Decorated Ball Ornaments

Sometime just after Thanksgiving I found several ball ornaments with Styrofoam centers that are covered with red thread.  I had been thinking about trying to decorate balls like this for awhile so I purchased the ornaments to give it a try.

Wanda Salmans 2014

They turned out well but only one was finished by Christmas.
There were too many other things going on.

Wanda Salmans 2014

This one took the longest.  I completed the first two rounds then it languished, hanging from the lamp shade, half done.  I pinned it to the ball to entice me to finish it.

While watching football this Sunday I was finally able to finish it. 

Wanda Salmans 2014

For this one I cut a plastic card to make a thread gauge and didn't notice that it wasn't a straight cut until I went to finish it off.  I obviously used both ends of the gauge, which were not the same width.  It is much less even than I thought it was. 

The completed ornament still looked good on the tree.  The tree was a small one, too small, really, for this big of an ornament, but the grandchildren just knew it needed to be there.

Now I need to put them away, somewhere that I don't loose them, so they can go on the Christmas tree next year.

"The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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