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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Ornament SAL May Update

Stitching Lotus Ornament SAL

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, the Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas, a FB exclusive and the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL blog.

wanted a spring blossom feel for the Alphabet Cat and chose green thread on pink fabric.  I'm not 100% certain about this colour scheme and am still wondering whether to stitch it again in pink on green.  I also can't decide which backing fabric to choose either!  So which do you prefer?  Option 1, 2 or 3?

Option 1 - Gingham

Option 2 - Random Floral

Option 3 - Geometric Floral

Here is the fifth Dragon Dreams FB exclusive Dragonlet of Christmas, Five Gold Rings:


The choice for May's Hallowe'en Ornie was Ghosts.  This is a sweet little design from JCS 2012 Hallowe'en Ornie Special issue.  A new designer for me, Val's Stuff:


And here he is with the backing fabric I'm planning to use:


Boo is stitched on 32count twilight blue linen, it is very stiff!  The stars are little smyrna crosses.

Finally, I've told a couple of people that the theme for the Summer Blog Hop is "No Place Like Home" as suggested by the Needlecraft Haven choice for last month.  I'll do a proper official announcement at the beginning of June.  I'm saving it for a day when there's not much stitching to show.

ps don't forget to chose your favourite backing fabric, leave a comment.  Thank you.



33 comments:

wilma b said...

Great stitching. I like option 1 for the cat finish...he's cute!

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Aurelia Eglantine said...

Well, I think your kitty cat looks cute stitched green-on-pink, and I like Option #1, the pink gingham, because it will let your stitching shine and because gingham always reminds me of Spring :)

The little Dragonlets are so cute - is the series still available on Facebook? I'm not on the site, but I think I might sign up for them ;)

Re: Your ghostie - the batty bat backing fabric is SO CUTE! The little moons and stars pick up the crescent on the front perfectly :)

Susan said...

Very cute finishes. I like the gingham for the cat backing - the others look too heavy and gingham always said spring or summer to me.

C in DC said...

Option 1. The others feel too heavy.

Anna van Schurman said...

I think the gingham is preppy like the pink and green cat. I love option 3 but not so much for this as for me to have in my stash! ;)

Laura said...

I agree with the others: go with the gingham.

Agi said...

I also opt for the 1st, this is the nicest

Melinda said...

I like the pink gingham for the cat. Pink and Green were the colors for my wedding - I think they are a good choice...

Linda said...

Great ornaments Jo. I too like option 1.

Linda

Bianca said...

My vote is for option three!

Kaisievic said...

Hi Jo, very pretty. I love your JBW cat SAL. Who are you doing it with? My vote is most definitely for Option 3.

karamino said...

Nice cat! I like option 3

EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely ornaments Jo. I'm badly outvoted but I really like option 2.

Lesley said...

Lovely stitching..I love the Hallowe'en finish.
My vote for the backing fabric is no.2 a complete contrast to your green cat's gentle thread and fabric colour.
Look forward to seeing your final decision:-)

Loubie69 said...

Lots of great stitching I would go for the second fabric option.

Karoline said...

Lovely ornaments, congratulations

I think I would go with the gingham to back the cat

Shebafudge said...

Hmmmm...option 1 would be my first choice I think but I like the second too. I LOVE that bat fabric - but obviously for 'Boo' not for the cat :)

Brigitte said...

Three ornament SALs, that keeps you busy, I'm sure, lol. Great new ornaments indeed.
For the cat I'd take option #1.

Mii Stitch said...

I think the gingham fabric will look pretty with this little cat... I believe we're a few to think that too! :D I love that Boo ornament. It is just perfect & the fabric with the bat... a match made for Halloween! x

Vickie said...

ooOoo! I like option #3. =)

Angela CG said...

My fave is option 2. Now if you had green gingham...

I wanted to thank you for your inspiration. I have followed your alphabet cat progress and have finally decided to stitch my own. I used black thread on a muted pumpkin colord fabric. I might have to do a couple more just give him a few friends. :)

Julie said...

Option 1 would be my choice.
You've been busy this month.

Linda said...

Option 2 for me - great stitching Jo.

Fiona said...

Great stitching on your ornaments. I like option 3 if you want a contrast, but option 1 if you want a complimentary fabric. Hope this helps.

Topcho said...

The kitty looks great! I vote for option 1 :D I really love how they look together

Lili said...

Hi!!
Option 1! Pretty ornament!
So cute your halloween ornament! Love the cotton fabric for it.

Hugs x

Lynn said...

Lots of lovely stitching here. I think that I also prefer Option 1 for the finishing on the cat. I stitched this little cat a few years ago in blue but have yet to complete the final finishing.

SoCal Debbie said...

I vote for gingham! Boo is adorable and your backing fabric for him is perfect.

Giovanna said...

Great ornaments!

♥ Nia said...

Boooo to you!! Lol ;) Cute!!
I vote for fabric number 2 :) but all look lovely!

Silverlotus said...

Great finishes!

I like the first fabric choice for the cat. ;)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow you got a lot of ornaments done! I would go with the gingham fabric for the cat!

Stitching Noni said...

Have to go with no 2!! Love that fabric :)
Love the fabric that you are using for Boo