Ornament of the Month - April

It is at last the first Friday of the month and with that comes the next ornament - April. April's birthstones are Diamond and CZ which were a bit of a challenge to choose colours for but after a long time looking at photo's I decided that overall they were shades of grey, with darker greys and lighter greys and very very sparkly. I would suggest that if you wish to have a really sparkly ornament you use some Kreinik blending filament "Solar Silver" 001L as that has a nice shine to it as well as the multi colour sparkles that real diamonds have.
The Legend is below the pattern.
Stitches
!                        DMC Cotton 762    pearl grey - very light
=                       DMC Cotton 414    steel grey - dark

Back Stitches      DMC Cotton 415    pearl grey
This is the ornament finished with the border from the wall hanging finishing suggestion. Made on 16ct antique white Aida, which makes it 3" square, in the colours listed above. I sewed it together in the way you'd sew a biscornu together adding beads. I added a loop made of twisted DMC 762 to hang it with and at the bottom I added a tassel made with the same thread and a Swarovski bead my bf had given me.

The next pattern will be available on Friday 1st May.

If you have stitched the pattern I'd love to know about it (if I don't already) - I would appreciate you dropping by my personal blog: Magical's quilts and more... and posting a link to your photo or blog post in a comment on the relevant page, so I and everyone else can admire your work.
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