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My favourite ornament in different colours and exchange received from Patti.

Hi everyone, I thought I would show you my latest obsession!
I just love stitching this ornament from the Just Cross Stitch 2008 Magazine designed by Nancy Boyarsky of Glory Bee. I have stitched it about eight times now, I gave two to my sister, one for an exchange, and I made a purple one for a giveaway last Christmas that you can see here.
Don’t you thing it’s amazing how different they look by just changing the colour?
I think the reason I like it so much is because I can stitch it in one evening and it is so effective, and I love stitching the rhodes stitch in the middle of each star design.
Here are the ornaments showing a close up view, you can click on the photo’s.
I think I stitched these on 32 count linen
I have also received a beautiful exchange from Patti in the Year Long Prairie Schooler exchange group.
Patti made me this lovely thread holder in 40 count Permin linen in 1 over 1 stitching and included a scissor fob and some threads, I was thrilled with it, thanks again Patti!
Stitching news
My exchanges are all complete for 2009 and I am now planning one of my first private exchanges for January 2010, I have quite a few planned for next year and I am looking forward to all of them.
I am currently making another box to store some of my pins, needles and threads, I will show a picture when it is finished.
Hopefully I am going to work on The Porch Swing by Paula Vaughan as I have neglected that one lately.
Have a lovely stitchy week and thankyou for all of the lovely comments on my previous post.
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. December 22, 2009 / 6:44 pm

    Beautiful ornies and lovely exchange from Patti. xx

  2. December 22, 2009 / 7:03 pm

    Beautiful! :)

  3. December 22, 2009 / 7:03 pm

    You are so very welcome. I think my favorite Merry is the black and white one – not that you asked mine you. But – there you go.
    Lots of Love
    Patti xxx

  4. December 22, 2009 / 7:03 pm

    I love, love, love the black and silver version! It's just gorgeous!
    That's a lovely thread holder.

  5. December 22, 2009 / 7:03 pm

    Each and everyone is beautiful. I was the lucky winner of an ornament of this design from Andrea. It is just as beautiful a pattern in person as in photo.

    I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.

  6. December 22, 2009 / 7:03 pm

    Isn't it interesting how these ornaments, although the same, look so very different. Very beautiful job!

  7. December 22, 2009 / 7:03 pm

    Oooh those are lovely ornies Lynn, they are nice in all those different colors!! Nice work!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!


  8. December 22, 2009 / 7:03 pm

    They are all lovely Lynn! It's amazing how different each one looks. Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas!

  9. December 23, 2009 / 9:08 am

    They are all wonderful, just love all them different. Great job! Wonderful gift received as well!

  10. December 23, 2009 / 9:08 am

    I love how people will take one pattern and change the colors. I might not like the original much and then see it stitched in a totally different colorway and it's so much more appealing!

  11. December 23, 2009 / 9:08 am

    I really love seeing these in all the different floss combinations. It's very inspiring to see what can be done with just one pattern and some imagination!

  12. December 23, 2009 / 9:08 am

    Love all your color variations…very creative.

  13. December 23, 2009 / 9:08 am

    Beautiful ornaments and as you say they all look so different stitched up with different colours. What a lovely gift from you exchange.

  14. December 23, 2009 / 9:08 am

    I love those ornaments. It is amazing how different they all look in different colors.

  15. December 23, 2009 / 9:08 am

    What are they beautiful! And neat! Enthusiasm!

  16. December 24, 2009 / 3:36 pm

    Taking that one pattern and switching up the colors is facinating!! I love all of them!~ I sometimes get "fixed" on one design and make in constantly…Now I need to switch up the colorways and change the efeects..Thanks for the good ideas..I love your blog. Here's hoping your Christmas is great! Faye

  17. December 25, 2009 / 7:58 am

    Wow those ornaments look fantastic Lynn! I love all of them!

    What a gorgeous exchange from Patti :)

    Merry Christmas!

  18. December 27, 2009 / 10:56 pm

    Those ornaments are all very nice! You have such nice stitching!
    Hope that you and your family are enjoying a lovely Christmastime together and that the new year brings you all many happy days ahead!

  19. December 29, 2009 / 10:26 am

    I love the colourways you have chosen for Merry, the exchange from Patti is nice.
    Happy New Year Lynn

    Hazel (uk)

  20. December 29, 2009 / 10:26 am

    WOW! What lovely ornaments!!

    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  21. December 31, 2009 / 9:18 pm

    Lynn, all your ornies are bee-u-tee-ful! I am so honored to have won the purple one in your giveaway. I'm sitting here where I can see it now on our tree. Thank you! Wishing you blessings in the new year.