Friday, 4 October 2019

Friday Freebie: Ornament of the Month - October

Welcome to the slightly late (but still on Friday for me) tenth Ornament of the Month for 2019! This month's colour is pumpkin - October really called for a nice orange and the one used in the pattern reminds me the most of pumpkins. Today's post is, as mentioned slightly late. I was trying to get the ornament finish finished before making the post but oldest came home early and wanted to get the apple jam made this evening rather than waiting till tomorrow. Since he rarely wants to do stuff with me I decided not to say no as its good time spent together and it's nice to just chop apples together and talk. We got 3 and 3/4 jars of jam from this batch - and we will be making strawberry apple jam tomorrow!
And here it is - not the best photo but when I took the photo I was expecting to be taking photos of a completed ornament before making the post.
It currently looks like this - just a tiny corner done so far but I'm going to keep plugging along on this to completely finish it before putting it aside.
As my bead box is almost empty I decided to show you the beads in the dish along with the threads. On the left is DMC 720 which is used for the stitching itself. The middle thread is orange craft thread. On the right is Kreinik 027L #4 Very Fine Braid. The beads are TOHO TR-11-2208 Silver-Lined Burnt Orange. If you can't get hold of TOHO beads Miyuki have similar beads as well: DB603 - you can see what they look like here. Mill Hill have plain beads that match the DMC 307 thread:  02034 Autumn Flame - you can see what they look like here.

Of course you are free to use whatever colours and threads you like - I'm just showing you which threads I have chosen for this month, which are also the colours I charted the pattern with.

You can find the pattern here

If you are stitching this too and want to join us on Facebook just go to the Facebook group and apply!

If you want to (also) join in on Instagram or Twitter all you need to do is use the tag #OrnamentoftheMonth and mention me @Magical525 and I'll be sure to look in on your work and possibly even re-tweet it if it's on Twitter!

I'll see you Tuesday with the tenth part of the Mamluk SAL!   


  1. This is a beautiful ornament, I really do love the colours.

    1. Thanks you! When I saw this orange I knew I had to use it for October :D


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