The theme of the retreat was Christmas and so we did an ornament exchange! All of the exchanges were beautifully stitched and finished. 17 of us (roughly half) participated in the exchange.
These pictures aren’t the best. I took them upside down, so the angle isn’t quite right, but it will give you an idea of the pieces that were exchanged.
This was my exchange. It’s a Mary Garry design from the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Magazine; I’m quite certain that it was the 2001 edition. That’s a gold needle on the front and I finished it with a pocket on the back for a small gold scissors. I like smaller ornaments. Stitched on 40 count, this ornament was roughly two inches by three inches. I included some other goodies (not pictured).
I love what I received in exchange. It’s a Pineberry Lane design and it is beautifully stitched and finished. It will look great in my dough bowl display. I also received a dish towel and some hand lotion as part of the gift. I couldn’t be more pleased!
In my next post, I’ll share some of my purchases!
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