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Friday, October 23, 2009

7 completed Blackbird Cross stitch ornaments









This is by far the most excited I am about finishing
some christmas ornaments for friends and family. I did 7 pieces
in all. All have the same backing fabric. Each piece has a little
variation. On two pieces I added Ice mill hill beads and on the
others I used white. I change some of the weeks dye works
colors on some of them. Three have white cording, three
have off white cording and one has the silver cording. This
pattern is from the Just Cross Stitch 2009 Ornament issue,
page 15 Blackbird Designs. I change a couple of things(which
I do a lot on patterns). Instead of stitching the snowflakes
I added the Mill Hill beads, it makes a great addition. I
did not add the 2009 because I didn't like it. The numbers

were different sizes and didn't seem to fit my taste. I
decided to do these after seeing some blogs where you take
one pattern and do a bunch of the same ornament. I will
be wrapping them up in clear cello wrap with ribbon.
I hope this gives people some inspiration, I enjoy sharing
with other stitchers. Cin-cerely - Cindy

34 comments:

Sadie said...

I love this idea Cindy! They all look wonderful. When i first saw that they were all the same pattern I thought that it would be a bit repetative stitching it over but with the changes you have made and it being a smallish design I think I would be abloe to do it.
Congratulations!

CindyMae said...

They looks amazing! Wonderful job and what treasures the ones who receive these will have!!

Annie said...

Those are really cute. I stitched that design also with some of my own changes and used it to make a card. But I don't know how you could stand to stitch the same design over and over. I really dislike stitching anything more than once!

Emily said...

Very nice, you have done a great job with all the ornaments you have done this year.

Carolyn NC said...

This are beautiful- great idea!

Mel said...

What a great finish!

Sandy In Montana said...

Very nicely done, Cindy.

Charlene said...

Wonderful stitching and great ideas!

Claire said...

Great Christmas gifts.

Christine said...

They are lovely Cindy. That design hadn't caught my eye when I looked through the mag, but I'm going to have to go back and reconsider it now

Katrien said...

They all look wonderful. I'm sure they will all appreciate this gift.

Meadows08 said...

They are really cute! What a great idea!

Daffycat said...

They are very beautiful, Cindy. Your family will be so pleased!

Carol said...

Cindy, you must be a very patient person to stitch and finish the same design seven times! They are all just lovely :)

Vicki in CO said...

Great job! You did a wonderful job on the finishing.

Joy said...

You are an amazing stitcher! I know your friends and family will be absolutely thrilled when they open these. Congratulations on your finishes!!

mainely stitching said...

Adorable!!!

MaryT said...

Love the ornaments! I change things too. sometimes I add beads or a charm. Sometimes gives a whole new look.

5 Foot Runt said...

They turned out just wonderful with all you did for them. Great job!

Deigh said...

Very gorgeous!

Robyn in Oz said...

Really lovely stitching & finishing, especially since you've done it 7 times!

Parsley said...

Love your projects. I'm just starting out with cross stitch. I admire your work.

Thanks for following and entering my CHOCOLATE giveaway! Love meeting new people.

Be blessed.

Becky K in OK said...

Great finishes. Took a peek at your other ornaments too. They are all wonderful.

Carol's Stitching said...

Very cute! I think they are finished very well and the recipients will love them.

Andrea said...

Oh my gosh, what wonderful ornaments! Amazing! Bet you knew the pattern by heart by the time you were on the last one!
Lucky folks that get them :-)

Siobhan said...

Wow--great job on all the ornaments! I love BBD and have this on my ornament list. Lovely different finishing, too.

Shelley said...

Awesome idea. And they look great!

Gabi said...

Beautiful ornaments. Congrats

Deb said...

I had this issue of JCS, and didn't even notice that particular ornament until I saw your blog. I love yours! Your finishing is very nice also. I like the changes you made. I am so sure the recipients will be thrilled with them. I want to give this a try now that I have seen yours. You inspired me!

Anne Sans Tete said...

beautiful!!

Lillie said...

All so pretty. Beautifully finished to.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow that takes a lot of determination to stitch the same thing so many times!

Mare said...

I am glad to see I am not the only one who enjoys doing variations on the same design. I love your changes and your finishing. Wonderful work & I am sure they'll be treasured!

Robin said...

Cindy, these are wonderful. I've never stitched the same pattern twice but I'm thinking next year, I'm going to stitch an ornament for each g'mom.
robin