Monday, December 08, 2008

Way behind ..

I've been receiving some lovely exchanges and I've been really bad about showing everyone pictures ... so grab a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the pictures :)
I received this lovely package from Elza from an exchange on the Christmas Ornament Exchange blog. Now this was much more than a ornament for my tree .. Elza stitched a very sweet design and fastened it on the bottom of a fabric box. Along with this lovely box, Elza sent me a Christmas journal and a string of St. Nicholas'.


KarenSC had my name for the Pals ornament exchange .. look at the box of goodies she sent, along with the cutest reindeer ornament. I love how it's finished .. the buttons on the back are an adorable touch :)

I stole this picture from Karen's blog ... I just couldn't get a nice clear picture ...
and look at this cute reindeer pin she sent me .. he's on my coat for the season.

Today's mail brought my Round 10 Fair and Square squares from Monique. How can you not smile at this cute ladybug!

and look, a little extra from Monique. My very own reindeer floss ring .. matches the threadholder I ordered from her last week! lol way too cute :)


Still with me?? Need a refill yet? lol .. I do .. brb! ok .. I'm back :) Of course I've been stitching for these exchanges too .. here's a couple of things I can show you .. the rest haven't shown up at their new homes yet.
I had Carol's name for the Christmas Ornament Exchange. I had lots of fun stitching this JBW design for her. I was really pleased with how it turned out .. thanks for new techniques I learned from the classes with Jane Timmers.



Don't know if you remember, but Natasha one my 2nd blogiversary. Here's the biscornu I stitched. The design is from Praiseworthy, it was a kit with the greatest glass beads. Loved the colors, but I didn't care much for the fabric, it was a bit too flimsy for me. I also included some floss and some fabric ...

Wow, I do think I'm done for now .. aren't ya glad! lol .. I'll leave you with a picture of the newest addition to my reindeer collection .. DH's birthday was on the 3rd. We went to dinner and a movie with the kids on Saturday night. We went to Starbucks before the movie .. I'm kinda addicted to their pumpkin spice lattes :) anyway, look what came home with me .. aren't they adorable!
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend .. get all those Christmas decorations up yet? Is your shopping all done?? I wish I could say, to both .. hopefully we'll get the tree and it will be all decorated by the weekend.
Oh and thank you to everyone that stops by and leaves a comment .. I really enjoy reading them. Have a great week everyone!
I'm grateful for new reindeer friends ...

16 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Good grief, Michele, I'm overwhelmed by it all! Must get some coffee and admire it all. :D

Vonna said...

My GOSH....I feel like crying after looking at all that wonderfully beatiful, utterly gorgeous stuff...WOW! Merry Christmas, eh?

Wendy said...

Gorgeous pictures, Michele, of all those wonderful things! Thanks for sharing them all !

Sally said...

Wow, Michele, lots of lovelies here! Everything is just so pretty.

staci said...

I'm drooling at all of your lovelies!!! Enjoy!

Cindy F. said...

How exciting! Everything is so fun:)

stitcherw said...

So many lovelies to look at, I can't believe all the wonderful ones you've gotten and done. Your blog was certainly a treat to see. Haven't tried a pumpkin spice latte yet, sounds yummy though. The reindeer are adorable, hmmmm think I may need to make a Starbucks run. :)
Sue

Michelle said...

What wonderful and beautiful gifts.. thanks for sharing.

Michelle

Kathy A. said...

Wow, look at all those beautiful gifts. Your tree will have some truly special ornaments. Love those new reindeer! I'll bet they were just calling your name

Andrea said...

Lots of wonderful gifts and exchanges. Love your new reindeer pals.

Nancy said...

So have you finished the N Roberts book yet? I was sad to finish it! *lol*
As always, beautiful exchanges you've received - and the table runner by Kim - awesome!!

Beth said...

Wow! You certainly have sent and received a whole lot of wonderful things! I am always impressed by the exchanges that you all do!! Love the new reindeer - but not being a coffee drinker, I probably would not have seen them. I am excited about trying a gingerbread bagel at Panerra's tomorrow am. Someone ordered behind me the last time I was there and I thought that sounded great - so I am going to give it a try!!

Shelleen said...

thanks for sharing all of the pics. I had fun visiting your blog and I sat down with my bottle of Dr. Pepper, mmm

Gladys Creativa said...

Hi there! you have a wonderful blog! I like ti so much.
Specials regards!

Dani - tkdchick said...

You got some great exchagnes!

SBL said...

Wow! Sounds stunning.

Regards,
SBL Panorama stitching