Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A little more Christmas....

It's still Christmas week, and I am on vacation from work this week, so add that up and... more little ornaments to share :-)

This first one is one that has been on my list for two years... now seemed like a good time to make it real. However, it was awful to photograph... this photo below is the best of the lot, despite the little bulb reflections in the wording below the teacup..


Not A Creature Was Stirring... Ornament
Casey Buonaugurio
Just Cross Stitch Magazine, December 2008
32 ct Olive Green Belfast Linen, DMC Floss, Mill Hill Beads


And this little guy was too hard to resist when I saw the link for the crochet directions in Hazel's blog... The designer used cotton yarn, I chose to go smaller with cotton thread and a size 8 hook... might have to make a few more of these in bright colors... the freebie patterns are in this AWESOME BLOG!

Mike still has plenty of Gingher 4" Ella scissors... go two entries down for info, the shop link and your special coupon code ;-)

Currently Stitching: Christmas Ornaments

5 comments:

Catherine said...

What cute ornaments!

Brigitte said...

They are just beautiful. I also felt tempted when I saw the crocheted ornament on Hazel's blog. But it has to wait until next year.

Meadows08 said...

After seeing your little mouse I really want to stitch this up! I looked in my JCS 2008 mag and can't find the chart and I've checked 4 times! Is it staring me in the face???

Susan said...

What a cute ornament - I love it!

Meadows08 - I think it's in the December issue of JCS, *not* the ornament issue, which is why you may not have found it.

I hope you have a wonderful new year, Carol!

sheri said...

I really love the colors in "Not a creature was stirring." Great linen choice. And what a cute little mousie!

I can't tell you how much I like the crocheted ornie. What a sweet little thing. It really looks great on your tree. I don't blame you for wanting to make more. I'm going to give one a try myself. Thanks for the pic and the link!!!