Early in 1981, we moved to Canberra, Australia so my husband could do a PhD at the Australian National University. When I thought about the 20+ hours that we would be in transit, I knew that I needed something to work on, so I bought a packet of 6 embroidered ornaments to take with me. I distinctly remember working on one of them during the trip and then finished them in the first few months that we lived there.
When I first made these and hung them on the door knobs, the frames would break apart and fall into three parts on the floor. After several years of this, I finally got out the glue gun and secured the frames. Now we enjoy them every year.