Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lots to share ...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and friends. We had a very nice dinner with my father in law. I spent Friday with Lisa doing the Black Friday thing ... we do this every year and have a great time. The rest of the weekend was spent getting the inside of the house ready for Christmas ... I love decorating (as you probably already know lol) and this year I had fun changing so things up ... I'll post some pictures later ... but now I should talk about stitching ... or finishing ... or exchanges ... first finishes ...

I had a 3 fair and squares exchanges that I really wanted to get finished so I could enjoy them during the holidays so I sent them off to Nancy. Look at what I received back ...

This cute snowman was stitched by April ... I love the wire hanger and the beads ... what a cutie, don't ya think?


Janice stitched this sweet reindeer for me ... love the simple finishing of this one and the beads really add a nice touch ...


Nancy turned Melissa's squares into an adorable pinkeep that I got to enjoy among my Thanksgiving decorations ...


and this was how Nancy finished my cute turkey ...

Now on to exchanged ... I participated in an ornament exchange in a Yahoo group ... here's the ornament I received from Renee. I just love this design. I've stitched this before, but not for myself ... I was thrilled to see it stitched for me ... and it was finished into a little pouch ... cute cute cute ...

This is the ornament I stitched and finished for Shari. It's a design by Trail Creek Farms ... I though it turned out pretty nice and Shari liked it ...



Thanks for visiting and letting me share more stitching with you. Hope your week is a good one.

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for long weekends ...

22 comments:

valerie said...

Great ornies! Nancy did a great job!

Kim B said...

Fabulous finishing and darling ornies! I absolutely adore these pieces!

Nic said...

You have a heap of cuties there to help celebrate the holidays - lucky girl!

Sadie said...

Such beautiful ornaments! I am looking forward to seeing pics of your Christmas decorating!

mainely stitching said...

Everything's so lovely! Nancy is certainly talented!!

Natasha said...

Love them all!! I also went out on black friday but later in the day. I am very excited this year because I finally have a tree again. This is my favrotie time of year, it would be made greater if we had some snow here in the Bay. :)
Take Care

CindyMae said...

I love every single one of them!! They are all wonderful!

Nancy said...

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving Michele, and I'm happy you like your ornaments and pinkeeps!

I love the little pouch filled with floss that you received, and you did a very pretty job on the ornament you stitched.

Irene said...

Lovely ornaments, they all look so wonderful !

Sally said...

Everything looks wonderful Michele!

Daffycat said...

Wonderful ornaments from your exchanges!

Shari said...

I wondered if this was the Michele who did my ornament & I see it is!!!!! I love mine & hope to get my stitching tree up yet tonight!!!! Thanks again!!!
I will add your blog to my blog list! Give me a visit sometime!

Karen said...

Love your finished goodies and your finishes! Will be great additions to your Christmas decor.

Siobhan said...

WOW!!! Nancy really outdid herself with her finishing. Beautiful stitching--you must be so thrilled! :)

Carolyn NC said...

All the ornaments look fantastic!

Andrea said...

Great finishing by Nancy. A lovely ornament to receive and I do like the Trail Creek Farm one.

Michelle said...

Love your Christmas banner :) Reindeer of course!

What great ornaments .. I just love this time of year.

Linda said...

Hi Michele, darling ornaments and the finishing is perfect. The ones you recieved will be nice additions to your holiday decorations.

Your blog sure looks pretty...love your header and backgound too.....hugs, Linda

RuthB said...

My my Mavis, you're looking ready for the holidays. :) I love the deer picture.

Congrats on some lovely finishes and exchanges.

Suzanne said...

What very cute finishing on all the Fair & Squares pieces, I may just need to borrow the snowman idea. I love the pouch you received and a very cute ornament you stitched for Shari.

Brigitte said...

All these ornaments look fantastic. I'd like to take them off the screen and hang them on a tree, lol.

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