Thursday, November 3, 2011

Christmas Ornament Challenge!

I'm taking part in the 2011 followup to last year's Pumpkin Challenge, the Christmas Ornament Challenge! I thought it was a good opportunity to motivate myself to stitch an ornament I have been wanting on my tree for a few years, but never got around to stitching. More accurately, I stitched it for an exchange, but then it was LOST in the mail (Later UK Post reported it as Stolen, of all things) and I had to re-stitch. I can tell you, I stitched a different piece and I completely lost my mojo for stitching my own!

So, yesterday I started, and today I finished up the last third of the pedestal and did the long stitches--hooray!






I don't have any info on this chart; I was inspired by Anita's finish of this, and wanted to make my own (I used the same thread as her version; I only remember that it is by Threadworx. It is stitched 1/1 on a 28 ct. evenweave; I THINK the color was called Mushroom. I looked around a bit, and I see it listed about halfway down this page as a 2008-2009 free chart.

Anita is great to work with; just email her if you are interested and I bet she'll set you up!

Too bad she doesn't sell Finishing Mojo; I think I can eek some out of The Challenge, however. ;)
Speaking of setting up, I want to thank everyone who responded to let me know about that PS Chart I asked after last time! I was pleased to learn that the chart, Bk. 63 "Christmas Traditions", also contains the other PS Christmas pattern my heart so pines for--even more than the one I asked about! It contains the verse "O Christmas Tree" and is loaded with rabbits. :D

I am also happy (shocked, but happy) that Sadie was even willing to lend me her copy! :o So, thanks everybody and especially Sadie!

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Considering this stuffed squash for dinner; Chef John's recipes are on the whole easy and awesome; but I am still thinking, "Oh, if only this would make itself!"

24 comments:

BeckySC said...

It's just gorgeous my friend! The colors are awesome and your stitching looks amazing! VERY nice :) And I am so happy you will have it for YOUR tree :)

Patty C. said...

It looks great Berit ;)

Christina said...

What a lovely finish Berit. I too am participating in the challenge. I started AND finished an ornie yesterday (it was a quickie) but I'm not happy with it, it's an oval finish and it's off centre. Bah. I hate OCD!
The summer squash recipe looks yummy although I have to confess I looked up the definition of a 'summer squash'! I'm only familiar with butternut squash and it didn't look like one of those. I'm a little clearer now...I think!

Myra said...

Ooooo, that is a pretty one. That floss looks wonderful on that color evenweave.

I hit up the Hobby Lobby today for some finishing supplies - let the fun begin!

Jackie said...

I have no doubt you'll find your finishing mojo! Beautiful finish.

Bloggers are so generous. Glad Sadie offered to lend you her OOP chart. So very sweet.

Julianne said...

Befit,

I just love everything about your ornament. I may have to stitch that one.

Penny said...

Lovely stitching, very pretty thread colors!

valerie said...

Gorgeous ornie! I just love the thread color!

Catherine said...

Great ornament! I love the thread color! So glad you were able to find a pattern to borrow!! Yay to Sadie for being willing to share with you!!

Lois said...

Love the thread colour on this ornament. It's looking great!

CATHI said...

Wonderful colour of your floss for the tree! It is so gorgeous!

Cathi

Carol said...

What a darling finish, Berit! Thanks for the link to all those freebies, too :)

Lynn said...

The colours on this one are just gorgeous! It's going to make one beautiful ornament!

Shannon said...

Gorgeous ornament! You are inspiring me to start some Christmas stitching!

Giovanna said...

Very lovely ornament, well done!

Sally said...

It is gorgeous! Love the colours.

Sandy (miss Potter) said...

Hello dear, wonderful color, mix between cinnamon and pine ... beautiful :)

Sandy

Siobhan said...

Lovely finish, Berit!

mainely stitching said...

Absolutely gorgeous choice of colors!

Suzanne said...

Very pretty, I love the thread colour.

Kathy Ellen said...

You must be so thrilled with your beautiful tree ornament! The colours are just gorgeous, and of course among my favorite ones too! Enjoy every minute of your Christmas Ornament Challenge!

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Felony DUI said...

I'm so glad that Becky continued this challenge! I want to keep stitching Christmas ornaments and winter designs.

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I think it is a good opportunity to motivate myself to stitch an ornament I have been wanting for a few years, but never got around to stitching.