Winter exchange

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Yay, my parcels are starting to arrive, this ornie is what I stitched and finished for Barbara for our winter seasonal exchange, I asked Barb in Sept/Oct if she wanted a winter exchange or a Christmas one, she said that she really didn't mind which I chose, so I was really pleased as I love doing Christmas ornies and as I had earmarked this out to stitch for her as I thought it was to her taste.

The design is by Carriage House Samplings and I have stitched it on 2 different coloured 40ct fabrics using DMC, the back fabric tones with the trailing vine around the ornies and is a MODA fabric. I used a little bit of lace and MoP tiny buttons for decoration and honestly they really are tiny, along side some Sajou dafety pins (I didn't have any rusty ones) and a leather hanging strap. Its supposed to look all lopesided and not straight corners and edges, as its a bit prim, it was hard to do for me as I like my corners even, but I overcame the urge to make them straight and pointy.

Thanks for the emails asking about how I'm feeling, my voice has returned now though some days its a bit of a croak, but the cold is still hanging in there along with the wheeze and the cough. Good news though I finished work today until 5th January - Yippppeee!! Loads of stitching to be done including my last stitchery of the year which is always for Mark, which I have been planning.

13 comments:

Nancy said...

Barbara's ornament is so beautiful! I love how you used two different linens, all the embellishments and even the uneven corners! She must be so happy!

I hope you feel better soon Su, and hooray for you being off work until January.

Michelle said...

I hope you get better quickly. Huggles! Everything is lovely.

Katrina said...

Very pretty ornament!

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Melissa said...

Congratulations on the beautiful ornaments, and starting your holidays! I'm almost there myself! It'll give you a few days to recover before the festivities begin!

Merry Christmas!

Carol R said...

Lovely ornie Su!

Olenka's Stitches said...

I love the way you finished the ornie for Barbara.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

mainely stitching said...

Oh, you're a much better photographer! And it is even more lovely IRL!!

angelasweby said...

Oh Su it's just beautiful. I love this design and you've really made it extra special. I love the finish and the little buttons are gorgeous.

My MIL who is 99 was going to throw her button box away a few weeks ago, luckily I was there and stopped her. She was horrified when I picked out the tiny rusty safety pins gleefully...haha!

Sorry you're still not feeling well. I can join you in a wheezing and coughing duet :>)
Hugs, Angela

Hazel said...

That's lovely Su. I like all the ornies on your tree too. xx

Julie said...

This ones beautiful.

I hope with being able to rest over the hols you will soon be feeling 100%

Giovanna said...

It's a delightful ornament! I hope you'll be better really soon.

Vonna said...

You did a lovely job of it all Su :o)
I know Barbara hs to be well pleased with such a BEAUTIFUL ornament!

staci said...

Stunning ornament Su!!! Enjoy your time off work, hurray!

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