Friday, July 06, 2007

Cookies for the jolly fat man

by Susan Greening Davis
for Still Stitching with Susan LLC
2006 JCS Ornament Issue

Kitted up for sale (with everything but the chart) at the Rockome National Counted Cross Stitch Show last month by Stitcher's Express (Mattoon IL), this ornament was a must have after you saw the finished one on the counter. For me this was not a snap to stitch and finish, but once you get it laid out and put a few stitches in on each side as your guide, you don't need your pattern or to think very hard until it comes time for the words to be added. I modified mine from "Cookies for Mr. C" to "Cookies for Santa". Once you have those gingerbread men on it and have it all put together, you can't stop thinking about baking some real gingerbread men.....well, maybe not in this heat!
Adana in Illinois (USA)


Karin said...

Lovely! Congrats

MarisaAnne said...

It's fantastic! I see that one each time I flip through my JCS ornie issues and wonder if I should make it or not . . . perhaps I will!

Karrie said...

I really like the wording changes you made and I agree that the buttons would make me want to eat gingerbread too, yum!