Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Christmas Ornament Exchange for Marie

Marie has let me know that she received the USEBB Christmas Ornament Exchange that I put together for her:

ABC Santa Ornament

Prairie Schooler

32 ct Sage Jobelan, DMC Floss


On the back, I used my favorite holly fabric...


And here is a photo of the entire exchange that I sent for her. I studied her blog pretty well to try to choose items that met Marie's tastes. I am so glad that she likes what I made for her and sent to her :-) Happy Holidays Marie!!

Also, Cathy has let me know that she received my little birthday gift for her today. I stitched her a little pin pillow using one of my most favorite charts...

Blessed Be Pin Pillow

Plum Pudding Needleart

32 ct Driftwood Linen, DMC Floss


And finally... I was treated by the mysterious secret stitching friend from Belgium today too! This sweet mystery friend has been sending little envelopes with pretty skeins of Olde Willow Floss to several of us bloggers.... I just adore this color that was chosen for me! Thank you dear, sweet mystery friend! {{{HUGS}}} for you! (I think I may have figured it out... ;-)....)

No other stitching to show tonight... I spent the evening finishing my SBEBB Rabbit's Big Day Exchange project. It has to be in the mail by Friday!!

Stitched on today: Finished Rabbit's Big Day Exchange project, and stitched on a gift

22 comments:

xstitch.nl said...

Two beautiful finishes, Carol. I have 'discovered' the beaded finish too, love it(!) and your little pillow is just gorgeous!!

Barbara said...

Your finishing is always so perfect, Carol! I love what you made Marie and Cathy!!

Heidi said...

Two very nice finishes and exchanges. Congrats! And what a pretty color of green floss.

Arthemise said...

Very cute finishes and great exchanges!

Isabelle said...

Beautiful exchanges, Carol! I probably have the same inkling as you regarding that mysterious Belgian Santa... ;)

Nic said...

Another two lovely finishes, Carol - I especially like the beads on teh second one! The recipients are very lucky!

Vonna said...

I hope the mystery man is found out soon....I know who it is as well ;)
Your exchanges and gifts are divine inspiration as always. I adore the ornie and absolutely love the wee pillow :)
Super news that Marie is substituting in the RR...she really wanted to join one, so I'm glad it worked all out!

Wendy said...

Lovely finishes, Carol! Your work is always beautiful. I just received a lovely Secret Santa envelope too!

Anita said...

Both of them are so pretty and I love the finishings that you did.
The backing fabric is so pretty.

Anita said...

One more note... for the secret and mysterious Santa... I got an envelope with Sampler thread yesterday in the mail. If you know who she/he is, please let me know too.

Dawn said...

Great finishes!! The exchanges are wonderful, too.:)

Hazel said...

Lovely exchange and gifts you sent Carol. Esp love the holly fabric. xx

Sylvie said...

Those are great exchanges!

Barbeeque4 said...

What great exchanges, the finishes are lovely!!

Sally said...

I love both pieces you stitched Carol. Your finishing is so beautiful. I tried the bead finish for to first time at the weekend. I love the effect.

Lelia said...

Wonderful finishes. Have you figured out the Secret Santa??? You are good : ) Enjoy the day : )

Annemarie said...

Another pair of stunning finishes. Gorgeous though they are, I think it's time you should join the 'Selfish Stitching in 2008' club.
You have been tagged, hon!

Kathy A. said...

What lovely finished Carol. Ah, the mystery gifter has visited you too. Isn't it wonderful.

Von said...

You put together such wonderful exchanges, Carol! :D

Cheryl said...

Beautiful finishes! I also love that blessed be chart, i must stitch it sometime

Sharon said...

Lovely finishes Carol! I really like that holly fabric too.

Lynn said...

Love your finishes Carol! That holly fabric is really pretty.