Sunday, 31 January 2016

January Challenge

It's reveal day for the Monthly Ornament Challenge on Needlecraft Haven. This month our design was a lovely robin sampler from Aliolka (chart here), and here is my version:-


I changed it up slightly to add my initials, and work a few of the small motifs in different stitches. Stitched using Anchor threads on 32 count Belfast linen in colour "Faded Olive" from Crafty Kitten and finished as a pillow with a scrap of lace, some saddle stitch ribbon and a handful of buttons.
You can see the other finishes in the album here, It's amazing how different they all look.

24 comments:

Rhona said...

I love the colours you have chosen, they look wonderful. It's amazing how different each finish looks....that's the beauty of cross stitch!

cucki said...

Wow it's looking so beautiful
Well done dear x

Linda Harris said...

A beautiful finish - well done on completing the challenge.

Preeti said...

You have finished it so perfectly:)

Kerryp77 said...

They do all look so different. Yours is stitched so beautifully and I love the embellishments you have used. Works so perfectly.

Annie said...

That worked up so nice! Sometimes I find it hard to envision the finishes just from seeing a chart. You have inspired me!

Lesley said...

Beautiful stitching.

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

You do find some great charts for the challenge. Your pillow looks lovely the way you have finished it too.
I see she does a version with a cardinal for the US flavour!

Justine said...

That's gorgeous. Did you choose the thread to match the fabric or was it just lucky how you found the perfect fabric to match!

stitchersanon said...

Beautiful. A perfect finish x

Gillie said...

Oh Christine, just gorgeous! Must store that one away for the Pittsburgh Girl, Robyn is her name!

Bea said...

Just lovely - all the colours go together beautifully.

Cindy's Stitching said...

Lots of pretty colors. Such a pretty piece

Julie said...

Love your version Christine, and so beautifully finished too.

Brigitte said...

What a wonderful little design this is. And you finished it so beautifully. I was also looking at the other finishes of your group members, lovely what they were doing with the design, too.

Maggie said...

Nice finish Christine :-)

Angela said...

Congrats on the lovely finish!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Super cute finish, Christine!

Mylene said...

It is a beautiful finish!

Carol said...

Oh, that is a fantastic finish, Christine--the fabric, buttons, and ribbons you used made it just perfect :)

Loretta said...

Beautiful!!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That's adorable and beautifully finished!!!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A beautiful finish, Christine. I like your idea of adding your initials.

Beth said...

Your finish is amazing - I love the colors you used and the buttons are a wonderful touch.