About two days before Christmas, it occurred to me that it might be nice to make a special ornament for me and Cagatay each year, to mark our Christmases (and life) together. And while it's not our first Christmas together, this year is our first as a married couple, which makes a nice starting point for a tradition.
So, for our first ornament, I cross-stitched a pair of ice skaters from the fab Bucilla kit I bought last year. I used Aida cloth for the front and hand-sewed on a felt backing, stuffing it right before I closed it up. For the most part, I followed the pattern -- I changed "my" outfit to red (the original pattern had the lady's dress in pink) and used brown for the hair, and I gave "Cagatay" a little moustache and goatee. And, of course, I added our wedding date at the top. :)
It's definitely my favorite ornament from this year, and it's also my last ornament for 2012. Thanks for reading! Now I will go back to posting on my blog much less frequently... :)