Christmas exchanges

Patti suggested that Angela and myself did a 3 way ornament exchange for Christmas we each made one for each other which I thought was a great idea.


This is the one I stitched for Angela above (as shown in a previous posting), well here below is the wonderful one that Angeal stitched for me, its beautifully stitched and finished and is a particular favourite of mine I do so love those birds.



For Patti I thought I would stitch her a strawberry, and the perfect choice for me to stitch was Blackbird Designs Quaker strawberry. Its stitched on 32ct Douglas Fir linen.



Patti stitched for me my very first Merry Cox ornament and its so beautful, I really love it. The trim Patti has used is so pretty and perfect for the colours that she so perfectly stitched it in.



I also got some nice goodies from both ladies, some stunning silk fabric and a silver dololly and the best fob which Patti said her husband made it matches my dovo scissors perfectly.



From Angela I received some hand-dyed silk mori and some hand dyed lace, which I will put to great use.



Thankyou so much ladies for such a great exchange and I really hope that we do another again, that would be really great.



We have had a quiet Christmas but non-the-less its been lovely, with nana not being physically with us Christmas Day was a bit different this year but of course thats only to be expected.

I had some lovely gifts, a few stitchy things, I also have a few stitching finishes to show that I made as gifts and of course Yuko's gift parcel to show, so hopefully that will be tomorrow. Hope everyone is enjpying the Christmas holidays and have had a wonderful Christmas, I appreciate all your good wishes and lovely comments that you have left me, you are all so very kind.

16 comments:

angelasweby said...

Su,
Thanks so much for posting pictures of our exchange with Patti. It was such a fun thing to do. All the ornaments look so pretty and the extra goodies are always a treat :>)

I'm so glad you liked the little bird. I loved stitching it and used the R&R Cranberry Bog fabric suggested in the pattern and the DMC threads.

Christmas time is always a difficult time to lose a loved one but, as Nana passed gently away she was surrounded by the peace and love of all the most important people in her life. Her spirit will have been with you all on Christmas Day :>)
Much love Angela

Vonna said...

Su lovely gifts for a most excellent and lovely lady :)
I'm glad your Christmas season has been enjoyable despite everything...thinking of you!
:)

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness, Su, these are gorgeous ornaments and gifts!!! I have so much further to go when it comes to ornament finishing...

Nancy said...

Thank you for sharing this exchange Su. The ornaments are gorgeous both stitched and finished - ornaments given and received. And, what lovely extra goodies! You must have been a good girl this year!

staci said...

Stunning ornaments!!! Can't wait to see what lovely things you've been working on!

The Silver Thistle said...

What a fantastic little 3 way exchange! Those are really cute ornaments, and lovely stitchy gifts.

tkdchick said...

What beautiful ornaments for your tree!!!

Patti said...

I LOVE everything you sent to me, especially the ornament, and I am so glad that you liked what I stitched for you. I have copied (what a nice change) your photos cause they are so good and much better than any I could possibly take Now if you had taken a photo of everything you sent I wouldn't have to take any (lazy guts that I am). I WOULD LOVE to do another exchange - maybe Easter??? Or Valentines? Or just for nothing. It was lovely.

I am also happy that you had a nice Christmas - I was thinking about you and Mark all day and wondering how it went. Speak to you soon. Lots and lots of love Patti xxx

Katrina said...

Merry Christmas. All the gifts are gorgeous :-). Hope you have a happy new year and best wishes for you new job.

Andrea said...

Great exchanges to and from Patti and Angela.

Claudia said...

They are gorgeous!!!!! Congrats to all of you for the wonderful exchange!!!
Claudia :)

Doris said...

a beautiful exchanges!
have a great new year 2008.

Susan said...

What beautiful ornaments made and received! They are all lovely!

I'm glad you had a nice Christmas, considering.

lena-lou said...

What lovely ornaments you have all exchanged, pretty fabulous all round isn't it :)) and Patti certainly spoilt you so nicely :-)))

Sally said...

Beautiful ornaments!

KaLu said...

THEY ARE ALL SO BEAUTIFUL!

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin