I have been participating in the Christmas Ornie SAL, so I do have some new ornaments for the tree this year.
This is my most recent finish, "Snow" by Valerie Danish. This pattern is featured in the 2015 Just Cross Stitch Special Holiday Issue. I stitched the pattern on 14 ct plastic canvas, and backed it with black felt.
Christmas Eve Traditions:
My sweetie and I always enjoy a nice Christmas Eve dinner together and save the leftovers for Christmas Day, which keeps me out of the kitchen and available to chat on the phone with my family - who are all out of state.
Each year I make candy and bake cookies in the days leading up to Christmas Eve. I keep a small sample taste available for each evening - and pack the rest away for the grand finale on Christmas Eve, when I arrange all the varieties together and let the snacking begin.
Most years, I set up a Christmas Eve "Scavenger Hunt" for my sweetie, with puzzles and clues that lead all around and end up with a gift to be opened. Generally the gift is a book, movie, game or activity for the evening.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit. Don't forget to stop by and visit Alyssa at Brownie's Chair.