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Sunday, 25 October 2009

Reveal day

Octobers monthly challenge was for either Four Fat Friends or First Snow from The Drawn Thread. I had almost finished stitching First Snow and had a great idea of how it was going to be finished when DH looked over my shoulder and said 'i do hope that one is our Christmas Ornament for this year, its really nice' so it ended up as just that and will adorn our tree this year. Its stitched on 36ct edinburgh linen using Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Art Sampler threads. Instead of stitching the snowflakes i used Delica beads which sparkle that i had in my stash although they dont show up so well in the picture.

The mini christmas stockings that DS wanted knitting for his friends children are to be filled with mini chocolate santas. He didnt want traditional christmas colours but asked if they could be typical blue/boy and pink/girl but i did add some holly leaves and berries to them to make them seem a bit more Christmassy. He was really pleased with them and i hope the kids are too.

Did you all remember to put the clocks back last night and enjoy your extra hour in bed...


  1. Wow, your onrnament turned out fantastic, Julie. I can see why DH wanted to keep it, it's so beautiful.

    Your last sentence there freaked me out! In the US our Daylight Savings Time ends on November 1st. Whew! I thought I'd gotten up too early this morning!

  2. Great finish on the challenge and the mini stockings are really sweet.
    Yep, I completely forgot about the clocks, didn't notice until almost 3 o clock this afternoon!

  3. I love the ornament - great work Julie :)

  4. Ywp: we remembered lol. Lovely stockings, very cute and the ornament is fantastic. You must be very pleased with yourself!

  5. I love the ornament and the stockings are soooo very cute. Well done on your finishes.

  6. What a wonderful christmas ornament.

  7. Gorgeous ornie - don't blame your DH for wanting to keep it. Cute stockings too - bet they'll be well received. :0)
    I did & really appreciated that extra hour in bed.

  8. What a gorgeous ornament, It would be hard to give it up.
    And those little stockings are adorable.

  9. Julie,

    The use of beads really makes it even prettier. Wonderful job! It's going to be so pretty on your tree. How nice that your DH likes it so much.

    I hope you're feeling well. Have a nice week. Hugs.

  10. First Snow is gorgeous Julie. I can see why DH wanted to have it for your tree:)

    Love the mini stockings. What a lovely idea:)

  11. That ornament is just super gorgeous!! Love it!! Those stockings are just adorable!!

  12. Looks like you have been busy with Christmas Ornies. I don't blame your DH for wanting to keep the Ornament, it is fabulous.
    You are again far ahead of me, I am stil in autumn mode. Need to get busy so I can start on Christmas.
    Thanks for your comment on my Just Nan.
    I am still fighting a sore throat and trying to work.

  13. Great job on your ornament! I've stitched that pattern but it just sits there all unfinished. The little stockings are adorable!!

  14. What a beautiful ornament. I lovet it!!

  15. Love the ornament and the little socks, Great Work!

  16. Lovely finish Julie, I didn't have the time to participate this month but have added it to my to do pile...(ever growing)

    Adore the little stockings...I so wish I could get this knitting thing...


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