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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Ornament SAL January update

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This is the Ornament SAL hosted by Stitching Lotus.

I have three different ornament challenges running this year, the JBW Alphabet Cat stitched in a different colour scheme each month and the Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas, a FB exclusive.

Here is January's cat in chilly blue and white with a snowflake charm:

DSC03528.jpg JBW Cat January

And here is the First Day of Christmas, a Dragonlet in a Pear Tree:

DragonDreams1.jpg Dragon Dreams 1

And the Pumpkin Kitty from Silver Cute Dwarf for the Hallowe'en SAL:

DSC03529.jpg Silver Cute Dwarf Pumpkin Kitty

I know you've seen those all before, but here's something you haven't:



I stitched an ornie for a dear friend of mine for her Birthday.  Last Christmas I saw this ornie chart on Leftsox blog and wanted to stitch it but didn't have any green evenweave.  Luckily Mouse had a piece and sent it to me.  I literally needed less than 3 inches square!  In return I promised to make her one.  Fast forward to a year later, "I really must make that ornie for Mouse" I thought.  "Good job it's her Birthday in January because it won't be done by Christmas."



I also stitched the little snowdrop card for her.  This was a cover kit from an old issue of Cross Stitcher and just right for a Winter Birthday. 

This is not really an ornament, not at all in fact but it is part of my monthly challenges so I'll include it on this post.  My progress on Joan Elliott's January design from the 2013 Diary.


All I've got left is the pale grey and white of the snow and the backstitch and she's finished.  These designs take a while to stitch as there's alot of detail so I've rethought my plans.  Originally I intended to stitch all 12 but I think I'll skip the three pixie themed ones as they're not really my taste.  That leaves 9 designs of approximately 3 weeks stitching time so 27 weeks, about half of each month's daytime stitching will be spent on these.  That leaves the rest of the month for the cats, the dragonlets, the NH challenge and any cards.  hmmmm.  we'll see!!

Finally, I've received a few pictures for my Valentine Blog Hop already.  You have until the 10th to email me your photo to confirm your sign-up.  Giovanna has been helping me find some lovely freebie Heart designs so I'll do a little round-up of those soon.  To read about how to join in, click on the Heart at the top of my right hand side-bar.  Blog Hop is open to all, old and new followers alike.

26 comments:

  1. Ooh, love your stitching plans! I'll be happy to see one dragon per month, if there is so much more goodness included, LOL! It's really amazing how you manage to do so many things !

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  3. Great stitching...it all looks awesome!

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  4. what a wonderful lot of finishes you have! Great job!

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  5. Those are all wonderful designs!
    Can't wait to see them!

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  6. Great ornament finishes, well done.

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  7. They are all great ornaments:)

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  8. What great ornaments Jo. And you stitched so many. Great job.

    Linda

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  9. That january cat looks pretty. Beautiful finish.

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  10. All beautiful pieces! Lucky lil Ms Mouse :)

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  11. What a lot of wonderful stitching :-)

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  12. Oh I like the little red and green ornament, very unusual

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  13. You've stitched several great ornaments for this month!

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  14. beautiful stitching Jo, Looking forward to seeing the finishes each month. The JE one is looking beautiful. I love the dragon in the diary, so can't wait to see you stitch that

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  15. All your ornaments are great, I really like the lovely ornament that you stitched for Mouse.

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  16. Very cute ornaments. Really like the cat and snowflake.

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  17. Great stitching - love your ornaments!

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  18. Great ornament, very different. good luck with your stitching plans.

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  19. I love them all!

    And would you believe I haven't found that darn diary up here yet?! The bookstores still only have the issue before it. But at least that means I haven't missed it... unless then skip ahead an issue. lol!

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  20. Lucky Mouse, it's very sweet!
    I adore the January cat ornament too. Whose the designer on this one? It looks like a JBW.

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  21. Very beautiful ornaments ! Love your selection of designs:) I crochet and cross stitch both . I have joined turtle trot this year. Do visit me at

    http://createwittyunleashed.blogspot.in/p/turtle-trot-2013.html?m=0

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  22. Oh cute, that's a lot of stitching planned. I'm glad Mouse finally got her ornie :)

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