Brown/Blue Spotty

1 February 2011

January Christmas Ornament

I joined 2011 Christmas Challenge as an incentive to stitch at least one christmas ornament each month this year.  January's is complete however I am ashamed to say that I have failed.....
This ornament was offered as a freebie on a kind soul's blog and what did I do, yes you guessed it I forgot to keep a note of where I downloaded it ~ don't you just hate that.  Bloggers & Designers are kind enough to share their talent and I can't give credit to the person who offered this.  So profuse apologies, and if anyone does have the details please drop me a comment so I can edit this post to give the deserved credit.

Here is my January Ornament ~ stitched on 18 ct Natural Aida with WDW Brick, Mocha, Curry, Juniper and Carries Creations Sneezy.  I added a plaited hanger made with #12 perle cotton.
It's the small one at the bottom!

I don't care for Aida but somehow it works really well with this little design.

The framed piece behind was stitched last year and is Old Time Christmas by Poppy Creations.  I bought this chart at Harrogate in 2009 and the buttons and frame came with it. 

And this is the back simply finished with the same framing stitches, name and year.

Now it's time to sort things out for this evening's visitors ~ our stitch group are meeting here tonight.  So I need to ensure that there are no signs of birthday gift stitching on view.  I'm also making lemon biscuits for coffee time ~ a new recipe ~ hopefully they will be tasty!

Happy stitching!



Julie said...

Super little ornament, cant help with where it came from, i dont think i've seen it before

Christine said...

Can't help with the designer I'm afraid, but its a lovely ornament

Gillie said...

I'm always forgetting too - someone will remember, don't worry! Very pretty ornament. I, on the other hand, have failed miserably as it is now February, lol!

Anonymous said...

That's a lovely finish Kate xxx

Barb said...

Nice finish Kate, only another 11 to go!