Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gifts from Friends!

I received another wonderful ornament in the mail recently. This one was from Karen (AZ). She stitched it over one on hand-dyed linen! It's just beautiful! And finished beautifully too!


She also included a couple of goodies! There was a chocolate bar, but the kids ate it before I could take a picture. Thank you Karen! I love everything!


I went to Amy's yesterday for a little Christmas get together. We exchanged gifts and also an ornament.

Amy gave us all one of these cute gift card holders that she made into a needle and scissor holder. I just love it! I added the scissors and threader.



There were also candy canes with this, but once again my kids ate them before I could take a picture! :)

For our gift exchange I got Amy. You can see what I gave her on her blog. Myra (no blog) got my name and she got me a Brenda Keyes chart "The Contented Mind" and this very nice lantern. I just love it!


Karen (SC) got my ornament and I got hers.  She stitched a design from the new Blackbird Designs book.


Here it is on the tree...


I just love it Karen!  Amy was originally going to get this ornament, but at t he last minute Amy told Karen to let me chose between the two she had.  Well, I just couldn't resist this one.  I felt so bad after the fact though, so I have promised Amy that I will make her one!! :) Karen also made these sweet little fobs for everyone.  She is so talented!


I have been stitching a little bit.  I have been working on block seven of CaHRH and I also started something new - Prairie Schoolers Christmas Alphabet (pictures are in my flickr album).  I'm loving it, but I had to put it aside for a little bit because I started working on a model for Lisa, designer of The Primitive Needle.  I'm determined to get it finished before we go to Florida again next Saturday.  Wish me luck!


  1. Hey! I recognize that first ornie :) Lovely giftie, Nicole. Sounds like you had a great time!


  2. I'm so glad you like the ornament! it was such a fun stitch.

  3. What gorgeous gifts, Nicole!! Lucky you. :) Good luck on the model for Lisa--I can't wait to see it!

  4. What wonderful exchange gifts. Aren't stitching friends the best?!

  5. Oh how fun! Love seeing all the gifties! What a clever idea for the gift card tin -- I'm going to have to nab the one my son just got. lol! Thanks for the link to Amy's blog -- I was curious about that and now I can go see. :D Good luck with the model stitching!

  6. What lovely exchanges! It sounds like a wonderful time.

    Good luck with the model stitching - can't wait to see what Lisa has coming out!

  7. OMG how great everything seems! So much delicious stitching all at once!

    I'm burning to ask if there's been any more progress on Jenny Bean's Christmas--I'd love to make that one myself, but can't as we've been so busy re-doing our living/office rooms that I haven't even put up the tree yet! Or put a stitch in anything.

  8. Beautiful stitching on all the exchanges!

  9. What fun! I love the little Noel ornament. Can't wait to see what you're stitching for Lisa - I bet it's good!!!

  10. Great ornaments !!! Sounds like you have been busy.

  11. Lovely and thoughts gift, Nicole. I know you had fund with the exchange.

    I can't wait to see your work on Lisa's design! I know you must be enjoying working on it.

  12. Gorgeous ornaments and fabulous prizes! Sounds like you're having loads of fun. Hope your Christmas is wonderful.