Monday, December 24, 2012

Ornament Parade (Part 3)

This is a recently finished ornament, using the eyelet and Rhodes pattern with a silk ribbon rose in the center.

This is a silk ribbon poinsettia finished on a button.

This cross stitch snowman was done in 1996. I think this one is pretty cute.

Maxine Preda taught this three sided blackwork ornament done with DMC gold thread at an Indianapolis EGA guild meeting.  I think this was my introduction to blackwork. It was completed in 1997.

In 2009, I made this three sided blackwork ornament for Ted with an overdyed floss.  I added the dragonfly charms.

This is the over one cross stitch that I finished most recently.

 I think the pattern for this Joy banner came from a cross stich magazine.  It’s done with floss on 18 count aida. I have it hanging on the wall because it is too big for the tree.

These tiny cross stich ornaments were made a very long time ago.  I might have made them when I was still in college.  The cross stitch is glued to felt and to the plastic ring.  I won’t tell you how many years that is, but the glue hasn’t been a problem.

These are my two sorority ornaments.  I am a member of Alpha Omicron Pi.  The red gingerbread ornament was made and given to me when I was a collegiate member at Western Illinois University. I purchased the little metal ornament, which represents our International Headquarters in Tennessee.

This beaded spool ornament was a gift from my friend Rhoda, who is the queen of beads and of all stitching.

I bought this red glass dragonfly for Ted at Duke Gardens a few years ago and am happy that it hasn’t broken. We don’t have an angel or a star at the top of our tree.  We have a red glass dragonfly.

This simple temari is from a class I took with Barbara Suess at the Japan Center at North Carolina State University in 2006.  I had no idea then that I would ever get to come to Japan.

So, now you’ve seen my ornaments.  I hope to complete a few more in the year ahead for next year’s tree.


  1. I'm lvoing the Ornament Parade but am devoured with curiosity as to where you and Ted have gone for your vacation??!!