Sunday, October 11, 2009

A PIF and a New Scissors!

Happy Sunday! Thanks to all who visited and for your kind comments on my last post! My mom and I did go the German Mass last night and then to Oktoberfest for a little while. We both ran into some old friends who we hadn't seen for a long time, so I'm glad we did it. One of the organizers of this festival used to work with me (many years ago!) and the group really does a nice job of creating a festive, Oktoberfest atmosphere - just like in Munich!

In my inbox this morning was an email from Nic; I was so happy to see it. You see, several weeks ago I sent off two PIF gifts, one for Joan and one for Nic. Of course, Joan received hers right away. Normally, mail to the UK takes about a week, but there has been some strike activity within the postal system there. We feared the package might never make it, but it arrived yesterday. Whew! So now I can share a picture with you. I stitched the same thing for both Joan and Nic; this is one of my all-time favorite designs from the ornament magazines!


Roz Watnemo - Nordic Needle
Stitched on white Congress Cloth
Threadworx Pearl Cotton


My mailbox had some goodies in it yesterday too -- check out my new baby - Mia! Do any of you remember when last year I said that I thought it would be cool if Gingher came out with a designer scissors in Christmas colors? I think they must have been listening because this scissors reminds of a Christmas plaid fabric with red, green, blue. Of course, I'm kind of partial to the color red anyway, so I love these scissors! (If you are looking for a pair, check your local JoAnn Store or go to joann.com!)



Pictured with Mia are a couple ornaments I've been working on in between samplers. This of course is a Mary Garry pattern from the 1998 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Magazine!

That's it for me today. On the stitching front, I'll be working on my Fall Seasonal Exchange for Brigitte. On the TV front, we'll be cheering on the MN Vikings (football) this afternoon and the MN Twins (baseball) tonight! Hope you find some time for stitching today too!

30 comments:

Margaret said...

So glad that package arrived safely finally! Whew! Nice ornaments! And nice scissors too -- very nice for Christmas!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love those ornaments, so glad they both made it to their destinations. The finishes are so nice. Enjoy your new scissors perfect for use with your Christmas stitching. Happy Stitching, CJ ok;-)

Márti said...

Beautiful!!!!

Mama Joan said...

I like your choice for a fob. Can't wait until I get my scissors.

Melissa said...

Lovely ornaments!

JOLENE said...

Beautiful ornaments to grace a lovely tree. I just love scissors....I don't think you could ever have too many!! Enjoy your day and Good Luck on your team!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Your ornaments are beautiful - so glad they made it safe and sound. Great new scissors, too! I love the Christmas plaid.

Gabi said...

The ornaments you sent away as a PIF are gorgeous. Same to the ornaments you're working on. Very beautiful. Great scissors too.

Nic said...

Thank you again for the ornament - I love your new scissors, they match perfectly your seasonal stitching!

FayeRaye said...

Love that Mary Gerry pattern!! Its an oldie but a total winner!!! And of course I love the scissors!! Enjoy! Faye

Cindy's Stitching said...

These are really pretty. The scissors are really nice too.

CindyMae said...

Those ornaments are absolutely gorgeous!!!! What an awesome PIF she received from you! Love those scissors!

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores said...

These are just beautiful~

Cheers,
Leigh-Anne
from Jo-Ann

mainely stitching said...

What beauties!!

Marie-P said...

Beautiful ornaments Cathy...glad that the one to the UK did not go missing, that would be dreadful.

Love the scissors. I will be keeping an eye out for those.

Kathy A. said...

What lovely PIF's you made. I just love the lace underneath them.
Those scissors are awesome. Will have to put them on my want list.

Ronel said...

The are both lovely. Wgat a nice design and finish Cathy!

Siobhan said...

Phew is right--glad the package arrived! Love the PIF--beautiful! Enjoy the new scissors--love the ornaments to be, too.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Cool PIFs, Carol. But, really...I adore your Mary Garry's and those red scissors!! Oh, boy...I'm such a scissor's fiend. :] I'm dragging my DH off to Joann's tomorrow. Hugs, Deb

Michelle said...

Love the new Ginghers!! And the ornaments are all so pretty. Congrats on your Earth Sampler finish too - wasn't that a fun stitch?!

Kim B said...

Beautiful ornies! And those scissors are amazing!

Hazel said...

Beautiful ornies! Very Christmassy. xx

Sharon said...

Beautiful ornaments!

WendyJo said...

Very pretty ornaments Cathy and love your new scissors too!

Lelia said...

Beautiful stitching --- I love that design!!! I"ve stiched it many many times : )

Yes, the scissors are lovely!!!

Did I tell you I took the tatted bookmark with me to my tat lesson? I still cannot figure out how she got the beads attached --- maybe after I get better with picot, chains and rings, and progress to joins, I'll understand.

Brigitte said...

These ornaments look so lovely. And enjoy your new pair of scissors.
I've finished my fall exchange piece for you and will send it out tomorrow.

Sonda in OR said...

All of your latest finishes are quite lovely! I really like those ornaments! I also like the joy trees a few posts back. I might have to stitch that pattern as gifts for next year. This year would be too much of a stretch for me.

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful ornies and scissors!!

Suzanne said...

These are beautiful ornaments!

❦TattingChic said...

It sounds like you had a lovely evening last night going out with your Mom!

These ornaments are lovely! Such pretty stitching...all of it!