Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Beautiful Christmas Ornaments

What a great mail day today - I received two really lovely Christmas ornaments from two dear friends! Today was really quite cold here, as it barely was above freezing all day, so opening packages with Christmas ornaments by the fireplace was rather fun this afternoon!

First of all, I received this HoE Christmas Ornament Exchange from Carla - she stitched me this adorable Fa La La ornament by Plum Street Needleart. I just love this design, and she even stitched it on 40 ct - so delicate and sweet, and of course, perfectly finished. I love the beaded edge. She also sent me a Shepherd's Bush kit off of my wishlist (wow!), some lovely Moda holiday fabrics, two skeins of ThreadWorx floss... and a box of yummy truffles from Peru! What an awesome exchange, Carla - thank you so much!

And a huge surprise - dear, sweet Erin sent me this really gorgeous banner style ornament as, she says, a thank you for having included her in the Hello Neighbor RR that is just winding down. Oh, Erin - no need for such a thank you - it was a sheer pleasure to have you in our group (and your woodsy theme was so awesome!)... but I truly love this ornament and it will be a real treat on our Christmas tree. Thank you so, so much.

I will treasure both of these ornaments forever. How lucky am I??

Stitched on today: Stitched on SBEBB Christmas Ornament Exchange **Mailed Donna's Witching for Stitching RR to Edgar today

12 comments:

Susan said...

What a lovely exchange piece, and Erin's banner ornament is lovely, too!

Lisa said...

Oh, I really like that banner ornament, what a lovely pattern.
Lucky you!
LISA V

Olenka's Stitches said...

Lovely gifts, I love the banner ornament, great finish!

Irene said...

Both look wonderful !

Erin said...

I'm so glad you like the banner, Carol!! The pattern made me think of you as soon as I saw it. *grin* And the little soap is all-natural, and made locally. The girl who started the business (when she was 16!) is now distributing to 7 stores and financing her college education. How cool is that?!?

Vonna said...

Both exchanges are beautifully done and gorgeous ornaments! Congrats you lucky thing!

Dianne said...

Great ornaments! I love both of them! You need to post pics of your tree with all of the lovely stitched ornaments that you've received :)

Karoline said...

Two lovely ornies

coonieandplume said...

They are both gorgeous!

staci said...

Both ornaments are gorgeous!!! They're wonderful additions for your tree, congrats :)

WendyJo said...

Both of your gifts are lovely Carol...lucky gal you!! :)
Hugs,
Wendy Jo

Sally said...

Wow gorgeous ornaments you received Carol:)