Have you heard about Jolly July? I’m partnering with Priscilla and Chelsea of The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch to make 31 ornaments in July! When December rolls around I’ll have a tree full of handmade cross stitch ornaments, which I hope will look as pretty as Priscilla’s Christmas trees.
For inspiration, check out Priscilla Blain’s Christmas Home Tour from 2018. You have to see her many Christmas trees – it’s amazing!
My Jolly July Projects
I picked out 25 patterns to work on this month, and I’m adding a few more to make a total of 31. I’m stitching on Graceful Grey 14ct Aida cloth for most of them, and pulling from certain colors of Classic Colorworks hand-dyed floss throughout. I just love the subtle patterns that hand-dyed floss gives to my pieces.
The main floss colors I’ll be using are Bamboo, Really Teally, Pink Posey, Cherry Tomato, Four Leaf Clover and Gingerbread. I’ll use Jolly Holly, Tea and Biscuits, Queen Bee, Caramel and Hickory Sticks as accents, too. Check out this video to see my floss colors and the patterns I picked out.
I’m keeping track of my projects on this cute calendar. If you’d like to track what you’re stitching up, click on the image below to download a PDF of the free Jolly July calendar.
Each week for five weeks starting Monday, July 1, join me on our Cross Stitch YouTube channel for Jolly July updates.
Every Monday in July, I will show you a finished ornament and what I’m going to work on for the week.
Every Friday, I’ll show you how to take a stitched piece and turn it into something new.
It’s not too soon to start thinking about Christmas, and these cute patterns don’t take much time at all! If you’d like to join me for this ornament extravaganza(!), gather your materials, get your calendar ready, and tune in to my Cross Stitch YouTube channel on Monday, July 1, for the very first session!
Share with #fqsjollyjuly
You can find us stitching along on Facebook, and Instagram! Join the Kimberly Stitch Squad Facebook Group – a supportive online group of stitchers and quilters. Be sure to share your projects the hashtag #fqsjollyjuly and tag us (@fqsxstitch) so we can see and share your work!
We’d love for you to join us on Pinterest and give us a follow! All of the images on this post can be re-pinned so you can Pin Jolly July to share with your friends or save for later!