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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Warning: Stitching and Picture Intensive Post

A couple of weeks ago I was on vacation for a week. DH wasn't on vacation because he didn't have anymore vacation time, so we just all stayed home. The weekend that preceded my vacation I was on call for work and didn't want to do too much because I was afraid I was going to be called into work, so I stitched. And stitched. And stitched. These are some of the results. It was a very ornament stitching weekend.

The first were my F&S Christmas Squares that I stitched for Marie P. This was from the 2008 JCS Ornament Edition from Country Cottage Needleworks. I just loved it. Marie received it the other day, and she said she really liked them.

This next ornament that I stitched that weekend was this freebie from the Cricket Collections Website. You can find it http://www.cecricket.com/gift_design.html I thought it was a really cute freebie, and I couldn't wait to stitch it. That was also an exchange for the SBEBB Ornament Exchange. Can you tell I love ornaments??? Both making and receiving. So much fun!

The next ornament that I stitched that weekend was this one for Edgar for the HOE Ornament Exchange. I had a great time stitching this one too. It's from either the 97 or 98 JCS Ornie Exchange by Prairie Schooler. I had never stitched anything by Prairie Schooler before but really enjoyed it. The same with The Cricket Collection.

This next one is for me!!! Yeah! This is from the LK Tiny Tiding for this year. I just loved this one. Then I found the trim at Wal-Mart which worked perfectly.

This I didn't stitch that weekend, but I did construct it during the week I was off. Carol S signed up for my PIF a couple of months before. I had stitched this a month or so prior, but needed to put it together. So I did it that week. I also made some floss tags on my Cricut to kind of match the floss ring tag too.

Now for receiving things. This is from Marie P for my F&S exchange. I just love them. JBW designs is one of my favorites so it was the perfect choice from her. I can't wait to put it together for the tree. Thanks so much, Marie!

This next one is from Melissa (socalstitcher) for the HOE Ornament exchange. I really liked this one too. He's so adorable, and I LOVE snowmen. And to add to the wonderful exchange was this JBW chart that I didn't have. It's wonderful!!! Thanks Melissa!
This last picture is my latest progress on Lo, How A Rose. I worked on it on the Fri. night SAT on the Let's Stitch board. Not too much to go on it now. I'm hoping to have it done in the next couple of weeks. Veronica asked in my last post who designed this so I looked when I pulled it out this week and was shocked. It was designed by BrightNeedle. I had no clue. However, it was in the BH&G A Cross Stitch Christmas book. I knew there was a reason I liked it other than that it was just so beautiful. Well, enough for my picture intensive post. If you stayed with me all this way, thanks! I will try to do better with the blogging. I'm going to attempt once a week.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season!


staci said...

Wonderful exchanges! All of your stitching is gorgeous!!!

Melissa M. said...

I'm really glad you like the ornament and chart, Melissa. It was a pleasure getting to stitch something for you. :)

cathymk said...

Are you using the charted colours for Lo how a rose? I've followed a couple of other stitcher's finishes on this piece in the past and both of them changed the colour scheme to match the photo in the book. Just wondering...

Beautiful exchanges! Just lovely!