The "Fall" ornie is a design from Blueladie Designs.
The Cathedral Window is a tree ornie and both sides are identical.
The other is my own creation that I stitched with cotton perle. Apparently "it is what it is" is the latest "buzzword" but I first heard it a few weeks ago when a football coach was being interviewed about a bad call by the officials; when asked what he said to his team about it his response was that he told them 'it is what it is'. I really like that expression and it's more polite than some. My son, J, and I have had rather interesting email conversations about "iiwii" and thus, this idea was born.
These ornies will be tucked into cards this Christmas. The red one is for the mother of the little guys who are getting the bean bags since she trims her tree with handmades. The other is for a good friend. The deer was a free design from here.
There is also one for our own tree stitched in the same green as above. I backed them all with a winter print.