Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stitching, finishing and a couple of presents ...

Last couple of weeks I've been doing more Christmas stitching and a bit of finishing too. First up is Joy and Peace by LHN. Instead of stitching the snowflake in the left corner I opted for a lovely snowflake button instead. This was a sweet stitch ...
Stitched on the recommended WDW fabric
with the recommended CC's floss

This is a design by Tanya of The Scarlett House. The original design is on a green fabric with red lettering. Amy at Down Sunshine Lane knows I love red and made a suggestion to stitch it on red fabric ... I love love love how it turned out. Now to finish finish it.
Jingle all the way by The Scarlett House
stitched on Ruby Red fabric with
CC's Toasted Marshmallow and English Ivy

I also finished up the Sew a Mystery SAL that Carol held. I really enjoyed participating in this SAL and hope to get my box finished up early next year.

Below are a few ornaments I finished up today. Peace and the ribbon reindeer are freebie designs by Sharon. Thanks for the freebie designs Sharon, I love them! The other two ornaments were stitched a few months ago. I really liked how they all turned out.
and here the backing fabric for all of them ... fun fun fun :)

I received two lovely packages this week from dear stitching friends. Staci and I have gotten to be very good online friends over the last few years and I was tickled pink when this package arrive. Staci knitted for me one of her lovely dish cloths and included some yummy tea. I'm using my new dish cloth and love it! Being a red girl, I'll be using it through out the year.
and this box of goodies came from my dear friend Diane. Sure was a fun box to open! Lots and lots of goodies ...
I was out reading blogs a while ago and found a new to me blogger, Shannon, of A Bit of This and That blog. I really enjoyed reading her blog. One of her posts was asking if anyone wanted to do an ornament exchange with her. I commented that I would like to and we set up a mailing date of December 1st. Here is the lovely ornament she stitched for me and the goodies that came along ...
I forgot to take a picture of what I sent to Shannon so I shamelessly stole this one from her blog ...
Thanks for the Christmas ornament exchange Shannon. It was fun and I would do it again with you anytime.

I still have a couple more ornaments to finish and some Christmas shopping to finish up too ... tomorrow will be another busy day! Hope to be stitching in the evenings though. Thanks for peeking in ... love hear from all of you.

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

I'm grateful for blogging friends ...

18 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Oh my goodness, what lovelies! You have been so productive!

Catherine said...

A post full of goodies!! Lovely stitching and gifts!

Lynn said...

Nice finishes. Love the Jingle All The Way on the Ruby Red Fabric. Enjoyed seeing you at PALS? Merry Christmas!
Lynn

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely bunch of stitches. Your reindeer in your header are gorgeous. What a wonderful collection.

Lesleyanne said...

Your finishes are gorgeous. Lovely gifts received. Merry Christmas.

Veronica said...

Love the idea of a snowflake button. It looks great. What lovely ornaments and goodies. Merry Christmas!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Beth Pearce said...

Such a lovely post with so many goodies. I love Jingle on the red! I think your ornaments are fantastic! Terrific goodies for a real great girl!

Michele B. said...

You have been busy! Your ornaments look great. I'll bet it felt good to get all of them finished. I love Joy and Peace - must get that chart. The snowflake button is the perfect crowning touch. And that red fabric - ooh, it's so perfect for that design. It was fun to see your exchange goodies and to see what you sent. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Mouse said...

oooo you have been busy :) love the jingle on the red too :) hope you have a lovely Christmas and a stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxxx

Nancy said...

Beautiful Christmas stitching Michele, and lovely gifts too! Enjoy finishing your ornaments!

Jennifer said...

The Scarlett House piece came out beautifully! I think the red fabric really shows it off.

Sally said...

Oh wow I LOVE that Scarlett House piece on the red! It looks fantastic!

Love all your other pieces and what a lovely exchange with Shannon.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Carol said...

Oh, Jingle All the Way is stunning, Michele!! Really nice... You sure have been busy creating so many holiday stitchings...your home must be looking very cheerful right now!

Wishing you a delightful Christmas with your family...

Andrea said...

Love 'Jingle all the way'. I've seen it a couple of times now and I'm becoming a fan of the chart. Wonderful finishing on your other pieces too.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Hey, Girlfriend! Looks like you've had the finish bug, too. They're all very pretty! I also love, love how your Jingle turned out. Great choice. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!

Sonda in OR said...

They are all so lovely! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Melanie said...

Wow wow wow! Such a great post, so many great stitches!!

Siobhan said...

What beautiful stitching!! Love the gifts. I hope you & yours had a wonderful Christmas!