I can't believe we're 8 days into December already! We have had above average temps and NO snow to speak of here in Minnesota. A crazy, warm, wonderful fall and a very mild beginning to winter is making Christmas sneak up on me. (As good an excuse as any, no?)
I stitched Jon Yusoff's 'Minaret' snowflake to a star of that beautiful red wool I had, and then stitched the 2 stars together to make it stable enough to use as an ornament. This was a first try at the blanket stitch, so that stitching isn't pretty! I used invisible thread to stitch the snowflake to the wool - which was a feat in itself as well. Kind of a tangly mess, and I got it stitched down a bit crooked. Oh well - it looks nice on the tree! I decided I probably won't do a star shape again, but maybe a round ball ornament - it's difficult to center anything on a star, much less stitch around the edge nicely. Plus, I think there's too much 'extra' fabric with the star shape - and that takes away from the tatted snowflake. Why do I always experiment at the last minute? Ha!
I've got my decorating done at work - just thought I'd share where I spend my days. Now to get the decorating done at home. And some baking. And some lefse-making. And get the cards mailed. And did I mention my daughter and fiancé are closing on their first home this Friday? We'll squeeze helping with that in, too. I don't know if I can handle much more ;) Ha! So exciting to see things falling into place for my kiddos.