Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Linette's Gift

About a week before Christmas an envelope arrived for me from Linette. I was rather surprised to find the envelope opened but thankfully nothing was missing. Linette stitched this lovely ornament for me and she included a pattern that I have been wanting from a French designer.

I stitched and finished this ornament for Linette's tree. I also sent her other gifts but I didn't take a picture of them. If you'd like to see what I sent her, you can click on her name and take a look at her blog

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I wish you all a happy and healthy 2009.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Winter Exchange for Becky K

I had the pleasure of being paired with Becky K in the Seasonal exchange group. We agreed to stitch a Christmas ornament for this round. This is the ornament that I made for her. It is a design from The Prairie Schooler leaflet "A Christmas Visit".

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Some Special Ornaments

A little over a year ago, my mother moved from her house into a condominium. I went back to Michigan to lend a hand and I came back with some very special mementos of my childhood.

These are some ornaments that my mother made when I was a child and I remember hanging them on the tree every year. I'm so thankful that my mother has always enjoyed handcrafts and that she passed that on to me.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that these sweet ornaments bring a smile to you.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Odds and Ends

I realized that I haven't posted pictures of my Christmas Round Squares that I did for the Fair and Square group. My partner was Jill and I read on her profile that she likes Bent Creek designs. I was excited to see that because I've had a couple of their patterns that I've been wanting to stitch. Here are the two squares that I came up with for her. I definitely want to stitch "Glad Tidings" again for my own tree.

I also participated in the Prairie Schooler Fans Yahoo Group ornament exchange. I've been a member of this group for several years and always look forward to this annual exchange. Here is a picture of the ornament I received from my partner Denise.

Here is the ornament that I made for Denise

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.   I wish you peace and time to stitch in these next couple of weeks before Christmas.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Ornaments Galore

I received a super Winter exchange from Becky K. She stitched and finished my favorite motif from The Prairie Schooler's Button-Up leaflet. Becky stitched on both sides and even put our initials on the back. Notice the two cute tiny buttons that she used on either side. I just love this sweet keepsake because it came from such a sweet and talented lady.

And here are the two ornaments I made for the private Christmas ornament exchange that I'm participating in. The angel was for Joan and the other one was for Carolyn.