These are ornaments I did for two exchanges for Christmas, the first was for RoseMary. It's one of Midnight Stitching's quaker snowmen. I stitched it on white opalescent evenweave with DMC and the blue is HDF silk in a variegated Sapphire. The border fabric is also sparkly, it was so pretty all finished up.
The next ornament was for someone who shall remain unnamed. In other words, I got burned in this exchange. I stitched this one on white opalescent evenweave with a DMC variations and a metallic silver. I made the cording and tassel from the same threads. I used Patsy's tutorial to finish it, this was a first for me of this type of ornament.
This next one I actually finished stitching in March of 2008. It was supposed to be a birthday gift for my mom. Well guess what she got for Christmas? LOL I wanted to give it to her in person, and since we live 700 miles apart, I had to wait until we could make the trip. I bought the frame from AC Moore and painted it a sequin black. This is Dragon Dreams' Blackwork Princess. It was stitched on Sugar Maple Fabric's wyvernwing lugana with HDF silks in Dragon Hoard and one of the Ultra Violets.
So that's it for my Christmas stitching, for now. I have an ornament that is 95% complete, I just have one or two things left to do on it and then send it on it's merry way. I hope the recipients don't mind getting a Christmas ornament mid-year!!