Friday, December 15, 2006

Update - Long Overdue

Here's an update on some of the recent exchanges I participated in:

This lovely snowman ornament came from Toni (not sure if Toni has a blog?). Anyway, I think that the carrot nose sticking out just above the scarf is so cute. She looks kind of cold to me...Brrrrr

Vonna notified me today that she received my snowman needleroll for the U.S. Exchange Board's Winter Blast Exchange. The design is from Heart in Hand and the chart is called Winter Fobs. Believe it or not, this was my first attempt at hemstitching!

Then I also received word that my exchange partner for the ornament exchange on the Shepherd's Bush board received her package from me. She is fond of Santas and that's why I stitched this Homespun Elegance design from a recent JCS Ornament issue.


Last but not least, I received this lovely ornament in the mail this week from Karen. Karen had an ornament giveaway drawing posted on her blog a few weeks ago and I was one of the lucky winners. I am thrilled to have this little stocking - Karen's finishing is perfect! The pattern is from Sigrid's Designs.

All of my exchange gifts for 2006 have been received; I look forward to participating in more exchanges in 2007. I'm also looking forward to starting my PIF stitching gifts. I have a few more Christmas gifts to finish yet and will share pictures over the next week. Hope you all have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

AnneS said...

No, I can't believe you've never done hemstitching before ;) Your needleroll looks beautiful - I have this one in my stash, and it's lovely to see it stitched up 'in real life' :) All the ornies are gorgeous ... a real visual feast! :D

Carol said...

What fantastic ornaments - both given and received! Merry Christmas to you Cathy!

Barbara said...

Beautiful, Cathy! Wow!

I've also had such fun with the exchanges and I'm really looking forward to more in 2007. :)

Enjoy a wonderful weekend!!

Isabelle said...

Those are all so pretty!! Love them all, though my fav has to be the needleroll :)

Sari said...

Love the needleroll! :)

Anonymous said...

You've done some beautiful work with these ornaments! Its great that you enjoyed them all so much.

Katrina said...

They are all gorgeous, I especially like the needle roll. Your finish is perfect :-).

Anonymous said...

Cathy your needleroll is gorgeous! actually all your ornies are!!

What great exchanges! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Great ornaments. The needleroll is beautiful!

Katrina said...

oooohh, they are all totally gorgeous Cathy :)

Katrina, NZ

Sue said...

I love what you received and made to send out. Everything is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

All these ornaments are wonderful and great hemstitching. CJ

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with all the previous posts! And I am the lucky owner of the needleroll :o)

Anonymous said...

Cathy! Your first effort at hemstitching?! Amazing. :D Isn't it fun?! Loved seeing all the wonderful ornies. Someday I'll get to participate and not just look. :)

Supermom said...

How did you do the hemstitching? what machine stitch?