First up my first ever flat fold! Thanks to Vonna's excellent tutorial nothing went wrong and I am pleased with the result. This is also my first Christmas ornament in the 2009 Christmas Challenge (its Ok to have ornaments that don't go on the tree right?) I did this in DMC threads on a scrap of 32 count natural linen. The chart is a freebie which can be found here.
So - Christmas Ornament Number OneSecond, I made a start on the Quaker Christmas from Martina at the Wiehenburg Sampler Group. I am doing this in one thread of the recommended DMC floss over one fabric thread on 28 count Cashel so it is coming out very fine. However the finished size will be more appropriate for the walls of my small apartment. This shows the photo from the pattern too. And then a close up of the two thirds point of the first page!And because I only have 16 stitching days until my shoulder meets Mr Wright's scalpel I am in a sprint to get ahead with my committments:-) So with apologies to Carol R I have also done Christmas Ornament number two and made a start on number three! Hopefully by March I will be able to stitch again and be back into schedule.
Christmas Ornament Number two was lucky enough to be finished and photographed on my 2008 tree before it was taken down exactly twelve days after Christmas! This is a freebie from Aury - done in variegated DMC on Belfast linen. And I tried a beaded edging - my first attempt and now I am wiser and will do better on the second effort I'm sure.
Christmas Ornament Number three is currently a WIP but will be finished as a tulip biscornu in Christmas colours. I got this idea from Lina's blog and as I had received the threads in an HOE exchange I was able to get started straight away.
And there's more to come but I'll leave that for tomorrow. Have a Happy Day everyone.