I finished my first ornament from this year's Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue.
Jeannette Douglas Designs: Noel Stamp Ornament 2011.
I didn't finish it like a stamp...instead I did my favorite beaded edge ornament. I used the called for fibers, a scrap of PTP Highland linen, and Mill Hill glass beads # 2078. I went to 2 shops and none of them had the called for bead color. They'd never heard of it.... didn't have an empty slot on their bead racks so our best guess was that they were new. I just picked a good match and I think they're perfect. I used DMC 315 to make the cording. I didn't want to use up my expensive Gentle Arts Sampler Thread. I also left off the 2011 on the front. It's on the back where I put my initials. By the time I was done and thinking about the back, there was no way I cared to stitch another little tiny 1 over 1 X. The entire ornament isn't 1 over 1....just the bird and the letters.
We'll see if I manage anymore ornaments this year. There are just so many projects and so little time.