"Tis the time for the July Christmas Ornament for the 2013 Ornament SAL and the promised great reveal!
The HD3QBEM kept telling me that my blogging friends would love this one but sorry folks - this one is a keeper for my own tree. The pattern is a freebie from The Stitch Specialists group and was fun to stitch. I used a scrap of 28 count linen, DMC floss and some Kreinik braid from stash with a sprinkling of beads where necessary. I had been given a pair of tiny earrings - one scissors and one a coat hanger, so I snipped the back spike off the earring and used the 'scissors' on this. Perfect!
Tonight the seed pockets had a press and at the weekend I hope to buy the seed packets and off they will go to their new homes.
The house is going to a niece and her husband who have just moved into their first home. I guess they will be needing some flowers in their garden?
Both these designs are from Brooke's Books "Brides Tree" series. I had visions of stitching all twelve but came to my senses at these two and found a home for the charts, so removing temptation!