Sunday, December 28, 2008

Winter Exchange to Myrna!

Here is my winter exchange to Myrna of Still Living in Wonderland. It is called winter ice by Keslyn's and is done on 32 count ice blue linen in Midnight GAST. It is sparkly as it has Kreinik braid, Mill Hill seed beads and clear crystal beads as well. It is finished into a picture frame puffed out with batting underneath. I sent the easel stand with it to display it. Myrna says she loves it and I am very glad! You know how nervous one gets until the exchange gets there and the recipient likes it.

The second picture is of some of the goodies I sent. A slew of Crescent threads, 2 charts from Myrna's wish list, Kelmscott curious cat minder needle magnet, some Christmas socks and Altoids. Sorry about the glare from tin! I left some things out of the package which I still have to send. I was in such a hurry to get it out that I forgot a couple of things.

Also, a huge thank you to Staci of Snippets and Stash as I won her last giveaway of a Christmas ornament called believe by The Sampler Girl. It is adorable! It really made my day! Click here to see ornament ! Thanks again Staci!

Anyway, I am not sure I will be back here before New Years! So, I wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year in 2009!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Seeing Double....

double ornaments that is. I am going to a stitch in tonight at my LNS and we had an option to do an ornament exchange. Many ideas floating in my head-but not enough time. So I had stitched Heart in Hands ornament from the 2002 JCS ornament magazine for me and I repeated it for the stitch in. It was quick and easy. Right up my alley-LOL. I attempted to use this finishing technique by Monique of My Mark Designs but I had a little trouble with my wire and beads-so I improvised with this look. I think it came out okay. I like the wire and bead look though.

Barbara from Mainely Stitching sent me a sweet beaded fob with a frog on it-to keep my stitching frogs away. It is lovely, but I can't get a decent picture of it. I love it though. Thanks Barbara for thinking of me! Thanks to all of you too for the lovely compliments regarding me and my family.

Anyway, I must run. I am making Pioneer Woman's apple dumplings for tonight and they are super yummy and quick. Go try them-you won't regret it though your hips might-LOL
Happy Stitching!