Edited to add: As of Twelfth Night (6 January 2010) this chart is no longer available as a freebie. It may return at some point as a chart for sale to raise money for the MS Trust
I've always thought my parents to be the unsentimental types, but that is given the lie by their Christmas tree. I think I was in my early twenties before the first ornament I made eventually was retired - a star covered in blue glitter which I made when I was four or five. I think I was the one who insisted it needed to go! Since then, I've made many ornaments for their tree, some knitted but most of them stitched, and its part of our tradition. I also make an ornament each year for my niece. So many of the ornaments I've made have been given away, but I'm lucky in that I've also been given some beauties!
I love poinsettias, they look so cheery, but I'm not very good with houseplants, so apart from a couple of years, I've not had them - they look so bad by the time I've finished with them, I either under water or over water them and ... well, let's just say at least this stitched one will always look great!
If you would like copies of the charts, please comment below with your email address and I'll get them sent out to you. If you do stitch either of these designs, I'd love to see a picture - and there will be a prize for each one I show on my blog!
Edited to add: If you feel so inclined, a donation to the MS Trust for this chart would be appreciated. Pennies will do - and you can make payment via the link in my sidebar or by clicking here.
This pattern is offered for personal, non-commercial use only. Items made from this pattern may be sold on a small scale basis such as on Etsy or at craft sales. Sales for charity are positively encouraged! This pattern and the text and photos contained within, may not be copied or reproduced for any purpose other than personal use. Please direct people to this blog rather than forwarding the pattern, thank you! Copyright 2009 N M Wray