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 ...