I wanted the year on the piece, and was afraid of making the ornament too large (I'm not sure she still puts up a full-sized tree), so I opted to take off the last line, and sort of wish I hadn't. The year and the little embellishments between the words are done in silver thread. I really loved the way it turned out, and I may stitch this one up again next year, possibly multiple times in various colors. (I say that now, but we all know I'll find a hundred other patterns I simply must do.)
(oops, hit save before I was finished...stay tuned...)
The other ornament is the big surprise for Michael - but he's seen it now, so I can share - in all it's unfinished glory, because I still have two sides left to stitch and attach.
I already have instructions from Deanna to make one for her next year, and here in the next few days, I'm going to get my homegrown graph useable by others and make it available on Etsy. I figure it'll have a small but enthusiastic response!
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