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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Ornament SAL June 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.

This month's Alphabet Kitty is a patriotic Union Jack kitty stitched on pale blue evenweave which will be backed with some Union Jack Ribbon and a nice Union Jack button as the charm.


Now the Thread Pickerz Heartz SAL is over I get my Sundays back for ornie finishing.  For some reason Sunday feels like a finishing day.

The Sixth Dragonlet is next up, featuring a rather startled goose who has somehow hatched a dragonlet as well as her little gosling:

Dragon Dreams 6 photo DragonDreams6_zps1a1500e3.jpg



This is stitched on the same green evenweave as the rest of the series, I used some DMC Light Effects thread for the eggshells.

For the Hallowe'en Ornie Sal, the theme was Mummies and Tombs so I adapted one of Carand88's kitties into Mummy Kitty:

Carand88 Mummy Kitty photo MummyKitty_zps69dd6b06.jpg


Now, because you've seen all of those before I'd better show you something you haven't seen completed.  This is another FB exclusive, the Heartz SAL from Threadpickerz.  They released two hearts every Sunday for eight weeks.  I stitched them on 32 count plain white evenweave using a rainbow artificial silk from De Havilland threads which has been in my stash for over 15 years!  Just waiting for the perfect design.  I've framed the hearts in a simple raw wood box frame:

Threadpickerz Heartz SAL photo DSC03706HeartzSAL_zpsa9186cd7.jpg

The first heart was charted as a solid heart to show off the variegated threads people were using.  I changed it to show our initials, mine, hubby's and the boys'.

Threadpickerz Heartz SAL photo DSC03707HeartzSAL_zps1095b8b8.jpg


Finally, the photos are coming in for my Summer Blog Hop.  All I need is a photo of something you've stitched on a Home theme.  Click on the "There's No Place Like Home" picture to the right of the blog for more details.  Once we get into July I will start sending the photos out to the participants.  The Blog Hop will run all Summer so don't worry if you've not signed up yet, there's plenty of time.

12 comments:

  1. I really like the personalization you did on the first heart Jo.
    The Union Jack kitty was a great idea too.

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  2. The union jeck kitty is my favourite, that was such a great and clever idea.

    Sunday is always finishing day here too. It's always quite and less interuptions lol.

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  3. Great stitching...that kitty is cute!

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  4. Great job on the hearts. The patriotic kitty is still my favourite of your monthly cats

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  5. Love your colorful hearts :D
    Great work!!

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  6. For me, it's that little kitty still!! Adorable! :)

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  7. Great stitching! I especially love the hearts. I wish I hadn't missed out on them.

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  8. Your ornaments are cute! And love the hearts - very pretty.

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  9. Beautiful works!
    The hearts are amazing!
    Hugs x

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  10. I love the heartz they are just gorgeous and the cute lil Mummy Kitty. Colours are fantastic Jo.
    Alicia xo

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  11. Love your varigated sampler....and your initials in the heart,
    just perfect!
    beautiful work!
    Betsy

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  12. Great ornament stitches! I love the Union Jack kitty!

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