Ornament of the Month - November

November has well and truly started and it's ornament time! November's birthstones are Citrine and Yellow Topaz. I was amazed to find that Citrine is actually darker than yellow topaz and my mind keeps telling me that the darker ornament should be the Yellow topaz one hehe.

The Yellow topaz ornament was me finally letting my mini obsession with something I learnt in a maths class many years ago happen in embroidery too. I used to draw them a lot - even as 3-D cubes or pyramids so it's actually surprising it's taken me so long to embroider some.
This is the Yellow Topaz 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 in the pattern. I sewed it together in the way you'd sew a biscornu together using Pale yellow seed beads every other stitch and adding loops made of twisted craft thread and at the bottom I added a leaf bead.
The stitching looks complicated but it's actually really easy! Just follow this diagram and you will find that as long as you pay attention you won't go wrong (arguing kids in the background may prove distracting so it's best to send them outside to play ;) )
This is the Citrine 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 in the pattern. I sewed it together in the way you'd sew a biscornu together using TOHO size 11 seed beads Permanent Finish Silver Lined Light Topaz, colour code: TR-11-PF22 every other stitch and adding a hanging loop made of twisted craft thread as well as a tassel with triangle beads.

The next and last patterns of this SAL will be available on Friday 4th December.

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 that month's ornament page if available, or the latest one if not, so I and everyone else can admire your work.
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Magical Mysterytour,
Nov 8, 2015, 11:08 AM
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Magical Mysterytour,
Nov 8, 2015, 11:08 AM
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