Monday, January 28, 2008

Bride's Tree Ornaments

I finished my first Bride's Tree Ornament as a part of the yahoo group for January. It is from the Best Wishes Ornaments booklet from Rosewood Manor - the House of Protection. I used 18 ct Aida in Oatmeal color with two strands of DMC floss. This is the front of the ornament...

...and the back is here.

I attempted to use a lighter color in 22 ct, but it didn't look so good and it was very hard to see. I'm not sure if I should have tried one strand, or to stitch over two. The 18ct stitched up very well for me.

So yes, I've been doing a little reading, and a little stitching, too! ;-)


  1. Hi Charlene,

    Cute house! What's in the windows? They are so pretty. Is that fiddler's cloth? I think it looks just the lettering and the outline, too. Just what a house should be, a place where all who enter feel protected! You're way ahead of me...I'm still on part 1 of the Val. SAL....but getting there.

    Happy Stitching,

  2. You're doing just lovely work on these. Looks like a wonderful way to relax and pass the time!

  3. Your ornament looks very pretty. Nice job!

  4. Hello,

    you have a nice blog and you have made beautiful crossstitches.

    greetings Judith

  5. Very pretty piece. I love the way the vines trail down. How many things are you doing for this?

  6. Hello Charlene,
    after my first visit on your lovely blog I want to say that your embrodery is very beautiful, especially the new house. A wonderful sal.
    Have a good stitching time with it
    and greetings from Gabriele
    Augsburg-Germany (I came from Judy)

  7. Hi Charlene! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog for a 'visit'! :> I love it when someone new drops in ... and blogging has brought so many wonderful new friends into my life. :) I'm a bit of a hit-and-miss blogger...sometimes I just am at a loss for words ;), and sometimes I just am not in the mood to be on the computer. LOL But I always pop up again, sooner or later. :) Love your cross stitch. I did that for a lot of years, then got bitten by the quilt bug. Right now I'm a beginning knitter. Alright, okay, I'm a bit OCD, with ADD, and all of those other DDDDD's. ROFL Stop by any time!


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