Done over the Weekend: I’m Hooked on Ornaments

I have been trying to keep myself from going overboard on Christmas ornaments. They can make a quick, easy project. In fact, I might keep craftin’ on ornaments throughout the year whenever I need a quick project – I’d love to do a bird series, for instance. Anyway…

My sister-in-law reminded me that we were invited to an ornament swap in a couple of weeks, and I (of course) wanted to make my own. I finally settled on my own design, and opted for simple and elegant:

Noel Ornament - Detail

I am not fond of working with the metallic thread, but that gold metallic makes a difference, doesn’t it? I mean, if you can’t go all-out on Christmas ornaments, really, when can you?

Are you busy craftin’ for Christmas?


3 responses to this post.

  1. Great job! I am planning on making more ornaments beginning next week. It is just so stinkin’ balmy in Wisconsin, hard to Fa La La…but the weatherman says this weather is almost over-


  2. Posted by bookwormbethie on November 23, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    beautiful ornament! i love the different colors you used for the leaves and stems.

    and, sigh, no i’m not busy crafting for christmas. last year i started in sept and this year i have yet to start! hopefully i’ll feel motivated soon because i don’t want all my stitching to feel like a chore 😦


  3. I love your ornament! I’m not a huge fan of working with metallic thread but it’s perfect for this. What did you stitch it on? I just found your Vintage Monday group on Flickr — I think I forgot to join but I will. Oh and I’m already a fan of your “embroidery & food” blog. 🙂


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