Saturday, November 12, 2011

My free Christmas ornament to you.....

The other day I posted about the colors that are used for Christmas ornaments and asked what everyone prefers.  I received some wonderful comments on this and it got me thinking about designing a Christmas ornament pattern that you could possible do in just about any color combination.....I think I came up with it.  Several ladies posted about using light pink and silver, light blue and silver.....well this is my version of those combinations.  In the picture, you will see all the fibers I used in the stitching of this ornament.  I hope you will stitch this in the colors you love and please don't forget to send me a picture so that I can share with the others.
I stitched mine on the palest of grey 28ct. Jobelan and I used Anchor Pearl Cotton for the kloster blocks.  All the other stitching was done in Anchor floss and Rainbow Gallery Treasure Braid.  The little snowflakes I bought at my local LNS, Needle Orts, which you can find in my list of "places I love to visit".  Of course you don't really need to use these if you don't wish, I just saw them and fell in love.

 The twisted braid around the outside was made using 1 skein of the pink and 1 skein of the green Anchor floss.  I then used straight pins with a bead on it, dipped in a tiny amount of glue to anchor the floss to the ornament.

You can find the pattern here and if you do stitch this and post the finished ornament on your blog, would you please make a link to this posting and give me credit for the designing.  I would greatly appreciate it.
I am hoping I receive alot of pictures showing all different kinds of color combinations....please don't disappoint me.  Thanks and have fun with it.
Blessings as always,
Barbara

18 comments:

Trina said...

OMG, this is gorgeous!! I can't believe you are just giving this chart away. I love everything about it, not just the coloring, but the whole design

butterfly said...

Dear Barbara, Your work is always so beautiful and you are such a fast stitcher. Love your Christmas ornament thank you, i would love to stitch this one but may have to go for next year now i have so much stitching to get done before Christmas so we will see. Have a great day.

Mouse said...

oooo it is gorgeous ... have saved the pattern thank you very much and I am going to try and squeeeze it in asap :) love mouse xxxx

Daniela said...

Przepiękna i elegancka praca!

Carol R said...

Very pretty Barbara - thanks for sharing!

cucki said...

wow it is so sweet..thank you dear so much. xx

Francesca said...

This is great and I especially like the colour combination, thank you!

Primitive Crossings said...

Oh so pretty, subtle and peaceful colors, congrats on a beautiful design:)

Tatkis said...

Such a lovely design! Thank you so much Barbara!

Hugs,
Tatyana

marly said...

Thank you Barbara. What a lovely design using more than our standard X's. This will be different and fun to do!

Penny said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! The colors are so pretty and I love the pale grey linen. I will enjoy stitching this. :) Thank you Barbara!

Catherine said...

Oh so very pretty Barbara! Love the colors and how soft the piece looks! Thank you for sharing!

Tara said...

Thank you very much for this gift. I am going to add it to my rotation of items to stitch. It is lovely

Teresa said...

Love the pastel greens and pinks in your ornament. Just lovely.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Anne said...

Lovely design Barbara!! The colours are so soft and pretty!!

ChrisG said...

Great job! I need to give this designing bit a go. Seems hard tho. - christina G

Patty C. said...

Fantastic Pattern
Thank you so much ;)

Carol said...

How pretty, Barbara! your colors are so soft and lovely :)