Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas In July (in December) and Christmas proper

I have been remiss in posting a wonderful exchange I received from Cheryl in my Friends In Threads group - from back in July! We had a 'Christmas in July' exchange between the two of us, and here are the beautiful pieces she sent me:
Noel Pillow - red velvet fabric
Christmas humbug ornament
Close-up of pillow

Cheryl also included a cute penguin photo holder, three skeins of Christmas Threadworx floss, and kit to make a reindeer gift bag.

We also held a Christmas ornament exchange this December, and this is the lovely stitching I received from Laura:
Christmas exchange from Laura
This sweet lamb was the first piece she stitched, and was offered the kind opinions of her family that it might be a 'bit too big' for an ornament - so she sent it to me as a bonus. Here it sits inside a vintage embroidery hoop - I love it!

Laura also sent me a zippered humbug bag - I don't have the picture of that right now, but inside it was a very tasty Godiva chocolate bar and some candy canes. I love (as Winnie the Pooh would say) a 'useful pot' - only mine is in fabric form and will work well for stitchy supplies.

Thank you to my stitching friends. I hope everyone had a blessed Merry Christmas, as we march up to the end of 2012!

Take care, Nancy

Sunday, November 11, 2012

December stitching treasures giveaway

I am happy to tell about a very generous giveway that Nancy with Victorian Motto is holding for the month of December. Visit her blog here Victorian Motto to read about it, and it you haven't tried her floss yet, and her beautiful trims, give them a try. No affiliation, just a happy customer!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

My most recent exchanges have come through Hooked on Exchanges - Christmas ornaments. From Janet, I received this cute Heart in Hand snowman, Mr. Byrd, for the bird ornament theme:
And Kathy, of the well-photographic Rory the Irish Setter, sent me this wonderful PS angel for our PS exchange:
My tree will look so festive!