Ornament making - Project #1 complete!

Okay so first of, I don't sew....like....at all. At least not very well So for me to make an ornament at all is kinda a big thing.  But I wanted to try something new and well....with the Stitching Pirate's Ornament Exchange, it's the perfect opportunity to try it out.

However, this ornament is NOT for that exchange! Well.....not any more. ;)  I was going to keep it for that but Thomas and I are going to a wedding this weekend and I had already talked to Jennifer (Thomas' cousin) and she said she would love an ornament when I asked.  I plan on making a few of these to give out as quick Christmas gifts, but didn't want to give them out to someone (non-immediate family member) who might now like/appreciate them so I asked first.

She was ecstatic that I would make something for her so I attempted to finish it before we left.  If we had gotten on an earlier flight I would have just finished it on the plane or while we were waiting for a connecting flight, but there wasn't so I was able to finish it at home.

Took me....oh.... days or so to actually finish up since I wasn't working on it all the time.

Day 1: Finished cross-stitch and start of dark green diamond eyelet stitch

Day 2: Finish dark green diamond eyelet stitch

Day 3: Finished plaited stitch inside, finished light gold diagonal satin stitch, finished dark gold diagonal satin stitch

Day 4: Finished light green diamond satin stitch, start of light gold satin stitch

Day 5: Finished light gold satin stitch, finished beads, and back-stitching, cut pattern from large fabric. Used blue wash away pen to mark even distance around pattern and trimmed fabric, set pattern on felt to see how it looks the sew pattern and felt together (after trimming felt).

Day 6: sew gold rope embellishment/hanger


Till next time, happy stitching! :)


  1. Your ornamet looks very pretty - and you stitched it up so fast as well!

    1. And yeah, it did go really fast. At least it did once I figured out what I was doing lol

  2. THIS IS AMAZING!! It came out so beautifully!


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