In the past month, I have made up into ornaments the designs I stitched last month, and a few extras I stitched since the last report. Here are the pics:
A gift for a friend's grandson. It's actually a replacement for the one that went missing in the mail in 2013. The stocking design is loosely based on one in LA's Christmas Caboodle leaflet, and the little bear is adapted from a design in one of the Graphworks Christmas Miniatures leaflets.
Christmas gifts for young sisters from a family partial to nutcrackers. The Nutcracker designer is Jeremiah Junction.
Christmas gifts for three of my great-nieces and nephews. The teddy is a Dale Burdett design (I changed the floss colours), the Santa is a Barbara Mock design (floss colours and trim on parcel changed), and the stocking design is adapted from LA's Christmas Caboodle leaflet and the teddy bear adapted from Graphworks Christmas Miniatures design.
The Santa is a gift for a nephew and his partner, and the stylized tree design is a gift for a young friend who will be receiving her twentieth Christmas ornament from me this year. The Santa design is adapted from a chart in LA's Celebrations magazine Premier Issue. I decided on floss colours and added back-stitching, as it was originally designed to be stitched with fabric strips on a jute mat. The only part of the stylized tree that needs to have a designer credited is the 'Merry Christmas' teddy bear design, which was in a Graphworks Christmas Miniatures leaflet.
And finally, I have stitched a Baby's First Christmas ornament for another great-nephew who is expected to arrive in March. I will have to wait for baby's name before I can finish this one up. This baby will be born in USA to Aussie parents, so I added a koala to the stocking. I may stitch a kangaroo or two on the back before I finish it up. The koala design is adapted from Di Noyce's design printed in Jill Oxton's Cross Stitch magazine, and the stocking design is adapted very heavily from the stocking design in LA's Christmas Caboodle leaflet.
That's it for me. I think I'll take a break from ornaments now and start stitching on the secret santa chart for my niece Aislinn.