Monday, December 29, 2008

Santa Stopped By


Santa made a little surprise stop yesterday :-) My dear friend Margaret sent me this beautiful ornament by Plum Street Samplers. It is so perfectly stitched and finished, and I just adore it! She also sent me a packet full of unbelievable stash too! Wow, you spoiled me so much - thank you Margaret! The ornament went straight to the Christmas Shrub ;-)

I finished another Christmas ornament today - one that will go in the big basket and eventually be mailed to some unsuspecting stitching friend next fall...

Candy Cane Wishes: Joy Ornament

Plum Pudding Needleart

32 ct Natural Pearl Linen, DMC Floss


OK... time to buckle down! My SBEBB ABC Exchange is due to go out on Wednesday, Dec 31.... but I got myself in too deep with this one and the stitching is soooo slow, not to mention the assembly that is yet to come... I really better buckle down!

Stitched on today: Finished a Christmas Ornament, and stitched on SBEBB ABC Exchange

21 comments:

Cindy F. said...

Carol, both of these ornies are absolutely beautiful!! You and Margaret both finished these perfectly:) Love them!

Brigitte said...

I love both ornaments, the designs and the finishings.

Carol R said...

Two great ornaments!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Both ornaments are so pretty!

Rowyn said...

They are both very lovely ornaments!

Dianne said...

I love the ribbon on the ornament that you received...it looks so soft and luxurious! You are already building quite an ornament collections for next year!

Hazel said...

Both are beautiful. x

Redwitch said...

Great ornaments both!

Good luck with your exchange, I hope your needles fly :)

staci said...

Lovely ornaments Carol!

Daffycat said...

Absolutely gorgeous ornaments!

Kathy A. said...

The ornament from Margaret is beautiful very classy. Your gingerbread is very cute. I will enjoy watching your basket grow!

Karoline said...

Both ornaments are gorgeous

Andrea said...

I'm starting the Christmas catch-up with everyone. You've still been busy stitching I see. Some great finishes. LOL...I have 3 ornaments ready to go for next year...I'm going to be sooooo organised for 2009. :)

Evelyn said...

Carol,
You are indeed an inspiration!
Evelyn in Maine

Irene said...

They are both great looking ornaments !

stitcherw said...

What a lovely ornament you received, the dove is so pretty. I love the little Gingerbread Boy ornament you did as well, to cute. It matches so nicely with your earlier finish of Joy. Good luck finishing up your exchange piece, hopefully it goes quicker for you than expected.
Sue

Tammy said...

Oh wow, those are so pretty! I'd love to know how you put your beads on and finish them like that!

Jeanne said...

I saw Margaret's lovely ornament on her blog -congrats to you on such a wonderful gift. Love your gingerbread man ornament!

Laura said...

Carol, you are such an inspiration. I always enjoy seeing your finishes. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

DonnaTN said...

I love the Plum Pudding Needlearts ornament. You stitch so fast! Your gift ornie is sweet too.

Jenna said...

Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous.