Monday, January 11, 2010

The New Year

This is a year for finishing things and decluttering for me. I have been working on a family ornament project for many years off and on. Well this year I plan to complete it; well get it caught up. For as long as our family grows so will the project.

In this project, started by one of my sisters before her death in 1986; there will be a cross stitch ornament for each member of the family. Starting with my parents represented by Santa Claus and Mrs Claus; then each of their daughters and daughters in law being Angels and their sons and sons in law being soldiers. For their grandsons, green stockings and granddaughters, red stockings. Then a several years later was the addition of great grandkids which my mom chose a Jack in the Box design. Only the grandkids and greats will have names on them. Total current figures are at 69 ornaments all said and done. Stitched the count is at 34; and my goal is one a week this year til caught up. Which should be sometime in September. Here is a photo of the 34th stitched completed last week.

Brad is my oldest niece's husband. This week I'll be finishing up Ann's family with the stitching of her youngest's Jack in the Box.

Hopefully I will be able to keep up with my goal of one ornament a week, but each ornament will take many hours of work to get stitched. But I am anxious to complete them and see them all on a Christmas tree this year.


  1. What a great idea - keep up the good work!

  2. What a great idea! My mom wouldlove this if I did this for her! Keep up the great work!