Friday, October 12, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend & Square #9

Last weekend we celebrated Thanksgiving up North.  The weather forcast had promised rain for most of Saturday, so my mom and I packed our stitching as well as 12 stitched ornaments we needed to finish. 

We worked on them all day Saturday and a bit each day on Sunday and Monday.  Here is the fruit of our labour,

We completed 7 Halloween ornaments (all from the 2012 Just Cross Stitch Special Collector's Issue: Halloween).

The 5 Christmas Ornaments are from the 2012 JCS Special Christmas Christmas and from Mill Hill  (Oli Elf, Paisley Tree, and Pear Tree Partridge).We always stitch these adorable Mill Hill kits on fabric rather than the perforated paper and then finish them with foam, to give them more of a presence.

On Sunday the weather was exceptional for a fall day.  It was chilly, but the sun shone all day.  My dad and I took this opportunity to head into the woods and go on (what has become an annual event)  a mushroom hunt.  This year we found a large variety of mushrooms, but as we are novices, we only harvest the Honey Mushroom.

Then on Monday, as we were preparing to head home we had a little visitor drop by to see us off.  We shared some of our left overs with him.  His colour was beautiful and his tail looked so full and soft.

In the evenings I did manage to stitch a little and work on my next few Pulled thread patterns.

Here is the 9th pattern.

9. Star Eyelet

Click here for the stitch instructions and stitch diagrams for Square #9.


  1. Thanks for sharing your photos! Looks like a perfect way to spend Thanksgiving! Your finished ornaments are gorgeous!

  2. Hi Kathrin,
    I just discovered your website though another blogger. Love your finished ornaments (should make some as well).
    I think I'm going to try the pulled thread since I've been wanting to learn this for some years now.
    Have a nice day!