Sunday, November 3, 2013

Top 5 Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments...

A big hearty hello to all, including new followers. Wasn't that halloween Blog Hop fun? If you missed it and want to enter my giveaway check out the post about it here.

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:

No. 5
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.


No. 4
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.


No. 3
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.


No. 2
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...
                                                                                                                                Jan x


14 comments:

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great choices! Can't wait to see you stitch them up :D

Emma/Itzy said...

I think Be Jolly is my favourite :)

Chris said...

Great list Jan. I have to go back and look at the issue again. I wasn't as thrilled this year as I have been in the past but maybe I need to reconsider :) I always find that when I look at past issues I see a design that didn't see before that I would stitch.

cucki said...

Aww they all so cute...I love them..
Big hugs x

Linda said...

Great choices Jan.

Linda

Zeb said...

Aaahh I can't say I was too enthralled by the issue this year. There was hardly anything in it that popped for me. Glad there was for you :)

Catherine said...

Love the one from the Sampler Girl!

My Xstitch Place said...

beautiful choices

SoCal Debbie said...

Those are great choices for ornament gifts for so many people in your family. I bought the magazine too, but haven't looked at it yet!

secondhandrose said...

I was a bit disappointed with this year's issue. There wasn't much I wanted to stitch so I am relying on past issues for my ornie stitching this year.
I do like your number one though.

Julie said...

I loved the cupcake one, so different. There are a few I like this year.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I think my top five would be very different! Now you have made me want to list them. I'm still working on Hallowe'en stitching, I'll start Christmas a little nearer the time LOL.

Do like the cupcake design though.

Shebafudge said...

Well I do like your top 5, but I think I will have to find my magazine and list mine now!! Have to admit that the gingerbread cupcake is in there somewhere!

anita1912 said...

My favorites include Not Even A Mouse. I am stitching it for my mother-in-law. She has a white van cat with one blue eye and one green eye so I am adjusting the colors to make the cat look like her kitty, Bijou.

My other favorites include A Christmas Stocking by Plum Street Samplers, and my very favorite: Joyeux Noel by Giuliana Punti Antichi! I must stitch that for my mother - she will love it!