First ornament

My plan of stitching Christmas ornaments during my lunch hour at work got off to a great start.  It took me two weeks worth of lunch hours to stitch this cute little reindeer.  If I stick to the plan (no laughing please!) then I should have a whole bunch of ornaments by December.

Design:  Santa’s Buddies
Designer:  Angel Stitchin
From:  JCS Ornament edition 2009
Fabric:  Lakeside Linen 32 count Vintage Light Exemplar
Threads:  DMC, Silk N Colors (089 – Dark Forest)

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Christmas Ornament Exchange

This year on the Jayne’s Attic Forum there is a Christmas Ornament Exchange, organised by Su. I wasn’t sure whether to take part as whilst I have stitched a few ornaments I have never actually got around to finishing them. I’m not very good at sewing (by hand or machine), but thought I’d bite the bullet and have a go. I could always ask my MIL for help if I got stuck!


This is the ornament that I made, which I have sent to the recipient, but I don’t think it’s arrived yet so I won’t mention any names on here. It’s actually a very small bag, lined with a similar colour fabric as the thread which is WDW 3860 Crimson, and the chart was designed by WIth My Needle, from one of the JCS Ornament Magazines. I was quite pleased with the finishing, the lining inside could have been a bit neater but I know where I went wrong so next time I stitch one the finish should be better.