Well, in an effort to keep myself relatively sedentary this weekend, I pulled out my collection of JCS Ornie issues. Thanks to a trip to the LNS yesterday, I was alble to start and completely finish the "Christmas Penny Bag" by Charland Designs in the 2005 issue! My LNS didn't have the charm, though...so I substituted red jingle bells and added some green seed beads around them in the center. Oh, and I forgot to get the necessary red Kreinik, so I used red seed beads in place of the Rhodes stitches in the corners. My finishing isn't perfect, but I like it! Right now it is filled with cinnamon sticks - yum.
"Christmas Penny Bag" - Charland Designs
2005 JCS Ornament issue
stitched on 32-ct. lambswool, using recommended flosses
beads substituted for metallics
bells used instead of charm