I've been stitching and finishing Christmas ornaments. My goal is to have at least 12 by the time I decorate my bannister for Christmas this year. These are my latest pieces.
The Joy Santa is a freebie from Pineberry Lane. The beads on the side are some that I bought years ago when I was a college student. I can't believe I've hung onto them that long.
A red snowflake? Actually, my inspiration piece was something I saw on the web; and it was a white snowflake. I didn't realize how huge this was going to be once it was stitched, so I just finished it off like this and hope to redo a smaller one later on.
I laugh at the Joy House because I have proven to myself I can be the ultimate slacker. This pattern came from Just Cross Stitch's ornament issue dated 1990, and that is probably when I stitched it. I just finished putting in three stitches that it needed it a couple of days ago. See what I mean? This house is very similar to my mom and dad's house which is why I wanted to make this up. At the time I stitched it, their house was grey; and the door should be where the window is and vice versa. Twenty-two years ago I didn't feel comfortable enough with my work to make even a small change like that. I still follow directions almost to the T, but I've kind of developed a wild hair attitude these past few years. I just may stitch another one of these and make it look like their house.