Do you realize there are only 86 days until Christmas? Time to start thinking about all those gifts you need to give. Why not start by stitching up some Christmas cross stitch ornaments? This little gingerbread guy would be the perfect accompaniment to a platter of cookies when you need to bring a hostess gift to a Christmas party or for Sunday school teachers, scout leaders and teachers. And if you don't have time to haul out your sewing machine for finishing, stitch on perforated paper for a no-sew ornament. -- AP
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