Stiff plastic is great for templates - can't think of anything usual around the recycle bin that might be big enough, though. If you have your completed template that is not quite right, could you just trace beside the lines enough to make an approximate correct pattern - personal interpretation, you know!
Saw that Hall mark has a "new home" ornament this year that is pretty. But that got me thinking how much I'd like to make the "cottage" ornament I have a pattern for, that I actually reduced (speaking of copiers) from the Stitch at Home book. The larger one in that book has several pieces but an ornament could just be house-bottom, fold-over roof and chimney.
There is, however, no time invention (or intervention) that may allow it. Everything else a "go". Just not the time.
Elizabeth needs to come in here and tell about all her projects!!!
Cathy, too! - lots of stitchin' goin' on.