These ornaments are on a separate page in the hopes that there will be
so many of them that they would clutter up the completed
works page! :)
|Crystal Night Brooches
||Christmas In My Heart 1992
||Merry Go Round Temari
||Woven Diamonds Temari
(from Just Cross Stitch magazine)
(Cross 'n' Patch)
|My own adaptation
||Started/Completed 1994 (?)
|Sorry this scan is so bad...I took the picture with
my dinky 35mm camera. These were made as gifts for my mom and sisters...there
should be one more in the picture. :)
||I had the hardanger completed on this one for a long
time...my mom and I took a class on this at our LNS (what fun that
was!) I think the XS took me longer than the hardanger!
||This is the ornament that I entered in the CATS
2001 ornament contest, sponsored by Kreinik.
I won! :) Click on the picture for more details.
||I made these ornaments for my mom and four sisters for
Christmas. It's really interesting to see what the same design worked
four different ways can yield! Visit my Temari page by clicking the
||Eastern Star Ornament
||Out of Africa
|Alice F. Lewis
||The Drawn Thread
||Started November, 2002
Completed May 22, 2003
|Started September, 2003
Completed January 1, 2004
|This is my first ever battenburg lace piece. I took
a class at CATS and completed the ornament in class! So it only took
about 2 and a half hours! Click the thumbnail above to see a lifesize
||This is made by pinning beads to a styrofoam, satin-wrapped
||This is an out-of-print design that I started to the
point where I'd be able to finish it without a chart (basically, the
snowman and 1/4 the border), so I could pass it on to a friend...that's
why it took so long to finish. :)
||This is made by pinning beads to a styrofoam, satin-wrapped
base. It took forever; much longer than the Eastern Star, but it is
|Holiday Canvas Ornament
||Myrtle Beach 2004 Ornament
|Started October, 1999
Completed May, 2004
|Started/Completed March, 2004
||Started March, 2004
Completed April, 2004
| Started June, 2004
Completed July, 2004
|This was a class I took at ASG in 1999. I worked on
this off and on for a long time, and it sat finished-but-not-assembled
for a while. The picture on the right is the back.
||I stitched this ornament in class duirng the "Castles
by the Sea" event in Myrtle Beach. It is stuffed with orts from
the trip. I think this is a great idea and I plan to save my orts
from the year to stuff into ornaments.
||This one was a real pain...the kit contents had changed
since the instructions were written, and I had to search every craft
store in Atlanta for gold sequin pins because I ran out!
||This is the ornament I stitched for a round robin where
we rotated the materials around and kept the ornaments we stitched.
I used Impressions instead of Wildflowers for the Rhodes hearts in
the center because I happened to have the right color and it covered
better. This is a freebie from Caron's
site. It was finished by my friend Vicky and will be a gift for
Michael's aunt and uncle. I'll restitch it later for me. :) It took
about 12.5 hours.
|Teddy Snow Charmer
||A Critter's Christmas
||Holly Heart "Fauxdanger" Ornament
||Calico Crossroads (Linda Connors)
|Started/Completed July, 2004
||Started July, 2004
Completed August, 2004
|Started/Completed August, 2004
||Started ??, 2004/Completed October, 2005
|This was soo much fun to stitch! The only "bad"
part was cutting out the perforated paper...kind of hair-raising to
cut so close to the stitches. But putting the beads on was so fast,
since the instructions said to do it with a half cross. It took me
about 7 hours.
||The first RR ornament I received! I redesigned this
a little...the original pattern had the reindeer being "impaled"
on its back by the tree. :) It took around 12 hours. I finished it
as a Cube-It; click the small picture to see!
||This was done for a kit exchange, so I needed to stitch
it up to see how much of each fiber I would need to make the kits
(the participants all had the pattern already). Wow, it took me forever!!
Well, 30 hours, anyway! I was really rusty on the buttonhole stitch,
and I had to do the border all over for the back (click on the pic
to see it).
||This was a CATS class piece from last year. I really enjoyed learning
to work on canvas. The sparkly jewel in the center (from Pure Allure)
really makes the piece. I didn't track time on this one, but I know
it took less than 10 hours. It's stitched in Splendor silk, Waterlilies,
Kreinik braid, and Very Velvet. All that green is three strands of
Splendor; I had to use a laying tool for this one!!
||Jeannette Douglas Designs
||Sisters and Best Friends
||Waxing Moon Designs
|Started/Completed September, 2004
||Started/Completed September, 2004
||Started September, 2004/Completed October, 2004
||Started/Completed October, 2004
|Also done for the kit exchange. This took me about 15.5
hours. The scan does not do these unique colors justice...there are
six colors of Kreinik #4 braid! This was finished by my wonderful
friend Vicky...isn't it beautiful??
||One more for the kit exchange. :) This is on 32-count
fabric instead of the called-for 28-count because of an ordering error...not
mine, LOL! It took about 6 hours, plus finishing. This was given away
for an ornament exchange.
||Thanks to a kind member of the Teresa Wentzler BB, I
finally found the nose for this cute guy! It sticks straight out from
his face. You might not recognize him from the JCS 2003 ornament issue,
because they had stuffed the poor little guy in a sock! He took me
about 13 hours to stitch, all in Sampler Threads. He was also for
the kit exchange.
||I was very happy to receive this ornament in the RR,
as I already had the chart in my stash to do. I think he turned out
so cute! He took about 6.5 hours.
||North Star Mandala
||Blackwork Tudor Ornament
|?? freebie from Kreinik
||The Drawn Thread
|Finished October, 2004
||Started/Completed January, 2005
||Started/Completed February, 2005
||Started June, 2000
Completed February, 2005
|I had this stitched FOREVER and finally got it finished.
Very cute, if I do say so myself. ;) This was given away for an ornament
||This was another RR ornament that was already on my
list! The colors are so much prettier in person, and WAY better than
the picture in the JCS ornament issue! I will probably finish it as
a diamond. It took about 6.5 hours to stitch.
||The last RR ornament. :) This is actually just the center
of the design, but I was very happy to get this one, because it is
out of print. It took me 6 hours to stitch.
||This was a class I took at the Heart of Cross Stitch
Festival in 2000. It took 7 hours.
|Sampler Tree (freebie)
||Together at Christmas
||Julbock Christmas Pocket
|Erica Michaels for Rainbow
||Patricia Ann Designs
||Designs by Margaret Lee
||Moss Creek Designs
|Started/Completed April, 2005
||Started/Completed May, 2005
||Started June, 2005/Completed July, 2005
||Started/Completed August, 2005
|This used a number of interesting fibers from Rainbow
Gallery...Elegance, Splendor, Highlights, Cashmere (yum!), Fuzzy Stuff,
Rainbow Tweed and Rainbow Linen. It was a lot of fun to stitch; if
you do it, though, I suggest only one strand of the Tweed on 28-count,
and make sure to ply the Cashmere into 4 plies. It was originally
designed for 25-count, but the Mushroom/Gold Lugana is no longer made
in 25-count. It took about 8 hours to stitch.
||This little gem only took about 4 and a half hours!
Word of warning: the bugle beads listed in the JCS ornament issue
are not the ones used to stitch the design (which is evident when
you try to put them on...they're about twice as long as the ones I
used!!) Just look for regular silver-lined bugle beads at a craft
||I have no idea how long this ornament took me...I was
stitching part of it in a van, on the way to my cousin's wedding with
my parents and three sisters, and we were constantly playing cards
both ways of the 11-hour trip! I finally gave up tracking time. The
Kreinik 1/16" ribbon really makes this design, and the color
of the Gloriana green pine needles is just beautiful.
||The final ornament for the exchange for this year!!
This took about 10 hours. It's based on Scandinavian Yuletime traditions.
Click to see it "ornamentified" (I didn't do it as a pocket
as suggested in the directions; it's backed with a rich, red velvet!)
||Britty Kitty Christmas
||Erica Michaels Designs
|Started January, 2005/Completed December, 2005
||Started/Completed January, 2006
||Started January, 2006/Completed March, 2006
||Started February, 2006/Completed March, 2006
|This is a motif taken from Teresa's Celtic Knotwork Crosses. I did
a similar one on someone's RR and liked it so much I had to do it
again as an ornament. :)
||This was kitted for me by a friend in Soie d'Alger, and was a pleasure
to stitch! It only took about 6 hours to stitch; not sure how long
the finishing took, but not too long!
||This was a kit I received in an ornament exchange. It was a lot
of fun to stitch, and I just love the colors! It's from the 2004 JCS
||The only reason this took me so "long" to complete is
that I was waiting for some fibers to come in. The scan doesn't show
the subtle greenish tint to the hand-dyed fabric. This is from the
2005 JCS Ornament Issue.
|Christmas Ornament 2004
||A Stitcher's Gathering Commemorative Ornament/Fob
||Gift of the Season
||Moss Creek Designs
||NeedlePlay Needlework Designs
|Started March, 2006/Completed April, 2006
||Started October, 2000/Completed December 2005/Finished April 2006
||Started/Completed September 2006
|This is from the 2004 JCS Ornament Issue. I stitched the whole blackbird
before I realized that although the instructions said to stitch over
two, the model was stitched over one!!! Oh, well, I still like it.
||Why did this 3-sided ornament take me so long? I think it was the
fiddly buttonhole bar flowers on this one. But it looks great now
that it's finally done! The tassel is two-toned; the inner skirt is
the darkest blue in the Bargello.
||This ornament was so fun to stitch (even with the fiddly Japan gold
and starting/stopping all the white/green)!! This is one for this
year's exchange. When it is finished, twisted cord will be run through
the satin stitches like a package ribbon.