Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas ornaments

Here is a book my sweet hubby got me. My favorite author Debbie Macombers new release. I love her Christmas books.

 Here you can see my new magnet board pattern stand. I love it. I used to have a flat magnet board to use with my patterns but I like this so very much more. And this is the JCS 1986 ornament addition . You can see two patterns I've done already
....the Christmas mittens and the peace ornaments on the cover.
 Christmas Mittens designsnowman

Christmas Snowman by studio seven

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas Mittens
Lindy Jane Designs
JCS Nov/Dec 1986 ornament issue
Perforated paper 14ct tan

Here is my next ornament made. I used perforated paper with this one and it comes with another matching mitten. I'm just not done with that one yet. I'm really enjoying myself making these ornaments. I can't help but think about all the other cross stitchers from years past who also stitched this pattern. This one came from the JCS Nov/Dec ornament issue of 1986 . How many of you stitched this years ago or have had this handed down from family ornaments? Years ago I wouldn't have bothered stitching these older "out of style patterns" lol but its funny how one's tastes change over the years. If you have stitched this one or have it in your possession I would love to hear stories about it. Since ordering that JCS DVD of all the issues from 2001-2010 plus all the ornament issues I've decided I want to try to get this other years of ornament issues. I have 86 and 87 but nothing past that until 2001-2010 ,2012, and 2013. I believe they started in 85. Does anyone know when the Halloween ones started.

Sarah Beth

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

 Hi everyone. It sure has been a while since I've blogged. Not sure why. I guess I have just been busy with other things. My new goal for the year is going to be A Year of Ornaments. I've looked through my old JCS mags and decided to start there so my first design here is ....

Sew Fine Designs
14ct Aida
JCS ornament issue Nov./Dec. 1986
 This one I have no idea where I got the pattern but I made it for my sister, Pam. She loves hot air balloons, bright orange, and reading.

 This was a really fun freebie that someone RAKed me  a long time ago.
Under The Tree
The Stitcherhood
14ct cream aida
 Here is an ornament I need to finish. I still have the floss and I know the general shape. The picture is turned on its side for some reason. The pattern came out around 97 or 98. So soon you will see it finished.
This snowman is also from the 86 JCS

Christmas Snowman
Studio Seven
Light blue 28ct evenweave