Saturday, December 27, 2008

I Can Finally Share

Now that Christmas is over and all presents have been dispensed, I can share a couple of ornaments I made.

Every year I stitch an ornament for my godson, Jacob. The past couple of years I have tried to apply it to the year that just past. This year I went with kind of a patriotic theme. I stitched "Snowman's Holiday" by Lizzie Kate and personalized the back.

It turned out very cute and he was quite happy with it. Jacob loves getting his ornament every year and that makes me happy!

Then, in the Christmas Ornament Swap I am in, Joan was the recipient for December. Joan is not a traditional Christmas celebrator so I had to find something different but fit her. Here is what I stitched.

It is a Helga Mandl design that was in the Gift of Stitching called "Cross Stitcher's Tree". I think she was pretty happy with it. If you look at it sideways, it says "Stitch", and that is what Joan loves to do!

I am glad Christmas is over and can get back to "normalcy". Our "picnic" was fun, some even wore shorts!

Have a great day!


Dianne said...

Very creative way to finish that ornament! I think that it's a wonderful to remember the year that's passed...

Olenka's Stitches said...

Both ornaments are so lovely and special, each in its own way.

Daffycat said...

Wonderful ornaments! I love the way you added a remembrance for the year to Jacobs~clever!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Beautiful ornaments and I like what you've done with your Godson's ornament, put the year's big events on the back.

Carol R said...

Two great ornaments Jill. I love the way you put events on the back of your Godson's one - very special.
'Stitch' tree is beautiful and I am sure that Joan loves it.
Happy New Year to you.

Laura said...

Love, love, love your ornaments! The way you stitched on the back of Jacob's ornament is nothing short of brilliant!!!!!!!

Happy New Year!

Cross Stitch Queen said...

I love Jacob's ornament. It is simple and elegant. You did a great job on the year highlights.

Happy New Year!!!!!!!