This year I was quite lucky as Santa bought us a new camera (even though we did get it a little earlier), I also received two lovely summer nighties, body lotion and face cream, a cup for work and my surprise was a new craft glue gun to use for my cross stitch finishes. Woo Hoo I love it, its a cordless Black and Decker one.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Here are some ornie's for all to see. First up is an ornie I made for my Mum for her Christmas tree this year. Its "Sing Noel" by Primrose Needleworks. The reason I chose this is because I liked the colour combination of green, pink and white, I also had matching green beads which I used around the outside.
This next ornie is one I have received from Julianne in the YLPS round 4 exchange. I just love this little guy, and Julianne put a pocket in the back which she stashed some candy canes and chocolate in. Of course they didn't last long with my son around. A lovely ornie that will have a special place on my tree each year. Thanks Julianne!
Until next time, happy stitching and Merry Christmas everyone.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
My surprise piece for Angela this year was a journal like the one I made for Carol Anna. I found these little journals at my local craft store and had a vision for the finishing. I was tickled pink with the end result, and I might just have to go and buy some more. The design is a Heart In Hand chart called "Tall Snowman" (Angela loves snowmen!) stitched on a cream linen using dmc.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Today I received my christmas parcel from Gaby, and what a delightful parcel it is! This is for a personal exchange that a group of friends joined in on for Christmas.
Gaby stitched a biscornu for me from last years JCS christmas issue. And I am pleased to say that this is the first biscornu I have received in an exchange, how lucky am I to receive such a gorgeous one.
Thank you for such a lovely exchange Gaby, I love everything you sent. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas too.
For this same personal exchange I had to send to Roberta, here is what I sent in her parcel.
I stitched a Plum Pudding Needlearts chart as Roberta likes sheep and I thought this one was quite appropriate, he was finished off as a pinkeep. I also stitched Roberta a biscornu, this design was a freebie I have had in my stash for a while.
Poor Angela is still waiting on her gift to arrive, so no photos as yet. Hurry up postman!!!
Until next time, happy stitching.
Friday, December 11, 2009
I joined SWAP with Nina's group for the christmas round this year and the person I had to stitch for was Carol Anna in Hungary. I read that Carol Anna liked Bent Creek designs and traditional christmas things. So I made the following for her.
Waxing Moon Designs "Merry Christmas" reindeer, made into a pinkeep which I found perfect backing fabric for. Stitched on white linen with red dmc.
What a fun swap this was and Carol Anna was soo appreciative of all that I sent her, I received such a lovely email of thanks. I was also super surprised at how quick she received the parcel, 7 days from Australia to Hungary.
I will be back shortly as I have heard today that another of my exchanges have arrived.
Until next time, happy stitching
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
YAY!!! It sure was Christmas for me when I received my parcel from Angela. Each year we always send each other a parcel, and each year its soo exciting, as soon as we post them out we let each other know and then its this agonising wait to see how long the postal service takes to get it to us.
Angela gifted me with a gorgeous CCN design flatfold and it is sitting pride of place on the cabinet next to my christmas tree. I absolutely love it to death!! And my ornie this year is a lovely LHN design and just as fabulous.
The extra ornie's in my parcel are also already hanging on my tree.
Thank you Angela, dear friend, its always such a delight to receive a stitched gift from you.
The agonising wait is still going on for poor Angela, as my parcel hasn't reached her yet. Hopefully it will arrive soon.
Happy stitching everyone.