The Pedersens by Carol Pedersen

My husband and I adopted the family next door, so for Christmas this year I wished to adapt Debbie Stiehler’s ornaments to resemble Michael and myself as a gift for them. Debbie provided me with canvases, instructions and charms for her ornaments. Of course, stitching is my main hobby but I’m also called the “treat lady” by the neighborhood kids so usually have candy in my pocket. Michael is a rockhound who introduces the kids to rocks and fossils. So, a dinosaur pin in his hat and an arrowhead in his pocket defines him. They were the hit of the holiday present-opening event next door.