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Noel and Peace ornament completed.

Finally finished the Christmas ornaments! The Noel is from the Gift of Stitching Magazine (no longer available) and Peace is from Christmas Ornaments Just Cross Stitch Magazine 2008.
I stitched the Noel ornament using 2 threads over 2 using DMC threads but I have forgotten the number of the colour, I finished stitching it last week but I had run out of the binding and had to wait until I had time to get some more! I am pretty sure it was not the colour suggested in the pattern. I used 32 count Belfast Linen, light mocha. It was really easy to stitch and I love the result of this one.
The Peace ornament is on page 81 of the Just Cross Stitch magazine, I did this 1 over 1 using the colours in the pattern, obviously it took a while longer to do this because I used smaller stitches and you really need to concentrate on the pattern but I liked the result. I used 25 count cream Lugana. I posted a close up picture of this ornament in an earlier post, it gives a better idea of how it looks.

I have one more finish that I will be mailing tomorrow for the Christmas Ornament Hooked on Exchanging Too, I shall post a picture when my partner receives it.

Now I know why everyone says that ornament stitching can get addictive!

Happy Stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. November 16, 2008 / 12:21 pm

    I absolutely love the way you did these ornaments they are fabulous.

  2. November 16, 2008 / 12:22 pm

    Thanks Penny, I really enjoyed making them!

  3. November 16, 2008 / 2:51 pm

    Beautiful ornaments!!!

  4. November 16, 2008 / 5:41 pm

    They are wonderful, you did a wonderful job and the finishing is superb too.


  5. November 16, 2008 / 5:41 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous – love the finishing you did.

  6. Anonymous
    November 16, 2008 / 8:33 pm

    I am new to the TGOSM Yahoo group, and just saw your post about the two ornies you completed. I was flabbergasted–I am doing the same two!! I am not quite finished, but I am sure enjoying them! I have only started using linen and evenweave, and I am a little slower due to the learning curve. I will hopefully put them online when completed. You did a great job! I am going to go check my fabby for the peace one, as YOURS looks awfully familiar. What are the odds??!!

    Maggee in VAB

  7. November 17, 2008 / 8:18 pm

    They both turned out lovely.

  8. November 17, 2008 / 9:21 pm

    Very pretty and you do such nice work! Thanks for sharing!

  9. November 18, 2008 / 8:14 pm

    Hi Lynn
    I know my Christmas tree would just love these ornaments because I do!!! Well done -they are finished beautifully

  10. November 20, 2008 / 5:55 pm

    What lovely ornaments Lynn! Beautiful stitching and finishing! 🙂 I had a lovely visit wandering around your blog… lots of lovely stitching and finishing!

    I love taking a break from larger projects and stitching ornaments and other smalls as it’s always encouraging and heart-warming to have a finish that doesn’t take forever and a day! 🙂

    Happy Stitching!