I know many friends have previously made an ornament for my tree at church. I am so grateful for your help and kindness and each year the church ladies do ask if any of the ornaments have been sent from afar.
So the news is .... I have decided on my theme .... The White Tree.
I would like to have an all white tree this time; white lights; white tinsel; white baubles; and white ornaments .... which made me immediately think of hardanger!
Hardanger is beautiful, stitched on white fabric with white thread .... yes I know there are holes but there does not have to be. It looks superb with or without cutting. The ornaments can be edged with blanket stitch or made into an ornament using white backing fabric.
I will be aiming to make 12 - 15 ornaments and would be delighted if you would like to send one too. They can be cut or uncut (I'm happy to do the cutting for you).
I have found a few free online charts that may be useful, to be made in just white and finished as an ornament. I have added the link in each caption.
|Victoria Sampler - Crystal Waters|
|Victoria Sampler - Heirloom Wedding Sampler|
|Victoria Sampler - Butterfly Fob|
I'm really excited to getting started with this year's ornaments, if you'd like to stitch one too please post 'Me too' in the comments box. Let me know if you have any questions.
I'm off to find my fabric and threads - happy hardangering !