Saturday, September 1, 2012

Another Christmas Ornament - Noel

Hi everyone, yes I have finished another Christmas ornament... funny, we are going through heat waves and I'm stitching Christmas ornaments. lol  This pattern was designed by Mary Beach Jones and it was in an old magazine from 1992, I think it was Leisure Arts but I am not sure.  There was  a pair of them and they are entitled "Symbols of the Season", I stitched up the "Noel" ornament, the other one is a tree not sure if I will do that one but you never know.  I used an overdyed aida cloth from my stash and its colour tends to be more of a dark teal blue-green than the sky blue it appears here.  The floss is some Rainbow Gallery Splendor silk floss in Gold (colour # S1011) and then I added some beads to sparkle it up just a bit.  I do like how it turned out.  Thankfully I had just enough floss to do this one and will have enough to sew it into an ornament but then its all gone.  I am using up some of the odd flosses that I have received over the years at various retreats - you know the ones I mean, the ones that don't match any of your collections of floss!  So the ornaments win with a variety of colours in silks and overdyed threads.
Now you must be wondering what am I working on now.... well, I received my order with my beads and I am back to working on the Poppy putting all the beads in.  Good thing I don't mind beading. lol 
So until the next time, may you have a wonderful day and remember that you are loved.  Thanks for reading my blog. Louise


  1. I love that design, and I love the colours you chose...thanks for your happy thoughts!

  2. Hi my friend!!!! I love that design. Please do the other one; I'd really like to see what it looks like as well. You're doing an awesome job on your ornaments. Question is, is it psychologically making you feel cool in this horribly hot summer??? LOL