Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gifts For and From

It was my friend Nicola's birthday the other day and we did a birthday exchange this year. Here is the gift that I
made for her.

This design is from The Prairie Schooler's alphabet series. I mounted it atop a wooden box which I stained.

I received a lovely e-mail from Nicola telling me she really liked the gift. I'm so happy that it got to her in time to add a little more joy to her special day!

This is the ornament that I stitched for her Christmas gift; it's another Prairie Schooler design. This one is from the Old World Santas Leaflet.

Besides sending gifts to my friends, I have also received some really sweet ones from special people.

This first sweet ornament is from the very talented Myra. I just loved the elegant Victorian look of this little skate. The blade is creatively fashioned from a piece of wire. I thought the way Myra shared it on her blog was beautiful. I was really touched when a little package appeared in my mailbox last week bearing this delicate little keepsake. Thanks again Myra! It is really a charmer and it will be treasured every year when I hang it up.

This next stitched beauty is from the sweetest lady I know, BeckySC
When Becky posted this little pillow to her blog, I commented how much I loved it because of the color combination of red and green. I was really touched when it came to my house last week.

Thank you everyone who has made my Christmas holiday a very special one this year!

Happy Holidays,


Meadows08 said...

Wow! Beautiful ornaments! You're friend must have been thrilled!

mainely stitching said...

What beautiful sharing! I love the PS you made for Nicola, and oh goodness that skate from Myra is really something!

Nicola said...

Both the gifts you made me are absolutely gorgeous Julianne, and your finishing is so much better than mine! The PS Santa is adorning my ornament tree in pride of place at the top. Both the gifts you received are lovely too.

Myra said...

Those are lovely gifts you made for Nicola - she has to be thrilled with those. :o) I am glad you like the little skate, just a little something to brighten your day. Becky's finishes are always gorgous and I know you just love it.

Solstitches said...

What a lovely gift from Becky and wow, I've never seen anything like the skate before. That's really special.
Your gift to Nicola is so lovely. She must be thrilled with it.