Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Leaping Into The New Year

The clock is ticking down for 2010, and with 2011 in view, I've decided to make The Prairie Schooler's 12 Days of Santa my big stitching project for the year. I didn't actually decide this until I started stitching #10, shown below. I love all 12 of these designs and think they will make a wonderful wall hanging when all put together.

I am using a very striking red thread from Victorian Motto that was sent to me by the thoughtful Marie P. I plan to do all the santas with this thread. I've got a supply of my favorite needles handy thanks to my pal Vonna who sent a pack of my favorite brand and size. I even feel like I could stitch in a Parisian cafe thanks to my very special friend Arcadia who gave me the lovely scissor and fob you see in the picture below. She sent me some other lovely gifts which I plan to share with you in my next post.

Earlier last week, I found a package in my mailbox with this lovely ornament from Carol. It is from The Prairie Schooler's A Prairie Year. It is just the loveliest ornament and I can't stop admiring how elegant it is! Thanks again Carol. I look forward to having it on my tree for years to come.


This next lovely ornament came from the talented hands of Robin. It graced my doorstep on Christmas Eve and made me smile with its sweet simplicity, beautiful shape, and sparkly trim. Thank you again Robin!


Happy New Year everyone!

12 comments:

Kathy said...

What beautiful ornaments! And such thoughtful gifts. I look forward to seeing your progress on the PS piece.

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Myra said...

Gorgeous gifts! I will enjoy watching your progress on the Santa's this year. That red is very pretty.

Brigitte said...

You've received some great gifts from your stitching friends. Enjoy!
I love the Prairie Schooler Santas that you showed in some of the lst posts. And the new one will be gorgeous, too. Looking forward to seeing your progress on the 12 Days of Christmas next year.

Nicola said...

Love your new start Julianne, I'm looking forward to watching your progress on these. The gifts you received are lovely.

connie said...

Lovely gifts..I love the red thread you are using on the santa's

Vonna said...

First off...I just pulled out these 12 days of Santa...thinking and wondering if maybe I should start them! Then I put them back for another year. I shall live vicariously though your needle adventure this new year!

Hugs to you my dear...and I love your new profile picture! Your hair is LONG!!!! Very pretty young lady :)

Carol said...

Your new start on Santa's 12 Days of Christmas is lovely--amazing thread from Marie! Those are my favorite needles, too :)

I'm so pleased that you like the ornament I sent, Julianne--I loved stitching it for you!

Wishing you and your family a most happy and healthy new year...

senarah said...

Wunderful ornaments, dear Julianne.
Sonja

Siobhan said...

What gorgeous gifts! I look forward to seeing your goals for 2011 come to fruition. PS does *the* best ornaments! Happy new year!

Julie said...

Superb gifts, i'm going to enjoy watching your santas over the coming months.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year

Beth said...

Wonderful ornaments - great stitching and thoughtful gifts too!

Gabi said...

Lovely gifts. Your santa looks fantastic. That red makes it really pop.