Tuesday, June 26, 2012


One thing that I decided before the birth of Zoé was that I was going to make an ornament for her each Christmas and then cross stitch a lid of a wooden box to keep all of them in and then when she leaves the nest, she can take them with her.  Then I had Adèle and then I found I had no time to make them with a 40 hour work week.  So, I owe Zoé ornaments from Christmas 2009, 2010, 2011 and for this year 2012 and Adèle ornaments from 2011 and 2012.

I decided on these for sure:

This is going to be Zoé's 2009 ornament.  It's going to be finished as a pillow with her name and year and "1st Christmas" on the other side

Here is my progress on it so far.  I think I may substitute in metallics for the stars.

This is going to be Adèle's 2011 ornament.  Like Zoé's, it's going to be a pillow with her name and stuff on the back.

I chose nativities for the first Christmas ornaments for both girls because I want to stress that Christ is the true meaning of Christmas and always comes first.

I am thinking of doing these guys for ornaments too.  Zoé loved Tigger when she was younger and Adèle loves Pooh right now.
Zoé got so excited this morning when I brought out this book:

She absolutely LOVES Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  I think I will make this as her 2012 ornament:

My goal is to make ornaments that reflect things they liked during the year or an event.  Hopefully they'll have a nice mix by the time they're 18 or so.


  1. I love your choices I know you can finish them you are a great stitcher.

  2. That comment was from me.

  3. What a wonderful idea, Joy! Your daughters will look forward to seeing their ornaments on the tree every year, and to have a box to keep them all in is great! Happy stitching!

  4. Where are the nativity patterns from? They are both very cute!



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