06 July 2019

Saturday Sampler: Christmas Ornament SAL Edition

I'm all caught up! Wooooooo! Good job, me! 

So, by way of review: In January, with a move halfway across the country only three months away, I did what any other reasonable stitcher would do, and... 

...joined a SAL.

Yes, I did.

I was on track from January through March (click the Ornament SAL label to see my finishes), but predictably, I derailed in April when we moved. But I'm all caught up and I'm so happy! One more thing: these ornaments are for a Christmas tree that will be in my pink/green sewing room, so that's why they're not in traditional Christmas colors. 

MAY, from the 2001 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue

Fabric: 28 ct. white opalescent linen
Threads: DMC Perle Cotton #8 Blanc, Kreinik braid #4 and #8 Aspen Green 089
Embellishments: Mill Hill beads #00479, Mill Hill Glass Treasure #12052

JUNE, from the 2018 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue

Fabric: 28 ct. Valor (PTP)
Threads: GAST Bayberry, DMC Blanc, Kreinik Braid #8 Aspen Green 089

JULY, from the 2006 Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament issue

Fabric: 30 ct. 18th Century Stone (R&R)
Threads: DMC 315, 316, 778, 3051, 3052, 3726; DMC Perle Cotton #8 Blanc, Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure Braid #60
Embellishments: Mill Hill beads #3005

Off to decide what to start next! Happy Stitching!


  1. Theses all sporty, I have to admit to being very afraid of some of the speciality stitches. I particularly like the simple Joy and the colours that you used. x

  2. It's looking great! And the feeling of being all caught up is wonderful isn't it? Congrats :)

  3. They are all so pretty.

  4. The green colorwave you chose for Joy really makes the stitch so elegant, well done!

  5. Those ornaments are so pretty. I look forward to seeing them on display in you new sewing room.

  6. All three are stunning, Honeybee. I know you are thrilled to be caught up with your ornaments. I really like your version of the Joy ornament. I look forward to seeing your tree later this year.

  7. These are all beautiful. So nice to feel like you're caught up, too. They will look so pretty on your sewing room tree. Hope you're having a relaxing week-end.

  8. I'm totally in love with those hardanger pieces. All of these though are so beautiful. I'm just finished my Cornwall Cottage Sampler and ready to choose the next. Happy Stitching to you from me!

  9. I meant to say the Cornwall Cottage is a Karen Kluba design; don't you just love her work.

    1. I do! Did you see her cookbook that she brought out at Market this year? I mentioned it in this post:


  10. You're off to a good ornament start! I'm looking forward to seeing the backing fabric you'll use for those three. Have fun picking your next ornament!