PS The black edge along the oval top is caused by shadow, not a pencil.
Trimming the Tree Ornament Completed
I used Microsoft Word's shapes to draw an oval, then used an old bit of software called "Cool Ruler" to make it the length and width I needed to fit my ornament.
|Cool Ruler used to measure how far to pull down the oval to the length desired|
|Cool Ruler used to measure how wide to pull the oval for the width desired|
Once the oval shape was set, I used Word's shapes to draw straight horizontal and vertical lines through the middle and printed it out on standard 8.5" x 11" paper. Then I placed my stitched ornament on top of the template, using the lines to help locate the exact center of top, bottom and sides, then drew my oval.
|Lines on Template Visible Through Canvas for Centering|