I want to show you some Christmas ornaments that I was given to finish. Aren’t they beautiful?!
I really love Christmas ornaments, and think of them as short little stories.
Sometimes a customer discovers a particular designer, and just has to collect every ornament this designer has ever done. (I’ve done this myself on more than one occasion.)
Or maybe buys an ornament as a gift for a special person, or to commemorate an important occasion.
Now some ornaments are deceptively simple to stitch.
Others have a lot going on in that little space that makes up the stitching area of a traditional-sized ornament.
Either way, often the stitching tells a story — particularly if a customer chooses some new stitches, or experiments with some fancy new type of thread.
Usually I don’t have to guess what stories might be behind the ornaments I send out to have finished: my customers will give me the full scoop!
By the way, the ones you see here are gifts for relatives and friends.
Aren’t they lucky?
© Erin McGrath and Needlepointland.com, 2012 – 2016.