Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ornaments and Gifts

I haven't updated in so long I've almost forgotten how:) Here is what I've been stitching. In a Yahoo group I'm a member of we did an ornament exchange. I was to send to Renee and she sent to me. I stitched LHN's Glory to God from one of the 2008 JCS Ornament issues. I stitched it over one on 25 ct mushroom lugana. I finished it as a flat finish rather than a pillow finish.

She sent me TWO ornaments! I am so lucky!She did a beautiful job on them both. She did "Hope" from the Lizzie Kate 12 Blessings of Christmas series:

AND she sent me "Joy" by Angel Stitching from the 2006 JCS Ornament issue.

I love them both and they will grace my tree for many years to come. Thank you Renee!

One of the ladies I work with LOVES snowmen, so every year I stitch her an ornament. This year I chose "More Snow" by Val's Stuff. I stitched it over one on 25 ct mushroom lugana. I finished it as a hanging pinkeep.

One of my dear friends, Chamaine, had a birthday in October and I stitched LHN's "Wool Needlebook" for her. I changed lots of the colors and finished it on a green wool felt. I forgot to take a picture of it before I sent it to her so she was kind enough to take one for me. I stitched her initials and my initials on it.

When I was in Iowa, Wendy Jo and I tried to get together but unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans. She ended up in the ditch in the middle of a blizzard and was stranded overnight in a High School gymnasium. I sent the package I wanted to give her when we met. This is what I sent:

I sent her some fabric, a snowman notepad and pin, a hockey puck from my son's hockey team (which is why we were in Iowa) and I stitched a ornament from The Sampler Girl "Dash Away All."

She sent me:

She stitched a darling ornament and finished it with a pipe cleaner! Such a clever way to finish something off. She also included some yummy candy and some Mary Engelbriet goodies and an adorable snowman magnet. Thank you Wendy!

I think that's it! Wow, it's been far too long since I posted, each time I think about posting, the phone rings or the washer finishes and I get sidetracked. Hopefully, I won't go so long until my next post.

Until next time,