Small Ornaments Checklist-ALPHABETICAL

This page lists smaller pieces published as part of a Christmas Heirlooms club ornament set, or under the Needle Adventures or Loretta Spears Design name, organized in alphabetical order by title.  Some of the Christmas club ornaments were also published in magazines and in Needle Adventure/Artists Collection leaflets.  If there is an article and a photograph of the piece on the Loretta Blog, there is a link after the listing.  Items in red have no photograph or article yet.

Note that in January 1994 Loretta dropped "Christmas Heirlooms" from the name of her small ornaments charts and used only "Needle Adventures."  In February 1995 she switched from Needle Adventures to the Loretta Spears Designs name for her self-published ornament charts. The cover page changed at this time as Lara describes in her article above.

This is a work in progress.  If you can help with more information, publication dates and photos, email me at LorettaSpearsDesigns@gmail.com.  Thanks for your help!

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Ornaments:

Amadeus Diamond — little hearts on inside, red white and metallic white Congress cloth (part of the Christmas Heirloom Club, published December 1990)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/05/amadeus-diamond-christmas-heirloom-club.html

Antique Heart - published in Feb. 1993 in Needlepoint Plus magazine but also published as a Needle Adventures chart in 1989
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/01/antique-heart.html

Autumn — square on point diamond shape patterns mono canvas orangey colour, autumn color overdye copper to yellow to dark green, neon rays copper/brownish color (published in October 1996 under the Loretta Spears Design name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/04/autumn-loretta-spears-designs.html

Bargello Hearts Mini Stocking — mini stocking 7x8 congress cloth in beige, rose metallic, overdye floss,  five shades of blue (published in August 1995 under the Loretta Spears Designs name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/05/bargello-hearts-mini-stocking-loretta.html

Beaded Circle — mono Santa Fe green canvas, overdye blue to green to lilac, blue seed bead (also known as Christmas Heirloom Beaded Circle, published under Needle Adventures name September 1992) - See Christmas Heirlooms October 1992 and Brilliance which seem similar.  This is one of the Christmas Heirlooms Collection.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/02/christmas-heirlooms-beaded-circle.html

Bliss — white mono canvas, white Anchor, white floss with greenish cast, silver square all around medallions in middle 6x6 7x7 (published in June 1994 under the Needle Adventures name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/02/christmas-heirloom-bliss.html

Brilliance — circle white mono metallic purple, beads red (published under the Loretta Spears Design name in August 1996)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/01/brilliance.html

Brocade Egg — Marlitt lilac, light yellow and pink, gold Balger braid (published in March 1994 under the Needle Adventures name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2015/08/brocade-egg-needle-adventures.html

Cherise Diamond — square on point grey canvas, Watercolors cerise, green beads variegated red

Chequer Sparkle — rose canvas, pink rainbow linen and silver tiara (published in January 1994 under the Needle Adventures name
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/02/chequer-sparkle-needle-adventures.html

Christmas Heirloom (published February 1992 under the Needle Adventures name)  - red heart with diagonal pattern on line drawn 24 count Congress cloth.  See other Christmas Heirloom ornaments published in Aug. and Sept. 1992 and in Feb. 1993.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2013/07/christmas-heirloom-diagonal-heart.html

Christmas Heirloom — (published August 1992, under the Needle Adventures name) diamond shaped ornament decorated with pink and green hearts arranged points together on aqua canvas — see the Christmas Heirlooms ornaments published in February, Sept. and Oct. 1992 and in Feb. 1993.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/11/christmas-heirlooms-august-1992-needle.html

Christmas Heirloom (published September 1992) -  it was published the same time as Beaded Circle - see Christmas Heirloom ornaments published in February, August and October, 1992 and in Feb. 1993
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/christmas-heirloom-september-1992.html

Christmas Heirloom (published October, 1992 under the Needle Adventures name) - red circle design on 7X7 piece of line drawn ecru needlepoint canvas in reds and cinnamon with copper beads - See other Christmas Heirloom ornaments published in February, Aug. and Sept. 1992 and in Feb. 1993
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/11/christmas-heirlooms-october-1992-needle.html

Christmas Heirloom  — cream heart shaped ornament  (published February 1993 under Needle Adventures name)  — See Christmas Heirlooms published in August, September, and October 1992)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/christmas-heirloom-february-1993-needle.html

Christmas Heirlooms Medieval Tile — green pink and beads small stocking (published September 1993 as Christmas Heirloom, Medieval Tile under the Needle Adventures name)  This is part of the Christmas Heirlooms Collection. - See Medieval Tile below.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/01/christmas-ornament-club-kits.html

Color Blending — no description or date available

Cross — published (December?) 1996 under the Loretta Spears Design name - pink cross stitched on eggshell Congress cloth with two colors of Marlitt and Kreinik cord
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-cross.html

Diagonal Brocade Egg — Easter colors (published April 1996 under the Loretta Spears Designs name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/05/diagonal-brocade-egg-loretta-spears.html

Diagonal Brocade Stripes — pink to medium pink heart (February 1990) - This was part of the Christmas Heirlooms Collection.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/05/diagonal-brocade-stripe-heart.html

Elegance  — small diamond shaped ornament (published in November 1993 as Christmas Heirloom, Elegance under the Needle Adventures name) This is part of the Christmas Heirlooms Collection.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/02/christmas-heirlooms-elegance.html

Fourth of July — tube (published as "4th of July" in July 1994 under the Needle Adventures name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/05/fourth-of-july-needle-adventures.html

Fiesta Cube— actual box, apricot (orange) canvas, fiesta colors (also known as Christmas Heirloom Club, published October 1991)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/01/fiesta-cube-christmas-ornament-club.html

Galaxy  — oval ornament, red canvas, burgundy with blue sparkle Supertwist in red (published in January 1995 under the Needle Adventures name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/galaxy-needle-adventures.html

Harlequin Cube — box,  Victoria green canvas, white watercolor red to green honeycomb pattern (published in August of 1994 as "Harlequin" under the Needle Adventures name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/harlequin-loretta-spears-designs.html

Heart of My Heart — white Congress,  overdye pearl cotton, pink to purple to red overdye hearts on the inside (published February 1996 under the Loretta Spears Designs name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/heart-of-my-hearts-loretta-spears-design.html

Hearts and Trumpets — square on point - interesting design using Jean Hilton-like stitches, rose canvas, Kreinik pinks (published in May 1996 under the Loretta Spears Designs name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/01/christmas-ornament-club-kits.html

Heirloom Egg — pink floral egg ornament published 1992 under Needle Adventures name --  very similar to Heirloom Egg published in Needlepoint Plus in April 1993 (see Magazine Designs Checklist)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/11/heirloom-egg-1992-needle-adventures.html

Herringbone Stitch Ball - round herringbone pattern in white DMC floss and pale pink, peach or possibly gold size 16 Kreinik braid on white 18 count mono canvas - Christmas Heirloom Collection ornament published under the Needle Adventures name with "Distributed by Artists Collection" sticker - published 1991.  This was part of the Christmas Heirlooms Collection.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2014/02/christmas-heirlooms-herringbone-stitch.html

Holly Package —7x9 congress cloth, DMC floss 1 skein each of 319, 320, 368, 369 and 498. Balger/Kreinik #8, 1 spool, #221  (published May 1993 as Christmas Heirloom Holly Package under the Needle Adventures name) This was part of the Christmas Heirlooms Collection.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/02/christmas-heirlooms-holly-package.html

Jeweled Box — Xs & Os pattern on cube ornament;  Victorian Red canvas, Needle Necessities green to dark red overdyed floss,  silver 1/16"Kreinik ribbon, and gold Toho beads (published December 1995 under the Loretta Spears Designs name)
https://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2015/07/jeweled-box-loretta-spears-designs.html

Jeweled Egg — egg shape with beads, metallic and Anchor floss on rose mono 18 count canvas (published March 1993, by Needle Adventures)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2015/08/jeweled-egg-sighting-needle-adventures.html

Kaleidoscope Egg — cream congress Silk Mori thread purple dark pink (published in April 1995 as "Kaleidoscope" under the Loretta Spears Designs name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/kaleidoscope-loretta-spears-designs.html

A Lesson in Couching — square on point diamond ornament, white congress Waterlilies Parfait #023 pink to blue to purple overdye and Kreinik #032 (published as "A Lesson in Couching Diamond" under the Loretta Spears Designs name in June 1996)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/04/lesson-in-couching-ornament.html

Mayflowers — green and lilac tube ornament (published in May 1995 under the Loretta Spears Designs name) - I believe the name is one word, not two, by the way.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/mayflowers-loretta-spears-designs.html

Medallion  — published in April 1993 as "Christmas Heirloom, Medallion" under the Needle Adventures name. This was also included in the Medallions chart published by Needle Adventures Artists Collection. See Medallions in the links below. There is no photograph of this ornament design or further information such as a materials list yet.  Update:  Through the kindness of an eBay seller I have a photograph of the cover page in the first link below.  The second link is to the Artists Collection publication in which this ornament was included.  Victorian Gems was also in the Artists Collection publication and published individually as a Christmas Heirlooms chart in June 1993.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2013/07/christmas-heirlooms-medallion.html

http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/01/medallions.html

Medieval Tile — green pink and beads small stocking (published September 1993 as Christmas Heirlooms Medieval Tile under the Needle Adventures name)  This is part of the Christmas Heirlooms Collection. - See Christmas Heirlooms Medieval Tile above.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/01/christmas-ornament-club-kits.html

Midnight Jewels — round light grey congress blue variegated Bijoux metallic and blue beads (published in December 1993 as Christmas Heirloom, Midnight Jewels under the Needle Adventures name).  This is part of the Christmas Heirlooms Collection.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/christmas-heirlooms-midnight-jewels.html

Mini Empress Diamond — white congress Empress silks three shades of red family.  Empress Silk was overdyed Chinese silk from Needle Necessities, now discontinued.  (published October 1995 as "The Mini Empress" under the Loretta Spears Designs name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/05/mini-empress-loretta-spears-designs.html

Mini Firecracker — red white and blue with yellow touches, finished as tube (published in July 1995 under the Loretta Spears Designs name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/mini-firecracker-loretta-spears-designs.html

Mini Ornament — square on point square white congress sea foam Silk & Colors beads (published in June 1995 under the Loretta Spears Designs name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/mini-ornament-loretta-spears-designs.html

My Pocket — actually pocket canvas only two shades of Marlitt and Kreinik pinks whites

Mystic — blue canvas overdye blue to dark blue square on point white sparkle design (published in September 1996 under the Loretta Spears Design name) This seems to be the last published design by Loretta Spears so she must have been ill by this time.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/mystic-loretta-spears-designs.html

Nancy's Flower Garden — no description available (published April 1994, under Needle Adventures name?)

North Star — canvas square on point feather/herringbone in star shape (published in December 1994 under the Needle Adventures name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/north-star-needle-adventures.html

Northern Lights — heart red rose, published as Needle Adventures 1990
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/05/northern-lights-needle-adventures.html

Nostalgia - large stocking on 16x24 18 count mono canvas in shades of pink-rose and forest green published under the Needle Adventures name  in 1992.  This design was also published in the November-December 1991 issue of Needlepoint Plus magazine.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2014/10/nostalgia-stocking-needle-adventures.html

Pink/Purple Diamond — rose canvas overdye pink to purple green burgundy floss, published under Needle Adventures name in January 1993 as Christmas Heirloom

Pomegranate Stocking — 17 count linen canvas, white floss, red silk and gold Madeira - Bargello pomegranate pattern with star (I think this is the same as the Needlepoint Plus Wish Upon a Star stocking published in 1993.)  Apparently this was taught at Loretta's Fiesta Needle Arts shop as a class in 1991, two years before the Wish Upon a Star chart was published in the magazine.  I have heard there is a published chart also but one hasn't turned up yet.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-new-version-of-wish-upon-star-stocking.html

Reflections  — white congress in metallic black white square (published July 1993 as Christmas Heirloom, Reflections under the Needle Adventures name) - This is part of the Christmas Heirlooms Collection.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/reflections-needle-adventures.html

Ruby Beaded Circle - Name unknown, published by Needle Adventures October 1992.  See Beaded Circle and Brilliance.  Round red ornament on ecru canvas using beads, Maderia, overdyed floss, and Neon Rays.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/new-ebay-sale-and-mystery.html

Shell Pattern Roll - tube  (identical to free design on Rainbow Gallery website? - see link in right hand column or in tab above)

Silk — white congress cloth, Soie de Alger silk in cream and pink, metallic gold Kreinik (published in September 1995 under the Loretta Spears Designs name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2015/08/silk-loretta-spears-designs.html


Snowflake 1994 — Square white canvas turned on point stitched in white Caron and metallic sparkly thread in snowflake design with white canvas (published November 1994 under the Needle Adventures name).  Note that there are two ornaments called Snowflake.  The 1996 version has a different shape and calls for white threads.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/snowflake-needle-adventures-1994.html

Snowflake 1996 — "The Snowflake" published in December 1996 by Loretta Spears Designs uses two bluish-white Flairs in a round ornament with points.  Note that there are two ornaments called Snowflake.  The model for Snowflake published in 1994 appears to be all white.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/01/snowflake.html

Sparkling Plaid — plaid square (published November 1995 under the Loretta Spears Designs name), design appears to be red and green plaid square, turned on point to make a diamond shape in finishing.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/sparkling-plaid-loretta-spears-designs.html

Spring — diamond shape tassel on green canvas, teal, overdye floss purple into teal on 7x7 18 count mono canvas (it is uncertain if this is actually a Christmas Club ornament, but it was certainly published under the Loretta Spears Designs name in March of 1996)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/02/spring.html

Springtime —  diamond-shape with pinwheel design in middle with border that includes beads — (unknown month) 1992 Needle Adventures design — Springtime ornament uses the pinwheel stitch, continental stitch, bead cup stitch, large dimpled scotch, and dimpled alternating scotch stitch on 18 count Lavendula, a Needle Necessities overdue in blue, purple, brown and green plus Balger blending filament and beads
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2014/01/springtime-1992-new-christmas-heirloom.html

St. Patrick's Day — diamond shape dark green canvas, Waterlilies emerald gold cord and beads (published March 1996 under the Loretta Spears Designs name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/st-patricks-day-loretta-spears-designs.html

String of Hearts  — heart shape with rows of hearts along vertical line (published in February 1994 under the Needle Adventures name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/06/string-of-hearts-christmas-heirloom.html

Summer Flowers — tube shaped ornament using Emerald Watercolours (published in July 1996 under the Loretta Spears Designs name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/04/summer-flowers-loretta-spears-designs.html

Summer's End — rose congress, Impressions Mountain Meadow #088, square (published in September 1994 under Needle Adventures name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/07/summers-end-needle-adventures.html

Sunset — lavender Waterlilies sunset colors and Kreinik in a small square ornament (published May 1994, under the Needle Adventures name?)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/03/sunset-cube.html

Sweetheart  — pink heart made up of rows of hearts in two sizes alternating with zigzag stitch (published in February 1995 under the Loretta Spears Designs name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/01/loretta-mystery-of-another-kind.html

Tear of Joy —teardrop shaped ornament, 7x7 #18 peach canvas, Waterlilies "Burnt Toast" and Sarah Bennett Specialties Opalescent threads (or perhaps Madeira #304, I have been told both) together with some AK beads #H811 - canvas shows below open stitches (published October 1993 as Christmas Heirloom, Tear of Joy under the Needle Adventures name)  This is part of the Christmas Heirlooms Collection.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/01/tear-of-joy-ornament.html

The Cross — listed as Cross above — published (December?) 1996 under the Loretta Spears Designs name - pink cross stitched on eggshell Congress cloth with two colors of Marlitt and Kreinik cord
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-cross.html

Threads — tube shape in reds (with beads?), published August 1993 (under Needle Adventures name?)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/01/christmas-heirlooms-threads.html

Traditional - Diamond shaped red and green Christmas Heirlooms ornament  on gray? mono canvas published in December 1992 under the Needle Adventures name
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2017/05/christmas-heirlooms-traditional-needle.html

The Tree — Needle Adventures chart published in 1991 by the Artists Collectio as one of the Christmas Heirlooms series - Uses Watercolors "Jade" and several metallics on 7x7 square of Santa Fe Green 18 count mono needlepoint canvas  - "greenish tree stitched over with jade [Watercolours?] so it looks like a tree with ornaments?.
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-tree-christmas-heirlooms-series.html

Twinkle — round star in middle white congress red and gold sprinkles (published in October 1994 under the Needle Adventures name)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/05/twinkle-needle-adventures.html


Victorian Gem  (also published in the Needle Adventures/Artist Collection leaflet called Medallions)  — Anchor flosses in three shades of blue and five of tan with Lacquered Jewels in a Bargello pattern (published June 1993 as Christmas Heirlooms, Victorian Gem).  Also see Medallions (published 1993) and Christmas Heirlooms, Medallion (published April 1993).

http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/01/medallions.html

White Christmas  - white Christmas tree shaped ornament with touches of red (published in 1991 under the Needle Adventures name, probably as part of the Christmas Heirlooms Collection)
http://lorettaspears.blogspot.com/2012/11/white-christmas-needle-adventures.html


2 comments:

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    Thank you,
    Diane

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  2. I'm sorry, Diane. The owner of that blog has deleted it and none of the links go anywhere. There is no place for me to substitute, either. It's just part of the problems with the Internet. Things can disappear, especially when someone loses interest in needlepoint.

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