Good day stitching friends! I have been getting into the Christmas spirit with some ornament stitching! This piece by Homespun Elegance is featured in the 2013 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue. It caught my eye immediately! It is called 'Majestic Bird' and I stitched it in DMC colour variations (the red) and Nina's threads (the green). The bird is supposed to have a crown charm in his beak, which I changed to some stitched holly and ivy. It is stitched on 28ct self-dyed evenweave and is finished as a simple hanging ornament, backed with the green fabric pictured.
I have stitched some other ornaments from the 2013 JCS Ornament Issue, but I still need to do the finishing :)
I also have a rather large start to share. I have been wanting to stitch one of Heaven and Earth Designs Christmas ornaments for a while and finally decided to stitch 'Not a Creature was Stirring' by Donna Gelsinger. It does not look like much yet, but I am really enjoying it! I am stitching it 2 over 2 on 28ct parchment evenweave, so it won't be ornament size, but rather a size more suited to framing.
Here is what the painting looks like, isn't it beautiful?
That is it for today, enjoy the rest of the week and Happy Stitching!