I am in the mood for Christmas! So, I dug out some old Just Cross Stitch magazines and pulled some Christmas ornaments to stitch! I have several lined up, but this is the one I started with – O Christmas Tree by Follow The Leader Designs.
This appeared in a 2007 issue of Just Cross Stitch magazine. The original design called for Gentle Art Sampler Threads, but, of course, I am sticking with my trusty DMC. It also was designed to be a scissor fob with a finished size of 1.5″ x 1.75″ by stitching over one with one thread. I wanted an ornament so I am stitching over two with two threads.
I am stitching this on 32-count Cream Belfast linen. After I finish it, I may make another using some brownish/grey linen I found in my stash.
Here is the chart (of course I will change out the 2007 to be 2015):
Here is my progress after one afternoon of stitching:
I hope to complete it this weekend and then I am going to try to “finish” it into an actual Ornament! Whoo Hoo!