Finished Needlework

My Santa ornament is a pattern from Drawn Thread. It took a little longer to finish, but it is a lovely design. I especially love the backside of the ornament…Peace and Joy. Says it all for the season.

I adore this little Scotty dog. It is a gift for someone and I couldn’t post it until I was sure it was received. Tartan is one of my favorites. This pattern is from the magazine Just Cross Stitch Christmas ornament edition for 2009.

This reindeer was a freebie ornament from last year that I didn’t get around to working on until now. It only took a couple of hours to complete the entire piece including finishing. I have no idea who designed it and I don’t remember where it came from, but I think it’s lovely. I did add a bit of holly and berry to the original pattern.

Finished in time for Halloween was my little “Humbug.” I do not know why it is called a humbug…perhaps someone out there knows. But it was quick to stitch…done on a rectangular small piece of fabric then sewed into this triangular shape. Makes a cute little pincushion. There is going to be a series of these “humbugs”…the next one coming out in January (House of Stitches will have it). I love the little owl pin that went with it. I have a little robin as well.


I hope by this time next year I will have been able to actually design some of my own ornaments!  But for now I have truly enjoyed the fruits of others hard work and talent. Hope all of you are enjoying the holiday season and preparations for a blessed Christmas.

A bientôt….Averyclaire


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane
    Dec 19, 2009 @ 10:53:23

    Lovely to see you stitching again. Enjoy the holidays


  2. virtualquilter
    Dec 19, 2009 @ 16:10:27

    Thank you for the internet company during the year.
    I wish for a wonderful Christmas and happy new year for you and your family. Make it a great one!
    Judy B


  3. Doris
    Dec 21, 2009 @ 15:44:06

    really lovely ornies, i wish you a happy and peacefull christmas, and a better new year.


  4. colour du jour
    Dec 23, 2009 @ 12:32:13

    oh Averyclaire, you do such lovely work. Not only that you have a talent for setting up a photo shoot. I so enjoy the details on your photos.

    I’m glad life has settled down for you, or rather it seems that you are handling everything ok.

    Have a wonderful Christmas with all your family.
    with warm thoughts, peggyann


  5. Hillery
    Dec 26, 2009 @ 07:55:29

    Love all your stitching. These ornaments are great. It gives me great inspiration.


  6. Karen
    Dec 28, 2009 @ 10:35:44

    All are lovely and how cute is the Scotty dog!


  7. Jacquelynne
    Jan 08, 2010 @ 14:57:11

    That scotty is just so cute!
    Have a happy and productive new year (can’t wait to see some of your new designs and creations!)


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