Precious Jewel

Hello, stitchy friends! November is well underway now, and with it all that wonderful autumn weather I love so much. Tomorrow, Canada and other commonwealth countries observe Remembrance Day. After that is Christmas, and believe me when I say nearly all thoughts have turned to Christmas already (which is a bit sad, since Remembrance Day is so important).

But, as a stitcher, or just a crafter in general, we always have to work a little bit ahead, right? Our pieces need to be done early to be hung up as decorations or wrapped up for gifts. As part of the Smalls SAL, I’ve been working on ornaments all year long. I’ve also finished my mom’s stocking and made a couple of other little things. And, I’ve made a few other ornaments that I’m not saving for the Smalls SAL.

Precious Jewel, from Gingerbread Girl Designs

Precious Jewel, from Gingerbread Girl Designs

This is Precious Jewel, designed by Gingerbread Girl Designs. I showed you the un-ornamentified design a little while ago as part of my Creativ Festival roundup. I’m very proud of myself for actually getting around to making it into an ornament well before my Christmas tree goes up. Kathryn, the designer, made it super easy by including great instructions in the chart, showing us how to do it in class, and providing all the matboard and other required supplies. If only ornament finishing was always so easy!

Cutwork close-up

Cutwork close-up

I’ll be sharing a couple of other finished ornament later in the week.

Happy stitching!

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10 Responses to Precious Jewel

  1. Dima says:

    It looks great Heather. Now, I really must finish mine.

  2. Sarah says:

    What a beautiful ornament. I would love to make all new ornaments for our tree. It’s been on my to do list for a while now.

    I plan to join you for next years smalls SAL. Picking my charts now.

  3. Terri says:

    BEAUTIFUL Ornament! Great job!

  4. Christine says:

    Very pretty. Wish you were coming this evening so I could see it in RL! Next time.

  5. Heather says:

    I love the finish it looks great! It looks like something that could be sold in the store

  6. That is truly lovely! Beautifully done.

  7. Catherine says:

    Positively beautiful, love the white and silver together.
    I just finished my first Hardanger piece a Cross, not good but not to bad.


  8. That is simply beautiful!!! Great job!!!

  9. Joanne P says:

    What a beautiful ornament. You should do a whole series in various colours!