I added 3 ornament kits to my UFO list for 2017 because I really want to get these things done and out of the way. I started making them around 1990 and, frankly, I'm over them. But these kits are expensive and I didn't want to toss them out. Besides I have over 120 ornaments made and I do still like displaying them.
This kit, Discovery, has been sitting partially done for at least a year. I love how it turned out but it's probably one of my least favorite to put together. This one is a whole lot of gluing smooth things to other smooth things so I know that this one will start falling apart before any other ornaments. Most of the ornaments are put together mostly with pins and dangly things done with thread. I think that makes them sturdier.
This is the first ornament kit where the hanger is 100% glued together. That doesn't bode well for its longevity.
Complaining aside, this thing is going to sparkle like crazy on the tree.
I'm sure someone is going to ask about the time in this. There was a time when I did track time and the easiest ornaments had about 12 hours in them and I've had a few that have up to 60 hours. I don't track time anymore but I'd guess this one came in somewhere around 25 hours.
If you think you might want to make this, I'm sorry, you can't. This kit has been retired and is no longer available.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.