Monday, February 1, 2010

My Valentine's Day Ornament Tree

I have enough heart ornaments [just barely] to keep the ornament tree up in the entryway for the month of February. But once the 15th rolls around, the tree will be retired until Halloween ... the next season for which I have a sufficiency of ornaments. One of my goals in 2010 is making a Thanksgiving ornament each month, which will keep my little table top ornament tree "dressed" between Halloween and Christmas. I figure, in 2011, I'll work on Celtic ornaments to dress the tree for St. Patrick's Day and then in 2012, move on to Easter ornaments.
Part of the problem is that, although I make quite a few ornaments for all seasons, I give most of them away. For the next few years, I will make an effort to stitch primarily for my own home and for my own pleasure. Generosity is a virtue, to be sure, but I'd like to be able to display my own work in my own home as well.

5 comments:

Carol said...

Your Valentine's tree is so pretty, Riona! I like your idea of keeping the tree up all year and rotating the ornaments with the season/holiday :)

Paula C. said...

I would like to do that too. Stitch ornaments for my tree so I can leave it up all year. That would be a nice SAL!

stitchinfiend said...

That is such a beautiful ornament tree and such pretty ornaments to put on it.

Rachel S said...

Love it. Love your idea!

Kim said...

Your tree and ornaments are very pretty. I like the idea of keeping it up through out the year and just chaning the ornaments.