I love stitching smalls, such as ornaments, for the sheer fact that they give me a sense of instant gratification.
I mean, let's be serious. When you're working on something of the magnitude of Quaker Christmas II (on 40 ct., no less, because that's how I roll), you need something here and there to make you feel like you've accomplished something.
Ornaments are the perfect way to give youself this sense of accomplishment, and it's even better when you get to make it personalized for an adorable baby's first Christmas!
Last year, I offered Amy Green, owner of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free (for my newer followers, this crazy Philly girl needs to steer clear of gluten. and grains. and well, pretty much anything fun, except maple syrup, which i tend to put on more things than should be legal, just so i don't binge on an entire box of gluten free cereal. ahem.), to do a personalized Baby's First ornament for her little guy, Nate.
This year, she put in her order for her newest baby, Luke, and I couldn't wait to get started.
I chose another adorable Lizzie Kate pattern, which seems to be pretty fitting, since we've already had quite a bunch of that white nonsense falling from the sky this year.
The white pom-pom for a snowball! I die.
It's tough to tell, but I used a 32 count opalescent for the stitching, just to keep it interesting and not bland Light Mocha or white. Blah. Plus, it adds sparkle for the sparkly time of year!!
Doing the same thing as last year - using letters from various Lizzie Kate projects to personalize this ornament, I stitched Luke's name and year on the back.
And there you have it! Thank you again, Amy, for trusting me with this keepsake for your sweet Luke! I had so much fun stitching it for him!!