Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sampler Guild Ornie Exchange & More

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


Catherine said...

Wonderful stitchy goodness!

Patty C. said...

Everything looks just beautiful- you should be so proud of your displays!

gracie said...

Very nice indeed.

Kaisievic said...

Lots of great stitching and I love all of your exchange pieces!

Nicola said...

Your exchange pieces look so pretty. The little purse is a definite favourite.

WOW how brilliant is that to have a husband that can frame. Your sampler walls are amazing.

SoCal Debbie said...

All your stitching is so beautiful! You are an inspiration to the rest of us!

cucki said...

Wow I love your stitching so much ..
Sweet exchange pieces
Hugs xx

Vickie said...

Wonderful, stitchy post. =)

Margaret said...

Beautiful sampler wall! Your ornaments are wonderful too! The one you received -- it looks like Victoria Sampler? I wonder. All beautiful!

Giovanna said...

Love your walls, and all the ornament - great post!

Chris said...

What a lovely exchange.
Your samplers look great, you have stitched some wonderful pieces.

Barb said...

The ornaments are great and your walls are beautiful!

Maggee said...

Ornaments are wonderful! But the walls with Samplers--wow! Now you've done it tho! I see another Christmas sampler that I like that I can do next year too!! Hmmm....Maggee

AquaMarina said...

So amazing finishes! Very nice! My congratulations!
Best wishes, AquaMarina

valerie said...

The ornies are amazing! I just love that little purse finish! And gorgeous sampler wall.

Anne said...

Wonderful ornaments Teresa! I love the little purse and have thought about stitching it too! Oooh your wall of samplers is marvelous, even with your husband grumbling in the background! LOL! Tell him his frames are amazing and he should start a business! Many hugs!!