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.