Wednesday, December 18, 2013

December Update & My Big Finish!

Three of my four Christmas ornament exchanges have happened.  Here is what I got-
DD#1 and I did the first exchange. DD# 2 and DD #3 both decided to pass on this year's exchange.  I think time just got away from them. This is the Blackbird Designs ornament I received. It's the first time I have seen an ornament with the over-sized beads around the edge and I really like it! (Yes, she used hot glue to attach them) And it is pink which is always a winner with me.

This is the Stacey Nash ornament I gave to her.  But I told her after she opened it that I had several more finished in my bedroom and if she would like to have one of those she could trade.

So this is the ornament she chose!  Laura Perin Designs
She was happy and I was happy and the Stacey Nash ornament went right onto my tree!!
Here is the ornament I received at my local ANG chapter Christmas party. Can you see the log cabin quilt design cross-stitched on the sled?  Very cute. 

Here is the sweet little rocking horse ornament I received at the Northwest Sampler Guild Christmas party.

This is the mini Christmas tree with all the ornaments from the exchange for the Sampler Guild.  The one I brought was on the bottom of the tree-it is square with an alphabet sampler on it.

Here is the letter E for my Crabapple Hill Gardener's Alphabet quilt finished.

Dear DH made me a frame for Paradise Lost.  It has been sitting in my finished drawer for over a year now.  He bought some picture frame trim at Home Depot.  Cut it to fit and painted it satin black for me.  I am SO happy with the way it turned out! 
Even DH commented that it was a very striking piece.  (very rarely does he comment on my stitching). I mentioned that I have The Flood from Plum Street Samplers to go with this but haven't started it.  But I did buy a matching piece of linen so these two would go together. So he went out and bought more of the same trim so it would eventually have a matching frame too!
And now last, but definitely not least----

Susan Kerndt's Holiday Patches is Finished!
It was supposed to be finished last Christmas but better late than never :) I especially love the the use of fabric in this design. One of the members of my ANG guild brought this red cardinal fabric to our meeting when we worked together to fuse our fabric to the canvas.  Oh, it looks so much better than the fabric I had originally planned to use.
There is still more Christmas celebrating going on this next week and I hope to share another large finish before the end of the year.  Have a wonderful week!


Kaisievic said...

Wow! All of them are so gorgeous! So hard to choose a favourite!

Vickie said...

Awesome post. So many lovely projects.

Bonnie said...

All the oraments are simply awesome. Your Paradise Lost looks great in the black frame.

Catherine said...

Fabulous ornaments and what a lovely finish ~ your DH did a great job on the frame!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

IS that Stacy Nash an exclusive for a club? I think it is, I certainly love it A LOT! :)
And all the little ornaments you received at your guilds! Stunning!
I love, love, love your Paradise Lost. Frame is PERFECT! You DH might have a job making frames! HAHAHA!
And your big finish is gloriously lovely! Great post!

Barb said...

So many beautiful ornaments. The frame is wonderful. Have a very merry Christmas!

gracie said...

Wonderful ..All of it

Meari said...

You received some beautiful ornaments in exchanges.

Happy Holidays to you!

Margaret said...

Everything is so lovely! How fun that you do exchanges with your DD. Love that your DH made the frame for your PSS A&E. I have the Flood waiting too. Or at least I hope I do. lolol! Love your big finish -- gorgeous! Well done!

Brigitte said...

All these great ornametns, they are beautiful, and all so different. What fun that you had an exchange with your daughter. I wish someone in my family would stitch or quilt.
Great little tree with all your Sampler Guild ornaments, it looks very special.
Two wonderful finishes!

Chris said...

Beautiful ornaments!! Christmas patches is stunning!
Merry Christmas!

Mii Stitch said...

Great post with lovely ornaments & finish!

Ann said...

Such a beautiful post and such wonderful eye candy! Congratulations on the gorgeous finishes.

Bekca said...

Paradise Lose looks stunning in its frame, well done DH! All of the ornaments look fab :)
Best wishes.

Cindy's Stitching said...

all so pretty. They frame is perfect. Have a blessed christmas.

Anne said...

Such lovely ornament exchanges!! Your husband is very crafty and the frame is just perfect for this design. Merry Christmas!

Carol said...

Beautiful post! How wonderful that your husband can make your frames :) Holiday Patches is amazing!!

Ariadne said...

All of them are very very beautiful!Have a great Christmas!AriadnefromGreece!

Annette-California said...

Incredible post. I LOVE everyone of your finishes and the frame your DH made for you is beautiful. Oh what lovely samplers and ornaments.
Merry Christmas, love Annette

Beth in IL said...

Love the Holiday Patches. It is on this years to do list. I must run to the quilt store to see if I can find some fabric I like. You have inspired me!