Janet has received her ornament, so now I can share...
This little Santa is from the Angel Sampler in the "Angel Pie" booklet. I stitched him on some mystery evenweave - maybe it is antique white? - and he fit perfectly on the 3-inch round ornament form that I had. The swirly star fabric is the backing, and I made the cording with the green used in the pattern. There is also green in the backing fabric, so I think that ties it together pretty well! I'm so glad you liked it, Janet.
And an update on Snowflakes in the Pines -
I realized after this picture was taken that the pine boughs on the lower left were off by one stitch - somewhere. Grrr. I did finally find the stitch, but of course it was in the middle....so I frogged the whole thing out. Argh! But you can see the divider band I decided on. It is an upright cross done with 2 strands of brown, and then 2 elongated crosses over the top done with one strand of green. I thought about topping that with a cross in white, but when I tried it, it looked too busy. So just the green and brown, I think. I am thinking of trying some beads, either between the stitches or maybe below. We'll see! I also need to decide what color to do the text in. The green might show up best....but brown was the dominant color in my sister's wedding. I'm pretty sure I will have it framed with brown mats, so that will help. Guess I'll just have to try both and see what strikes my fancy!