I made a few Christmas ornaments this year as exchanges. Here are a few I made...
This one was from JCS 2010 Ornament Issue, and was designed by Victoria Sampler. It was for my private exchange partner, Amy. It was stitched on 32 ct. over two on Natural Linen.
This one was also from a JCS Christmas Ornament issue, but I don't remember the year. I stitched this one on 14 ct. white plastic canvas, and finished the back with red felt. I stitched this for a Friendly Stitchers exchange for Joyce.
This was stitched on 28 ct. white fabric over one and was found in a Cross Stitch Collection magazine for Mouse from Friendly Stitchers.
I've been stitching a lot, hoping to finish a few things I had for goals this year. I finished stitching up the last 4 Snowflower Diaries months in the past month. Yippee!! Next goal is to get them finished so I can display each month. Here they are...
I also had the Mill Hills Trilogy Nativity kits I was hoping to finish. These were a gift from DH two years ago. I collect nativities, so thought I would finish these on fabric and as cubes. I had three done (Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus) and I still have four to go, but finished these two this month. I'm going to concentrate on finishing these in the early months of next year so I can display them next December!
I finished stitching this ornament as a gift...now to get it finished. This was a freebie that I found here...
I finished all the advent calendar pieces and got them finished into ornaments before the first of December. I'll show you how I'm displaying them...
Here are all of them...
And here they are in different stages of being finished. It was a time consuming process, as I had to gather them around a round form, then sew the lace on the front piece, then lace the back, then sew the hanging loop on. I gathered the backing fabric to a separate round form, then laced it, and then glued the two pieces together. Each one took about 45 minutes to finish. It was my goal to stitch them all and finish them so I could use them this December.
I'm thrilled I was able to accomplish this...I wasn't sure I would be able to with all that went on this year so it was really satisfying to actually accomplish so many goals that I had set for myself!
I'm looking forward to stitching on some WIP's next year....I really need to finish up some of the stuff floating around here. It really does feel good to finish up a larger project. Wish me luck!!