I have been excitedly perusing the Just Cross Stitch 2013 Special Christmas Issue featuring Christmas ornaments. It is the first year I have purchased it as my LNS had it so it slipped into my purchases easily rather than have to order it online.
I have chosen a Top 5 of my favourite cross stitch ornaments out of a possible 76 that I want to stitch first. There were so many beautiful ornies to choose between but the choice had to be made:
I can't go past a cat ornie for my gorgeous mother. Not Even a Mouse, by Little by Little Design Company. Mum spotted this ornie as soon as she flicked through my mag so it has to appear in my top 5 list.
The sweetest ornie, Yellow Penguin, by Casey Buonaugurio Designs is on this list as its my sister's favourite animal. I have been planning to stitch her a Christmas penguin ornament for the last three years so hopefully this year will be it! The penguin's beanie is so delightfully cute I want one to wear myself.
What a clever ornament the Gingerbread Cupcake by The Victoria Sampler is! It's mounted onto a silicone baking cup. I am sure my 3 yo, Tom, will love this so much he might try to eat it.
I can't go past the sweet Santa ornament, Be Jolly by Angel Stitchin. this Santa is rockin' with his rosy cheeks and cute mustache. My teenage son, Jack, loved him so it will be for him when I stitch it.
Drumroll please... No. 1
O Night Divine, by The Sampler Girl has stolen my heart. O Holy Night is my favourite carol and the crown and star in this ornie were the perfect addition.
How does my list compare with your top 5?
Thanks for visiting my garden. I hope you found lots of stitchy time on the weekend...