Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Ornament SAL August 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.

Here is August's little Sunflower Kitty:

And here is Dragonlet number 8, crying over his spilt milk.  Doesn't he know it's no use crying over it?

Here are the eight I've stitched so far, the plan is to cover 12 little boxes with them and make a post-Christmas 12 Days calendar with a little gift in each box starting 26th December and finishing on Epiphany.  I just need to find 12 small gifts, I have 2 so far plus the idea of a chocolate!

Here is the cute little skeleton pair from Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Special.  They are nearly all beads and great fun to stitch.  I have decided to make my ornies into little open topped bags and put chocolates in each one on our Hallowe'en tree.  We are having a Hallowe'en tree for the first time this year.  I'll try find something suitable or I might just go into the field and chop a branch off a tree!!

Julia Lucas Designs - Trick or Treat, 28 count evenweave.

While I was googling Julia's name (because I'd not heard of her before, I found this cool feature on Cyberstitchers website.  They list many designers and the places you can find their designs.  It seems Julia has designed alot for various different magazines.  Now I can look through and see which ones I already have.  Great!

And now, a little stash enhancement!  I was lucky enough to win another Willow Fabric voucher from having a FB tip printed in Cross Stitch Collection magazine.  I think it's the third or fourth one?  Anyway, they have a sale on and I got these two half metres of 32 count for a mere £6 each.

One is tobacco and one is cognac.

I also needed some beads for the Mirabilia RR design which I bought from Sewandso.  I think there is an issue with their website because while I was adding some #8 perle to my basket this Just Nan chart appeared in my basket.  Weird.

Finally, if you are a fan of Fairy Tales, the Little Stitcher or Advent Calendars then this is the SAL for you! 

Organised by Angi of My Happy Memories  we will be SAL the Little Stitcher's Fairy Tale Advent Calendar.  I first saw these 24 small designs on Carin's blog last year.  You really need to check out her beautiful photography.  Start here and work through each day by clicking on the "newer post" after all the comments.


Shebafudge said...

The little skeletons are adorable! Rachael wants me to stitch those for her. Although the way she is coming on with her stitching, she can do it herself!

I've had exactly the same problem with the Sewandso site. I order Rachael 3 packets of buttons and somehow a JBW Christmas tree and the necessary threads got in too. I have no idea how it could have happened but thought it would be rude of me to complain about it so just allowed them to send it all :)
I wonder if anyone else is having that problem too!!

The dragonlets look lovely and it sounds like a great idea to have them as an 'Epiphany Calendar'.

Sorry if this makes no sense but I am drugged up at the moment - prescription of course!

Annette-California said...

LOL - You are most gracious not to complain about the added items to your cart:) Darling Dragonlet's and cute August Kitty. All your stitching is beautiful. love Annette

Linda said...

Congrats on more adorable ornaments Jo. The fabric is gorgeous and I love the new chart that jumped in your cart.


Unknown said...

Wow, lots of great ornament stitching...well done on all!

Bianca said...

Great stitching! I would love know what your winning fabric tip :)

Virpi said...

You are having a nice collection of those ornaments =D. Those skeletons are the cutest Halloween stitching I have ever seen =D

Christine said...

Yes there is definitely a major issue with the Sew and So site, the exact same thing happened to me yesterday, I went on there for one cut of fabric and astonishingly managed to find I'd bought two of them and a Hardanger booklet!
Great collection of ornaments

Julie said...

Lovely ornament to. Fabulous idea fir the little dragonlets.

Karoline said...

Cute ornaments, great idea for the dragonlets

Kaisievic said...

Cute skeletons and that Just Nan design just wanted to go to a good home. Love the idea of the Fairy Advent calendar but I am so overcommitted with my stitching that I am going to have to pass on that fun!

SoCal Debbie said...

All your Dragonlets and kitties are so cute! The skeleton ornament is fantastic.