I chose the threads and stitches for the SMU ornament. The Kelly Clark pears came with stitch guides and I think they are wonderful. Check out the twisted cord on the green pear. Kim ran a small thread of Kreinik bead through the cord and I think it is exquisite. As for me, I did not get the Quail Run nativity I wanted, but I did get a big wad of cash to spend any way I want. That opens up a whole world of possibilities! Both my kids went to The Needle Works and bought gift certificates as well. That is the best ever! How was your Christmas?