Monday, 21 January 2008

Ornament SAL

This weekend was the occasion of my little mini-SAL with Leena - we are going to stitch an ornament a month in the hopes of having a tidy little pile of Christmas ornaments around Christmas time, without the usual last-minute frenzy of trying to stitch them all after Thanksgiving. And I can always use a bit of Christmas cheer, no matter what the calendar is actually telling me!

Here is what I stitched this weekend - it's the Blue Ribbon Designs' contribution to the 2007 JCS ornament issue, and is called 'A Wish for Hope and Peace' - I've stitched it pretty much as charted, just changing the linen slightly as this was in my stash:

Also, I'm just about to send off my first Hooked on Exchanging exchange - it's a scissors fob this time around, and it hasn't really got very far to go so I hope my partner likes what I've stitched.
And just a quick hello to some of the new people I've noticed reading my blog - welcome! In my usual haphazard fashion, I'll be over to your blogs soon to have a look at what you're up to!
Happy stitching!

15 comments:

tkdchick said...

That looks great! I try to stitch all my ornaments through the year, it really does take the pressure off!

Jennifer said...

Cute! I love it!

If you need more encouragement, there's a whole bunch of us doing an ornament SAL, and you're welcome to join us (Leena too!) It's at www.christmasorniesal.blogspot.com

Leena said...

Stephanie, it's lovely, I almost started this one too!! But I chose a monochromatic design instead, as I knew I won't be at home for the whole weekend and I wanted something easier to stitch :)

I will post a photo tomorrow to my blog, it's been a busy day and I'm too tired now, I'm sorry! I just wanted to visit your blog to see if you posted your photo already :) It's really beautiful, I love this design.

Carol R said...

Good ideal to stitch one a month - hope you manage to keep it up. Love the Blue Ribbon Design.

Carol said...

Ooo, the ornament looks great on that fabric! I can't wait to see your fob :-)

Itching To Stitch said...

Beautiful ornament. I love the colors ;)

xstitch.nl said...

You stitched a beauty!! The fabric is great, what did you use? Good luck with the SAL, you're off to a great start!

Deanne J said...

Your ornament looks great. Can't wait to see your fob

Laura said...

Your Christmas tree ornament is beautiful. What a great idea to stitch them through the year.

Livet i träsket said...

Really beautiful! So much time and effort!

Sharon said...

Very pretty ornament finish! Congrats.

Barbara said...

This is so beautiful! What a great finish!!

Beatrice said...

I might try to stitch an Ornament a month as well ...Oh the month is nearly over..OK one every two months.
Yours is lovely!

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful ornament Stephanie! I am stitching on the same motif on PL now - finishing the bottom of it. It sure is labor intensive. Enjoy your holiday in Wales. That sounds sooo cool.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Don't you just love these designs!? I have the Valentine's Day charts... love them. This one you finished is positively gorgeous! Hugs, Deb