I finished stitching December Word Play by With Thy Needle and Thread.
This appeals to me on so many levels. I love the muted colors, the happy words, the rustic Santa with his oversized candy cane. Cute! I am going to finish it into a pillow that can be propped up on a shelf. This would be adorable framed, too, but I don't have enough nails already pounded into the walls to accommodate more framed holiday cross stitch.
As I was rummaging around in my bag of cross stitch WIPs, I uncovered this kit, which I bought a few weeks ago and had already sort of forgotten about. Blame holiday hysteria on my memory problem!
Now I HAVE to stitch one of these ornaments. The fabric is already made into an ornament, so once the stitching is done, it's done! No finishing is required:
The only trouble I see with this is that the fabric backing on the aida might prove cumbersome. I cross stitch with a stabbing motion of the needle, but I will have to use a quilting or embroidery motion where the needle is always in front of the fabric for this project.