I'm using the photo of the magazine below as a visual aid : ) If you look closely, on the right lower half of the cover you will see 2 ornaments. One is a partridge with the date 2005 stitched in red. The other is just to the left of the partridge, a little cabin which reads Christmas & then the date 2005.
I could not find a sample of an ornament with an initial on it but of course it would look something like this (note the stitched B in the bottom right corner).
My question is ... how do you feel about ornaments that have your initial stitched on them &/or a date? I personally don't mind them but I'm always over thinking things & I wonder if there are people who might prefer stitched items without initials or dates?
I mentioned yesterday that I was going to sit & look through my back issues of JCS Ornaments. I did. I found a lot of really nice ornaments but some were dated or had an initial or both. Of course for some reason no one provides a chart in case you want to change the initial or the date. Unless you find another alphabet/number design somewhere or come up with something on your own, your only choice is to stitch the date &/or initial or leave them off. This is neither here nor there though I guess. I am simply asking how do you feel about ornaments that have your initial stitched on them &/or a date?
And speaking of JCS Ornaments issues, I found quite a few ornaments that I want to make during yesterday's browsing time. No surprise there : ) I am missing a couple issues so went in search of them on eBay. I have none from before 2002. I'd like to get the 2000, 2001, & 2003 issues & I did find a 2003 & made a bid on it. No issues currently for 2001. However, there's a 2000 issue that someone is selling as a Buy It Now for $29.99! She has got to be kidding! I'll wait for another one to pop up one of these days at a more reasonable price : )
Incidentally, have you noticed my Christmas countdown thingie on my sidebar? Isn't it exciting! Almost less than 90 days till Christmas!!!