07 November 2016

My 2016 Christmas Ornament

When you were browsing your copy of this year's Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue, you knew which one I'd choose, right?

This is Sleeping Peace Fox from Designs by Lisa. I took my usual liberties. The original is in soft, beautiful colors, but for some reason I wanted to intensify the colors and add some sparkle. I stitched him on 32 ct. raw opalescent linen, and here are my other changes:

DMC 3371 instead of GAST Cinnamon
GAST Nutmeg instead of GAST Terra Cotta
Mill Hill beads #553 instead of GAST Sweet Petunia
Mill Hill beads #3553 instead of GAST Victorian Pink
Mill Hill beads #3045 instead of GAST Bunchberry
DMC Blanc instead of GAST Oatmeal
Classic Colorworks Weeping Willow instead of GAST Chamomile

And I had to share this picture I took of the tree in my back yard. The contrast of the yellow leaves against the blue sky was breathtaking. What a blessing it is to be able to see color.


  1. Your finish is adorable. I love the color changes because I am partial to pink, grey and sage green and the beads are a nice touch.

  2. Congratulations on your ornament finish, Honeybee! I need to go take another look at that design; I really like your changes. What a gorgeous tree in your backyard. Enjoy the start to this new week!

  3. Yes! An awesome finish for you my friend.
    We have gorgeous yellow trees up and down our street in front of our house. :D

  4. How pretty! Your changes always turn out well.

  5. I had to pull out my magazine to see the original. It's amazing to me that I have paged through my copy several times and couldn't remember this design. I love your changes and can't wait to see how you finish it.

    Fall colors are indeed a beautiful thing.

  6. So pretty. I love the way you personalized it.