Oh goodness. . . .this ornament might be my favorite of the year. "Sleigh Bells Ring" is one of those miniature designs that says so much in such a small space.
My finish was super simple, in large part because I am not that great at finishing! But anyway, it's one you all can do. The finished design was first anchored to the top piece of wool, then the front and back were sewn together with a blanket stitch. Fill with a small amount of stuffing before closing. It's primitive, homemade, and the simplicity makes the design stand out. The supply list is already on our web site. Shipment to distributors is scheduled for next week.
I'll have one other design to show you this week so keep watching!
Now I have to tell you something sweet. Many of you have come to know my mom by way of this blog and the stitching she has done for me. Anyway, just last week she taught someone to cross stitch. Mom, who is 80, is still stitching models and came across someone who was interested in what she was stitching. Next thing I knew she was on the phone with me telling me her news. I remember when mom taught me to stitch using a graph rather than stamped cloth. I was a new mom and stitched a sweet little Bambi design from a Disney book. What special memories for all of us, remembering our first stitches.