Thursday, March 29, 2012

One last ornament.

Last fall I participated in an ornament exchange that was really fun.  We each bought the Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue and chose an ornament to kit up.  We put together 6 kits of the same ornament.  That meant we only had to buy the special threads, beads, fabric or whatever for one ornament.  Often, one skein of thread was enough to assemble all 6 kits.  When we got together for our usual Fall weekend, we exchanged kits and came home with 5 new kits.  I was the keeper of the page number each of us chose our ornament from.  If anyone told me the same page number I'd have to get more detail to be sure we weren't choosing the same thing.  That way I got to be surprised, too.  Although, truth be told, I knew exactly what ornament some people WOULD pick.  Some of us just have a style that is easy to spot.  Anyhow, it was tons of fun and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. 

So, on to my final ornament finish from our fall exchange.  M Design's Geometric Floral Ornament.  The finish is kind of predictable, given my latest discovery.  Pinking shears this time, though.

I really like red on a Christmas tree. 

Be sure to stop back tomorrow because I've been holding out on you.  I've saved the best for last...although I only just participated in this event last weekend so I couldn't post anything...although I could have basked in your jealousy and envy up until last weekend.  Guess I didn't think of it until now. 



  1. You finished them all, good for you!! Your latest looks wonderful, the pinking shears effect :)

  2. Looks fabulous! Can't wait to see your last weekend's work.

  3. Looks great! Sounds like it could be the start of a new tradition with your little group!