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Monday, May 13, 2013

May Ornament

This weekend between going out to the movies twice, spending time on Saturday with my Mum and Sunday with the in-laws I did manage some stitching time.  I had hoped to finish this up on Sunday, but there wasn't enough time.  So I wrapped up my ornament tonight!

Glad Tidings
c2003 Bent Creek
Stitched on: 40ct Raw Linen
Stitched with: DMC

I just love how this piece turned out!  Its small enough on 40ct to make me happy, I find I don't like large ornaments anymore.  I love things small and delicate.  I did have any of the WDW or GAST necessary to stitch this piece so I used the suggested DMCs instead.  In all honesty I didn't loose anything by stitching this up in standard colours.

Sally gifted this chart to me, and asked if I could please pass it on when I was done with it.  So here it is!  If you'd like to stitch up this lovely piece, and agree to pass it on you have one week (until May 20th) to leave a comment to express your interest.


When starting this piece I made use of the birthday gift I received from Bonnie.  This year my birthday seems to keep going, as I've received a couple of belated gifts (supply/mail delays).  Bonnie got me this great stitch starter/ruler that comes in a cute kitty case!  I knew the ornament was going to be 3x3 so I used it to figure out top center where I wanted to start!  I did also have another new start on May 1st and this came in oh so handy!


37 comments:

Catherine said...

Sweet stitches and gift!

Anna van Schurman said...

My May ornament for the SAL is a Bent Creek too, but I'm waiting to show mine. Yours came out cute!

Patty C. said...

Glad tidings GS is so pretty - love the ruler

Dee said...

The little red buttons on Glad Tidings are SO cute.

CJ in OK ;-) said...

Love this cute ornament finish. Congrats CJ in OK

Bonnie Brown said...

Great use of the ruler!!!
When insaw the case I screamed you :)

I would love the chart!

Bonnie Brown said...

Great use of the ruler!!!
When insaw the case I screamed you :)

I would love the chart!

Barb said...

I really like the way the little ornament turned out!

Kate said...

Lovely ornament finish and what a great little gift, so useful.

Lesleyanne said...

Your ornament finish is gorgeous. Great new ruler, looks really useful.

Christine said...

Great ornament finish, I love the tiny little buttons on it.
That ruler is a nifty little thing, I can see how that would be very useful

Sarah said...

Cute finish!! I can see how the ruler would come in handy, how nifty

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

glad tidings looks so pretty stitched on the newcastle linen, please pop my name into the hat for a chance to win it - Amanda

Ann said...

Hi Dani,
I understand your feelings about nono to big ornaments. They're cuter when small :-).
Your "Glad Tidings turned out great - I love those tiny buttons - so yes ... I would be interested in stitching it :-).
I think that ruler is indeed a handy thing to use (me I'm always using a measuring tape :-)!
Have a nice day!
Ann

Annette-California said...

Love that ruler - perfect. I am liking smaller ornies too Dani. Your Glad Tidings is beautiful and delicate looking. Sweet dainty buttons. Lovely gifts too.
love Annette

Bekca said...

Lovely stitching Dani. I love Bent Creek designs so would like to put my name in the hat please :) Thank you very much!
Best wishes.

Daffycat said...

I'm with you on the tiny ornaments...they look much better when they are cute and small!

Drop my name in that hat! Bent Creek is my absolute fave!

cucki said...

Sweet stitching and gifts x

Annie said...

A perfect finish. Such a delicate look for that pretty design and the buttons add such nice interest. I like the small look too, but my eyes can only stand occasional over-one stitching.

Cute little stitch starter ruler. Belinda has some of the greatest ideas.


Julie said...

Great little ruler, a fab gift.

Cute little finish.

Bette said...

I've always loved that design from Bent Creek. It's so sweet stitched up.

Carol said...

That is so cute, Dani--I'm another lover of small and delicate ornaments and this is perfect on the 40 ct. What a great invention that Stitch Starter ruler is! And how sweet of Bonnie to give you one of your very own :)

Vickie said...

Me too! I love tiny! Those red buttons are fabulous.
Don't count me in, as I was just chosen by Sally to receive another pass along chart. =)

Angela P said...

Gorgeous finish Dani! I love how it looks stitched on 40ct, I might have to give that a try when my new glasses arrive and I can see straight enough to stitch :)

I'd love to be entered but fear I would hold up passing along the chart so I'll pass on it this time but will follow it on it's travels.

Julie said...

Love that little ruler and nice little Ornie.

Karen said...

Glad Tidings is so pretty! You definitely didn't lose anything by using the DMC threads. I love teeny tiny ornaments too! :)

Cole said...

A great ornament! I would love to be entered in :)

I've been eyeing up those Stitch Starters... a perfect gift for you!

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute ornament finish. What a neat ruler.

Linda

Andrea said...

Your ornament is lovely. Please add me to the draw.
The ruler is such a great idea.

sharine said...

Great little ornie:)

♥ Nia said...

Such a pretty finish!! Beautiful :)

Clare said...

Great ornament and it too cute. Would love a a chance to stitch the pattern and then pass it on
Clare

Chris said...

Sweet ornie finish!
I love those starter measuring tools. What a sweet gift from Bonnie. What movies did you see?

katica said...

Love your ornament, and though I don't stitch many I do prefer the smaller sized ones... I would love a chance to stitch this

Love your ruler too - very handy!

Meari said...

What an adorable design, and congrats on the finish. Could you throw my name in the drawing?

This is the second time in less than a week I've seen these stitch counters!

Sharon said...

Pretty ornament Dani!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Dani, I have always loved that Glad Tidings ornament and have never stitched it :(
thank you for showing your finish to inspire me to pull my magazine out and get busy!