I needed an exchange gift for an upcoming neighborhood party, and this idea had been percolating in my brain for about a week. It's a simple medium sized pinkeep ornament(except I hardly used any pins) and I added a pocket to the back to hold a gift card.
So here's the front:
And the side:
And the back with the card fitting inside:
And when the card is removed:
The design was a chart in one of the Pine Mountain Designs pillow kits, and I changed the threads a bit, using overdyeds for the greens in the tree and the red in the lettering. The fabric is a couple of scraps of what I think was 32ct. ivory Belfast linen. (The pillow is stitched with 11 ct. fabric, so it's much larger.)
I'm glad that I took a picture of this, because it may well be my one and only stitched Christmas gift this year. I envy you guys who can stitch Christmas things all through the year. I just can't make my brain work that way. Once I get past January - I'm through.