Here's my Christmas ornament for this year.
I wanted it to have a house so I started with my house. The front of the house is rather boring, so I used the side view. And I changed the proportions. And changed the color (a green house with a green tree in front of it just won't work). Speaking of a tree, I had to add a better looking one.
I wanted snowflakes around the house, but nothing I tried looked right. So, I added a simple border and then extended it. All the sudden I had circles where I could add eyelets and I had snowflakes. I originally planned on eyelets along the top. But, once I started stitching I squeezed in an eyelet anywhere I could.
That means that there are partial eyelets along the edge of the house that required some compensating.
I also had some negative space around the circles with room for 5 letters. I used P-E-A-C-E and squeezed the year into another negative space.
When I look at this ornament I think of a perfectly quiet and still night with big fluffy snowflakes falling down.
As usual, while stitching, I thought of other design possibilities for my background of circles and eyelets. So, I'll probably be trying something along those lines in the future.
This pattern is for sale at patternsonline.com.