Still no stitching pictures to post, since I'm working on the reindeer exchange, so instead I'll show you all why stitching goes a bit more slowly than it used to...She's not walking yet, but she DOES pull up on everything, including that ancient stove! Yikes. (And no, I don't typically let her do that, but it made for a funny picture. She was immediately whisked away after the picture was taken!) We actually have a newer stove that we purchased cheap at a household auction, and we're meeting with a contractor next week to see how complicated/expensive it will be it replace the old built-in model. And possibly replace that icky carpet with vinyl, too!
Thank you all for your input on the ornament size issue. I've decided to go with Annette's advice -- ornaments DO come in all sizes. Raychill, your suggestion of the Just Nan design was a good one, but my budget is a little tight (see above, stove project!) and that one isn't in my stash. And I do love Daffycat's little freebies, but I've seen them stitched a lot recently and I'm hoping not to duplicate something my partner already has.
Oh, and have you ever been pawing through your stash - or in my case, browsing your freebie files at work (!!!) - and found something that would be just PERFECT for someone you know? This just happened to me, and now I'm terribly impatient to start something! But I can't, I keep telling myself, at least not until the exchange piece is done!
So, on that note, Happy Friday....may your weekend be full of stitching, cooking, and good eats!!