U.S. to Canada mail comes through again. Vivian, my partner in the October ornament swap on Brooke Nolan's BBInteractive group, received the ornament I made for her. I'm always so relieved when I hear that an international package arrived safely.
I stitched the stocking ornament by Brightneedle from the JCS 2003 ornament issue. I think I saw another stitched version of this recently on someone's blog and that's where I caught the bug to stitch it myself. And I got a chance to use a little crocheted flower I made. I put a little bead in the flower center, so you can't see the crocheted center, but I used a technique called the Magic Circle to start it off. It's a crocheter's dream. Very easy and makes a perfect circle. My thanks to whoever invented that technique. The beaded edge is just made by adding a bead to a regualar straight pin and inserting the pin into the seam just as you do for a pinkeep.
I added this little floss tag with a Prairie Schooler design to the package: