If you've taken a gander at the 2010 Finishes list in my sidebar lately, you've probably noticed that I fell hard for Fresh Threads Studio's contribution to this year's Just Cross Stitch ornament preview issue, with a few twists. I stitched all of mine on 36 ct. antique white Edinburgh linen, and so far I have not purchased the crystal stars. I started out by stitching it in the colors charted. When I showed it to my daughter, she promptly snatched it and said, "Thanks!"
Which led me to stitch #2.
While stitching #2, I got to wondering what it would look like in shades of orange.
Then I thought it would look great in shades of other colors, too, like blue.
While I was stitching blues, my son requested black and red. Here is the result:
After that, I got back to my thoughts of pinks
Then I decided to twist the black and red to red and black.
I had enough of the fat quarter left for one more, and I decided on darker blues with yummy DMC 995 as the main tree color.
I love stitching ornaments. They're so portable and they stitch up so quickly that it's almost instant gratification. If I ever get my act together and make all the ones I've stitched into actual ornaments, there just might be enough to pretty well fill a small tree. Or maybe the tree in Rockefeller Center. The stack keeps growing...
Speaking of stacks, I suddenly find myself the proud owner of not one, not two, but three copies of the 2010 JCS Ornament Preview issue in which Cool Christmas is featured. Since I only need one, I am putting the other two up for grabs. If you haven't already acquired a copy, please leave a comment specifying that you would like to be added to the drawing, and I will leave it up to the
fates randomizer on Friday September 24. Entries will close at noon Pacific Daylight Savings Time. (Open to all, domestic and international, and you do not have to be a follower to enter.)