Ornament of the Month - March

A bit later in the day than planned but here is the 3rd Ornament of the month - March. The birthstone of March is aquamarine, a stunning blue gem that is so difficult to capture in thread form as there isn't really a thread colour that is close, however I was able to find some blues that do look nice with aquamarine coloured beads. The Legend is, as usual, below the pattern.
Legend:

Stitches
'                        DMC Cotton 334    baby blue - md
^                      DMC Cotton 3325    baby blue - lt

Back stitches:     DMC Cotton 3755    baby blue
This is the ornament finished as part of the garland. Made on 16 ct antique white Aida, which makes it 2 1/4" square, in the colours listed above. I sewed it together in the way you'd sew a biscornu together adding beads (not sure what they are - they have been in my stash "forever") adding loops made of twisted craft thread and at the bottom I added 2 Swarovski bicones and a Swarovski heart shaped bead.
This is the ornament finished with the border from the wall hanging finishing suggestion. Made on 16 ct 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 (the same ones as I used for the garland finish). I added a loop made of twisted craft thread to hang it with and at the bottom I added a tassel made with the same thread and split the 2 full threads into 6 groups of 2, threaded a Swarovski bicone on each and then braided the threads above where the beads were.

The next pattern will be available on Friday 3rd April.

If you have stitched the pattern I'd love to know about it (if I don't already) I can be found on twitter and dA as Magical525 which is also my gmail - just add @ gmail dot com on the end :)

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