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,


Renee said...

What great stitching and finishing Julie!! Of course I absolutely LOVE the LHN Glory to God ornament you made for me!!! It just just gorgeous!!!!! Thank you so much!!!

WendyJo said...

What great gifts and lovely finishing too Julie. Some very lucky gals received some great included! Your finishing is very pretty!