Monday, February 2, 2009

2009 Christmas Challenge

A while back I joined the 2009 Christmas Challenge blog to stitch an ornament a month. I would like to do more but I would settle for one a month. :) My Christmas "to do" stitching basket is over flowing so I have plenty to choose from. My original thought was to try and do one for each of my nieces and nephews. Since there are sixteen of them I am not sure how many I will actually get to do. :)
Hey, I can try!

I just posted my first two ornaments for January. I know I'm two days late but I did finish one on Friday night and one on Saturday. I had started these both last November but with all that went on at the end of last year they got put aside. As I was organizing and trying to locate all my WIPs I found both of them. I'll probably wait until I have a few more before I actually finish them into actual ornaments. But for now the stitching is done.

Mistletoad from Lizzie Kate's Tiny Tidings X
Stitched on 18 ct hand dyed fabric
Using DMC, Needle Necessities and Fuzzy Stuff

I think this one turned out so cute. :)

Designer: Prairie Schooler
From the JCS 2008 Ornament issue
On 18 ct using DMC threads

I am hoping to get at least two more finished in February. Notice I said hoping. :)

Until next time..............

Love and stitches

Kathy

20 comments:

Terry said...

Both are very nice. Good luck getting all 16 done; I'm pulling for you to do it!

htimcj said...

Your ornaments looks great!
I hope you get them all done.
Heidi-ILCS

Donna said...

Love them both, but the toad one is my fav. WTG on finishing stitching them!

Mylene said...

Both pieces looks wonderful!

Daffycat said...

ROFLOL That toad is hilarious! Great stitching, Kathy!

Kelly said...

They are both lovely but I really love the frog one! Well done!

Carolyn NC said...

These are adorable!

Nancy said...

How could anyone resist the cute toad?? Great stitching and will look forward to seeing them complete. I have 3 I need to *finish*

Patti said...

That toad is just sooooooo cute and I love love love the frog in a previous post - HE IS GORGEOUS!!! I have marked you on my blog now to keep a watch on. YOur stitching and finishing is just awesome. Patti xxx

AFwife99 said...

Kathy, You asked me about my WIP pattern. It is a free pattern by Pine Mountain Designs, copyright 2004. I got it at my mom's LNS cross-stitch retreat probably three years ago now. With moving in the military, some of my freebies end up in weird places. I just found this one last weekend.
Jess

Rene la Frog said...

Love the ornies....I'm going to have to find the froggie chart, he is just tooooo cute.

Ellen said...

Both ornies are lovely but I love Mistletoad best.

Hugs

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on 2 ornie stitching finishes. The toad is too darn cute:)

Shelley - ILCS said...

Wonderful ornies. Love them and congrats!! 2 down, 14 to go, lol!!!

Patricia said...

Love mistle toad very cute!
HUGS
Patty

Vicky L said...

I love the ornaments. The frog is so cute. Good luck stitching the rest of the ornaments for the year.

Meari said...

Great job on your Christmas stitching!

Meari said...

Great job on your Christmas stitching!

Katrien said...

both look lovely

Mare said...

Great job on your ornies!