Every year our local Children's Theater sponsors a "Festival of Trees" where businesses and individuals decorate Christmas trees and wreaths to be sold as a fund-raiser. They have expanded this to include gingerbread buildings, homemade items such as jams and jellies, and events like breakfast with Santa.
Needle Nicely has participated for the last 8 or 9 years. The first year all the NN employees started in March stitching "bulb" ornaments in pattern stitches that we then finished flat. That 4 1/2 ft tree was the first that sold that year for the full-price. Quite an achievement! The next year we did a mix of needlepoint and glass ornaments. One year I donated 3 of our Christmas stocking models. The past 2 years I have been donating pillow models where the canvases are no longer available. Here are two that are going to be part of this year's donation: