Friday, 4 September 2015

Ornament of the Month - September

Today is 2 posts with freebies day! The previous post and this one that links to where I host the SAL.

September's birthstone is Sapphire - it comes in lots of wonderful shades of blue, but my favourite is the darker blues it comes in. For me it was *finally* a chance to use my favourite blue of all:  DMC 820. I'm not sure what it is about this particular blue but it's always been the one I like the most so I was very pleased I could use it for this SAL.
This month I also started with the back stitching - but what you see is nothing like what I started with! It started a bit like a quilt block star and went on from there to become the back stitching it is - the border around it had several variations before I decided to go with this one. I did save one of the alternate patterns I came up with, which I may share at a later point.

This month, for the first time in ages, I succeeded at completing both ornaments before it was time to post the pattern. I am in fact still 5 ornaments behind, some still needing the garland ornament made and some still needing the larger ornament made. I am determined to complete them before Christmas and was just as determined not to fall even more behind this month.
The September ornaments were stitched on 16ct antique white Aida with 3 colours of DMC - pattern can be found here: Ornament of the Month - September - The hanging loops and tassel were made with blue craft thread my bf gave me, the beads are TOHO size 11 Silver Lined Frosted Rainbow Sapphire seed beads colour code: TR-11-2035F. The finished size of the larger ornament is 3" square and has 2 Sapphire coloured Czech glass bicones on the tassel. The garland finish is 2 1/4" square and has 6 Sapphire coloured Czech glass bicones made into a circle/flower at the bottom.

If you have stitched any of my ornaments and I don't yet know about it please do let me know. Just post a link to your blog post or the location of your photo in a comment below - I'd love to see it!

Till next time!


  1. And again a great ornament - I can't wait for when I have caught up with my deadline stitching so I can catch up with these :)

    1. Thank you! I am really eager to see all of yours completed - but I'm going to have to be patient hehe.

  2. THIS IS an amazing blue....seriously I need to catch up on my, red, much pretty!

    1. It is isn't it?! YES! Yes, you do! I miss your gems!