I have a confession: September’s ornament isn’t quite done. It is all stitched, but I’ve misplaced the beads I want to use for embellishing it.
While is it very pretty, my Victorian Christmas Tree from Sue Hillis (2003 JCS ornament issue), is very bare. The model has small white bugle beads and gold seed beads on it, which look just like candles. Sue Hillis also used some faceted beads to make swags around the tree. My plan was just to do the candles, but my package of bugle beads has gone missing. I came up with a few other ideas while trying to sleep last night, just so I could get the ornament completely finished today. But, I ultimately decided that I’d rather miss my self-imposed deadline and make the tree I wanted, than just do something to finish it up. Still, I’m calling this ornament done, for now, since the stitching is complete.
Next month is busy, what with Thanksgiving, birthdays, the Creativ Festival and Halloween. If I was smart, I would get started on October’s ornament early. And, that is exactly what I plan to do. I’ll be working on Victoria Sampler’s Gingerbread Scissor Keep from the 2009 JCS ornament issue. I’ve got the thread pack sitting on my table, so all I need to do is hunt down the fabric.