Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Better Late Than Never

Rewind to December 2010. I stitched 2 ornaments-- one for my daughter, and the other for my (then) future son-in-law.  Santa then tucked them into their stockings for Christmas morning.

For many years, one of our favourite Christmas films to watch as a family is "It's A Wonderful Life", so when I saw this pattern on The Sampler Girl's Blog I knew just the person to stitch it for... Chantelle.  

 Martin has a few different sock monkey items (which in my opinion is the start of a "collection"), so the particular pattern I chose for him was staring right at me on the cover of the 2010 issue of Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments.

Now, I said at the beginning of this post that I stitched the ornaments in December 2010.   Fast forward to the end of November 2011 and that was when I finally got around to finishing them.  I borrowed Bonnie's sewing machine and spent an evening putting them both together.

Once I got going, it didn't really take that long at all (you can see the backing material I used for each one in the first picture).  I then sent them off in the mail as a little surprise for the newlyweds.  I thought maybe they would like to have them as part of their Christmas decor for the month of December...

...plus don't you think it's kind of fun to get a little unexpected package in the mail during the holiday season?

Happy ornament stitching everyone!  :^)



jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

ah, your always thinking of others. What a nice surprise for them.
Be always in stitches.

Catherine said...

So cute!!