Wednesday, December 22, 2010

3 Days and Counting ...

Can't believe it's almost Christmas! Are you ready?? I think I am ... but this has been helping me a lot! lol
A couple of weeks ago Lisa and worked on some Christmas crafts for friends and family. My son Chris has a vinyl business and helped with our craft this year. We found some designs online and had Chris make them out of vinyl. We found boards at Joanne's, stained them and he added the vinyl for us ... I love how this one turned out!
I decided to keep this one for myself :) I think it looks adorable on my kitchen table. You can see a small board with a vinyl graphic on the small red board. We painted some with red and some with green ... I think the gold graphic looks great on it.
I participated in an ornament exchange in a Yahoo group I belong to ... Carmen (no blog yet) was my exchange partner. She lives about 30 minutes from me, so we decided to meet in person for our exchange. It was so much fun to meet a fellow stitcher in person, especially one that lives so close! We're even planning to get together after the first of the year :) Carmen stitched for me Star (over one!!) from this year's JSC ornament magazine. She also included a little bear in a show, both made by her! And how cute is it that the bear is holding the ornament!
Here's the ornament I made for Carmen ... it's a freebie design from The Stitcherhood. The fabric it's laying on is the backing fabric ... it was a really fun stitch.
All leave you with a picture of one of my favorite reindeer ... all decked out and ready for Santa. I've had this reindeer for a few years ... found him at Pier One but he was too expensive ... but a couple of weeks after Christmas he was sitting all by himself on a shelf way up high ... and dirt cheap by then ... so of course I had to bring him home ... sure glad I did!
I've received some wonderful Christmas presents in the last few days ... I'll post pictures of them soon.

Than you all for your comments ... I love reading each one of them!

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

I'm grateful for time with my stitching girlfriends ...

12 comments:

Nan said...

You're so crafty. What a neat idea to use the graphics that way. They are adorable.
Merry Christmas!

Sharlotte said...

Very very nice post Michele! Merry Christmas!

Melanie said...

Ooooo, I love the way the plaque came out! Very nifty!!

Karen said...

OMG Michele.....I LOVE your subway art plaque! I have been seeing these around the web and so envious! I think I may have to give it a try.

Love all of your stitched exchanges sent and received. Hope you have a very merry Christmas!

Karen

Sharon said...

I love the board! Very pretty! The stitching and other decorations are nice too of course.

Merry Christmas!

Jennifer said...

How cute is that board? I LOVE it! Also, I take no responsibility if you are now addicted to crafting blogs. LOL

Andrea said...

Love the board.

Have a very Happy Christmas!

Sherry :o) said...

Love your red and gold plaques! Have a Merry Christmas!!

Jeanne said...

Wonderful projects and so festive! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and new year!

Daffycat said...

Merry Christmas, Michele!

Siobhan said...

That plaque is so cool! I love the reindeer, too! I hope you had a great Christmas, Michele.

Natalia said...

I love your vinyl sign!!! How clever that was.. It is colorful and Christmasy. Glad you got to meet a fellow stitcher, it is always so much fun. Merry Christmas !!