Each year Just Cross Stitch magazine releases their annual Christmas ornament issue. I eagerly anticipate this special publication each year and make many trips to the bookstands to ensure I have a copy. When I have the ornament issue in my hot little hands, I read it from cover to cover, many times. I look for my favorite designers and new designers. I read the stitch illustration section. I read the "where to find it" section.
In conjunction with this magazine Shepherd's Bush Printworks has a charm to embellish their ornament. Through the years the charms have included folk hearts, a shepherd's crook, a horn, their signature sheep, a star, an inn, a silver moon and the list goes on. Thinking I would stitch the ornament, I purchased the charm. Soon I had an accumulation of charms but unstitched ornaments. What does one do with an accumulation of charms? Make a charm bracelet!