Raymond Crawford, who designs sophisticated and unusual (in a good way!) Christmas canvases just sent me this little canvas because I absolutely love his line. As you can see, I've already started stitching it. Regina, who teaches advanced stitches for The Point of It All, suggested I use basketweave rather than a decorative stitch--she thought it would get too complicated with all the compensation around "Joy." Good news for me: I can zip through this quick canvas in a night.

Now for the finishing...I was thinking of adding trim and fanciful embellishments and making a pin to wear at Christmas time. Of course, a tree ornament is also a possibility. Or what about a kissing ball? Give me your opinion...but post a comment soon; I'll finish this canvas in no time!