I was pleased to find the SAL as most of the cross stitched items I make each year are destined to be gifts - usually Christmas gifts. This year I will be making around 50 Christmas ornaments and also several framed works to give as Christmas presents.
So far this year I have stitched six Christmas ornaments, but not yet made them up. I usually batch my ornament finishing, and I plan to finish up this batch after I have stitched one more Nutcracker ornament.
Here's what I have stitched:
Nutcrackers from Jeremiah Junction Nutcracker Factory III booklet(for a pair of sisters)
Ornaments for a young niece and her baby brother. The Santa is from Barbara Mock's Christmas Quickies I booklet. The Santa Teddy is from a Dale Burdett Christmas booklet.
and two little stocking ornaments - one for my great-nephew who will be celebrating his second Christmas, the other for a little English boy born a few years ago (the original ornament I stitched for him got lost in transit). The stocking design is adapted from one in LA's Christmas Caboodle leaflet. The tiny teddy is adapted from a design in Graphwork's Mini Motif Designs Christmas Vol 8.
I have just one more Nutcracker to stitch, then I will make these up before I start anything new.