by Little House Needleworks from the 2011 Just Cross Stitch ornament issue.
I wanted to finish this one like the magazine showed but hand stitching that blanket stitch all the way around wasn't really in the cards. That's my favorite applique finishing stitch but done using my sewing machine. The stitches can easily slip out of place when they're hand done. So, I did a trial run and decided that using my sewing machine would work like a charm.
First, I carefully turned under the edges and pressed into place. Then I stitched the piece to the piece of white felt using the blanket or button hole stitch. I used a matching green thread.