Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Another Ornament!

This one I received from Marika, for the SBEBB Christmas
ornament exchange. It's from the JCS 2008 ornie issue by
Primrose Needleworks. Stitched on 40 ct linen-wow, such
tiny little stitches! She also sent me some pretty green linen,
some felt ornies, some hand dyed floss, and some finnish chocolate!

You don't have to worry Marika, I love everything-especially
my ornament! It hangs in a special place on the front of my tree!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Ornaments to share!

I've been wanting to post these for awhile now, just haven't had
the time. First up, Angela and I were in a private ornament swap
together. This is what I stitched for her. I LOVE snowmen!! So I
just had to stitch this one up. It's by Barbara Ana, from a new
booklet she just put out this month called "more Christmas
ornaments". It's stitched on 28 ct summer khaki linen with dmc
and dmc color variations floss (my own color substitutions).

Next is the ornament Angela stitched for me. I love it! And it's
a snowman (of course). I only have 4 cross stitched ornies on
my tree (including this one) so it is proudly displayed right in the
front! Thanks again Angela for swapping with me. It was so much
fun. We'll have to do it again next year!

And last but not least, the SBEBB ornament exchange to Cindy.
I had a difficult time deciding what to stitch for her. I wasn't sure
what the weather is like in Singapore. So I settled on this one
from Blackbird Designs. It's called "winter song" and is in the
JCS 2008 Christmas ornie issue. I personalized it with her initial.
It is also stitched on 28 ct summer khaki linen with dmc & sampler
threads. There is a better photo on her blog!

The entire exchange I sent to her. I even found a notepad with
the letter "C" on it!

Friday, December 19, 2008

HOE Floss Tag Exchange!

Well, this is way overdue-I know. Wonder if I'll ever catch up
to my posts?? (ha-ha). First up is the floss tag exchange that I
sent to Caroline. I stitched her a design that is actually from the
Prairie Schooler. I took a part of one of their designs from the
Measure of a year book. It is stitched on 28 ct monaco (hand dyed
by me) with DMC light effects threads from their jewel collection.
It really does sparkle-try clicking on photo for a better view.

Here is the back. I stitched our initials, the group name, and the

This is the whole exchange I sent to her. I made the simple tote
bag you see underneath. I thought she could carry her stitching
or whatever around in it. I guess her DD loved the notepad set
so much that she made off with them. I'm glad everything was liked!

Last but not least, my floss tag exchange that I received from
Georgie. She must have read my blog and discovered that I like
purple and fairies. Not sure of the designer or fabric used. Isn't
it cute?! It's just the right size. She also sent some matching floss
and some wonderful smelling soap. Thanks again Georgie!