Here is the ornament I made for our Northwest Sampler Guild ornament exchange today. It is Regal Red Christmas by Milady's Needle in the 2010 JCS Ornie issue.
Here is the ornament I received from the ornament exchange. It is in the 2011 JCS Ornie issue. Sorry I don't know the designer. This same ornie was made for last years exchange. I fell in love with it and asked Sue (the stitcher) to make another for this year so I could get it. :)
Here is the back-
Here is the little ornament tree with all the stitched ornaments on it.
Here is another of my favorites. I'm pretty sure it is a Blackbird Designs but I can't remember what book or booklet it was in. Can someone help out with that? I'd love to do one for myself.
Here is mine on the tree. It looks cute even in a dark and fuzzy photo!
Below is the latest in my advent exchange with Lorrie from A Stitcher's Snippets.
Day 6 was a cute Stitch Happy mug to go with the new mug rugs. Check out that adorable beaded box it came in!
Day 7 was a Bead N Handy Scissor spool with scissors, scissor fob and thread puller. Click on the pic to see the lovely teapots on the scissor fob and thread puller.
Day 8 was two unfinished boxes from Hobby Lobby(?). I have never seen one with the pullout drawer on the left. No doubt these will work out great for future projects.
Thanks again, Lorrie!
I must confess that I am staying up extra late (midnight) just so I can open my next day's gift!! (That is so pitiful :)
Here is my re-arranged sampler wall in the entryway. My husband said "Why are there always more things to be framed? Aren't you ever going to stop?" To give him credit, this is the first time he has ever complained about all the framing he does for me.
There are 5 Blackbird Designs samplers on this wall.
Over the couch in the living room-
Left-With Thy Needle & Thread 2011 Mystery Sampler
Center-City Stitcher Adam & Eve
Right-Hands to Work This is the Day (hands down my favorite sampler from a magazine!)
In my bedroom sewing nook-
Left top-Sheepish Designs Betsy
Left bottom-Sheepish Designs Sarah Salter
Right-BOAF Le Printemps