I started this little piece yesterday and just finished it up. It's from a really old issue of Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine. It was part of one of their stocking designs. My sister had a book from the publisher that had just the stockings in it and each page had some additional ideas from motifs taken from each stocking. This is from the Stitcher's Studio Stocking. She said if I was planning on stitching her something for Christmas she would love this. What a pain in the ass it was! I totally remember now why I stopped doing this sort of cross stitch - the kind with quarter stitches and three quarter stitches and top stitching on top of top stitching. :-)
It is suggested that it be a pin but my sister said no way she would rather have an ornament. But I'm not sure I want to do that either. I was thinking of maybe adding a quilted border from holiday fabrics and making a box lid and finishing off the box so she can use it to store stuff in. She is a crafter also and we always need more storage space. However I seem to think that I made her a box last year for Christmas with some sort of stitching on it so I hate to do the same thing two years in a row.
Any one have any other ideas? Maybe a pin keep? Or maybe a pin cushion with small quilted borders?