Sunday, 30 July 2017

Christmas in July Exchange

Now that my exchange partner has received her gift, I can now post about the Friendly Stitchers Christmas in July exchange.

I received this lovely ornament from Roz (no blog). The design is from the 2014 issue of Just Crossstitch Christmas ornaments.

Here is the ornament I sent to Deb (no blog). For those of you familiar with my designer preferences, it will come as no surprise that I stitched a Just Nan ornament. I think this is my first circular finish and it's definitely my first attempt at a double coloured cord. I followed Vonna Pfeiffer's YouTube instructions for the cording. Thank you Vonna.

Blitzen Glistens - Just Nan 2008 Christmas ornament
Fabric - 32ct Zweigart Natural Opalescent linen
Threads: Recommended DMC threads and beads


  1. Both ornaments are beautiful

  2. It is so nice to see a well done exchange with pieces that have care used in the making of them.

  3. Both ornaments are lovely Mary, but I especially love Blitzen :-)

  4. Such a great exchange. I love both ornaments.

  5. What great exchange pieces! I've used Vonna's tutorial too, it really is great, so easy to follow.

  6. Give Joy is beautiful, such pretty colours for a Christmas project. Loving the JN ... of course I would!

  7. Looks like a lovely exchange on both ends, Mary! Your round ornament is perfect! Glad you had success with the cording, too :)

  8. A lovely exchange, your round ornament is perfect!! I will have to look for that pattern,it's adorable. Do you happen to know the brand of the linen you used? I love the color. Thanks, Mary@stitchingfriendsforever2

  9. Two lovely ornies and a beautiful example of cord making too!


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