used to do a little stitching but never got in to it a lot.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Janet C said...

The ornaments are lovely.

Dirt Lover said...

Oh, how adorable! You've done a nice job on them. I'm sure we'll be seeing more in 2011.
~~Lori