Ornament WiPs & a wee finish

I have a couple of ornaments in the works for family gifts which I believe are fairly safe to share.

Prairie Schooler's Annual Santa 1992
for a special fisherman in the family (my father-in-law)

The Workbasket's Rejoice from JCS 2005 for my mom
This is my first time stitching with silk and I love it! This one is on 40 ct. fabric.

I also finished a bookmark for a friend's birthday with a freebie by Ink Circles.

Ornament Exchange from Chris

Hello friends, I received a beautiful ornament by The Sampler Girl from Chris. (Chris, I think you have been reading my blog!) It immediately went on our tree. It's so sweet. My camera is not the greatest, and it is hard to see the great straight stitches on the manger which really look like hay, and the pretty fabric which looks hand dyed to me.

And she included some nice extras, including a sweet pattern for a key chain by Milady's Needle, with the key chain and some Crescent Colors to get started. Thank you, Chris, I just love everything!