This is Just Nan's "Swan Lake," which I finished stitching last year. I think it is stitched on 32-ct. fabric, but I'm not sure! The ornament is 3 1/2" in diameter, and the backing is a plain dark blue. I made the braid myself with some of that generic (ie, cheap) floss that all the craft stores carry. I bought a big pack of it in all sorts of colors after I learned how to use the cord maker at Celebration several years ago, thinking at the very least it would be good for practice. Well, it isn't the greatest....I think it is stretchier than DMC, which can be annoying.....but I can make it work! This one is an ecru color. And I used 2 gold pearlized pins to secure the top and bottom.
And now for my dirty little secret - I use glue when assembling my ornaments. :O Yes, it is true. I've tried whip-stitching braided trim (and other trims) down, and it is just too fussy. Aleene's tacky glue to the rescue! I suppose someday it will dry out, fall apart, eat through the fibers, whatever....but by then I'll probably be dried up and fallen apart too. It is what it is. LOL