Ok, so this ornament didn't make it in to Stitch by Stitch for the Christmas finishing deadline. It just got back this week, and I was still happy to pick it up. This is a delightful ornament by Jody Designs Needlepoint. This is the same designer that did the lovely inserts for my bookends that I worked on this past summer. Jody uses such beautiful, vibrant colors; we're so lucky to have so many gorgeous threads to work with. I stitched this ornament completely from stash, using some Vineyard Silk. The beads on the criss cross hungarian were a new idea for me.
So I already have the first new ornament for next year!